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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 […]

AFLW U18s Player Focus: Kiara Bischa (Queensland)

DEFENDERS do not often get the same credit as teammates further afield, but it is hard to deny that Queensland defender Kiara Bischa has enjoyed a great start to her national carnival. She has already had some massive roles – taking on top draft talent Lauren Young and potential top draft talent next year Ash […]

Rogers Cup Player Focus: Kaitlyn Roper (West Perth)

PRODUCING a four-quarter performance in West Perth’s Rogers Cup Grand Final win over South Fremantle, Falcons’ midfielder Kaitlyn Roper was among the standouts on the day. Teaming up with grand final MVP Mia Russo, Roper stepped up while Russo was being tagged in the first half, and took it upon herself to ensure the Bulldogs […]

WAFLW Player Focus: Zippy Fish (East Fremantle)

ONE of the top AFLW Draft prospects for next year, East Fremantle bottom-ager Zippy Fish announced her big game potential with an incredible best on ground display in the WAFLW Grand Final. In arguably the best – or certainly most important – performance of her career, Fish was simply dominant through the midfield and all […]

AFLW U18s Player Focus: India Rasheed (South Australia)

STANDOUT bottom-age prospect India Rasheed was simply sensational in South Australia’s big win over Vic Metro on the weekend. In what was the Croweaters’ second victory of the 2023 AFLW Under 18 Championships, Rasheed rotated between midfield and attack, doing plenty of damage both through her delivery and scoreboard impact. Her performance was the subject […]

Talent League Player Focus: Chloe Baker-West (Calder Cannons)

BREAKING the all-time disposal record by a mile, Calder Cannons double bottom-ager Chloe Baker-West had herself a day out in Round 13 of the Coates Talent League Girls competition. Suffering a severe case of leather poisoning, the talented 2007-born utility recorded a remarkable 49 disposals and 18 inside 50s, in a performance that would be […]

Talent League Player Focus: Ash Centra (Gippsland Power)

ONE of the most promising bottom-age prospects in next year’s AFL Women’s Draft, Ash Centra is enjoying a strong season for Gippsland Power in the Coates Talent League Girls competition. On the weekend, the Power suffered a 14-point loss to Northern Knights after leading by as much as 16 points at one stage, but have […]

WAFLW Player Focus: Mylee Leitch (East Fremantle)

AFTER an injury setback earlier this year that kept Mylee Leitch out of the opening AFLW Under 18 Championships match, the East Fremantle forward is back and thriving. After a solid game one back in the Sharks’ lineup, Leitch was back to her best on the weekend, kicking two goals from 16 disposals and eight […]

AFLW Academy Player Focus: Lauren Young

THE consensus top prospect in this year’s AFLW Draft pool is West Adelaide utility Lauren Young, and that has been the case from a long way out. Throughout a junior career littered with accolades, and senior seasons of the same ilk, she has set herself apart as the brightest talent in women’s football. Young turned […]

Talent League Player Focus: Jasmine Sowden (Gippsland Power)

BOTTOM-AGE talent Jasmine Sowden was a standout in Round 10 of the Coates Talent League despite her Gippsland Power side going down to Tasmania Devils by two goals. In a blustery day at Warrawee Park, the 16-year-old had a breakout 30 disposals, five marks, four inside 50s and four rebound 50s, while laying 11 tackles […]

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