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Stalwart skipper Simpson has still got the spark

DAREBIN Falcons’ skipper Stephanie Simpson has seen a lot of change in her 14 years at the Falcons, but although her teammates have changed quite a bit in that time, her love for the game has not. From starting when the likes of Daisy Pearce and Aasta O’Connor were her teammates to now, Simpson has […]

Ripari racing towards dreams

SOUTHERN Saints’ forward Kayla Ripari did not have the most conventional path into footy, but is certainly not letting that hold her back now. “I’ve been playing now for I think 11 years, 12 years” she said. “I didn’t have the whole parent thing of they played footy so I wanted to play footy, it […]

Daring De Angelis still searching for more

SOUTHERN Saints goalsneak Gabriella De Angelis has always loved Aussie rules football. “I fell in love with footy when I was very, very young,” she said.   “I grew up in a very strong and vocal Collingwood supporting household, so I didn’t really have a choice over which team I went for, but my mum […]

Bertuna bounces back to set lofty goals

SOUTHERN Saint Melanie Bertuna has loved the game of Aussie rules football for a long time, but had a few familial hurdles to overcome to even start playing the sport at all. As she recounts, Bertuna signed up to play football with her dad, but was met with a stumbling block when her mother found […]

Former Hawk finds true Saintly home

FORMER Hawk turned Southern Saint Nicole Cormack is certainly making up for lost time, and has her sights set on going even further with her footy career and getting to the AFLW.   Her love of footy originally started at school, but she had to wait a while to be able to play the sport […]

Full 2023 VFLW and VFLM fixtures revealed

AFTER the 2023 Round 1 fixtures for both the VFLM and VFLW were released earlier this week, the AFL has now dropped the full fixture for both competitions. The full 14 round VFLW fixture has dropped, while 14 of the 22 rounds for the VFLM have been revealed, with the final eight rounds set to […]

VFL & VFLW Round 1 fixtures revealed

THE AFL has released Round 1 fixtures for the 2023 VFL and VFLW seasons, set to both get underway on the weekend of March 24-26. Aligning with Round 2 of the AFL Premiership season, the opening weekend of state league action will see both competition’s premiers unfurl their flags. >> SCROLL to see the full […]

Melbourne the place to be for Gippy’s own

BOX Hill’s Grace McRae has made a few big moves in her sporting career, from change of sports to change of residence, all with the hope of ultimately making it to the top of the footy tree – the AFLW. “I played netball and basketball and in the country footy wasn’t a huge thing until […]

Fire still burns for Hawk Kendall

FORMER AFL Women’s Dee, now VFLW Hawk Mietta Kendall has not fully given up on returning to the AFLW, but also has other goals she wants to achieve this coming season. “I think this year (2023) my goal is to enjoy it,” she said. “But also we’ve had a lot of changes at the club […]

Former Saint now Hawk has unfinished business

BOX Hill and former St Kilda AFL Women’s player Nadia Von Bertouch has always been footy mad, but like many girls her age, did not always have the opportunities to pursue her passion. “I grew up in a pretty footy mad household,” Von Bertouch said. “Being from Adelaide, we grew up Port Adelaide supporters, (which […]

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