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Smith overcomes injury to win flag

A BROKEN collarbone could not stop Oakleigh Chargers forward Amelie Smith from playing a critical role in her side’s NAB League Girls finals campaign. Despite being in recovery for six weeks, she only missed two Chargers games thanks to the break for the AFLW U17 and U19 Championships. All up, the 175cm Smith booted seven […]

Speedy Clarke eyes “proper” nationals campaign

AFTER an outstanding bottom-age NAB League Girls season with the Dandenong Stingrays, Amber Clarke was ready to impact for Vic Country at the AFL Women’s Under 19s Championships. Though her journey through the pathways had provided plenty of highs, unfortunately for Clarke, her championships would be cut short. As in, five minutes into the first […]

Back to the Future for Rebels’ Brooke Brown

RETURNING to the region where she spent the best part of a decade as a volunteer, incoming GWV Rebels Talent Operations Lead Brooke Brown is excited to return home. Though she admits it was hard to leave the Bendigo Pioneers, she was happy to be “home”, with equal love for both regions. In speaking to […]

Rigter hopes for clean run, Sturt finals debut

AFTER a couple of self-proclaimed “frustrating” years, Sturt Women’s captain Maya Rigter is hoping for a bit more luck in 2022. Having battled an ongoing foot injury across the last couple of seasons, Rigter now hopes the worst is behind her, and she can regain the form she showed prior to injury. Having only turned […]

Baskaran aims to sharpen skills in 2022

SINCE making her debut back in 2019 as a 14-year-old, Charlotte Baskaran has not wasted anytime ticking off boxes. Her latest goal heading into her top-age season was to be named in the 2022 AFL Women’s Academy. A shortlist of those players identified to be among the top elite prospects in the country, it was […]

Hipwell hopes for uninterrupted year

AFTER the last two seasons had been interrupted by a mix of injury and the COVID-19 pandemic, Bridie Hipwell hopes for a clean run. The Sandringham Dragons talent was recently named in the AFL Women’s Academy for the upcoming season, and after an ankle injury curtailed the early part of her 2021 season, she is […]

NAB League Girls features coming over Summer

LEADING up to the 2022 NAB League Girls season and through the first few weeks, we will be releasing features on 46 players. Speaking to the talented footballers at the NAB League Girls Preseason Testing Day thanks to Rookie Me, we will release at least one a day from now through to February, telling each […]

GIANTS and Bushies “best of both worlds” for Cicolini

LIVING in New South Wales over the past couple of years when you have a need to cross the Victorian border has had its challenges. But for the Finley-based Olivia Cicolini, she has made the most of it. Representing Murray Bushrangers in the NAB League Girls and as a member of the GWS GIANTS Academy, […]

Trailblazer Marshall looking to return to the top level

DANIELLE Marshall is a trailblazer. There is no other way to put it. Her journey to the top is one of the most unique in the AFLW. She is American, and was the first American born player to play in the AFLW competition for the Western Bulldogs. Her story begins in Arizona, playing with the […]

Taylor credits Chargers ‘family’ for flag

NAB League premiership player, Charlotte Taylor credited her Oakleigh Chargers ‘family’ with being the catalyst behind the club’s 2021 flag. In her bottom-age year, Taylor overcame injury to play six games with the Chargers, averaging 11.2 disposals and 4.7 tackles. Luckily for Taylor, she was able to play in a premiership over Geelong Falcons, and […]

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