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Molloy receives Rising Star nomination

Emily Waldron  February 6, 2018 12:15 PM

Molloy shines on debut Teenager Chloe Molloy was one of Collingwood's shining lights in her AFL Women's debut against Carlton on Friday night. Molloy won a team-high 20 disposals while playing as a defender.

Collingwood young gun Chloe Molloy has been recognised for her outstanding debut, receiving the league’s first Rising Star nomination for the 2018 AFL Women’s season.

Molloy, 19, was one of five first-time Magpies to appear against Carlton on Friday night.

Her composure, skill and awareness at half back helped her gather a game-high 20 disposals, and won rave reviews from her teammates in the process.

A product of the Calder Cannons, Molloy joined Collingwood with selection No. 3 in the 2017 AFL Women’s Draft.

Her football pedigree is formidable. The niece of Jarrod Molloy, himself a former Magpie, Chloe enjoyed a fine 2017 TAC Cup campaign, leading the competition’s goal scoring tally, claiming the VFLW Rising Star award and the TAC Cup best-and-fairest award.

She was also named in both the TAC Cup and VFLW Teams of the Year.

Molloy joins vice-captain Brittany Bonnici as the two Magpies to receive Rising Star nominations in the league’s brief history.

AFL Women’s Rising Star Award nominees must be 21 years and under as of 1 January 2018, and have not been previously nominated for the Award.

The winner is announced at the W Awards at the end of the season.

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Chloe Molloy won a team-high 20 disposals on debut against Carlton in round one. Photo: Luke Henry.

Chloe Molloy
Born: 6 December 1998
Height: 172cm
Position: Forward
Recruited from: Diamond Creek/ Calder U18