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AFLW Season 7 Glass Half Full/Empty: Hawthorn

IN a new approach to the AFL Women’s end of season reviews, Rookie Me Central casts both a glass half full and half empty lens over each side’s campaigns. Next under the microscope is Hawthorn, who had a better debut season than many people expected. GLASS HALF FULL Bec Goddard Much like Scott Gowans at […]

AFLW Season 7: Round 7 Talking Points – Not all goes as expected

SATURDAY’s action in the AFL Women’s saw things largely go as expected, but not completely. Gold Coast, Brisbane and Adelaide all won as expected, but Hawthorn caused a minor upset, winning their third match in a row by downing Port Adelaide.

Moves help Hawks hunt Eagles

A SERIES of moves – by a mixture of design and coincidence – helped Hawthorn win its second straight game of the AFL Women’s season, taking out West Coast by three points in a blustery Frankston last night. Hawthorn coach Bec Goddard was the mastermind behind the moves, which included Jess Duffin going forward to […]

Preview | AFLW Round 6: Inaugural Showdown kicks off back half of season

WE are now officially in the back half of the AFLW season, with still so much left to play out this season. Among this weekend’s menu of exciting games is the first ever AFLW Showdown, as Adelaide and Port Adelaide are set to battle it out tonight at Adelaide Oval in one of two games […]

AFLW Season 7: Round 5 Talking Points – Action packed day of history

YESTERDAY’s action in the AFLW saw an action packed day full of history for some and intention setting for others. North Melbourne knocked off the previously undefeated Bulldogs, while Collingwood notched up a win over the Bombers. Hawthorn created history with its first ever win downing the Swans, while Melbourne bounced back to its best […]

Preview | AFLW Round 5a: Derby opens early start

AN early start to Round 5 of the AFL Women’s – due to the men’s grand final on Saturday – sees six of the nine matches played before the weekend even hits. In a two-part round preview, we will take a look at the first five matches of the round – Thursday and Friday daylight […]

AFLW Debut season watch: Round 3 Season 7

THE AFLW Debut season focus is back for season 7, where we take a look at some of the better player performances from those who make their debut in this year. At Ikon Park on Friday night the Bulldogs overcame the Dockers, and young star Rylie Wilcox played a major role. In a Rising star […]

Coaches Corner: Round 2 Season 7 edition

IN a new 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. This week we hear from the two coaches who faced off at Box Hill City Oval […]

AFLW Season 7: Round 2 Talking Points – Established sides flex muscles

SUNDAY’S action in Round 2 of Season 7 saw five entertaining matches, but a common thread. Every side that won yesterday – Carlton, Collingwood, Brisbane, St Kilda and Gold Coast – were all more experienced than the opponents they defeated.

AFLW practice match takeaways

IT WAS a fascinating weekend of AFL Women’s practice matches that took place ahead of a huge Season 7, with all 18 teams taking to the field for the first time in competitive matchplay. The four new sides – Essendon, Hawthorn, Port Adelaide and Sydney – made their maiden appearances, while the likes of Melbourne […]

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