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Di Donato “really excited” for season

AFTER a breakout 2021 NAB League Girls season, Bendigo Pioneers Girls Octavia Di Donato cannot wait to get stuck back into the action. The talented utility had a huge off-season, being named not only in the Vic Country hub, but also as a member of the AFL Women’s Academy. “It’s been really exciting for me,” […]

Walker thrives on team atmosphere

HAVING come from a basketball and netball background, Sturt Women’s youngster Tahlia Walker has loved the atmosphere that comes with playing footy. Though the teenager has fond memories of those codes, it is what she found by joining Aussie rules that really made her fall in love with her new sport. “I played basketball and […]

Van Dyke excited by Falcons’ youth

HAVING risen through the Geelong Falcons Girls pathway herself, Mia Van Dyke knows what to look for when it comes to talent. The versatile tall utility can play anywhere on the football field, and after reaching the 2021 NAB League Grand Final – and falling one win short of a premiership – she is excited […]

Gippsland Power prepared for early start

IT might be a shorter turnaround than usual, but Gippsland Power Girls Gameday Operations Coordinator Chelsea Caple is excited about the possibilities. The Power were spread out across their satellite programs prior to Christmas as a way of minimising travel ahead of what is always a hefty schedule for the south east Victorian NAB League […]

Ellis aiming to be her best self

SOUTH Australian State Under 18s Academy member Jemma Ellis just wants to become the best possible player she can be. The South Adelaide Women’s talent was recently included in the Academy and is looking to have more of an impact at senior level in 2022. Her football journey started not that long ago, and she […]

Determined Dakota “hated footy” now thriving

ACUTELY aware of where her strengths and improvements lay, Central District Women’s youngster Dakota Williams has a future plan. The South Australian State Under 18s Academy member has a unique personality with brutal honesty about what she has, and what she wants in her future. While so many her age are still weighing up their […]

Versatile McDonald ready for 2022

AFTER an impressive 2021 NAB League Girls campaign, Calder Cannons Girls talent Abbey McDonald is prepared for a big 2022. The versatile utility has proven she can play anywhere on the field, and got a taste representing Vic Metro in the Under 17s, as well as being named in the Under 19s squad. She described […]

Scoullar enjoys taste of Country football

AFTER getting a taste for Vic Country football last year, GWV Rebels‘ ruck Kalani Scoullar is keen for more. The talented teenager was able to step up for the Under 19s Country side in her bottom-age year, making a number of friends to hold her in good stead for the upcoming 2022 season. Named in […]

Beatty works hard over break to set up 2022

ONLY a preseason injury could stop Northern Knights‘ Lulu Beatty. After a big season with the Knights and then club football, Beatty admitted she has not had much of a break until injury struck, ruling her out for the remainder of the preseason. She hopes to return by at least Round 3, but admits “it […]

Sturt transition the “easiest ever” for Mueller

JOINING a senior women’s program at 14-years-old could be daunting, but for Kiera Mueller, Sturt Women’s made it easy. The teenager was able to develop through the pathways over the last few years and eventually crack into the senior South Australian National Football League (SANFL) Women’s side. “I loved every minute of it. Easiest transition […]

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