Dana Hooker has been a dominant player in the AFLW competition since the league began in 2017. After being selected twice for All-Australian honours, she was one of the first players signed by the West Coast Eagles as they prepared for their first year in the AFLW.
Dana is regarded as one of the pioneer players in women’s AFL, playing for both Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs in the exhibition matches in the years leading up to the commencement of AFL league. Dana went on to win the very first Best and Fairest award for the Fremantle Dockers.
Dana’s leadership ability was one of the reasons that the West Coast Eagles recruited her in 2019, recognising that she offers much on the field, but also would provide great leadership to the club’s younger players.
Dana Hooker is part of the National Young Leaders Day with the support of major partner Edith Cowan University.