Tasmanian AFLW Draft prospects Georgia Clark and Brooke Barwick say it would be a “dream come true” to be selected at next week’s National Draft.

The Tasmania Devils pair, who have played alongside each other since juniors at Glenorchy Football Club, have been touted as likely selections in the December 18 Draft.

It’s been a successful past few years for Clark and Barwick, having both received AFLW National Academy selections while also representing the Allies at the National Championships – Barwick doing so as an underage player in 2022.

Clark described this week as a “surreal experience”, saying she’s been through a “mix of emotions”.

“It’s very exciting,” the key forward said.

“All the hard work that’s gone in has led to this moment and it would be a dream come true to be drafted.

“It would be very special. Since I’ve played footy it’s been a big goal of mine and getting to any club would be pretty awesome.”

For Barwick, who has spent the past nine months on the sidelines with an ACL injury, Draft preparation has been less about on-field improvement.

“It was definitely hard from the sidelines watching teammates running out,” she said.

“But for me, it’s been about switching the mindset to be positive and look at the things I can learn outside the game, and hopefully that is beneficial for me when I go back to play.”

She, like Clark, said the prospect of moving interstate presented a mix of emotions.

“The thought of moving away is definitely scary,” the midfielder said.

“But I think with the support of family and friends I’ll do well.

“It’s been such a dream of mine, so to know that I could be picked up and moving away is a real privilege.”