WARMING up to her new club, local Nathalia athlete, Reni Hicks met with Carlton FC team members, coaches and staff over brunch.
Scoring pick 29 in the drafts, Hicks is eager to start the pre-season training.
AFLW senior coach, Damien Keeping said, “We want all our new players and coaches to feel part of the club and it’s important that they feel like they belong.
“We can’t wait for pre-season to start. Everyone is ready to hit the track in preparation for next year’s competition.”
Already labeled as a ‘task orientated’ player, Carlton FC is looking forward to seeing the defender in action.
Keeping said, “We have not seen a youth girl work on her game as intently as Reni does and her work effort is going to influence some of her team mates around her.
“She has wonderful strength and tackling ability, she’s able to really shut down on a player and we think she can play a mid-field role.”
It is likely the league’s two leading teams, Collingwood and Carlton, will again be opening the season in February 2018.