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Fresh faces and fast learners among Dragons squad

A TURNOVER of 25 fresh faces is set to boost the Sandringham Dragons’ under-18 girls side in 2023, after the region produced a handful of AFL Women’s draftees last year. There’s a new mentor at the helm too, with former Collingwood V/AFLW assistant Martha Cantwell taking on the head coach role. Cantwell earned glowing praise […]

“Very different” Swans want to challenge again

SWAN Districts might be going through a “developmental phase” according to coach Adam Dancey, but he believes there is no reason why the young side cannot challenge for a WAFL Women’s flag. The reigning preliminary finalists have seen a lot of experience turned over during the off-season, but it gives some fresh faces chances to […]

Ranges’ leaders set to soar in 2023

A TALENTED top-age crop is poised to drive the Eastern Ranges to strong on-field and draft results in 2023, under new head coach Ash Close. After Travis Cloke led the girls side to a third place finish last year, the Metro-based program produced four AFLW draftees and is in good shape to match that strike […]

Devils out to make history for the Map in 2023

TASMANIAN football history runs deep in the Apple Isle, but there remains plenty more to make in the women’s space. That’s exactly what the Devils’ Under 18 girls side is out to do in 2023 under new head coach Jodie Clifford. With “big shoes to fill” after the roaring success of Cameron Joyce and Jeromey […]

Falcons’ fundamentals set to shine in 2023

FUNDAMENTALS, confidence, and high standards are among the strongest strings in Melissa Hickey‘s coaching bow. The incoming Geelong Falcons girls coach is one of the most significant women’s football figures in the region, and now has her sights set on developing its next generation of talent. With the Coates Talent League coaching roles again split […]

“Regrouped” Sharks ready for 2023 challenge

IT WOULD be impossible to deny the hurt that comes with losing a grand final after going through the regular season undefeated, but East Fremantle is already gearing up for another title challenge in 2023. WAFLW Talent and Operations Manager Brenton Boddington said the club had made sure the playing group was focused on going […]

Cannons “bullish” on emerging talent

THE CALDER Cannons are not shying away from the emerging talent at their disposal in 2023, with coach Ross Smith “bullish” on what is a relatively new look lineup. Only 15 draft eligible players feature in the 47-player Under 18 squad, as the Metro region looks to cater to its youth and the qualities needed […]

West Perth looking for Falcons’ spirit in 2023

LIVING out the club’s four core values of spirit, selfless, trust and resilience is the main focus for West Perth heading into the 2023 WAFL Women’s season. West Perth Head of WAFLW Development Luke Richardson says the Falcons are not shying away from the fact they were in it to win games, but by following […]

Royals decree to build right foundations

AS HISTORY has shown in the past three seasons, it is tough being the new kids on the block. East Perth is the latest team to join the WAFL Women’s and coach Jason Bloom said the club knows it will be a “challenging” road, but the Royals are determined to “build the right foundations” in […]

“Similar feel” to 2020 for Thunder coach

BEFORE Peel Thunder won back-to-back premierships with a side that featured a host of AFL Women’s talent in the making, the WAFL Women’s side was a wooden spoon battler, developing youth. Coaching the Rogers Cup at that point was Steve Markham, who would ultimately take over the top job from Adam Dancey at the Thunder, […]

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