Melissa Kuys

Club: Collingwood

Playing Honours:

  • Captain of Box Hill 2017

A warrior of Womens Football, Mel was selected by Collingwood in the 2016 AFLW Draft after captaining Knox in the VWFL, leading the team to the Grand Final in Division 1 in 2015.

After a consistent 2017 AFLW Season, Mel was recruited by Box Hill to captain the first ever Womens side for the club which competes in the VWFL. This was testament to Mel's ability to lead her team mates both on and off the field which is so important in building the right culture for the team, as Hawthorn will use it as a transition in hopefully gaining a AFLW licence.

The 2018 season was a solid year for Mel as she used her damaging running ability on the wings to break the game open and drive the team into attack. Mel is looking forward to building on this in 2019.

Away from Football, Mel is a chef and also owns her own Catering company.