Showing posts for: Kristy Stratton
Gleeful Goddard proud of her team

HAWTHORN head coach Bec Goddard certainly had a big grin on her face after her side defeated Sydney on Saturday to win its second game of 2023. But after a slow start, Goddard was not feeling so happy. “Why do they do this to me? Why do they stress me out?” she said with a […]

Season 8 AFLW preview: Hawthorn

HAWTHORN took a little while, but eventually found its feet in Season 7 of the AFL Women’s coming from behind in Round 5 against Sydney at Punt Road to secure a nail-biting four-point win. From there, the Hawks went on to win three in a row – albeit against the other two bottom three sides, […]

Hawks eager to continue upward trajectory

HAWTHORN assistant coach Lou Wotton says her side is looking to build on the improvement from last year ahead of the upcoming AFLW season. The Hawks won three matches last year, and announced themselves as a side to watch in the coming seasons with some noticeable growth by the time the fixture wrapped. Wotton says […]

Preview | VFLW 2023 Round 6: Halfway fast approaching

JUST like that, we are already almost at the halfway mark of the 2023 VFL Women’s season. This season has been far less predictable than recent seasons though, so there is still so much to play out over the next two months. In terms of this weekend’s action, it all starts at Trevor Barker Oval […]

Preview | VFLW 2023 Round 5: Nothing is for certain

IT is one month down in the VFL Women’s competition, and with 10 weeks left in the regular season nothing is for certain. In a rare Friday night clash, Port Melbourne play host to Box Hill under the lights in Port Melbourne. Box Hill come into this clash after having suffered its first loss of […]

2023 AFLW Supplementary Draft: Every Pick

THE 2023 AFL Women’s Supplementary Draft is done and dusted with 26 new players on AFL Women’s lists. The door has been left ajar for three additional players after the Western Bulldogs passed on two selections, and the Gold Coast Suns also passed on one. Of the 26 players stepping up to elite level, seven […]

Stratton more motivated than ever to return to top flight

DESPITE all she has faced in her career, Box Hill stalwart Kristy Stratton is still as motivated as ever to have a second crack at AFLW level. Having been delisted after four seasons at Collingwood in the AFLW, returning to the AFLW is Stratton’s “main goal” heading into 2023. “I really want to give VFL […]

AFLW REWIND | 2017 Trade Period

IT is amazing to think that more than five years ago the first AFL Women’s season came to a conclusion and the first official off-season commenced. In that off-season, a total of five trades were completed, with some of the biggest names then – and to this day – making moves across the country. We […]

Bombers book VFLW grand final spot as Saints rise

ONE grand finalist is decided in the Victorian Football League (VFL) Women’s with Essendon defeating Casey Demons to move one win away from an undefeated 2022 season. The Bombers destroyed the Demons by 67 points in a convincing semi-final result, as Casey will now take on Southern Saints in the preliminary final, after the Saints […]

VFLW down to final four

IT is week two of the VFLW finals, and the competition is down to four teams. Although both games may be called semi finals, they have very different stakes. For Essendon and Casey, the winner moves straight through to the Grand Final, while the loser has to front up next week to play the winner […]

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