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RECAP | AFLW Trade Period 2023

THE AFLW Trade Period wrapped up for 2023 yesterday, with plenty of familiar faces changing clubs over the last 10 days. If you missed anything that went down during the Trade Period, here is a recap of the entire period. Mega Trade Number 1 The first trade of the entire period was a big one, […]

“Fitter” Butterworth keen to make impact

WHILE many people might have been digging in around the dining table over the Christmas break, Dandenong Stingrays forward Sophie Butterworth was digging in out on the track. The top-age forward came back to preseason training by her own admission “struggling”, so she set herself a goal of changing that over the Summer break and […]

AFLW Season 7 Glass Half Full/Empty: Brisbane

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. Today’s team, in the penultimate article in this series, is Brisbane, who fell agonisingly short of its second AFLW Premiership. GLASS HALF FULL They made another […]

Dees delight, break finals hoodoo

MELBOURNE has broken its finals hoodoo by grinding out a low-scoring but unmissable win, running out 2.7 (19) to 2.3 (15) victors over Brisbane. The Demons looked in trouble early when Brisbane kicked back-to-back goals in the opening quarter, but then took complete control of the game, shutting down the Lions’ run and limiting the […]

Hyett and her Dees ready for what lies ahead

MUCH like its opponent Brisbane, Melbourne finds itself back in another AFL Women’s decider after the heartbreak of last season’s loss to Adelaide. Melbourne assistant coach Tamara Hyett believes that despite Melbourne being the “perennial almosts” since the establishment of the competition, she does not believe that adds any pressure to her side coming into […]

Lions roar into AFLW Grand Final

BRISBANE Lions coach Craig Starcevich was pleased his side could reach the last match of the AFL Women’s season, declaring it would have been “disappointing” to fall a game short after the season they had. Brisbane only dropped one match in 10 outings – in a nail-biter to Richmond – during the regular season, then […]

Lions too strong for Crows; Springfield to host decider

BRISBANE Lions are the first team into the Season 7 AFL Women’s Grand Final, after taking care of Adelaide by 23 points. After an intense opening fifteen minutes, Brisbane really opened the game up in the second quarter. Adelaide mounted a minor comeback in the second half but it was nowhere near enough, as the […]

Midfield guns lead AFLW 22Under22 nominations

A TRIO of elite AFL Women’s players headline an incredibly talented 22Under22 nomination list for Season 7. Richmond’s Monique Conti, GWS’ Alyce Parker and Essendon’s Madison Prespakis were all among the 44-player squad released by the AFL today. Minor premiers Brisbane received the most nominations with five players earning a spot in the extended squad, […]

Season 7 AFLW All Australian Squad Revealed

THE SEASON 7 AFLW All Australian Squad has been named, with a full squad of 42 revealed earlier today. Minor Premiers Brisbane have the most number of players in the squad with six, while Adelaide, Melbourne, Geelong and Richmond have the next highest with four players apiece. Emma Kearney is in line for her seventh […]

Lions roar louder after absorbing Tiger pressure

BRISBANE is through to a home preliminary final in Season 7 of the AFL Women’s competition after overcoming a determined Richmond at Metricon Stadium on Saturday. The Lions were forced into an arm wrestle early to only lead by two points at quarter time, before piling on four consecutive goals to seal the qualifying final […]

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