9. Renee Saulitis Pocket Profile
Name: Renee Saulitis
Guernsey Number: 9
Position: Forward or midfield
Nickname: Chips, Carrot or Salada
Local Club: Lake Wendouree
AFL Club supported growing up: Essendon for a while until I realised mum brainwashed me and I changed to Geelong
Hidden talent: Don’t have one
Favourite holiday destination: Either the beach or snow
Favourite TV show: Survivor
Favourite movie: Not sure, don’t watch many movies
Favourite pump up song: Pump it up – Endor
Greatest inspiration and why? All the AFLW players, but specifically those I’ve played with or been coached by. Played with the recent trio of rebels girls that got drafted to the Tigers and coached by Katherine Smith for under 16’s Vic Country who plays for Melbourne. The Rebels girls were some of my greatest footy mates and amazing girls and it just goes to show that it’s all possible. Katherine Smith was an awesome coach and women to work with where I learnt many things.
Which AFL player do you model your game on and why? Kaitlyn Ashmore, because she is a sneaky goal kicker who I’ve also bonded with through the Rebels program a couple years ago. She’s quick and has good foot skills and knows where the goals are.