St Kilda defender Alice Burke has tonight been named in the 2021 rebel VFL Women's Team of the Year.

The 19-year-old was selected on the half-back flank alongside fellow Southern Saints Lucy Burke (centre half-back) and Tara Bohanna (centre half-forward) following her maiden VFL Women's season.

Burke averaged 17 disposals, seven tackles and four rebound-50s across her 10 matches, which also came complete with two finals appearances and a fourth-placed finish at the Southern Saints' 2021 Best & Fairest.

After being drafted to St Kilda as a father-daughter recruit in 2020, Burke made her senior debut in Round 1 against the Western Bulldogs – the side her father, Nathan Burke, coaches – and went on to play a further three games for the year.

Burke joins fellow St Kilda players/Southern Saints graduates Olivia Vesely, Rhi Watt, Caitlin Greiser and Tilly Lucas-Rodd in being named in the VFL Women's Team of the Year.

2021 VFL Women's Team of the Year



Victoria Blackwood (DAR) Jasmine Ferguson (COLL)  


Molly Eastman (NM) Lucy Burke (SS) Alice Burke (SS)


Airlie Runnalls (NM) Georgia Nanscawen (ESS) (C) Laura Gardner (GEEL)


Sophie Locke (PORT) Tara Bohanna (SS) Alana Barba (ESS)


Imogen Milford (CAS) Imogen Barnett (COLL)  


Liv Fuller (GEEL) Eliza West (CAS) Meagan Kiely (NM)


Aimee Whelan (WILL) Claudia Gunjaca (GEEL) Caitlin Bunker (COLL)
  Jorja Borg (CARL) Matilda Zander (COLL)  


Chloe McMillan (COLL)