10 Sophie Locke

Height
166cm
Current Team
Port Melbourne VFLW
Birthday
April 24, 2001

Sophie Locke is a former Murray Bushrangers and Vic Country defender who has been plying her trade up the other end for Port Melbourne in the VFL Women’s. Now a couple of seasons out of the NAB League Girls, Locke has come on in leaps and bounds, being one of the leading goalkickers in the VFLW.

STRENGTHS:

  • Footy smarts
  • Scoreboard impact
  • Versatility
  • Defensive pressure
  • Aggression

KEY IMPROVEMENT:

  • Accumulation

Sophie Locke has always been a clever player when it came to footy smarts and knowing where to be at the right times. Often Locke would play a defensive role on opponents, negating a damaging forward, or go into the midfield and play the team role. Now inside 50, Locke has found her damaging niche, where she can use her smarts to advantage to regularly hit the scoreboard for the Borough.

Her defensive pressure, aggression at the ball carrier and desire to win the ball to provide teammates with a scoring opportunity are symbolic of a defender-turned-forward. She can kick majors from general play or set shots, with a reliable kick for goal as a whole. She can still build on her accumulation when the game is not going her team’s way, but her versatility as a whole allows Locke to be deployed in multiple roles, which is why she earned herself an AFLW Draft Combine invite.

AFLW U19 Championships

SeasonTeamKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
2019Vic Country Girls12517100130450026.02.58.50.50.06.50.036
Total-12517100130450026.02.58.50.50.06.50.036

NAB League Girls

SeasonTeamKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
2019Murray Bushrangers66127814004210713097.31.38.71.60.14.70.032
Total-66127814004210713097.31.38.71.60.14.70.032

VFLW

SeasonTeamKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
2021Port Melbourne VFLW83291122400501914413126.92.49.32.00.14.21.143
Total-83291122400501914413126.92.49.32.00.14.21.143

Results

(Elimination Finals)
ETU Stadium

(Round 14)
Box Hill City Oval

(Round 13)
ETU Stadium

(Round 12)
Casey Fields

(Round 11)
ETU Stadium

(Round 10)
ETU Stadium

(Round 9)
Bill Lawry Oval

(Round 8)
ETU Stadium

(Round 4)
Deakin University

(Round 3)
ETU Stadium

(Round 2)
La Trobe University, Bundoora

(Round 1)
Arden Street

(Round 2)
Bond University

(Round 2)
Southport

(Round 9)
Avalon Airport Oval

(Round 8)
Shepley Oval

(Round 7)
Norm Minns Oval

(Round 6)
Warrawee Park

(Round 5)
Rams Arena

(Round 4)
Norm Minns Oval

(Round 3)
Swinburne Centre

(Round 2)
JC Lowe Oval, Yarrawonga

(Round 1)
Rams Arena