Being the daughter of a St Kilda legend would be more than enough to bank on heading into a maiden AFLW season, but Alice Burke is determined to carve a name for herself in 2021.
Tough and hardworking just like her father, the 18-year-old is poised to add a defensive element to the Saints’ young engine room.
Despite her rich football bloodline, Burke is a recent convert to Aussie Rules, having excelled in soccer at state level.
Prior to Round 1, the youngster inherited her father’s revered No. 3 guernsey, saying it was “a reminder to stand for the same things he stood for”.
Burke was selected with pick No. 24 as St Kilda’s first father-daughter recruit in the 2020 Women’s Draft.
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