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Blackburn lifts Dogs to breakthrough win

IT has been a long time coming for Western Bulldogs fans, but the red, white and blue finally heard the club song post-game on the weekend, defeating West Coast to enjoy a much-needed victory. After going 0-8 to start the season in a year that has involved a horror run of injuries, the Bulldogs returned […]

USAFL Nationals Player Focus: Lindsay Eliasson (Minnesota Freeze)

THE Minnesota Freeze almost pulled off some history at the 2023 USAFL National Championships Women’s Division 1, but ultimately fell heart breakingly short, losing to the Golden Gate Iron Maidens in the final. One Freeze player who was arguably best on ground for her side in the match was forward Lindsay Eliasson. The former soccer, […]

Murder of Crows: Adelaide’s pressure sinks Suns

IN a season where there are four distinct contenders – with perhaps one or two dark horses – the gap between second and fifth was telling on the weekend. Adelaide, a side never too far away from success and in fact the most successful team in AFL Women’s history, put Gold Coast to the sword […]

AFLW Rising Star Player Focus: Matilda Scholz (Port Adelaide)

IT has been a whirlwind few months for Port Adelaide’s ruck Matilda Scholz. Taken as a draft concession ahead of this season, Scholz got a head start on her draft cohort and has already started to make an impact on the AFL Women’s competition. Coming into a side that struggled in its ruck department last […]

AFLW Rising Star Player Focus: Ally Morphett (Sydney)

WITH the return of AFL Women’s on the weekend comes the return of Rising Star nominations. Alongside star Eagle Ella Roberts, young Swans ruck Ally Morphett was one of the Rising Star nominees for Round 1 after an impressive performance in her side’s historic win over the GIANTS. Playing as the Swans’ first choice ruck, […]

Talent League Player Focus: Kayley Kavanagh (Calder Cannons)

RETURNING to the Coates Talent League Girls competition off the back of a MVP-winning performance for Vic Metro at the AFL Women’s Under 18 Championships, Kayley Kavanagh had a day out against the Geelong Falcons. The top-aged Calder Cannons midfielder brought her own ball to the match, racking up a season-high 35 touches in a […]

SANFL Player Focus: Kade Herbert (Eagles)

WOODVILLE-WEST Torrens midfielder Kade Herbert rounded out his stint at senior level this year with another promising performance on Saturday, albeit in a heartbreaking loss after the siren. Playing his fifth League game, Herbert didn’t shy away from the fierce contest with 20 disposals and a goal. The 2024-eligible draft prospect may yet feature in […]

AFLW U18s Player Focus: Kiera Whiley (Vic Metro)

WESTERN Jets skipper and AFLW Academy member Kiera Whiley is a good all-round player who can be a natural contested ball-winner, or slot onto a flank or a wing when required. In Vic Metro’s victory over Vic Country, Whiley almost exclusively played inside midfield, where she ran at an elite 80 per cent in both […]

VFL Player Focus: Ethan Read (Gold Coast Suns)

PLENTY of pathway prospects have earned berths at senior level this year, and Gold Coast Suns Academy member Ethan Read was the latest to be unleashed in the VFL. The 202cm ruck played with and against AFL-listed players as the Suns beat Sydney by 68 points on Saturday, and we put his performance under the […]

AFLW U18s Player Focus: Evie Long (Queensland)

SMOOTH-MOVING utility Evie Long produced a breakout game for Queensland against the Allies on the weekend, kicking three goals in four minutes during the third term. She was the catalyst behind the Maroons streaking away on the Gold Coast, while also having the 13 disposals, six marks, five tackles and two inside 50. 2023 AFLW […]

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