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Thursday, February 22, 2018

AFLW: Could Matildas and Perth Glory star Sam Kerr follow brother Daniel Kerr’s footsteps to West Coast?

West Coast premiership hero Daniel Kerr says he will be “pushing hard” for his superstar sister Sam to join to the Eagles’ AFL Women’s team when her soccer career ends.
Retirement from the ‘world game’ is a long way away for the Matildas and Perth Glory striker, who is nearing the top of her game at just 24 years old.
But Daniel, a two-time Brownlow Medal runner-up and 220-game AFL midfielder, was hopeful his talented sibling would eventually follow in his footsteps to the Eagles.
“I still think she’ll finish her career at the Eagles,” Daniel Kerr told TAB Radio.
“I’m going to be pushing it hard for the next seven years.
“I think we’d just send her down for the love (of the club) at the end if her body holds fit, she does love her football and she loves the Eagles.”
Sam Kerr is coming off a whirlwind 12 months which included winning Asian Football Confederation women's player of the year, young Australian of the year, AIS sports personality of the year and WA sports star of the year.
She also helped the Matildas win the first Tournament of Champions, scoring a brace of goals in the final against Brazil, and set a new goalscoring record in America’s National Women’s Soccer League with 17 goals in 22 games for Sky Blue FC.
Kerr, who was a massive AFL supporter growing up, has hinted in the past that she would be keen to play for the Eagles once her round-ball career was over.
“Maybe at the end of my career but at the moment there’s really no comparison for me,” she said.
West Coast will join the AFLW competition in 2020 alongside Gold Coast, Richmond and St Kilda after missing out on a licence for 2019.