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2024 AFLW U18s Player Focus: Mia Salisbury (Queensland)

PROMISING top-age Queenslander Mia Salisbury has adapted into life as a midfielder this year after a promising bottom-age national carnival as a defender. The Bond University draft eligible player was among the better players for the Suns Academy during its Coates Talent League Girls stint earlier in the year. In the absence of a host […]

VFLW Player Spotlight: Nyakoat Dojiok (North Melbourne)

ONE of the talking points of the VFL Women’s offseason was the substantial list changes that were happening at Collingwood, with just about every member of their 2023 squad list no longer at the club heading into 2024. One of those who found themselves a new home was lively forward Nyakoat Dojiok, who was just […]

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT | Lauren Caruso (Port Melbourne)

ALTHOUGH her Lisa Hardeman Medal win in 2023 did not result in getting drafted like it did for many of the previous winners, Lauren Caruso’s efforts this VFL Women’s season have proven she has not let that disappointment get to her. Lauren Caruso19/11/1999 | 161cmPlaying Number: 5 Caruso was once struggling to break into a […]

2024 AFLW U18s Player Focus: Georgie Brisbane (Vic Metro)

EASTERN Ranges skipper Georgie Brisbane has been threatening to blow a game open for some time since returning from a rest midway through the Coates Talent League Girls season. Her form prior to that break had been indifferent, but since then, has been building in confidence and getting back to the incredible talent she showed […]

2024 CTLG Player Focus: Sara Howley (Geelong Falcons)

ONE of the most consistent ball winners in this year’s AFLW Draft class, Geelong Falcons midfielder Sara Howley had another huge day for her side in Round 11 of the Coates Talent League Girls. As the Falcons stormed past Murray Bushrangers in the second half of the match, Howley was at the forefront of a […]

2024 SANFLW Player Focus: Laitiah Huynh (Central District)

WHILE her SANFLW season might be over, Central District premiership player Laitiah Huynh finished off 2024 with arguably her best performance of the year. Having really locked down a wing role over the past couple of seasons, the 21-year-old Huynh has become a vital contributor for the Bulldogs at League level. Huynh came through the […]

2024 CTL Girls Player Focus: Ellie Hall (Murray Bushrangers)

IN a remarkable return from an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, Murray Bushrangers’ Ellie Hall racked up more than 30 touches in her side’s 20-point loss to Tasmania Devils. Having represented the Giants Academy earlier in the season, the NSW/ACT prospect fronted up in Murray colours for the first time since 2022. With her bottom-age […]

VFL Player Focus: Logan Smith (GWS)

GWS Giants Academy player and Allies State Squad member Logan Smith had his first hitout at senior level, applying his trade in the GWS VFL side in their 14-point win over Port Melbourne. One of the highly touted ruck’s of the draft, Smith had no issue adapting to the physicality and was thrown in the […]

2024 WAFLW Player Focus: Juliet Kelly (Claremont)

BOTTOM-age talent Juliet Kelly produced a breakout game for the Tigers in their massive win over East Perth on the weekend, rotating between half-back and midfield. Though best known for her feats behind the ball, she worked hard to get forward on this occasion, kicking two goals from 25 disposals and having a massive influence […]

2024 WAFLW Player Focus: Poppy Stockwell (South Fremantle)

WHEN it comes to mature-age talent, few have enjoyed stronger seasons than South Fremantle’s Poppy Stockwell. The 21-year-old forward produced her best performance of the year against Peel Thunder on Saturday, racking up 20 disposals, clunking seven marks and booting three goals. It was the first time Stockwell had cracked 20 disposals this season, but […]

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