Haynes a leader of the pack
Tiah Haynes

WA midfielder Tiah Haynes broke new ground for WA football last night when she was the first player selected in the AFL women's draft.

Less than a week shy of her 21st birthday, Haynes was the first name called by Western Bulldogs coach Peta Searle on a night where nine WA players were selected, including five of the top 10.

The draft finalised the squads for the second AFL-sanctioned women's match between Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs, to be played at Etihad Stadium, on June 29.

Haynes was one of five WA players selected by the Bulldogs, and four will line up for the Demons.

Melissa Caulfield (WB), Kellie Gibson (Mel), Rheanne Lugg (WB) and Dana Hooker (WB) were WA's other top-10 picks.

In last year's game, the Demons got over the line thanks to a huge performance from WA's top selection and No.3 overall Chelsea Randall and the 2013 No.1 pick, Victorian Daisy Pearce.

Haynes, who has been playing football since Auskick, said she had watched that game closely and was thrilled to be a part of it this year.

Each side was able to retain 13 players from last year's fixture, with the rest of the 25-woman squad filled out through the draft. Lauren Stammer, Renee Forth and Hayley Miller were the other local players chosen by Melbourne. Stephanie Walding will play for the Bulldogs.

The West Australian

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