Every player realises their “dream come true” once they make it to the AFLW, but for Rhi Watt, that well-worn cliché hit home a little bit more.
The passionate St Kilda fan and Southern Saints best-and-fairest was inducted as the club’s inaugural co-captain after a season with the Blues, with the way she played the perfect display of leadership, consistency and reliability.
Watt was internally regarded as a “leader of the people”, and similar to AFL coach Brett Ratten, was a major driver in the new side’s connection and cohesion.
On-field, her impact was just as widely felt.
Whether it be a strong, contested mark in the defensive half, a skilful tap in the ruck or a memorable goal at Ikon Park, Watt’s output never wavered.
The former volleyballer’s best game came from the club’s maiden win against Melbourne, where she accrued 16 hit-outs 14 disposals and three marks in a critical match-winning effort.
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DOB08 December 1987
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