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Mifsud mindful of bigger picture as career progresses

DAREBIN Falcons’ vice-captain Alyssa Mifsud has experienced a lot in her career, but as her career progresses her goals have become simpler in nature. The start to her career was high octane, drafted into the AFL Women’s by Melbourne after one year in the code. When asked what it was like to get drafted, she […]

Redlegs raise offensive focus in 2024

NEW Norwood coach Brad Ferrall will look to unleash his side’s scoring potential in 2024, with a greater focus on offensive ball movement in 2024. Working closely with his predecessor Brad Snell last season as opposition analyst, Ferrall is set to follow on from Norwood’s finals appearance with a touch of his own flair. “Snelly’s […]

Q&A: Tara Harrington (Suns Academy)

QUEENSLAND AFLW Draft prospect Tara Harrington is a top-ager who has cut her teeth in a range of positions, with the predominant midfielder boasting skills and smarts. We spoke to the teenager at the recent Queensland Preseason Testing Day. Q: Tara, tell us about your footy journey, and what did you take from that? TH: […]

Freo fan Chambers open to opportunities

WHEN you are next door neighbour to Michael Johnson, and have a unique birth story that involves Matthew Pavlich, it is hard not to be a passionate member of the Purple Army. Purple runs through East Fremantle tall Taya Chambers‘ blood, with the top-ager’s family entrenched in their support for the Dockers. “In comparison to […]

Talbot taking “small steps” to reach big time

WHILE the majority of her Gold Coast Suns teammates live in the aforementioned region, North Cairns talent Heidi Talbot has had quite the array of obstacles to overcome. The trek from Cairns to the Gold Coast is arduous in itself, but juggling that with school, and needing to find work made it all the more […]

Q&A: Megan Mifsud (Giants Academy)

AN over-ager who came along in leaps and bounds last season, Megan Mifsud is back for another season at the Giants Academy. After crossing from soccer, the tough and athletic midfielder had a breakout first year to the point where she earned an AFLW Draft Combine invite. Though she ultimately missed out on cracking onto […]

Ambitious new coach gunning for return to former glory

THERE is a new face in charge at Darebin this VFLW season, with former North Melbourne VFLW assistant coach Lachlan Walker taking the reigns. He comes to the Falcons off the back of after having coached for seven years, two of which was spent as a VFLW assistant at North Melbourne, he felt that he […]

“Anything’s possible” for young Westies

IT was not all doom and gloom for West Adelaide last season despite receiving the wooden spoon, with Bloods coach Bruce Dawes taking away plenty of positives from 2023. In his first year at the helm, the former Sturt mentor led the side to two straight wins to start the season, but after injuries struck, […]

Q&A: Mia Salisbury (Suns Academy)

QUEENSLAND defender Mia Salisbury is preparing for a big 2024 season for both Bond University and the Maroons. Having largely played at Reserves level – winning a flag with the Bull Sharks – Salisbury is ready to make the jump to more consistent QAFL Women’s senior football, while also potentially eyeing a move up the […]

Young Dog Newson keen to learn new tricks

SOUTH Fremantle recruit Kate Newson is looking forward to learning off the likes of Fremantle ruck Ariana Hetherington, after the former Peel Thunder tall opted to make a “lifestyle change” and move to the Bulldogs. “I started basketball quite young, my whole family was in basketball so came up through that,” Newson said of her […]

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