AFLW Season 7: Big Week For – Round 10

IN a weekly piece throughout the AFL Women’s season, we name the players and teams who will be looking to have a big week in the upcoming round.

From underperforming sides, to players looking to step up or continue their form, Big Week For highlights those who could be ones to watch over the weekend.

Jess Duffin and Kara Antonio

With neither Hawthorn or Fremantle able to make finals, it is a big week for both Jess Duffin and Kara Antonio because the pair are both set to retire after this weekend.

Although it is unconfirmed yet, it appears that Antonio will return from injury for one last outing with her beloved Dockers this weekend.

Collingwood, Richmond and North

With Adelaide expected to beat St Kilda, it is likely that it’ll come down to these three in the battle for the last spot in the top four.

Collingwood took quite the stumble last week against North, and with the unenviable task of tackling Brisbane this week are certainly up against it.

The thing in Richmond and North’s favour is that their clash is two days after Collingwood’s, so if Collingwood do stumble they will know that whoever wins their match will finish top four. North may be a game behind Collingwood and Richmond at the moment, but with their superior percentage they are still in with a chance to finish top four.

Isabella Simmons and Krstel Petrevski

After leaving Melbourne at the end of last season, Isabella Simmons and Krstel Petrevski return to Casey Fields for the first time as part of the opposition when West Coast take on the Dees on Saturday afternoon.

Although the pair will no doubt have mixed feelings returning to the ground, they will still be keen to prove that Melbourne’s loss was West Coast’s gain by them heading to the Eagles.


Speaking of the Dees, it is a big week for the Red and Blue too.

Although it is likely they will beat the Eagles, they need to to ensure they do to cement their spot in the top two, otherwise it will come down to their old enemy percentage.

Speaking of percentage, the Dees need to win by enough percentage to jump above Brisbane into top spot, which may become important in the race for host of the Grand Final.

Luckily for the Dees, they play after Brisbane this weekend, so the picture will be completely clear for them when they have to do when that first ball is bounced at Casey.

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