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Family ties: Rigoni the next Dee in line?

TALL utility Jemma Rigoni has all the athletic traits that raise eyebrows of recruiters, and is now in line to follow in the footsteps of her father, Guy. The top-age talent has been nominated by Melbourne to fall under the father-daughter rule and is join the club her dad played 107 games for between 1998-2005. […]

AFLW 2023 Round 10 Preview: Saturday

THE AFLW finals puzzle continues to get written today as five matches are on the calendar, including a Grand Final rematch. 1:05pmWhitten Oval Recent Form The Kangaroos come into this game looking for a win to lock in a top fourth berth, while the Bulldogs will be looking for a win to finish a tough […]

Blistering Blaithin helps Dees destroy Dockers

MELBOURNE continued on its winning ways yesterday afternoon with a solid 33-point win over Fremantle at Casey Fields in what was particularly testing conditions. A big part of that win – as she has been all season – was winger Blaithin Mackin. In just her second season in the competition after coming out from Ireland, […]

Bolting Bannan blitzs Eagles to set up huge Demonic win

NAARM bounced back from its first loss of the 2023 AFL Womens season in emphatic fashion on Sunday, thrashing the West Coast Eagles to the tune of 70 points. One of the key stars of that performance was Alyssa Bannan, who piled on five goals in one of the young forward’s best performances in red […]

In Case You Missed It: AFLW Round 7 2023

WITH a few key results over the weekend of AFLW action, the finals race is shaping up to truly be an exciting one. Adelaide (9.5.59) defeated Western Bulldogs (2.5.17) St Kilda (7.6.48) defeated GWS (5.5.35) Geelong (6.11.47) defeated Walyalup (3.5.23) Sydney (3.8.26) lost to Hawthorn (5.10.40) Gold Coast (3.3.21) lost to Brisbane (8.9.57) Richmond (5.6.36) […]

AFLW 2023 Round 6 Preview: Saturday

A JAM-PACKED Saturday of action sees five AFL Women’s matches take place for Round 6 across the country. We preview each of those games. 1:05pmBlacktown ISP Recent Form Neither of these sides have had ideal first halves of the 2023 season. With one win between them, both will be absolutely hungry for a valuable four […]

Marvellous Mackin makes memorable debut

MELBOURNE’s newest Irish recruit Aimee Mackin finally got her chance to debut on the AFL Women’s stage over the weekend, and certainly made an impact in the Dees’ win over the Hawks. Speaking post-match, Mackin was happy she had finally made her debut, and did so in a win. “I think once you get the […]

Skipper’s stellar showing leads Dees to another win

MELBOURNE cruised to its second win from as many games with a solid 77-point win over GWS on Sunday night, and one big key to the Dees’ success was none other than skipper Kate Hore. Taking on one of the more mentally and emotionally challenging tasks in AFLW – taking over as captain of the […]

Heath helps Dees destroy Pies in second half

MELBOURNE opened its AFLW Premiership defence with what turned out to be a comfortable 42-point win over Collingwood in the opening match of the 2023 AFLW premiership season. It was not looking that way the whole night though, as Collingwood really came to play in the first half and found themselves eight points up at […]

Season 8 AFLW preview: Melbourne

REIGNING premiers Melbourne basked in long-awaited premiership glory last season after having a series of so close, yet so far attempts at the AFL Women’s flag. The Demons defeated Brisbbane at Brighton Homes Arena in somewhat of an upset, going one better than their loss to Adelaide the season prior. Fast forward eight months, and […]

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