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AFLW Weekend Wash-up: Round 3

JUST when it looked like certain teams were starting to get ahold of the competition, the three undefeated sides all suffered losses to signify just how close the AFLW is this year. The Western Bulldogs, Melbourne and Carlton all tasted defeat, while Collingwood remained the only side without a win after going down to GWS. […]

AFLW previews: Round 3

IN a round that had it all last week, it is hard to predict what will happen in round three. There is no doubt the players will be motivated to deliver standout performances to gift their sides much-needed wins, as they aim towards the ultimate prize – an AFLW premiership. This week, there will be […]

Crunching the numbers: AFLW – Round 2

ROUND two of this year’s AFLW season created many headlines. There was a record-breaking attendance in Fremantle, a goal-of-the-year contender at Casey Fields, and Carlton’s Sarah Hosking’s display of tackling prowess. But not all the headlines showed positive signs, with Brianna Davey, Isabel Huntington and Brianna Green going down to season-ending injuries. The weather also generated […]

Team Selection: AFLW – Round 3

REIGNING AFLW Best and Fairest, Erin Phillips will pull on the Adelaide jumper for the first time in 2018, in a mouth-watering prospect for all footy lovers. The Adelaide captain missed the first two weeks of the season with a quad injury, but will be back to give her side the kick-start that it needs […]

Team of the Week: AFLW – Round 2

THERE were a number of standout players in round two who continued their good form from the week before, while some fresh faces also impressed in the four games last weekend. Each week, we will compile the AFL Draft Central Team of the Week, where the best 21 players of the round get a spot, […]

Biology not the only factor in early season ACLs

WHEN Western Bulldogs young gun Isabel Huntington fell to the ground clutching her knee in pain, the AFLW community held its collective breath. The 18 year-old was just two games into her AFLW career, fighting back from an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury which kept her out of her top-age draft year. Within 24 hours, […]

Queensland weekly wrap: Curtain raisers and community camps

AN exciting month of Queensland football is coming up, with the announcement of the Alpha Sport Pre-Season Cup fixture, a curtain raiser at Cazaly Stadium late next month and the junior umpiring program taking place once again. Alpha Sport Pre-Season Cup Fixture Announced: AFL Queensland has announced the fixture for the upcoming Alpha Sport Pre-Season […]

AFLW Weekend Wash-up: Round 2

ROUND two broke plenty of records, provided many headlines, and unfortunately, saw some hefty injuries. On Friday night, Carlton’s Sarah Hosking stole the show, laying 16 tackles to now hold the record for the most tackles in a game. Over in Perth, 41,975 people took their seats at Optus Stadium, and in doing so, recorded […]

Crunching the numbers: AFLW – Round 1

THE first round of AFLW 2.0 saw record-breaking crowds, entertaining performances, and athletes continuing to smash ceilings for women in sport. With the hype and the excitement that a new year brings, nerves are only expected for both returning players and debutants taking the field for the first time. With three of the four games […]

AFLW previews: Round 2

AFTER an interesting first round of matches, AFLW sides are looking for ways to either improve or consolidate on their efforts from week one. Each week AFL Draft Central will preview the weekend’s matches and look ahead to what is set to be an entertaining sequel to the inaugural 2017 season. GWS vs. Carlton Friday […]

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