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Profile: Tayla Harris

Highlights: Tayla Harris Tayla Harris has signed on as the first Womens Brisbane Lion. See some of her highlights from the Lions vs Suns game earlier this year.

The Brisbane Lions have confirmed Tayla Harris as their first marquee women’s player ahead of the 2017 AFL National Women’s League Season.

The Lions secured the 19-year-old in an historic milestone for the Club in May.

Harris is one of the most exciting players in the women’s game having represented the Brisbane Lions in their win over the Gold Coast SUNS in April.

The Queenslander is currently listed with Zillmere in the QWAFL and has played three AFL Women’s Exhibition Games for the Melbourne Football Club, debuting in 2014 when she was 17.

As well as being one of the Club’s marquee players, Harris has also taken on a full time role at the Lions, driving female participation in her role as the Communications and Community Coordinator.

“Tayla is so well known in the women’s football space, her signing is critical to the development of Women’s AFL in Queensland and across the country,” said Brisbane Lions Women’s CEO Breeanna Brock.

Tayla Harris in action for Queensland. (Photo: AFLQ)

At a glance:

  • Age: 19
  • Forward/Ruck
  • Plays with Zillmere in QWFL
  • 5 x youth girls All-Australian
  • Selection #17 in 2014 Draft
  • Played with Melbourne 2014, 2015
  • Played with Brisbane Lions academy team 2016
  • Day job: Brisbane Lions Community Officer

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