She may now be one of the AFLW's rising stars, but 18-year-old Ashanti Bush came from humble beginnings - growing up watching her sister play footy in their home community of Beswick.
Last week, Bush was drafted to play for the Gold Coast Suns, but she's only been playing AFLW for around three years.
"I followed my sister, I grew up watching her play footy," she said.
"I ended up trying to play for the Wanderers Football Club (in Darwin) when I was 15.
"I played with Wanderers for like two years and ended up going to the Darwin Buffaloes playing under 18's."
Bush said it "feels great" to have been drafted, and says she has her home community to thank for her love of football.
"Mum was emotional and excited at the same time [when she was drafted]," she said.
"Footy's really big [in Beswick]," she said.
She said she is looking forward to travelling to the Gold Coast later this year, but will miss her family back home.
"I only go back home just for the holidays, but I'm going to try to make a trip back home to see family before I go."
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