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Season 8 AFLW preview: St Kilda

SEASON 7 got off to such a promising start for St Kilda, but after a Round 3 loss to eventual champions Melbourne, the wheels started to fall off a bit for the Saints. They only won one more game for the season to comfortably finish in the bottom half of the table. However the offseason […]

Saints and Tigers draw in opening match sim

IN a fitting first competitive contest ahead of the AFL Women’s Season 8, St Kilda and Richmond could not be split on Friday night at RSEA Park as the two sides booted 5.5 (35) apiece. Both teams unveiled several new players, with ex-Magpie and dual All-Australian Jaimee Lambert starring for a half going up against […]

Women’s Footy Rewind: 2016 AFLW Draft

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 the very first AFLW Draft, which was held […]

Proud Saints coach a happy man after win

IT was a nerve wracking finish to his side’s clash with Port on the weekend for St Kilda for Saints coach Nick Dal Santo. When asked how he was in the dying stages of the match, he said with a laugh “I wasn’t great”. Upon further reflection on the game, Dal Santo said it was […]

AFLW Season 7: Big Week For – Round 7

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. Nicola Stevens […]

EJ magic helps Pies survive Saints scare

ADMITTING it was far tighter than he had hoped given the statistical dominance by his side, Collingwood coach Steve Symonds was just pleased to come away with the four points during the Magpies’ two-point win over St Kilda on Saturday. The Magpies had 16 more inside 50s (37-21), 21 more contested possessions and 14 more […]

AFLW Season 7: Round 6 Talking Points – This season just keeps on giving

THERE were some huge results across Round 6 of the AFL Women’s on Saturday, as the top eight sides gained separation on the rest, and just four points separating those teams. GWS bounced back from last week in the perfect way with a win over Carlton, while Geelong resigned the Bulldogs to their second straight […]

Coaches Corner: Round 2 Season 7 edition

IN a new weekly series at Rookie Me Central, we cast our eyes and ears around the league to gather thoughts from AFL Women’s coaches, and see what they had to say post their respective matches on the weekend. This week we hear from the two coaches who faced off at Box Hill City Oval […]

Dal Santo pleased by Saints’ style

ST KILDA was able to play its own brand of football and get the job done over expansion side Sydney in the Swans’ first ever game, recording a 29-point victory. Saints coach Nick Dal Santo said he was proud with how his team was able to manage the road trip up to North Sydney Oval, […]

2022 AFLW: Round 1 Talking Points – Expansion sides make history

THE first Saturday of Season 7 of AFLW was a historic one, with all four of the competition’s newest sides taking to the field for the first time. Unfortunately for three of the newest sides they were unable to get the win, with North, West Coast and St Kilda winning meaning that Essendon were the […]

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