A standout underage player in the Adelaide amateur league and state representative sides, it was no surprise Ebony Marinoff was snapped up in the inaugural AFLW Draft by the Adelaide Crows.
Marinoff had the benefit of growing up as women’s football was surging, giving her the opportunity to play in female only sides throughout her teenage years. While playing for Morphettville Park in the Adelaide Amateur League and working at a deli, an 18 year old Marinoff became the first ever draft selection for the Adelaide Crows Women.
In 2017 Marinoff made her debut in Round 1, Season 1 of the AFLW. An integral part of the Crows midfield, Marinoff played every game including the winning Grand Final, gaining All-Australian selection and the Rising Star award along the way. She finished the season leading the league in tackles and tackles per game.
The 2018 season saw her set an AFL/AFLW record of the most tackles in a game with 21, and in 2019 Marinoff and the Adelaide Crows were back to their Premiership winning ways. Marinoff was named in the All-Australian side, finished equal-fourth in the league Best and Fairest count, and led the competition in kicks and disposals. Marinoff has lined up in every game the Crows AFLW side has played over the first four seasons, with 30 games to her name and counting.
With a bright, energetic, and engaging personality, Marinoff has fast become one of the most popular players across the AFLW. She is passionate about supporting the growth of women in all sports, and has become a respected voice in the game.
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