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Explainer | AFLW PSP compensation

YESTERDAY the AFL announced the Priority Signing Period (PSP) compensation for those clubs who lost players to the four most recent expansion sides in the Season 7 off-season. A total of six clubs received competition, with Brisbane – the only team to lose multiple players – receiving two draft selections as compensation for those players. […]

AFLW 2023 Round 4 Preview: Saturday

11:05amManuka Oval Recent Form These two could not be coming into this clash with records more different than each other. Adelaide is currently sitting comfortably with an undefeated start to the season, while GWS is yet to get its campaign really going yet. History As two original teams of the competition, there is certainly plenty […]

PREVIEW | 2023 AFLW Round 1: Melbourne vs. Collingwood

A BLOCKBUSTER match opens the 2023 AFL Women’s season, with reigning premiers Melbourne unfurling their Season 7 flag against Collingwood at Ikon Park. The teams within the contest could not be more different with the ever-consistent Dees going up against a new-look Magpies outfit that will hope to cause a boilover. TEAMS MELBOURNE B: L.Birch 9 […]

“No limitations” for improving Power

PORT Adelaide is ready to shock the AFL Women’s competition off the back of an impressive preseason that included two victories over GWS GIANTS and St Kilda, and a trio of talented talls joining the mix. After a somewhat “rushed” introduction to their inaugural season, the Power have enjoyed taking the extra time over the […]

Season 8 AFLW preview: Port Adelaide

PORT Adelaide finally got to join the AFLW party in Season 7, but it was not always a party for those from Alberton in their debut season. Although the Power showed glimpses of the team they can become, wins were ultimately not always forthcoming and they ultimately finished second to last on the ladder. But […]

Dockers’ development the key to success

FREMANTLE had an AFL Women’s season to forget last year when the Dockers were smashed by injuries across Season 7, culminating in the usually strong outfit to slip to 12th on the ladder. Though they managed to get some troops back and be more competitive later in the year, the Dockers, now with new coach […]

Power seeing benefits from extended off-season

LAST year’s quick turnaround between AFL Women’s seasons six and seven were tricky on all clubs, but for the four expansion sides in particular, getting a cohesive group together and formulating a gameplan with the full list was extremely difficult. For Port Adelaide, more than half of the inaugural list was yet to undergo an […]

Recap | 2023 AFLW Priority Signing Period

YESTERDAY saw the much talked about AFL Women’s Priority Signing Period (PSP) come to a conclusion, with a total of eight players finding new homes during the window. The PSP was designed to give the four newest AFLW clubs – Essendon, Hawthorn, Port Adelaide and Sydney – a chance to sign some more experience players […]

AFLW Season 7 Glass Half Full/Empty: Fremantle

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 up in the series is Fremantle, who endured a frustrating Season 7 with untimely injuries to key players, and the eventual departure of coach Trent […]

Preview | AFLW Round 8: Double chances up for grabs

SOME crucial matches confront teams battling it out for both the double chance and top eight, with must-win contests afoot in Round 8 of the AFL Women’s. With some teams heading into the matches close to full strength, while others remain missing key individuals, it will be fascinating to see just who takes their chances […]

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