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2023 AFLW Draft review: Western Bulldogs

HOLDING clearly the best haul heading into the 2023 AFL Women’s Draft night, there was little doubt the Bulldogs were going to come out winners. They had four selections within the first 11, and picked up a mature-age ruck who had already been an injury replacement player with them late, Jorja Borg. The top-end quartet […]

2023 AFLW Draft: Talking Points

LAST night the 2023 AFL Women’s Draft took place and there were more than a few huge moments throughout the night. Though the top end went largely as predicted, there were still some bolters and sliders, as well as key themes which we’ll take a look at in this piece. Dogs have the need for […]

2023 AFLW Draft – Pick by Pick

TONIGHT was the AFLW’s big night – the Draft. A total of 53 players had their dreams come true and got drafted tonight. Here is who went where with each pick. Pick 1: Western Bulldogs – Kristie-Lee Weston-Turner (Western Jets – Victoria) Pick 2: West Coast – Jessica Rentsch (GWV Rebels – Victoria) Pick 3: […]

2023 RMC AFLW Phantom Draft and Q&A

TONIGHT the 2023 AFL Women’s Draft will kick off, and there is plenty intrigue about how the picks might fall. As it stands, some is known, but plenty is unknown, and we try to take a look at just what might happen. Given the evolving nature of any draft, one change at the top end […]

2023 AFLW Draft preview: Western Bulldogs

AFTER a season to forget which included collecting the wooden spoon, sacking coach Nathan Burke and having four best 21 players walk out the door, the Western Bulldogs are set to build from the ground up once again. The Dogs might still be searching for a coach, but picked up some experience this offseason with […]

2023 AFLW Draft preview: West Coast

AFTER another disappointing season, West Coast has entered the dawn of a new era with Daisy Pearce replacing Michael Prior as coach for the 2024 AFLW season. Having already made a move in her first week at the club recruiting ex-Tiger Jess Hosking, there is optimism out west for what the future holds with a […]

2023 AFLW Draft preview: Sydney

IT WAS almost a dream year from Sydney who went from winless debutants in Season 7, to finalists in Season 8. The Swans forced their way into a semi-final, and while ultimately they did not quite have the class to knock off the more experienced Adelaide, showed the building blocks are there for the future. […]

2023 AFLW Draft preview: St Kilda

ST KILDA had a season of two halves, starting slowly before a remarkable come-from-behind victory over Collingwood sparked a late season revival. It was not enough to get the Saints into finals, but they came close, and given they had one of the quietest Trade Period’s showed that they are happy with building on their […]

2023 AFLW Draft preview: GWS

GREATER Western Sydney (GWS) Giants again had a season to forget, finishing 16th and winning just two of 10 throughout Season 8. The Giants did have some excuses, losing key midfield star Alyce Parker to injury and all-time leading goalkicker Cora Staunton at the end of Season 7, with Season 8 Rising Star Zarlie Goldsworthy […]

AFLW Draft Explainer: Bid Matching

ONE of the more complicated elements of the AFL Women’s Draft is that of bid matching, which takes a different form to that of the men’s draft. While many are familiar with how the men’s draft bid matching works – after much explanation – there is still plenty of questions that come in about the […]

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