Van De Heuvel has “fingers crossed” to play AFLW and WBBL

AFL Nation - Wed, 24th Oct 2018 - 0 Comments

Geelong’s Sophie Van De Heuvel has her “fingers crossed” that she will be able to play football and cricket at the highest level.

Van De Heuvel was selected by the Cats with the second pick in yesterday’s AFLW draft, with the 17-year-old also setting her sights on playing in the WBBL.

She says Geelong has supported her dual ambition, but clarified if it comes down to one professional sport, it will be football.

“They’ve been pretty flexible and really supportive in letting me juggle both sports, so fingers crossed it all goes to plan,” Van De Heuvel told SEN Breakfast.

“If not, I will just keep playing footy and playing local cricket.”

Jess Duffin played AFLW for Collingwood and WBBL for the Melbourne Renegades last summer.

Listen to Sophie Van De Heuvel’s chat with Anthony Hudson and Nick Dal Santo on SEN Breakfast in the player below