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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 […]

Preview: 2022 VFLW Grand Final – Essendon vs. Southern Saints

AFTER two Covid interrupted seasons, the VFLW will finally have a complete season when the 2022 Grand Final takes place on Sunday. Sunday’s clash sees the undefeated Essendon take on the somewhat surprise packets of 2022, the Southern Saints. Essendon has been the benchmark team all season, and rightfully go into the match as the […]

2022 AFLW Draft team review: Essendon

NEWCOMERS Essendon had quite the large haul at the 2022 AFL Women’s Draft, picking up seven players, including two mature-agers to complete the Bombers list ahead of Season 7. The Bombers went for a mix of exciting forwards, natural leaders and club teammates, to cover all areas of the ground, but particularly looked at versatile […]

Underdog Saints certainly not overawed by the occasion

WHEN it comes to this VFLW season, the Southern Saints have been one of those sides you just cannot really underestimate. They may have ultimately finished fifth on the ladder this season, but three big wins in a row against at times much more highly fancied opponents has seen them make their very first VFLW […]

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