Aussie Rules

Donegal's Yvonne Bonner Makes 'Shining Start' To AFLW Career

Donegal's Yvonne Bonner Makes 'Shining Start' To AFLW Career

Donegal's Yvonne Bonner got her Aussie rules career off to an impressive start on Sunday.

Bonner, who joined Cora Staunton at Great Western Sydney Giants following a Cross Coders trial back in September, scored her first goal just eight minutes into her competitive debut.

The 31-year-old only played her first game in the sport a couple of weeks ago in a pre-season match against Brisbane Lions.

It was the same opponent which Bonner and her new teammates faced on Sunday.

Writing for the Brisbane Times, Natassia Chrysanthos wondered which of the seven debutants would make a "shining start" to their AFLW careers,

"Among them was Yvonne Bonner, a Gaelic football player with only a dozen AFL training sessions in under her belt," she noted.

After being fouled midway through the opening quarter, Bonner kicked her side's first goal of the game.


She also provided this ball for teammate Christina Bernardi.

Cora Staunton was also prominent in the game, kicking two goals, one at the end of the second quarter and this in the fourth.

Great Western Sydney lost the game 29-27.

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