Grace answers our tough questions

Jul 28, 2023

Guns player Grace McDonell celebrated her 50th Game over the weekend with a win against the Canterbury Cobras, and a goal!

So, we asked her a few questions about her time at De La.

How long have you been playing?

I started mid-way through 2017, the first year of the Guns. 

How did you get into AFL?

I always loved footy and follow Richmond. I ended up at De La after dad, Wayne ‘Macca’ McDonnell, pestered me until I came down. 

Your position? Back flank 

Nickname? Schnaptain

What do you love about playing for the Guns?

I am so lucky to have made some of my best friends down at De La. The people are what keep me coming back and what I love the most. 

Your biggest challenge in AFL is?

My biggest challenge is kicking it the right way with BTF telling me a direction (I don’t know my lefts and rights).

Any pregame rituals?

Arriving early and putting on the goal pads with a coffee. 

The highlight of your time with De La?

The highlight will be when we play in the grand final this year.

What‘s your day job!?

I’m a Primary teacher

What are you watching on Netflix/ Stan etc?

I’m deep into the latest season of Love Island.

Grace has recommitted for two more seasons with De La. Congratulations Grace.