DOB: 5 September 2000
From: Sacred Heart College/St. Mary's/Geelong Falcons/Geelong, multi-team trade with Geelong and Carlton
Premiership player - 2022 spring season
Grand Final player - 2022 summer season
All Australian - 2022 spring season
Games: 19* (38 total)
Goals: 3* (9 total)
Statistical categories led:
Most average disposals in a season: 22.7 - 2022 AFLW spring season
Most disposals in a game: 32- Round 8, 2022 spring season vs Gold Coast
Equal most handballs in a game: 16 - Round 6, 2022 spring season vs Carlton
Originally picked by Geelong at selection #14 in the 2018 AFLW National Draft, Purcell played 19 games over three seasons with the Cats, and won their 2020 best and fairest. She suffered a serious knee injury in early 2021 and requested a trade to Melbourne at the end of the year. After recovering from her injury, Purcell broke into the side midway through the year, retaining her position through the finals series.
She played every game for Melbourne in the 2022 spring season, gathering the most possessions of any player on the side, finishing third in the Best and Fairest, and being named All Australian. Her year culminated by playing in Melbourne's maiden premiership.
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melbournefc.com.au - 08/06/2021