Header Photo Credit: Wayne Ludbey 

Rebecca Miller a former Inner West Magpies AFL Women’s player made her debut in the AFLW for Richmond last Friday night. Bec can sum up the experience in three words: Dream come true. A thankful Bec Miller was quick to thank everyone that has helped her along the way “Running out to over 15,000 people in the crowd with many loved ones included is something I’m so grateful for and while I was the one wearing the yellow and black so many people in Sydney and Melbourne had helped me get to that point. Friday night was an absolute dream come true and while the result was unfortunate it was something I’ll never forget.”

Rebecca Miller with family & friends after her debut game in AFLW

Rebecca Miller originally from Wagga didn’t originally play AFL, when she moved to Sydney she picked up a Sherrin for the first time. Originally playing soccer & water polo and then prior to AFL playing cricket. Bec only began playing AFL in 2018. In that year she played for the Inner West Magpies Women’s side formely known as the Western Wolves. Speaking about the Inner West Magpies Bec had these nice words to say “Inner west magpies taught me the foundations of the game and the friendships I’ve made at Picken Oval will last a lifetime!”

Bec Miller playing for the Inner West Magpies AFC prior to leaving for Richmond VFLW (Photo Credit: Dean Kirby)

Bec was then training for the upcoming season when she got offered an opportunity to play in the VFLW for Richmond where she took up the opportunity and relocated to Melbourne. In that competition she played 14 games and featured 6 times in the best and three times in the VFLW’s ‘Team of the Week’. Bec said this about the game vs Carlton “The actual game was pretty surreal, marking up on Tayla Harris for most of the night was a good challenge, but the biggest step up was adjusting to the speed and physicality of AFLW”

Bec Miller playing AFLW for Richmond Tigers (Photo Credit: cassidycaptured instagram)

Reflecting Bec said “Definitely loved my first taste at that level and looking forward to hopefully getting to wear the yellow and black a few more times” Richmond have a further 7 games to go prior to the finals series for AFLW, coincidentally Richmond will play GWS in Bec’s home town of Wagga on March 7th for round 5 of their fixture. Bec is hopeful of getting picked and said “It would be a pretty surreal moment to play in my home town of Wagga, It’s great that Wagga is getting able to host a AFL AFLW game! I have no doubt the town will get right around it so there will be lots of good vibes!”

Inner West Magpies are as excited as Bec with many friends from the club who flew down to watch her debut in the AFLW. Inner West Magpies wish Bec the best of luck for the remaining games of the season and know Bec will do everyone proud at the club!

Bec is an example of what can be achieved by being part of the Pie Pack and playing AFL at the Inner West Magpies.  For more information see innerwestmagpies.com.au