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Nanscawen grateful for the past, but looking forward to the future

ESSENDON’S Georgia Nanscawen created history on Tuesday night, winning her second Lambert-Pearce Medal in a row as the best player in the VFLW competition. But according to Nanscawen herself, it came as a bit of a surprise. “I certainly wasn’t expecting to poll so well,” she said. “I knew that I had a consistent season […]

It’s double delight for Nanscawen

IT is déjà vu in the 2022 Lambert-Pearce Medal, with 2021 winner Georgia Nanscawen rewarded for a stellar 2022 season by winning her second Lambert-Pearce Medal in a row. She was the runaway winner, leading all night to comfortably win over the likes of Hawk Tamara Luke and Southern Saint Hannah Stuart. The award win […]

Preview: 2022 VFLW Awards Night

TONIGHT is the VFLW Awards Night, where another stellar season of the competition will be celebrated with the handing out of many league awards. The main prize of the night is the Lambert-Pearce Medal, which the competition’s Best and Fairest Award. Last year it was Essendon skipper Georgia Nanscawen who took out the award, but […]

VFLW Player Focus: Alana Barba (Essendon)

ON the weekend Essendon topped off a splendid 2022 VFLW season with a premiership, and a crucial part in that win was Lisa Hardeman medallist Alana Barba. Although many expected other Bombers to come away with Best on Ground honours, Barba’s game was one of those that was crucial, but also under the radar. This […]

How Essendon won the 2022 VFLW Premiership

ESSENDON had a pretty flawless 2022 VFLW campaign, there is just no other way to describe it, which culminated in winning the flag on Sunday. But winning the flag in general is not easy, much less off the back of an undefeated season like the Bombers did. But how exactly did they do it? Why […]

2022 AFLW Draft team review: North Melbourne

AFTER another so close, yet so far season of making the AFL Women’s finals but not getting to the last game of the year, North Melbourne headed back to the draft with five selections. In the 2022 AFLW Draft, the Roos were able to scoop up a couple of talls, and some high-upside, skilful smalls. […]

2022 AFLW Draft team review: Melbourne

AFTER falling one win short of an AFL Women’s premiership, grand finalists Melbourne headed into the off-season looking to maintain their place in the premiership race. The Demons lost a chunk of their depth, but also picked up some readymade replacements for another assault on the AFLW flag. Melbourne was always going to end up […]

2022 AFLW Draft team review: Hawthorn

ONE of two new expansion sides in the Victorian pool, Hawthorn took a different approach to Essendon’s list building process ahead of Season 7. While the Bombers stacked the list with readymade talent and some serious best-available stars, the Hawks went about assembling a side that Bec Goddard can play within the structures and game […]

Bombers fly up, up to claim inaugural flag

AFTER being the team to beat all year, Essendon has topped off a remarkable season by winning the 2022 VFLW Grand Final, comfortably defeating the Southern Saints 6.6 (42) to 0.7 (7). Lead by the likes of Lisa Hardeman medallist Alana Barba (18 touches, 18 tackles, seven clearances), Federica Frew and Renee Tierney (two goals […]

2022 AFLW Draft team review: Geelong

IN a comparably quiet night for the Cats as opposed to some past years, Geelong picked up the three players to compete its Season 7 list for AFL Women’s. Springing a surprise by being the second club to recall a past player who was previously delisted – after West Coast with Kate Bartlett – the […]

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