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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 […]

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 […]

Women’s Footy Rewind: 2017 VFLW Grand Final – the end of an era

WITH less women’s footy over the summer months than fans have become used to, we here at Rookie Me Central take you down memory lane and look back at key moments in women’s footy history from the past few years. In today’s inaugural article, we rewind to 2017, and the end of an era in […]

Top 5s: Season 7 AFLW Club B&F results

SEASON 7 of the AFL Women’s came to a close last month, but now all the 18 clubs have awarded their best and fairests. We take a look at the top five results from across the league and see who won the top gongs at each club. ADELAIDE 1st: Anne Hatchard (343 votes) 2nd: Ebony […]

Grateful Dees pair reflect on it all

AFTER Melbourne finally broke through for their inaugural flag yesterday, it was hard to wipe the smiles of the faces of it’s captain Daisy Pearce and coach Mick Stinear. Pearce said that although it had not fully sunk in yet, her overwhelming emotion was pride. “It’s taken a bit of time to sink in actually, […]

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 […]

Dees boss proud of Demonic grind to victory

SPEAKING after his side’s Preliminary Final win over North Melbourne, Dees coach Mick Stinear could not stop smiling but there was also a sense of relief on his face. He was a proud coach of the way his team performed, after they grinded out a 17 point win. “It was hard work, but really proud […]

AFLW Season 7 Finals preview: Melbourne vs North Melbourne (Preliminary Final 2)

MELBOURNE is one win away from its second successive AFL Women’s Grand Final when it takes on North Melbourne in the second preliminary final today. The Demons earned a week off and a place in the penultimate round with a qualifying victory over Adelaide, while for the Roos, they had to go the hard way […]

AFLW stalwarts ready to lock horns again

MELBOURNE’s Karen Paxman and North Melbourne’s Emma Kearney are two stalwarts of the competition, and have seen a lot in their time. They also face each other tomorrow afternoon, as their sides do battle for the second spot in the Season 7 Grand Final. Paxman said she and the Dees were expecting a tough contest […]

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 […]

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