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TAC Cup Girls preview: Murray Bushrangers

MURRAY Bushrangers went undefeated in 2017, but finished second on the ladder due to a smaller percentage than premiers Calder Cannons. This was due to some narrow wins, especially in the last rounds of the season. The Bushrangers escaped with a two-point win against the Geelong Falcons in round four, while the winless Oakleigh Chargers […]

Queensland weekly wrap: New opportunities open in thriving women’s football

A BUSY week in Queensland football has been dominated by the women’s game, with more exposure and a growing list of clubs highlighting the effect of the Brisbane Lions’ success in AFLW. QWFA changes This season will continue to see exponential growth in women’s AFL in Queensland, with an overhaul of the Queensland Women’s Football […]

Podcast: TAC Cup Girls – Episode One

A NEW year marks all-new content and in 2018, AFL Draft Central will be producing a weekly podcast through the TAC Cup Girls season. Hosted by women’s football editor, Julia Montesano, the podcast will be posted each Wednesday night and will review the previous round’s games and look ahead to the following weekend. For the […]

TAC Cup Girls preview: GWV Rebels

The Greater Western Victoria (GWV) Rebels would be happy with their 2017 season, winning three games out of five to finish seventh on the ladder. The Rebels burst out of the blocks, with a thumping win over the Western Jets in round one, and continued their solid campaign throughout the season. Lauren Butler was a […]

Youth Girls shown new pathway in Tasmania

A NEW pathway for aspiring AFLW players has opened up in the form of the Wrest Point TSLW Under 18 Development Series. The series is a talent identification competition, which will assist TSLW clubs ahead of list confirmations for the 2018 season. It is also the first phase of the state academy, and about 30 […]

Scouting notes: AFLW – Round 4

DEFENSIVE efforts headlined a massive round four, where players were pushed to their limits by the unusual weather conditions. Melbourne’s Daisy Pearce was kept quiet by young gun, Brittany Bonnici, while GWS’ Pepa Randall nullified Erin Phillips’ impact at Blacktown. But all the talk surrounded Friday night’s Pride Match, where Brooke Lochland lit up the […]

TAC Cup Girls preview: Calder Cannons

THE Calder Cannons were unstoppable in 2017, finishing undefeated on top of the ladder. Collingwood forward, Chloe Molloy had a dream season for the Cannons, as she was the competition’s leading goal-scorer, and the joint winner of the TAC Cup best-and-fairest. This earned her a spot in the Magpies line-up, after being snapped up at […]

TAC Cup Girls preview: Gippsland Power

TWO recent Collingwood draftees are paving the way for aspiring Gippsland Power female footballers, who have reportedly “stepped up” over the pre-season according to the Power’s female talent manager Chelsea Caple, as she looks ahead to season 2018. “I think getting two drafted in the 2017 draft has lifted the professionalism for the girls,” Caple […]

AFLW Weekend Wash-up: Round 4

TWO records were broken in round four, despite a weekend dominated by trying playing conditions. On Friday night, Bulldog, Brooke Lochland kicked seven goals in front of a packed VU Whitten Oval for the AFLW Pride Game. Then on Sunday, last year’s Rising Star, Ebony Marinoff regained the AFLW tackling record, laying 21 tackles against the Giants in […]

TAC Cup Girls preview: Geelong Falcons

THE Geelong Falcons impressed in the 2017 TAC Cup Girls season, only dropping one game for the year. This loss came in round four, when they fell just two points short of the Murray Bushrangers, who were one of only two undefeated teams last year. But just a week later in round five, the Falcons […]

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