The Adelaide Football Club is mourning the shock death of AFLW premiership player Heather Anderson. Check out her cause of death.

Heather Anderson : AFL | Cause of death | Net worth

Heather Anderson was an Australian Army soldier and Australian rules footballer who played for the Adelaide Football Club in the AFL Women’s competition in 2017. She served as a medic in the 1st Close Health Battalion.

Heather Anderson : AFL | Cause of death | Net worth

Personal information
Date of birth 1994
Place of birth Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Date of death  (aged 28)
Original team(s)

Waratah (NTFL)

Belconnen Magpies (AFL Canberra)
Draft No. 10, 2016 AFL Women’s draft

Anderson was recruited to the Belconnen Magpies Women’s AFL side in the AFL Canberra competition in 2010, debuting (aged 15) on the wing in April 2010.

She was awarded the competition Rising Star award in that year, as well as placing in the top five in the Bainrot Medal for the competition best and fairest.

Although Anderson initially played on the wing she shifted to the backline as a rebounding defender during her first year. Anderson played as a mid-fielder as a senior player from 2013.

Heather anderson afl

Anderson first played AFL with Sale City Football Club in 2005 (U/12s) having played rugby league for four years with North Canberra Bears in the Canberra Junior Rugby League Competition. Anderson was part of the 2006 Div 2 Sale City (Red) premiership winning team.

Heather Anderson : AFL | Cause of death | Net worth

Then Anderson returned to Canberra in 2007 and played for the Belconnen Cats u/14s for three seasons (including one season as an over age player).

This included at least six games in the Div 1 side in both 2008 and 2009. As a junior, Anderson played as a defender, outside mid- and mid-fielder.

Also Anderson’s first representative honour was in the ACT Under 18 Youth Girls team (aged 15) that played NSW in Woolongong in mid 2009.

She followed this with selection in the ACT youth girls team for the same match in 2010, 2011 and 2012, including being recognised as best on ground at the 2010 match at Reid Oval, Canberra.

Anderson was selected in the ACT/NSW Under 18 team for the National Carnival in 2010, 2011 and 2012, was named as co-captain in 2010 and named in the All-Australian team in 2010 and 2011.

Anderson was selected for the ACT Women’s team at age 16 to play at the 2011 national carnival.

Heather Anderson : AFL | Cause of death | Net worth

She was also selected in the 2013 team for the national carnival, and was named in the All-Australian team and best-on-ground in the Division 2 final against South Australia.

Heather anderson Cause of death 

The Adelaide Crows are mourning the sudden death of AFLW premiership Heather Anderson.

Heather passed away on 14 November 2022. She was 28 years old. Her cause of death is not known. She suffered a dislocated right shoulder, which resulted in her second surgery within the year.

In a brief statement released on Monday, the club confirmed the 28-year-old passed away and expressed condolences to her family and friends.

‘The Adelaide Football Club is deeply saddened by the unexpected passing of Premiership player Heather Anderson,’ the Crows statement read. 

Heather Anderson : AFL | Cause of death | Net worth

In a separate statement, AFLW boss Nicole Livingstone added: ‘Words cannot express the deep sadness amongst the AFL and AFLW community at this time. Our sincerest condolences are to the Anderson family.

‘On behalf of the AFL, I would like to express my deepest compassion to Heather’s family, friends and colleagues.’

An army medic, Anderson was selected by the Crows with pick No10 in the 2016 AFLW draft.

Originally from the ACT but stationed in the Northern Territory, she became the first Northern Territory-based player drafted by the Crows in the process.

Net worth 

At the time of her death,  her estimated net worth is about $1.5 million. 

Heather Anderson : AFL | Cause of death | Net worth

Date of Birth July 29, 1994
Age 28 Years, 3 Months, 25 Days    
Place of Birth      Canberra
Net worth  $1.5 million 
Profession Australian Rules Footballer
Horoscope Leo

Anderson became a popular figure within AFLW because of her trademark pink headgear, which she started wearing early in her career to help her vision-impaired mum spot her on the field.

By Rishabh

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