Nadia Von Bertouch produced the Animal Enclousre Tough As moment for AFLW Round One. With eyes only for the ball, the South Australian was involved in a sickening clash on the clubhouse wing but you wouldn’t have known by her reaction afterward. Von Bertoch was straight back to her feet after being on the receiving end of heavy contact from Anna Scott.
The way she played on Sunday was just a glimpse of her tenacity and courage, and how she was able to pick herself up after several heavy knocks was inspirng to the girls.Peta Searle
Unfortunately for Von Bertouch, it was discovered post-game that she had suffered a season-ending ACL injury. It was a bitter blow for the 24-year-old after having worked so hard to make her AFLW dream come true. If we learned one thing though from her debut game against the Bulldogs, she will be doing everything within her powers to be back and ready to go again when the 2021 season begins.