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Q&A: Isabella McDonough (Lions Academy)

BRISBANE Lions Academy talent Isabella McDonough was one of the most impressive players through the Lions Academy’s Coates Talent League Girls’ stint this season. The strong midfielder who can play both inside or on the wing and even up forward, played all four goals and kicked three against the Calder Cannons in an impressive win. […]

Q&A: Laela Ebert (North Adelaide)

BOASTING a famous South Australian surname, North Adelaide top-ager Laela Ebert is forging her own path at SANFL Women’s level. Though she has missed the past few weeks due to concussion protocols after earning a Breakthrough Player nomination in Round 10 of the season, Ebert has had a wonderful 2024 thus far rotating from half-back […]

Q&A: Jemma Reynolds (Dandenong Stingrays)

DANDENONG Stingrays top-ager Jemma Reynolds has started the 2024 Coates Talent League Girls season on fire, averaging 23 disposals per game across her first six matches. Her form includes two games of 29 or 30 disposals, including a standout performance against the Brisbane Lions Academy last weekend. An explosive on-baller with clean hands and class […]

Q&A: Grace Belloni (Eastern Ranges)

EASTERN Ranges top-ager Grace Belloni is one of a number of draft hopefuls coming out of the metropolitan region, with the forward-midfielder consistently impacting games, particularly in the latter role this season. The 174cm utility averaged 15.8 disposals, 2.5 marks and 2.7 tackles last season, booting 11 goals in 16 games. She started as a […]

Q&A: Maggie Mahony (Oakleigh Chargers)

OAKLEIGH Chargers midfielder Maggie Mahony has had a red-hot start to the 2024 Coates Talent League Girls season, racking up the ball at will and stepping up in her top-age season. Having been around the club for a couple of years now, Mahony has learnt plenty from her predecessors, and will look to take that […]

Q&A: Amelie Gladman (Oakleigh Chargers)

BOOTING a competition record nine goals in a game last year, Oakleigh Chargers’ forward Amelie Gladman knows how to find the big sticks. She finished 2023 with 19 goals in 13 games, and has already booted seven goals in her first five games for the Chargers this year. A member of the Vic Metro hub, […]

Q&A: Zoe Besanko (Dandenong Stingrays)

DANDENONG Stingrays skipper Zoe Besanko has enjoyed quite the rise since switching from the netball court to the footy field. A member of the AFLW Academy and key player in the Stingrays’ ruck-forward division, Besanko was named as captain for the club ahead of the 2024 season. We spoke to the talented tall and leader […]

Q&A: Maddison Albrecht (Calder Cannons)

CALDER Cannons top-ager Maddison Albrecht is a tenacious utility who can play both through the middle and up forward, and impressed as a bottom-ager last year. She averaged 14.9 disposals and 4.9 tackles throughout 14 games, becoming a regular component of the Cannons’ midfield while pumping the ball inside 50 on average 3.5 times per […]

Q&A: Megan Norbury (West Perth)

WEST Perth winger Megan Norbury posted one of the best yo-yo times at the Preseason Testing Day, with the top-age runner one of a number of West Australian AFLW draft prospects this year. We spoke to Norbury at the event about her football journey, game and future goals. Q: Megan, tell us about your footy […]

Q&A: Lily Paterson (Swan Districts)

TOP-AGE talent Lily Paterson is a star on the rise having started the 2024 WAFL Women’s season in ripping form for Swan Districts. Though outside the State Academy coming into the year, the 17-year-old is turning heads with her aerial ability, foot skills and hurt factor in games. We spoke to Paterson at the Preseason […]

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