Ebony Marinoff

Club: Darebin / Adelaide 

Playing Honours:

  • Melbourne Exhibition Player 2016
  • SA State Representative 2016
  • Pick 7 in AFL Womens Draft 2016
  • AFLW Premiership 2017
  • AFLW Rising Star 2017
  • AFLW All Australian 2017

A talented Surf Live Saver and Netballer, Ebony only recently set her focus to footy and it has been to great success. Starting at Morphetville Park, Ebony built the foundations of what has been an impressive start to her AFLW career, which included three Premierships as her and her team mates dominated the local Womens Competition. 

However a strong 2016 season in the South Australian state league, including a best on ground performance for SA in there State Game, collecting 37 disposals, 13 tackles, and 7 clearances in there 2 point win in April well and truly put her on the AFLW Draft radar. Following on from this strong performance, Ebony played for Melbourne in the Women's Exhibition game against the Western Bulldogs in September which she said was a huge thrill to play alongside the best talent in the country. 

This form saw her selected with Adelaide's first pick in the inaugural AFL Women's Draft at selection 7. Ebony had a terrific first AFLW season which included winning the Premiership, NAB Rising Star Award, and being selected in the AFLW All Australian Team. After the completion of the AFLW Season, Ebony temporarily shifted across to Melbourne to represent Darebin in the VWFL where she was regularly been amongst the best players having made an immediate impact in what is already a powerful club. 

Whilst the 2018 season didn't live up to the same expectations for the team from the previous season, Ebony was again one of the most influential players in the team and continually led the team from the front in the absence of Erin Phillips.

Still only so young, Ebony endeavours to be a champion of Womens Football for many years to come.