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2023 Vic Metro Girls hub profiled

VIC METRO followed up Vic Country’s State Hub release last week with the official release of Metro’s State Hub yesterday. The Metro girl’s hub has 19 players, with Eastern Ranges (six players), Sandringham Dragons (four), Oakleigh Chargers (three) and Western Jets (three) leading the way. Calder Cannons (two) and Northern Knights (one) round out the […]

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 […]

AFLW Season 7: Round 9 Talking Points – Finals picture becomes clearer

ROUND 9 of the latest AFLW season bounced down on Friday night, featuring a pair of fixtures with finals ramifications in the penultimate home-and-away weekend. Kicking off proceedings, Adelaide took out a thriller against fellow finals-bound fancy Geelong, while Gold Coast kept its top eight hopes alive while dashing that of Carlton.

AFLW clubs dust off cobwebs ahead of season

THOUGH the official practice matches kick off next weekend, 16 of the 18 clubs engaged in either unofficial practice matches or match simulations over the past week. We summarised the notes made by clubs across the competition to put it all in one place. ADELAIDE vs PORT ADELAIDE Adelaide and Port Adelaide clashed at Thebarton […]

South Australia’s reaps rewards of long-term development focus

IN the space of four years, South Australia went from battlers to a juggernaut in the female footballing pathway. It is almost incredible to think that in the 2018 AFLW Under 18 Championships, the Croweaters had to combine with Northern Territory to form the Central Allies, and even then, were smashed by the Eastern Allies […]

2021-22 AFLW early look: Adelaide

IN an early look at the upcoming AFL Women’s 2021-22 season, Draft Central checks out each of the 14 clubs over the next three weeks ahead of preseason commencing. Up first is Adelaide, the 2021 grand finalists set to be another contender in the new-look season. LAST SEASON: Position: 1st (Runners-up) Wins: 7 Losses: 2 […]

Competitive Venning used to putting in the “extra effort”

WINNING your club’s best and fairest award over the league and state Under 19s MVP is no mean feat, but it’s exactly what West Adelaide midfielder Zoe Venning pulled off in 2021. The tenacious ball winner was part of a strong Westies side which surged to this year’s SANFL Women’s grand final, averaging 16.5 disposals, […]

SANFLW mature-age talent continues to flourish

READYMADE mature-age talent is something AFL Women’s clubs are often searching for in order to fill needs, or potentially top up areas of depth that they can exploit at the elite level. Last year the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) Women’s contribution to the AFL Women’s Draft might have flown under the radar a […]

Griffiths grasps “fantastic opportunity” with State Academy

WEST Adelaide’s Scarlett Griffiths has loved being a member of South Australia’s State Academy program, describing it as a “fantastic opportunity” to test herself alongside and against the best players in the country. The teenager plies her trade in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) Women’s competition for the Bloods, having come from a […]

2021 AFL Women’s draftee watch: Grand Final

BRISBANE was crowned the 2021 AFL Women’s premier on Saturday after defeating two-time winner, Adelaide by 18 points at Adelaide Oval. A number of fresh faces to the competition continued their contributions for the two remaining sides, producing big moments on the biggest of stages. We run you through how Generation W’s generation next fared […]

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