Abbey is primarily a midfielder, with the 19-year-old also spending some time up forward.
The third-year electrical apprentice was elated when she was offered a Port Adelaide contract and is putting her work on hold while she navigates the move.
“I’m stoked, I was pretty speechless,” Dowrick said.
“I didn’t say much (to list manager Naomi Maidment). I was pretty lost for words! I’m excited and so glad that Port has given me the opportunity.”
Born in Kalgoorlie, Dowrick and her family relocated to Perth to give her and her siblings a chance to give footy a real go.
It was a move that paid off, with Dowrick joining older sister and 13-game player McKenzie in the national league.
Dowrick played four games for Woodville-West Torrens earlier this year, to increase her chances of being noticed by an Adelaide-based club.
“I came to Adelaide for a few weeks because I wanted to put my name out there and spend some more time with my sister,” Dowrick said.
“Playing against McKenzie will be good (in AFLW), but I’m sure a bit weird as we have always been on the same team. She was so happy for me when I told her about Port though. Happy as Larry!”
We wish Abbey all the best.