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Mentors help Wakfer ruck up a storm

RUCKING requires some of the more specific skills on the Aussie Rules football field, and West Australian tall Lauren Wakfer is learning them from some of the best. The South Fremantle product, and Fremantle Dockers fan, is gunning for this year’s AFLW Draft, hoping to walk in the footsteps of a couple key mentors. She’s […]

Gee whizz! Queensland MVP loves all aspects of footy

QUEENSLAND’S 2022 Under 18 Most Valuable Player (MVP) Alana Gee has had many an onlooker remark ‘Gee, she can play’ over the years. It likely only made her name easier to remember as those in the know jotted it down. With her junior career completed, the Gold Coast Suns Academy talent now has her sights […]

Cross-coding Kimber makes footy a family affair

QUEENSLANDER Kaylee Kimber took the term ‘football family’ literally when she decided to take up the sport. Having previously played netball, the 18-year-old Gold Coast Suns Academy member got into football after seeing her brother play, and joined up locally with her mother. A couple of years later, and she has represented her state at […]

Browne relocates south to chase AFLW dream

TOOWOOMBA’S Courtney Browne has left no stone unturned in her dream to reach the elite level of Australian rules football. The Brisbane Lions Academy member and Yeronga South Brisbane teenager moved down from North Queensland in search of more football opportunities, and though she has had to juggle her school and spot commitments, as well […]

Roberts kicking goals and making friends

WHEN you are touted as the top pick in your AFLW Draft class, there is no doubt a lot of expectation and pressure that comes with it, but Peel Thunder‘s Ella Roberts is taking it all in her stride and enjoying her football. The top-age prospect comes with an accolade-filled junior career that features back-to-back […]

Mullins relishes opportunities against the best

CONSECUTIVE seasons of representative experience and learning with the Brisbane Lions Academy means Charlotte Mullins has mixed it with the best. With the 2022 AFLW Under 18 National Championships recently concluded, draft hopefuls like Mullins have effectively completed the on-field portion of their junior talent pathway. Though there is a great deal of unknown surrounding […]

Interruptions no issue for Fellows in pursuit of draft dream

ALTHOUGH Covid may have delayed the start to her VFLW career, Casey Demons’ Tahlia Fellows has certainly made an impact already in her short career at state league level. Originally from Melbourne’s south-east, she did not plan on committing to football, but a shortage of players one day at her local club changed everything. “I […]

Bushby loving the challenges of WAFLW

WEST Australian AFL Women’s draft prospect Abbygail Bushby has enjoyed a steady rise in Australian rules football since returning to the code in the last couple of years. The Swan Districts midfielder-forward has gone from local football, to West Australian Football League (WAFL) Women’s action, to the national stage representing the Sandgropers and then most […]

Dual sport Smith looking to juggle loves

BRISBANE Lions Academy talent Ella Smith is looking to follow both her sporting passions into the future, with the high-level athlete excelling at both Australian rules football and rowing. Having to juggle them currently – with the latter causing her to miss the final AFLW Under 18 Championships match – Smith has found a good […]

Ava Set-On Australian football

MUSIC to the ears of some Australian football fans sounds a little like this – “I ditched soccer because footy’s better”. Queensland Under 18s prospect Ava Seton can be attributed to the quote, and has come a long way through the native code’s pathway after switching from a different kind of football. While family ties […]

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