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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: […]

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 […]

Trial matches to kick off as seasons edge closer

FOOTBALL season is edging closer with teams across the state ready to put their off-season theory into practice as trial matches take place across the SANFL Women’s, as well as WAFL Women’s and Colts competitions. In South Australia, the season is just three weeks away with the opening round kicking off on March 1. In […]

2023 AFLW Draft review: Gold Coast

GOLD Coast was one of the more active teams on AFL Women’s Draft night, picking up five players including three locals. Despite having a strong Academy, the Suns managed to snag both Kiara Bischa and Sienna McMullen on the cheap at Picks 50 and 51 respectively, as well as club-tied Territory talent Annabel Kievit with […]

2023 AFLW Draft review: Brisbane

LOCAL talent was the clear theme for the Brisbane Lions, as the Season 8 premiers stayed within their own Academy for the 2023 AFL Women’s Draft. Forced to match a bid for Evie Long at Pick 15 and Indiana Williams at Pick 27, the Lions also selected Sophie Peters at Pick 21, and then Rania […]

2023 AFLW Draft preview: Gold Coast

GOLD Coast would have been disappointed with its final game of the year, bowing out in the elimination finals against Sydney, but the Suns can take plenty from an improved season. The season not only brought a return to the post-season series, but a lot of change during Trade Period with three players coming in, […]

2023 AFLW Draft preview: Brisbane

PREMIERS Brisbane might be basking on cloud nine after the Lions’ second flag in the women’s program history, but it did not stop them making moves over the off-season. Having lost quality players such as Emily Bates, Greta Bodey and Jesse Wardlaw over the off-season last year, there was no such forced moves, with instead […]

2023 AFLW Draft nominations: Full list

ALMOST 570 players nominated for the 2023 AFL Women’s Draft on December 18, with two thirds of nominees opting nationally, and only Victoria (103) having more than 25 state-based nominees. Nominations closed on December 1, with confirmed AFLW delistings after the date not included in the nominations. Collingwood already signed Irishwoman Muireann Atkinson from the […]

2023 AFLW Draft State-by-State analysis: Queensland

THE AFL Women’s premiership cup returned home to the Sunshine State, with Brisbane able to come from fourth to get the job done. The Lions and Gold Coast Suns – who both made finals – have a strong pool to pick from, with some top-end talent and some high-upside players to watch. Here are those […]

Hung overcomes “hard” year to remain in draft contention

DESPITE missing almost all of 2023 due to stress fractures in her foot, Lions Academy representative Lilu Hung is still among the potential draft prospects in the upcoming AFL Women’s Draft. Hung only got through “five minutes” of her QAFL Women’s season, before her world came “crashing down” around her. “I was coming off the […]

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