Liam Badkin

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“Relief” for Tigers after Giant challenge

ALTHOUGH it may have been a tough task at times, Richmond Tigers AFLW coach Ryan Ferguson said his side was grateful to leave Blacktown with a win over the Giants. “There was all sorts going on,” he said. “Obviously for both teams the conditions were hot, windy and there were snakes on the field. Our […]

Youthful Saints hungry to keep improving

BOASTING one of the youngest lists in the AFLW, the St Kilda Saints appear as eager as ever to keep moving forward ahead of the upcoming season. Assistant coach Dale Robinson says the team will be judged on how much it lifts in comparison to last year. “We don’t look at win/loss record or anything […]

Young pups set to bark in upcoming season

THE Western Bulldogs might have been eliminated in the first round of finals last year, but forward coach Kate McCarthy made the team’s Season 8 aspirations as clear as possible. “Our goal is to win the premiership,” she said. “The footy cliché is ‘one week at a time’ so we’re not going to look that […]

Hawks eager to continue upward trajectory

HAWTHORN assistant coach Lou Wotton says her side is looking to build on the improvement from last year ahead of the upcoming AFLW season. The Hawks won three matches last year, and announced themselves as a side to watch in the coming seasons with some noticeable growth by the time the fixture wrapped. Wotton says […]

Port pinch premiership in nail-biting grand final

PORT Melbourne has claimed the 2023 VFLW premiership, defeating Collingwood by 12 points in a thrilling decider. In conditions that were less than ideal, the Borough outlasted a valiant Magpies outfit that led at various stages of the match, including in the final term. However, Port Melbourne rallied in the fourth, locking the ball in […]

Port Melbourne burrows into VFLW decider

PORT Melbourne has qualified for the 2023 VFL Grand Final after defeating the Essendon by five goals at ETU Stadium on Sunday afternoon. A ticket in the big dance was on the line as the two sides faced off in the preliminary final yesterday in one of the most anticipated matchups of the year. Both […]

Scouting notes: Winter Series – NT vs. Tasmania

THE opening round of the Winter Series kicked off last weekend at North Sydney Oval, with the GWS GIANTS and Sydney Swans facing off alongside the Northern Territory and Tasmania’s clash. The Winter Series is aimed at providing more opportunities for draft-eligible players ahead of the AFL Women’s Draft on June 29. In this article, […]

Country comeback falls short against Queensland

IN the final match of the triple-header of AFLW Under-18 Championship games at Avalon Airport Oval on Friday, Queensland proved just too strong for Vic Country in a thrilling encounter. Keeping in tradition with the previous two games of the day, the match went right down to the wire, with Country overcoming a slow start […]

SA hold off fast-finishing Metro

IN the second game of Friday’s AFLW Under-18 Girls Championship triple-header, the South Australia have been able to hold off a late charge from Vic Metro to claim a thrilling three-point win at Avalon Airport Oval. The two form teams of the competition locked horns in a blockbuster matchup, and for a while, it looked […]

WA hold on in thriller to down Allies

WHAT a way to get your first win of the tournament. Avalon Airport Oval held a triple-header in the AFLW Under 18 Girls Championships on Friday, and the action kicked off with the Allies taking on Western Australia, after a change to the initial fixture. It was a cracking contest, with the two teams leaving […]

St Mary’s overcome slow start to finish as premiers

PREMIERSHIP number 33 could not have been more satisfying for St Mary’s on Saturday night. The Saints produced a ripping performance in the NTFL Men’s Premier League grand final over Waratah. After St Mary’s knocked out the ladder-leading Nightcliff Tigers last week, the second and third placed sides were the last two standing, with plenty […]

Buffettes reign supreme to claim flag

HISTORY repeats itself. After a cracking 2021/22 season, the Northern Territory Football League Women’s (NTFLW) Premier League held its grand final on Saturday, with the two best sides of the competition playing off for the ultimate prize. Fans at TIO Stadium were treated to the deciding match of the season, as the Nightcliff Tigers took […]

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