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Hampson-Hardeman Cup: The match that began a movement

THIS weekend sees Melbourne host the Western Bulldogs for yet another instalment of the Hampson-Hardeman Cup. With the cup named after women’s footy pioneers Barb Hampson and Lisa Hardeman, something that is often forgotten amid the growth of AFL Women’s over the last six years is how the initial rivalry between these two clubs kicked […]

South topples North in Tassie U16 clash

A FIVE-goal final term saw Tasmania South run over the top of its Northern counterpart, to secure a 7.11 (53) to 3.6 (24) victory in the AFLW Under 16 Championships. In a tough, hard-fought encounter for three quarters, South was able to conjure up five majors – three of which came off the boot of […]

AFLW Season 7: Big Week For – Round 7

IN a weekly piece throughout the AFL Women’s season, we name the players and teams who will be looking to have a big week in the upcoming round. From underperforming sides, to players looking to step up or continue their form, Big Week For highlights those who could be ones to watch over the weekend. Nicola Stevens […]

AFLW Player Focus: Tyla Hanks (Melbourne)

AS Melbourne chalked up its fifth win of the season on the weekend, accounting for Fremantle, one of the stars of that match was Tyla Hanks. The Melbourne midfielder was a woman on a mission from the very first ball up, and this week’s Player Focus seeks to take a deeper dive into the star onballer’s […]

Coaches’ Corner: Showdown Edition

IN a weekly series at Rookie Me Central, we cast our eyes and ears around the league to gather thoughts from AFL Women’s coaches, and see what they had to say post their respective matches on the weekend. It is over to Adelaide and to the Showdown for this week’s edition, where we heard from […]

Crocker praises teams’ defensive pressure

NORTH Melbourne AFLW Coach Darren Crocker knew the importance of his side’s victory against the Sydney Swans with four rounds left in the regular season, noting his side’s defensive pressure was key to getting the win. “It was an important game for us,” Crocker said. “Sydney are obviously at a different stage of their development […]

Lions’ desperation key to Bombers win

BRISBANE coach Craig Starcevich was thrilled his side could get back on the winner’s list with a big victory over Essendon in challenging conditions on Sunday. The top of the table Lions lost their first game of the season to Richmond in Round 5, but blew the Bombers away early to lead 42-0 until late […]

2022/23 NTFLW R1 Player Focus: Tatyana Perry (Palmerston)

A NEW season of the Northern Territory Football League (NTFL) Women’s competition kicked off over the weekend, with the players returning to the Spring and Summer competition that will run from October through until February. A new side entered the league for the first time in Tiwi Bombers, having struck up a partnership with the […]

Happy Stinear looking for a more consistent Dees

ALTHOUGH Melbourne got their fifth win of the season on the weekend, Melbourne coach Mick Stinear acknowledged that his side did not have things all their own way against Fremantle. “It was very much a grind. I would say we got outworked, clearances and around the contest for the day. I feel like they’re a […]

Tigers claw into top eight with Suns win

RICHMOND is four points and percentage inside the top eight, winning a crucial game against Gold Coast at Punt Road to move clear ahead of the ninth placed Suns. A loss would have seen the Tigers tumble back to ninth themselves, but in winning their fourth consecutive match, Richmond moved to a 4-2 record and […]

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