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AFLW Season 7 Glass Half Full/Empty: North Melbourne

IN a new approach to the AFL Women’s end of season reviews, Rookie Me Central casts both a glass half full and half empty lens over each side’s campaigns. Today’s team is North Melbourne, who had their best ever result in a season, knocked out in the Preliminary Final. GLASS HALF FULL Best ever result […]

AFLW Season 7 Glass Half Full/Empty: Adelaide

IN a new approach to the AFL Women’s end of season reviews, Rookie Me Central casts both a glass half full and half empty lens over each side’s campaigns. Adelaide is the team put under the microscope today, after a season which saw the Crows fall one game short of the opportunity to defend their […]

AFLW Season 7 Glass Half Full/Empty: Collingwood

IN a new approach to the AFL Women’s end of season reviews, Rookie Me Central casts both a glass half full and half empty lens over each side’s campaigns. Today’s team is Collingwood, who had their ups and downs on the way to a semi-final exit. GLASS HALF FULL Defence is the star of the […]

Reflective Starcevich still proud of his troops

ALTHOUGH Brisbane coach Craig Starcevich was clearly disappointed in the result of yesterday’s AFLW Grand Final, he was still proud of what his team had been able to achieve in the last 24 months or so. “Our last three campaigns we’ve gone nine and two, nine three and 11 two this year, that’s a pretty […]

Grateful Dees pair reflect on it all

AFTER Melbourne finally broke through for their inaugural flag yesterday, it was hard to wipe the smiles of the faces of it’s captain Daisy Pearce and coach Mick Stinear. Pearce said that although it had not fully sunk in yet, her overwhelming emotion was pride. “It’s taken a bit of time to sink in actually, […]

Dees delight, break finals hoodoo

MELBOURNE has broken its finals hoodoo by grinding out a low-scoring but unmissable win, running out 2.7 (19) to 2.3 (15) victors over Brisbane. The Demons looked in trouble early when Brisbane kicked back-to-back goals in the opening quarter, but then took complete control of the game, shutting down the Lions’ run and limiting the […]

Hyett and her Dees ready for what lies ahead

MUCH like its opponent Brisbane, Melbourne finds itself back in another AFL Women’s decider after the heartbreak of last season’s loss to Adelaide. Melbourne assistant coach Tamara Hyett believes that despite Melbourne being the “perennial almosts” since the establishment of the competition, she does not believe that adds any pressure to her side coming into […]

Attitude and contest the key: Henriksen

BRISBANE finds itself back in an AFL Women’s Grand Final, after the heartache of falling one short of making the decider last season. The Lions’ defensive coach Paul Henriksen says there was definitely fire in the belly after that Preliminary Final loss last season, but the fire and hunger was not based solely off that […]

Mithen as motivated as ever to take out title

IN what must have at least a little element of déjà vu, Lily Mithen and her Melbourne teammates find themselves in yet another Grand Final, barely seven months after the heartbreak of that April afternoon in Adelaide against the Crows. There is certainly a number of feelings that Mithen is feeling ahead of playing in […]

AFLW Season 7 Glass Half Full/Empty: Richmond

IN a new approach to the AFL Women’s end of season reviews, Rookie Me Central casts both a glass half full and half empty lens over each side’s campaigns. Today’s team is Richmond, who broke through for its first finals appearance in the club’s history. GLASS HALF FULL Making finals for the first time Arguably […]

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