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Chargers “ready to go” ahead of premiership defence

SUCCESS breeds success, and 2021 NAB League Girls premiers, Oakleigh Chargers will be out to prove exactly that. Their latest campaign, set to open on Sunday at La Trobe University, comes quickly on the back of a scintillating flag tilt which saw a handful of players drafted come last July. Regional talent operations lead Jy […]

Hurley set for full footy focus in 2022

HAVING completed her Year 12 studies in 2021, Sandringham Dragons standout Sofia Hurley is set to enjoy a gap year in 2022. That’s not to say she’s putting her feet up. The midfield maestro stamped herself a top draft prospect in her cohort after a dazzling bottom-age season, in which she represented Vic Metro at […]

Johnston, Redlegs look to take the next step

NORWOOD defender Morgan Johnston has taken many a step along her footballing journey, but there is one in particular that she and her Redlegs teammates are hoping to manage. The Northern Territory native helped her side to minor premiership honours in 2021 and has loved every minute of her southern venture, but says Norwood needs […]

Hart to “make the most” out of 2022

AFTER an eye-catching 2021 NAB League Girls season, Oakleigh Chargers‘ Lily Hart is determined to take her game to another level in 2022. In her debut season after not managing a game in the shortened two-game 2020 season for the Chargers, Hart played all 11 matches for the premiers. She featured in their successful side […]

Hamilton balances footy with school

HAILING from the regional New South Wales city of Wagga Wagga, Murray Bushrangers‘ Zara Hamilton is no stranger to travel. The hard-running wing had an outstanding season in her bottom-age year last year, and is also a member of the GIANTS Academy. Her story is one of determination, overcoming long drives and juggling her fledgling […]

Schwerdt enjoys memorable debut season

COMING off a memorable debut SANFL Women’s season, Norwood Women’s Lana Schwerdt is excited about the possibilities that 2022 brings. Having moved from Queensland to South Australia in her youth, and played multiple sports, Schwerdt eventually settled on Australian rules football. It proved a good decision. with the State Under 18s Academy member producing a […]

Pios excited about athleticism and depth

LUCKY not to be too interrupted over the preseason thus far, Bendigo Pioneers Girls senior coach Danny O’Bree has his “fingers crossed” about the upcoming season. Bolstering a new-look list with plenty of talent across various age groups he is ready to unleash on the NAB League Girls competition, O’Bree said it would be great […]

Duursma thrives off competitive siblings

WHEN you have four siblings who have all represented Victoria in some capacity, and have aspirations to reach the top level, there is always going to be a little bit of healthy competition. For Gippsland Power‘s Yasmin Duursma, the second of four Duursma’s, it has been more of a help than a hindrance. Older brother […]

Ham ticks off goal with “nice surprise”

THOUGH it was a goal for her top-age year, Montana Ham said being invited into the AFL Women’s Academy was a “nice surprise”. Not having any inclination as to whether or not she had made it after a couple of strong seasons at the Western Jets, Ham said it was an honour to be named […]

Geelong Falcons primed for big 2022

AFTER an impressive 2021 NAB League Girls season on all fronts, the Geelong Falcons Girls are raring to go into 2022. Five players landed on AFL Women’s lists over the off-season, which followed on from the side reaching the grand final. Though they fell short on the day, they had a memorable year, which also […]

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