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Competitive Roper always eyeing improvement

WEST Perth top-age talent Kaitlyn Roper has quietly built a nice CV at the Falcons over the last few years, though admits she is never “100 per cent satisfied” and is craving to get better at every opportunity. Coming into the 2024 season off a Rogers Cup club best and fairest and a high finish […]

Q&A: Lucy Yates (North Shore Bombers)

A RISING talent in the AFL Sydney Women’s Premier Division, Lucy Yates is a top-ager who has shown she is more than capable of punching above her weight. Despite standing at just 159cm, Yates has regularly taken on much bigger midfielders both through the Coates Talent League Girls and AFL Sydney competitions. Yates is a […]

‘Zimmy’ takes opportunities with both hands

QUEENSLAND representative Zimra Hussain fell in love with the sport of Australian rules football since moving to Australia in 2014. The then eight-year-old relocated to Toowoomba in the Sunshine State, having grown up in Pakistan as a child. “I picked it up in 2015,” Hussain said of her first football season. “Played Under 10s and […]

Q&A: Emma McDonald (Oakleigh Chargers)

BOASTING a team-first attitude and a desire to improve, Oakleigh Chargers key forward Emma McDonald does the little things right. A basketball convert who is only into her third year of football and second at an elite junior program, the Vic Metro forward is among the top talents in this year’s AFL Women’s Draft. McDonald […]

Q&A: Madison Ibrahim (Murray Bushrangers)

MAKING her Vic Country Under 18s debut against Vic Metro over the weekend following a return from injury, Murray Bushrangers defender Madison Ibrahim is a name to remember. She has been a shining light in Murray’s team this season, and though she has not played since Round 8, had a breakthrough game. On that day, […]

Q&A: Kyla Forbes (Calder Cannons)

FEW players are as versatile as Calder Cannons’ Kyla Forbes who has played just about every possible position over the last few seasons. Starting as a pure forward, Forbes worked her way up to being a predominant forward and pinch-hitting in the midfield last season, to now primarily being a midfielder with forward minutes. However […]

Passionate Pies fan Dalgleish takes opportunities

TOP-AGE Vic Country representative Kayla Dalgleish is enjoying a strong season for Dandenong Stingrays in the Coates Talent League Girls competition, and backed up her form in that league with an eye-catching performance up forward for her state last weekend. Dalgleish kicked two of her side’s four goals – as well as two behinds – […]

Anderson lives out WAFLW premiership dream

AFTER the heartbreak of last season’s grand final loss to East Fremantle, over-age forward Bec Anderson was able to achieve the glory that evaded her in her debut League year, when Claremont knocked off East Fremantle in the WAFL Women’s Grand Final on Sunday. Anderson was a surprise packet last season for the Tigers, playing […]

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 […]

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