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2024 AFLW Draft player analysis: Noa McNaughton

SOUTH Fremantle small forward Noa McNaughton is a dynamic talent who brings all the traits you want from a ground level player inside 50. Though standing at just 158cm, McNaughton is able to impact with her mix of athletic gifts as well as natural goal sense. McNaughton started her WAFL Women’s career in 2021 through […]

2024 AFLW Draft player analysis: Zoe Hargreaves

AMONG the many bottom-age talents who stepped up in their first season at Coates Talent League Girls level was Zoe Hargreaves. Alongside younger sister Phoebe, the pair quickly caught the eye with their speed and ability to find the ball at the level despite being bottom-age and double bottom-age respectively. Phoebe represented Vic Metro at […]

2024 AFLW Draft player analysis: Emma Stark

WHILE almost all of the 2024 AFL Women’s Draft class will be either kicking back and enjoying the off-season, or getting stuck into preseason, Emma Stark is instead kicking goals, and lots of them. The talented top-ager has booted 29 goals in five games for St Mary’s in the NTFL Women’s Premier League so far […]

24 in 2024: AFLW Draft Prospects to Watch

IN EASILY the toughest list to compile from these annual predictions, narrowing down the talent in next year’s AFL Women’s Draft crop is near-on impossible. The initial list of players to include in our 24 AFLW Draft prospects to watch in 2024, had 36 players on it, which meant a lot of unlucky omissions. But […]

2023 AFLW Draft review: Western Bulldogs

HOLDING clearly the best haul heading into the 2023 AFL Women’s Draft night, there was little doubt the Bulldogs were going to come out winners. They had four selections within the first 11, and picked up a mature-age ruck who had already been an injury replacement player with them late, Jorja Borg. The top-end quartet […]

2023 AFLW Draft review: West Coast

AFTER another low finish in Season 8, West Coast hit the draft and recruited three top-age talents and a readymade former Docker to complete its list ahead of 2024. Holding the second pick in the AFL Women’s Draft, the Eagles opted for GWV Rebels captain Jessica Rentsch – who has family over there – then […]

2023 AFLW Draft review: Sydney

TWO Vic Metro talents headed north to the Harbour City as the Swans looked south to complete their 2024 AFL Women’s list. After selecting Holly Cooper as a pre-signing prior to the draft, Sydney plucked out Calder Cannons forward Sarah Grunden with Pick 15, before opting for Oakleigh Chargers premiership skipper Lara Hausegger to sure […]

2023 AFLW Draft review: St Kilda

ST KILDA was able to have a relatively quiet AFL Women’s Draft, having committed to a father-daughter prospect pre-draft and heading in with one other selection, a top 10 pick. With the latter, the Saints opted for Western Jets skipper Kiera Whiley with Pick 10, before selecting Geelong VFLW midfielder Charlotte Simpson, an over-age onballer […]

2023 AFLW Draft review: Richmond

RICHMOND opted to just take two picks into the 2023 AFL Women’s Draft, but showed the Tigers had a need for speed. With their first round selection, the Tigers pounced on draft bolter Isabel Bacon at Pick 13, with the Sandringham Dragons defender and midfielder heading to Punt Road. With their only other selection, the […]

2023 AFLW Draft review: Port Adelaide

PORT Adelaide did the bulk of its work outside the AFL Women’s Draft with its pre-listed players, but still recruited two talented young stars to add to its 2024 list. The Power had already stacked their list with talent after pre-signing Lauren Young, Shineah Goody and Molly Brooksby, but were able to add another couple […]

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