With pick no.38, Fremantle have drafted Makaela Tuhakaraina in the 2021 NAB AFLW Draft.

Read more about Tuhakaraina below.

DOB: 23/8/2003
HEIGHT: 158cm
DRAFTED FROM: South Fremantle

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Makaela Tuhakaraina | Draft highlights

We've drafted Makaela Tuhakaraina at Pick 38 in the 2021 NAB AFL Women's Draft!

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Makaela Tuhakaraina has come a long way in her short time playing football since switching from rugby.

The 2021 season was her first year in the pathway after playing one year of local footy in 2020. 

Tuhakaraina boasts both speed and agility as a small forward, with impressive results at the WA AFLW Draft Combine.

Her ability to win the ball at ground level was a standout at the 2021 NAB AFLW Championships and she ranked in the top 15 for inside 50s.

Trent Cooper’s comments
Makaela has come from a rugby background and has only had one year in the talent pathway. 

She has exceptional speed, sideways movement and her tackling could make her one of the elite pressure players at AFLW level in coming years.

She has the potential to make a real impact as a small forward in the coming seasons and also to move into the midfield as she builds her tank.

Pick no.14 Amy Franklin
Pick no.31 Dana East
Pick no.38 Makaela Tuhakaraina
Pick no.44 Airlie Runnalls
Pick no.52 Jessica Low
Pick no.57 Sarah Wielstra