Sarah D'Arcy

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Sarah D'Arcy
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D'Arcy with Richmond in February 2021
Personal information
Full name Sarah D'Arcy
Date of birth (1991-08-22) 22 August 1991 (age 29)
Place of birth Healesville, Australia
Original team(s) Eastern Devils (VFLW)
Draft No. 22, 2016 national draft
Debut Round 1, 2017, Collingwood
vs.  Carlton, at IKON Park
Height 171 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Position(s) Half-forward
Club information
Current club Richmond
Playing career1
YearsClubGames (Goals)
2017–2020 Collingwood 24 (10)
2021– Richmond 09 0(0)
Total33 (10)
Representative team honours
YearsTeamGames (Goals)
2017 Victoria 1 (1)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of the 2021 season.
2 State and international statistics correct as of 2017.
Career highlights
Source: AustralianFootball.com

Sarah D'Arcy (born 22 August 1991) is an Australian rules footballer with the Richmond Football Club in the AFL Women's competition (AFLW). Previously, she played four seasons at Collingwood including in the club's inaugural team.

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Early life and state football

D'Arcy is originally from Healesville and was introduced to football via her local Auskick program. She switched to soccer before returning to play football with the under-14 boys at Healesville Football Club. After two games she was playing with Yarra Valley Cougars in the senior women's division. Four years after joining the Cougars, D'Arcy joined the Eastern Devils in the VFLW. During her time at the Eastern Devils, she played for both Melbourne and Western Bulldogs in exhibition matches. [1] Western Bulldogs chose her with pick No. 34 for the 2013 exhibition match. [2] In the 2016 season, D'Arcy kicked 30 goals for the Eastern Devils. [3]

AFL Women's career

Ahead of the 2017 season, Collingwood player Emma King said she thinks D'Arcy will be a star, despite not many having heard of her. She described her as probably one of the best half-forwards with a great hand and great lead, predicting that she'll be very dominant in Collingwood's forward line. [4] D'Arcy made her debut in round 1, 2017, in the inaugural AFLW match at IKON Park against Carlton, in which she had 14 disposals and was one of Collingwood's best players. [5] She was one of the standout performers for the club, leading the team with 39 disposals after three weeks. [1]

Collingwood re-signed D'Arcy for the 2018 season during the trade period in May 2017. [6] On 2 September, D'Arcy played for Victoria in the inaugural AFL Women's State of Origin match, where she swapped between full-forward and higher up the ground and kicked a banana goal from an acute angle. [7]

D'Arcy returned to the Collingwood side in round 1, 2018, but was the subject of controversy after she was reported for kicking Carlton's Sarah Hosking in the groin. She was subsequently offered and accepted a two match ban under the AFL's match review system. [8] The incident was assessed under the system as "intentional conduct medium impact to the groin". [9] She was the first player in either the AFLW or AFL to be sanctioned under the new system overseen by match review officer Michael Christian. [10]

Collingwood re-signed D'Arcy for the 2019 season during the trade period in June 2018. [11]

At the conclusion of the 2020 season, D'Arcy was traded to Richmond alongside teammate Sarah Dargan, in a package deal in exchange for a third and fourth round pick at the 2020 draft.

Statistics

Statistics are correct to the end of the 2020 season. [12]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
SeasonTeamNo.GamesTotalsAverages (per game)
GBKHDMTGBKHDMT
2017 Collingwood 472448287618120.30.66.94.010.92.61.7
2018 Collingwood 450028154315120.00.05.63.08.63.02.4
2019 Collingwood 45404113542860.80.08.22.610.85.61.2
2020 Collingwood 4741139256421120.61.65.63.69.13.01.7
Career2410151568123782420.40.66.53.49.93.41.8

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