The Glenorchy District Football Club is proud to announce Brie Barwick as the 2021 captain of our women's team.
Just 20 years of age, Barwick is a two-time TSLW Team of the Year star who has quickly developed into a passionate and caring leader of the club her family is so connected with.
"It's definitely an achievement I didn't think I'd reach at this age, but I couldnt be more ready to try and fill the shoes of the captains that I've looked up to," she said.
"It's exciting because it's a new era (at Glenorchy), and it's a role I hold a lot of value to. Having people rely on me to help them be the best team we can be is exciting."
Driving the standards
Following strong wins over the Tigers and Launceston in the first-ever Dickson-Lynch Trophy game, coach Dean Webster said Barwick's leadership had been crucial in keeping the team on track after a difficult off-season.
"Brie has come a long way as a leader in the past couple of years, at training she's the one driving the standards and setting the standard, and the girls follow in her footsteps," he said.
"We believe Brie will do an outstanding job and lead this team to success, as she has shown already early in our season."
Barwick has already taken on significant leadership role at the club as a Youth Development Coach, guiding the transition from youth girls to senior women's football, which includes a leading role with the Youth Girls Academy.
Barwick's first official game as captain will be this Saturday as Glenorchy take on the Frankston Dolphins at Skybus Stadium in Melbourne.
She will be partnered by new vice-captain Jenna Farrow, who has made an enormous impact in her short time at the club, including claiming the inaugural Sandy Eaton Medal last Saturday at Windsor Park.
"Jenna only arrived at our club last year but she has made her mark already," coach Webster said.
"She sets high standards, and brings passion, professionalism and intensity to every training, which is just what we need this year with our young team.
"We wish Brie and Jenna all the best for the season."