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Northampton’s Julia Teakle signs with Port Adelaide for the 2022 AFLW season

Lachlan AllenGeraldton Guardian
Julia Teakle runs out on to Northampton Oval for East Fremantle during the town’s recent festival of footy.
Camera IconJulia Teakle runs out on to Northampton Oval for East Fremantle during the town’s recent festival of footy. Credit: Justine Rowe/Around the Traps

Northampton’s Julia Teakle has become the latest Teakle to sign with Port Adelaide after agreeing to a move for the upcoming AFLW season.

She follows in the footsteps of cousin Brynn Teakle who was picked up by the club in the AFL mid-season draft last week.

The East Fremantle forward has starred in the WAFLW this season, kicking 26 goals alongside younger sister Tiani Teakle.

Julia Teakle is East Fremantle's leading goal kicker this season.
Camera IconJulia Teakle is East Fremantle's leading goal kicker this season. Credit: Phil Elliott/RegionalHUB

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Prior to her WAFLW move, the 18-year-old had been a consistent performer for the Rams in the GNFL, earning two league best and fairest titles in the past three years.

Speaking to Port Adelaide, Teakle said she was excited to join the team and catch up with her cousin.

“I’m really close with Brynn, we grew up living around the corner from each other,” she said.

Tiani Teakle pictured with her sister Julia who made the jumper presentation for Tianis league debut
Camera IconTiani Teakle pictured with her sister Julia who made the jumper presentation for Tiani’s league debut Credit: East Fremantle Football Club/RegionalHUB

“Him being at Port Adelaide now definitely played a part in my decision to come over. It makes me feel more comfortable moving interstate, knowing he will be there in case I needed him.

“I called him this afternoon to tell him and he was at the club and so stoked. I talked to him a little bit over the last week but it’s cool to now have it set in stone.”

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