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Jordan looking forward in 2023

NORTHERN Knights dynamo Ava Jordan is looking to add another string to her bow this season when the talented midfield takes up a new role inside 50. The Knights’ top-ager stands at just 148cm, and if drafted she would become the smallest player in the AFL Women’s. Though that is some way off, Jordan has […]

Multi focused Mercoulia always looking more broadly

CASEY coach Peter Mercoulia always wears more than one hat while coaching the Dees in the VFLW. Not literally of course, but not only is his focus on achieving the best season possible for the Dees, but with one of the aims of the Casey program to get players drafted, he always has that in […]

Hawks boss got a very different nest in ’23

LAST VFLW season was a big one for Hawthorn (now known as Box Hill) with the club’s AFLW side coming into the picture, and someone who was in the thick of that was coach, Cherie O’Neill. It was her first year in the role, and it was certainly a monumental year to come into the […]

Optimistic coach Chloe trying to ensure history does not repeat

AFTER experiencing just about every emotion over the past few years in the VFLW, Collingwood coach Chloe McMillan is looking forward to the new season and looking to get back to those highest of highest of highs. Reflecting on last year, McMillan said that “last season was probably a little bit up and down.” “We […]

“Fitter” Butterworth keen to make impact

WHILE many people might have been digging in around the dining table over the Christmas break, Dandenong Stingrays forward Sophie Butterworth was digging in out on the track. The top-age forward came back to preseason training by her own admission “struggling”, so she set herself a goal of changing that over the Summer break and […]

Laila Lappin’ up the “awesome” experiences

AFTER an extended preseason and a later start date, Greater Western Victoria (GWV) Rebels key position player Laila Lappin is excited about finally stepping out on the field when the Rebels take on Geelong Falcons tomorrow. The niece of Carlton and St Kilda goalsneak Matthew, Lappin is a member of the Vic Country hub and […]

Duffy in it “100 per cent” ahead of Bushies return

AFTER only taking up football ahead of the 2022 season, Murray Bushrangers defender Paige Duffy is ready for a massive 2023. Averaging around seven disposals per game playing as a tall defender last season, the athletic 172cm top-ager earned a place in the Vic Country hub off the back of eight outings. Returning for the […]

Broken but not beaten; Rentsch returns

FEW could blame AFL Women’s Academy member Jessica Rentsch for being a touch hesitant ahead of her return to competitive football for the first time in 286 days. The last time the Greater Western Victoria (GWV) Rebels wing took to the field, it was at GMHBA Stadium in the Under 17s Futures match on June […]

Over-age quartet set for Round 1

FOUR over-age players returning to the Coates Talent League in 2023 will be looking to impress across the opening few rounds ahead of the 2023 AFLW Over-age Draft, before setting their sights on a third chance at the year’s end all-in draft. At the recent Preseason Testing Day, we spoke to Dandenong Stingrays duo Felicity […]

CTL Girls Q&A: Lila Keck (Bendigo Pioneers)

BENDIGO Pioneers skipper Lila Keck is one of the stars of the upcoming Coates Talent League and we chatted to her at the Preseason Testing Day. Here is how our chat with the AFLW Academy member and Vic Country representative went down. RMC Q: How has preseason been, are you feeling fit and ready to […]

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