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Reflective ruck praises persistent Dees

MELBOURNE got its AFL Women’s premiership defence off to an emphatic start on Friday night with a solid 42 point win over Collingwood, and Dees star premiership ruck Lauren Pearce was certainly a happy camper post match. “It was good” she said speaking about the game. “I mean it was tight for the first half […]

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 […]

AFLW Season 7 Glass Half Full/Empty: Melbourne

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, the last in the series, is of course Melbourne, who broke through for its first AFLW Premiership in Season 7. GLASS HALF FULL They […]

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, […]

Preview | AFLW Round 9: Penultimate round takes place

THERE are plenty of massive matches in Round 9 of the AFL Women’s as the penultimate round takes place. With teams fighting for both top four and top eight spots, there is much on the line across the majority of the nine matches.

Team spirit driving Demons: Stinear

TEAM spirit is the catalyst for a Melbourne Demons flag in Season 7 of the AFL Women’s, with coach Mick Stinear moving away from focusing on “perfect football” but rather consistency within one another. The Dees mentor made the comments on the back of yet another victory – their seventh in eight games – embarrassing […]

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 […]

AFLW Season 7: Big Week For – Round 8

IN a weekly piece throughout the AFL Women’s season, we name the players and teams who will be looking to have a big week in the upcoming round. From underperforming sides, to players looking to step up or continue their form, Big Week For highlights those who could be ones to watch over the weekend. Western Bulldogs […]

Stinear backs “brilliant” Dees

AFTER arguably Melbourne’s best performance of Season 7 with a win over Western Bulldogs at Casey Fields, Demons coach Mick Stinear was certainly a happy man. He expressed his delight with the four-quarter performance post-match following the 10.13 (73) to 1.3 (9) victory. “Good. I think that was a pretty strong performance for across the […]

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