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2022 AFLW Draft set for June 29

AFTER an agonising wait for many AFL Women’s hopefuls, the 2022 AFL Women’s Draft date has been set – June 29. In a landmark announcement by the AFL today, the worst kept secret – of an August starting date – was revealed, with the full season calendars announced. Season 7 of the AFL Women’s will […]

Antonio’s success from multiple codes inspiring others

IT has been a journey like no other for Ebony Antonio. She has been through the basketball ranks, where she had a remarkable junior and senior journey, before coming home to Perth where she has enjoyed more success through the WAFL competition, now playing with the Fremantle Dockers in the AFLW. Growing up in Burracoppin, […]

Newton’s laws of footy – Star Bulldog takes coaching reigns

“I’ve said it to him at every training, I’ve been saying ‘Burkey, watch out mate. I’m coming for your role, give me 10 years'”. She may joke about a takeover, but Western Bulldogs AFLW star Gabby Newton is making her way up the footballing ladder. Having undergone a dual shoulder reconstruction in late-2021, the 20-year-old […]

PODCAST | Game Sense – Episode 15

EPISODE 15 of GAME SENSE is out now, with this week’s edition covering all things senior women’s football. The latest Australian rules football podcast sees Rookie Me Central Chief Editor Peter Williams, take over the host’s chair, joined by Women’s Football Analyst Alyce Collett to discuss all the latest talking points from around the country. With the AFL Women’s […]

AFLW Talking Points – 2022 Grand Final: Adelaide Crows to solidify dynasty

ADELAIDE has won its third AFL Women’s flag in six seasons, defeating Melbourne by 13 points at Adelaide Oval today. Star midfielder Anne Hatchard capped off a superb season with a best on ground performance in the 4.5 (29) to 2.4 (16) win. Hatchard picked up 26 disposals, nine marks, six tackles and five clearances […]

2022 AFLW Grand Final preview: Adelaide vs. Melbourne

AFTER another huge season of AFLW, just two teams remain in the elite women’s Australian football rules competition, with two-time premiers Adelaide hosting first-time grand finalist Melbourne in the 2022 decider. Both sides had a near-perfect record this season, winning nine out of their 10 regular season matches, with the Crows finishing on top with […]

AFLW GF underrated stars: Rajcic and Colvin

SATURDAY’S AFLW Grand Final will see Adelaide up against Melbourne. Two sides full of well known stars – Ebony Marinoff, Anne Hatchard and Erin Phillips up against Lauren Pearce, Daisy Pearce and Tayla Harris. Everyone talks about the well known stars that will be crucial to deciding who wins on Saturday, but there are still […]

Locke it in, Sophie is going places

AFTER missing out on an AFL Women’s opportunity for a number of years now, rising Port Melbourne star forward Sophie Locke has now finally got her chance, after becoming Hawthorn’s third AFLW signing, which was announced late last week. She has been delighting crowds for the Borough for a few years now, but will be […]

Antonio teaching and taking in lessons

IT has been quite a decorated journey for Kara Antonio. She represented Melbourne in the historic AFL Women’s exhibition matches, worked for the club, represented Victoria and Western Australia, before being drafted as a marquee player for the Fremantle Dockers. She hopes there are many more career landmarks to come. Antonio is the eldest of […]

Bates Queen of the AFLW Jungle in 2022

EMILY Bates is the toast of the AFLW, after being crowned the League Best and Fairest at Tuesday night’s W Awards ceremony in Melbourne. She won the award ahead of Anne Hatchard by one vote. Bates is the first Lion to win the coveted medal, and consistently polled throughout the 2022 season. She typically flies […]

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