The 29-year-old took to the field last weekend against the Western Bulldogs.

It was an unbelievable experience for the dual code star who made two blistering tackles, which proved to be crucial in the Crows win. 

Rajčić was the 32nd pick and number four for the Crows in the 2017 AFLW Draft. 

She joins Western Sydney Wanderers defender Ellie Brush, Adelaide United defender Jenna McCormick and former Melbourne City goalkeeper now Carlton captain Brianna Davey in the AFLW. 

Despite never playing AFL, Rajčić quickly picked it up after training with the Crows last season and went on to win the premiership with Norwood in the inaugural SANFL Women's competition alongside Crows teammate Ruth Wallace. 

Rajčić made the switch to AFL following the 2016/17 W-League season.

After playing football at the highest level for the past seven years, a change was on the horizon. 

"I've always wanted to play soccer but the season just wasn't what I wanted," she said

Like most W-League players before the Collective Barging Agreement (CBA) came into effect, they were on minimum to no pay. 

During the 2015/16 Rajčić ruptured her anterior cruciate ligament on her ‘good knee’ and had her third knee reconstruction but at the time she was not being paid by Adelaide United on her amateur contract.

She was unable to teach, which was her primary source of income and to make matters worse the insurance wouldn't cover the cost as there was no CBA. 

The pay slightly improved in the 2016/17 season to a modest $60 per week during the season. 

There were also a number of backroom changes at the club before the 2016/17 season including Football Federation South Australia handing the women's team back to the A-League side and Huss Skenderovic replacing Mark Jones who left for the coaching role at Newcastle Jets in the A-League. 

While Rajčić came back from her ACL injury, she only played four minutes in the 2016/17 W-League season.

"It wasn't working for me," she said.

"My knee and body were fine but everything else just didn't fit into place."

Luckily for Rajčić an opportunity, which arose a couple of months ago came up again. 

"I wasn't with Adelaide United anymore and the opportunity kind of presented itself," she said.

"I went out for a testing day and Bec [Goddard] said the option is here if you want to train with us."

So after finishing the season with Adelaide United, Rajčić took the chance in the AFLW with the Adelaide Crows and hasn't looked back. 

"I'm loving every minute of it," she said.

"I could not be more happy."

She still has a strong connection to Adelaide United and went to home games in the recent W-League season to see her former teammates, especially Americans Katie Naughton and Danielle Colaprico, who she visited in Chicago last year. 


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While she misses her former Adelaide teammates, she's not too sure if she misses football.

"Do I miss it?"

"I guess when you're watching a game you go 'I wish I could play' but it was one of those, I'm off to bigger and better things for myself," she said.