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Josh Schönafinger  July 27, 2016 12:31 PM

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Emma King finds a second home in the comfortable surrounds of the Holden Centre. Photo: Collingwood Media.

Emma King finds a second home in the comfortable surrounds of the Holden Centre. Photo: Collingwood Media.

The Coastal Titans are the most dominant side in the Western Australian Women’s Football League (WAWFL) and arguably their most influential player will be in Black and White next season.

Athletic ruck Emma King joins Collingwood as a marquee player and is sure to play a vital role for the Magpies in 2017.

King jumped into the national spotlight when she was taken by the Western Bulldogs with the number one selection at the 2015 draft. Standing at six foot and one inch, King enjoys floating forward when she’s not around ball.

At the Dogs, she played under former Collingwood Magpie Craig Starcevich and with new team-mate Moana Hope.

The 21-year-old has a university degree in architecture and holds a position on the AFL Players’ Association Women’s Advisory Committee, an impressive position for someone so young.

At the age of eight, King was jealous of her brothers who were playing AusKick, and demanded her parents that she be allowed to join.

From there, she moved onto Quinns Districts FC, also the home club of AFL players Stephen and Bradley Hill

Emma King

  • 22 years old
  • Ruck
  • Plays with Coastal Titans in WAWFL
  • Selection #1 in 2014 Draft
  • Played with Western Bulldogs 2014, 2015
  • 2 x WA State representative
  • Has a twin sister, one of two sets in the family
  • Day job: Has just completed her architecture degree 



King competing in the ruck for Western Australia.