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South Australia’s reaps rewards of long-term development focus

IN the space of four years, South Australia went from battlers to a juggernaut in the female footballing pathway. It is almost incredible to think that in the 2018 AFLW Under 18 Championships, the Croweaters had to combine with Northern Territory to form the Central Allies, and even then, were smashed by the Eastern Allies […]

The race to be number one: Who leads the charge in 2022?

IT is the great debate every year in AFL Draft circles. Just last year, the fiercely close race between Jason Horne-Francis and Nick Daicos divided many recruiters, fans and club folk alike, so how is the race to be crowned number one shaping up in 2022? >> The race to be number one: 2021 edition […]

AFLW REWIND | 2017 Trade Period

IT is amazing to think that more than five years ago the first AFL Women’s season came to a conclusion and the first official off-season commenced. In that off-season, a total of five trades were completed, with some of the biggest names then – and to this day – making moves across the country. We […]

How far can the Eagles soar in AFLW S7?

IT IS fair to say that the 2022 AFL Women’s season did not go to plan for the West Coast Eagles. The struggling side only managed the one win from 10 games, and while they were not predicted to push for finals, no doubt would have loved to have been competitive in more games. So […]

AFLW GF underrated stars: Rajcic and Colvin

SATURDAY’S AFLW Grand Final will see Adelaide up against Melbourne. Two sides full of well known stars – Ebony Marinoff, Anne Hatchard and Erin Phillips up against Lauren Pearce, Daisy Pearce and Tayla Harris. Everyone talks about the well known stars that will be crucial to deciding who wins on Saturday, but there are still […]

Opinion: Why Brisbane fans should not panic

BRISBANE fans, do not panic. Yes things were a complete disaster in Round 1. You got smacked in the Grand Final rematch and you lost arguably two of your Top 10 players in Kate Lutkins and Dakota Davidson to long-term injuries. For the fans out there who ride every bump and wave with your team, […]

Prevalence of ACL injuries in the AFLW

ALTHOUGH Round 1 of the 2022 AFLW season brought many highlights, it also brought a lot of injuries to star players, particularly anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. Collingwood’s Brianna Davey, Brisbane’s Kate Lutkins and the Bulldogs’ Isabel Huntington all went down with season ending ACL injuries, and will be big losses to their respective sides. […]

Friday Talking Points: Conti stars, Saints fade

IT was the Tigers of Old – or should it be said the Tigers of New – when Richmond put St Kilda to the sword in the second half to run away with a 38-point victory in the opening AFL Women’s match of the 2022 season. The Tigers booted six consecutive goals after quarter time […]

2022 AFLW Ones to Watch: Molly McDonald (St Kilda)

THE off season in the AFLW always brings many changes for every club. Players retire, are moved on, or are traded. These changes mean there are holes in sides that need to be filled, and players need to step up and fill them. In this series we’re going to take a look at some of […]

AFLW Rivalries – Melbourne vs Western Bulldogs

THROUGHOUT the first five years of the AFL Women’s Competition, we have seen some rivalries develop that are unique to the AFL Women’s competition. In this series, we’re going to highlight some of these rivalries. Today’s series opener is all about the rivalry that started it all. It is the reason that AFLW now exists […]