DOB: 11 November 1999
Debut: Round 5, 2018 vs Brisbane Lions at Casey Fields
From: Bendigo Pioneers, 2017 AFLW National Draft selection #7
Number: 29 (2018-)
Premiership player - 2022 spring season
Rising Star nominee - Round 3, 2019
Grand Final team - 2022 summer season
Games: 52* (to end 2022 spring)
Statistical categories led:
Equal most free kicks for in a game: 6 - Round 9, 2021 vs Brisbane Lions
Key position forward and former Under 18 All-Australian centre half-forward. Played the last three games of the 2018 season, then won the Casey Demons Best and Fairest in the VFLW.
Returned to play every game in 2019, kicking five goals. Also ever-present over the next two years, developing as a midfielder in 2021. After a hot start to 2022, Zanker failed to have a major impact for the rest of the season, but played in that year's Grand Final.
Zanker again played every game in the 2022 spring season, kicking a career high goal total and playing in that year's Grand Final win.
melbournefc.com.au - 19/10/2018