Ex-Australian national netballer Sharni Layton has switched Collingwood’s netball team for Collingwood’s AFLW side.
Layton has made the switch after retiring from netball last month.
The 30-year-old played footy growing up but is under no illusion for how difficult her journey will be.
“I have a lot to learn. I know that,” Layton said on Collingwood’s website.
“I left netball at the highest levels and come to football as a rookie with a lot to take in, a lot to develop and prove. It’s almost as if I am starting over, which is tremendously exciting.
“I’ve always loved football and I like to compete. Anyone who knows me knows that. I’m also hoping that a lot of the elite habits netball developed in me I can transfer across to football.
“My old Magpies Netball and Diamonds teammate, Ash Brazill, has been able to make the transition and has really enjoyed the change and the challenge. I can’t wait to join her and the rest of the squad.”