Grace Egan plays a critical role in her debut season

The Round 5 ‘Respect Game’ saw St Kilda play Carlton with the girls in blue wearing orange socks in support of gender equality and the prevention of violence against women.

Fresh off her Rising Star nomination, Grace Egan played an immense role in the Blues victory against the Saints whilst earning her first AFLW goal. 

The Blues were in for a contest as the Saints opened the scoreboard looking to stretch Carlton defensively and in counterattack.

From the opening whistle, Egan’s movement, touch and vision settled the midfield contest as the Blue’s were able to put together 16 marks in the opening quarter and ensure possession and inside 50s remained at a high percentage.

Finishing the game with 12 disposals and three marks Egan proved herself to be a key impact player despite only five appearances in the AFLW.