Sabrina Frederick

Sabrina Frederick (formerly Frederick-Traub; born 23 November 1996) is an Australian rules footballer who plays for the Richmond Football Club in the AFL Women's competition. She was one of Brisbane's two marquee players for the 2017 season, alongside Tayla Harris.

Sabrina Frederick
Sabrina Frederick 23.02.20.jpg
Frederick with Richmond in February 2020
Personal information
Full name Sabrina Frederick
Nickname(s) Sabs, SFT, Queen[1]
Date of birth (1996-11-14) 14 November 1996 (age 23)
Place of birth Redhill, Surrey, England
Original team(s) South Fremantle (WAWFL)
Draft Pre-draft (marquee) selection, 2016
Debut Round 1, 2017, Brisbane
vs. Melbourne, at Casey Fields
Height 182 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2017–2019 Brisbane 23 (15)
2020– Richmond 06 0(3)
Total 29 (18)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
2017 The Allies 1 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of the 2020 season.
2 State and international statistics correct as of 2017.
Career highlights
Source: AustralianFootball.com

Early lifeEdit

Frederick spent her early years in Brighton, England. Her mother is White British and her biological father is of Jamaican and Antiguan descent.[2] Her step-father's surname "Traub" was added to her name as a child, but in 2020 she announced that she was reverting to the name "Frederick" for several reasons.[3]

Frederick and her family moved to Australia when she was seven, although she has said considers herself English and "my family still kept me immersed in the British culture.[4][2] She grew up in Pinjarra, Western Australia.[5]

Junior and state-league footballEdit

Frederick played in mixed-gender teams until the age of thirteen, when she began playing for the Peel Thunderbirds (an all-female team). She eventually progressed to the club's senior team in the West Australian Women's Football League (WAWFL).[6] In 2013, Frederick captained an Australian youth girls team on a tour of New Zealand.[7] She switched to South Fremantle for the 2014 WAWFL season, and in 2015 and 2016 played in exhibition matches for Melbourne against the Western Bulldogs. She kicked three goals in the latter game.[2]

AFL Women's careerEdit

Brisbane (2017–2019)Edit

In July 2016, Frederick was selected by Brisbane as one of the club's inaugural marquee players.[8] She made her senior debut for Brisbane in round one of the 2017 season, against Melbourne at Casey Fields.[9] She was responsible for kicking the team's first goal of the competition.[10] Frederick recorded 13 disposals, six marks, and a goal against Greater Western Sydney in round four, for which she was nominated for the 2017 Rising Star award.[11]

On 17 May 2017, Brisbane announced they had signed Frederick for the 2018 season.[12]

Frederick was listed in the 2017 and 2018 All-Australian team.[13][14]

She was retrospectively named in the AFL Players Association's 2017-2019 22under22 team, which recognises the best young players in the league.[15]

Richmond (2020–)Edit

In April 2019, Frederick expressed a desire to move to Victoria. Frederick was traded to expansion club Richmond in exchange for a first round draft selection which was slated at the time to be pick 12 in the upcoming 2019 AFL Women's draft.[16]

StatisticsEdit

Statistics are correct to the end of the 2020 season.[17]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team No. Games Totals Averages (per game)
G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
2017 Brisbane 14 8 6 4 72 22 94 20 15 0.8 0.5 9.0 2.8 11.8 2.5 1.9
2018 Brisbane 14 8 8 7 65 26 91 29 21 1.0 0.9 8.1 3.3 11.4 3.6 2.6
2019 Brisbane 14 7 1 7 44 27 71 21 23 0.1 1.0 6.3 3.9 10.1 3.0 3.3
2020 Richmond 14 6 3 7 30 15 45 15 13 0.5 1.2 5.0 2.5 7.5 2.5 4.3
Career 29 18 25 311 90 301 85 72 0.6 0.9 7.3 3.1 10.4 2.5 4.1

Personal lifeEdit

Frederick studied psychology at Murdoch University, and was part of the university's Elite Athlete Program.[18] She previously worked at AFL Queensland as the Participation Programs Coordinator for Game Development.

As of 2020, Frederick was engaged to be married to Lili Cadee-Matthews.[19]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Flanagan, Martin (3 March 2017). "Tayla Harris has AFL Women's football kicking on in Brisbane". The Age. Retrieved 22 March 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Sabrina doing what she loves", The West Australian, 16 March 2016. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  3. ^ Sabrina Frederick: Redefined
  4. ^ Get to know Lions star player Sabrina Frederick-Traub
  5. ^ Sabrina Frederick-Traub leading the growth of women's football
  6. ^ "Sabrina Frederick-Traub leading the growth of women's football", Mandurah Mail, 12 September 2016. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  7. ^ "WA Girl First International Captain", West Australian Football Commission, 17 October 2013. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  8. ^ "Brisbane signs Tayla Harris and Sabrina Frederick-Traub as marquee players for national women’s league", The Courier-Mail, 27 July 2016. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  9. ^ Sabrina Frederick-Traub – Player Stats by Season, AustralianFootball.com. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  10. ^ "Lions take the points in AFLW wild weather clash", AFL.com.au, 5 February 2017. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  11. ^ "Frederick-Traub nominated for Rising Star award", Brisbane Lions, 28 February 2017. Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  12. ^ Wood, Lauren (17 May 2017). "Collingwood's AFLW team could lose another star player with Alicia Eva exploring her trade options". Herald Sun. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  13. ^ Navaratnam, Dinny (28 March 2017). "Lions, Crows dominate AFLW All Australian team – AFL.com.au". AFL.com.au. BigPond. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  14. ^ https://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/aflw/aflw-allaustralian-side-2018-chelsea-randall-captain-four-bulldogs-named/news-story/6df4632ba6c61aee67074154d6d20e4f
  15. ^ Black, Sarah (26 March 2020). "Crows dominate inaugural 22under22 squad". womens.afl. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  16. ^ "AFLW Tigers add more star power with Frederick". Richmond. Telstra Media. 16 April 2019. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  17. ^ "Sabrina Frederick". Australian Football. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  18. ^ "Murdoch students amongst AFL elite", Murdoch University, 28 July 2016. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  19. ^ Sabrina Frederick: Redefined

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