Sharni Layton To Play AFLW For Collingwood

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Ex-Australian national netballer Sharni Layton has switched Collingwood’s netball team for Collingwood’s AFLW side.

Layton has made the switch after retiring from netball last month.

The 30-year-old played footy growing up but is under no illusion for how difficult her journey will be.

“I have a lot to learn. I know that,” Layton said on Collingwood’s website.

“I left netball at the highest levels and come to football as a rookie with a lot to take in, a lot to develop and prove. It’s almost as if I am starting over, which is tremendously exciting.

“I’ve always loved football and I like to compete. Anyone who knows me knows that. I’m also hoping that a lot of the elite habits netball developed in me I can transfer across to football.

“My old Magpies Netball and Diamonds teammate, Ash Brazill, has been able to make the transition and has really enjoyed the change and the challenge. I can’t wait to join her and the rest of the squad.”

Joey Montagna says that the new rules will advantage the stronger teams.

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