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Henry hunting AFLW chance

HUNTING the football and prowling the packs are a couple of AFLW Academy member Jaime Henry‘s strengths as the top-age talent eyes off a chance at the elite level. The inside midfielder has been considered one of the most readymade prospects in this year’s draft crop and her development from initially being a defender to […]

Ranges focus within ahead of grand final

UP TO 95 per cent of planning for the Talent League Girls Grand Final will focus around the Ranges themselves according to Eastern coach Ash Close, as his side prepares to knock off Oakleigh Chargers for the second time in a month. The Chargers were missing a number of “high-end talents” due to the Under […]

McMullen enjoys “freedom” of footy

TOP Queensland AFLW draft prospect Sienna McMullen was like many kids growing up, doing “pretty much any sport under the sun” but ended up choosing Aussie rules due to its uniqueness in the sporting landscape. “I did cross country, Oztag, touch. I did lots of swimming, triathlons, pretty much any sport under the sun,” McMullen […]

Leitch overcomes injury to finish season strong

AN EARLY season injury did not deter West Australian Mylee Leitch from remaining in AFLW Draft contention, with the over-age forward piecing together a strong body of work. After cementing her spot as a dangerous hybrid forward in 2022 for East Fremantle, Leitch took her game to another level this year and was one of […]

Swan flies high after Combine invite

MAROOCHYDORE utility Amber Swan is one of 12 Queenslanders to earn a place at the upcoming AFLW Draft Combine, with the Lions Academy member overcoming an ankle injury in the lead-up to the national carnival not stopping her from having an impact. In speaking to Rookie Me Central ahead of that national carnival, Swan was […]

McWilliams thankful to be on the other side of injury battles

CARLTON stalwart Phoebe McWilliams made it back out on the park on the weekend, and in doing so reached the milestone of 50 games in the AFL Women’s competition. Especially after the injury troubles she faces over the last year, the fact she has reached the milestone at all is something the Blues star is […]

Grunden grabs opportunities with both hands

AFLW Draft hopeful Sarah Grunden has left no stone unturned in 2023 after rising from virtual unknown to a Top 30 talent off the back of a promising start to the season for the Calder Cannons forward. The skilful top-ager caught the eye on debut for the Cannons, then kicked three goals in her second […]

Starcevich inspires Williams to take next step

LITTLE did current Brisbane Lions coach Craig Starcevich know, but when he made a visit to the Hervey Bay region in the year leading up to the inaugural AFL Women’s season, he was planting the seed for a then 10-year-old Indiana Williams to follow a path into Australian rules football Fast forward seven years, and […]

Sun thrown in the deep end early but grateful for the show of faith

MEARA Girvan was one of a number of new faces for the Gold Coast Suns on Saturday afternoon as the Suns almost pulled off a come from behind win against Carlton, and speaking post match it was clear she was frustrated about how the game eventuated. “It was pretty frustrating” she said. “I think we […]

Reflective ruck praises persistent Dees

MELBOURNE got its AFL Women’s premiership defence off to an emphatic start on Friday night with a solid 42 point win over Collingwood, and Dees star premiership ruck Lauren Pearce was certainly a happy camper post match. “It was good” she said speaking about the game. “I mean it was tight for the first half […]

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