KATY HERRON has become the second Donegal player to sign up for a move to the Women’s AFL for the 2020 season.
Herron has agreed a contract with the Western Bulldogs and will join Glenfin clubmate Yvonne Bonner in Australia for the 2020 campaign. Bonner will be heading into her second term with the Greater Western Sydney Giants.
Herron, a 28-year-old midfielder is one of two international rookies signed by the Bulldogs, the other being American soccer player Danielle Marshall.
“Sport is a huge part of my life and to get the opportunity to focus solely on that and play in Australia is very exciting,” Herron said of her impending move to the VU Whitten Oval.
“I am very appreciative of the support the Club has shown me so far and I can’t wait to meet everyone in person.”
Herron is a key member of the Donegal senior ladies panel that has just won a third successive Ulster title and is gearing up for the All-Ireland series.
The Bulldogs’ AFLW List Manager, Michael Sandry, said of Herron: “Katy’s work rate in her Gaelic football was what really stood out to us initially.
“Her repeat efforts in transitional running is exceptional and something we think will be really valuable in our team.
“Katy has quickly adapted to the oval ball and is able to kick on both sides of her body, which we also value highly.”