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One-On-One: Cal Porter (Box Hill Hawks)

IN the first of our One-on-One interviews for 2023, the Rookie Me Central team chat to Box Hill Hawks’ Callum Porter about his football journey. From Gippsland Power to the Western Bulldogs and now at Box Hill Hawks, the 24-year-old is hoping for a second chance in the upcoming AFL Mid-Season Draft. INTERVIEW RUN SHEET: […]

Injury free season the key for Suns skipper

INJURY might have brought her bottom-age AFL Women’s Under 18 Championships to a grinding halt, but Queensland midfielder/forward Josie McCabe was determined not to let it worry her. The Gold Coast Suns Academy talent put her head down and worked hard playing through the QAFL Women’s and then got back to business in Suns colours […]

Srhoj’s “unreal” rise to top AFLW draft talent

“UNREAL” was the best word Kaitlyn Srhoj could think of when describing her experiences with the AFL Women’s Academy, and running out in the Under 17s Futures match last year. “Me at the age of 13 would never have thought I would be here right now in the AFLW Academy,” Srhoj said ahead of her […]

Zielinski making up for lost time

AFTER ankle surgery over the off-season delayed her start to the 2023 Coates Talent League Girls competition, Sandringham Dragons key forward Mia Zielinski is not wasting any time upon her return. In the two games leading up to the community break, Zielinski booted four goals from six scoring shots and looked like the genuine threat […]

Captain Campbell like a “proud parent” of AFLW draftees

EARNING the respect of her peers, Eastern Ranges skipper Ava Campbell is no stranger to being around successful players. She has seen a number of teammates rise up to AFL Women’s level over the past 12 months including Mia Busch, Mia Austin and reigning Eastern captain, Bridget Deed. For Campbell, despite being younger than her […]

Cariss-Brett adapts to class rise

REALISING the class rise between community football and the Coates Talent League, Oakleigh Chargers winger Amy Cariss-Brett feels more prepared in 2023. The top-age talent was earmarked as one to watch over the preseason by the coaching staff and has built into the season nicely with her best game coming just before the month-long community […]

Hard work the key for talented Cleaver

ATHLETIC key position utility Georgie Cleaver is taking it “day by day” and not looking too far ahead, but has aspirations of donning the blue and gold in the future. The West Coast Eagles fan projects as a top-end pick in this year’s AFL Women’s Draft having produced 18 months of strong football with the […]

Hausegger hones craft to follow Blackburn’s lead

OAKLEIGH Chargers top-ager Lara Hausegger is a Western Bulldogs fan, so it should come as no surprise as to the player she most looks up to at AFL Women’s level. Though Hausegger is primarily a rebounding defender, the 17-year-old wants to emulate her AFL Women’s club premiership skipper. “I really inspire to play like Ellie […]

Jets bottom-ager’s Field of Dreams

WESTERN Jets defender Lou-Lou Field might still have more than 18 months until she can be picked in the AFL Women’s Draft, but the bottom-age talent has seen what the rise of her former teammates to give her “inspiration”. After being lucky enough to be on the Jets list in 2021 – though being too […]

Eva emerges stronger from injury interrupted season

AFTER a Freiberg Infraction injury put a line through the majority of her 2022 season, talented Claremont top-ager Eva O’Donnell has bounced back stronger with an impressive 2023 to-date. The talented Tiger is averaging 11.2 disposals in the WAFL Women’s playing a mix of positions but primarily off a wing, where she uses her footy […]

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