Returning from an ACL injury in 2018, Adelaide Crows’ rookie and Gawler girl Chloe Scheer is one of the two Rising Star Nominees from round five of AFLW over the first weekend of March.
Still just 19, Scheer has produced an impressive debut season at the top level of the game, displaying her rich natural football acumen and ability to read the play.
In this critical clash where the Adelaide Crows’ engineered a brilliant 35-point win over the North Melbourne Tasmanian Kangaroos at Avalon Airport Oval, Scheer garnered 12 possessions, kicked a goal and pulled three marks as the Crows moved to top spot on the powerful AFLW Conference A ladder.
“I can see that the hard work is paying dividends,” Scheer said in her press conference after the nomination was announced.
“Personally I haven’t reached the level I’m capable of.
“Coming off my knee (injury), it’s been pretty exciting in my first season with the Crows.
“After the injury I had 17 months on the sidelines.
Hailing from the Modbury Hawks originally, Scheer dominated the SA Women’s Football League as a junior, winning three Narelle Smith Medals as the Under-18 best and fairest.
Trademarks of her game include a true football brain and unique natural game smarts, along with a strong overhead mark and a penetrating kick.
Scheer joined the Crows in the 2018 AFL Women’s Draft, at selection 37 overall.
Personally I haven’t reached the level I’m capable of.Chloe Scheer
In the round six match on Sunday, March 10, at Unley Oval against the GWS Giants, Scheer followed up with a brilliant goal in the clubs big 32 point triumph.
“I definitely think we have a forward line that is hard to stop,” Scheer continued.
“It is just one big family at the Crows.
“Were not talking about (finals football this year), it is just about keeping my head down and working hard.”
Scheer is also a talented cricketer and represented South Australian at underage level as a 15-year-old, before football became her primary focus.
She was a key member of the North Adelaide side for the opening season of the SANFLW competition in 2017 and this year is aligned to Central District.
Scheer follows indigenous team mate Danielle Ponter, who was nominated for her efforts in the round four game, against Fremantle at TIO stadium in Darwin.
Scheer was training with the Crows in their opening season when they won the inaugural 2017 AFLW crown, but was too young to be drafted.