Showing posts for: Sophie Alexander
Bombers bounce back after backwards step

ESPECIALLY after how last week’s match went for her Bombers’ side, there was a big smile on Essendon coach Nat Wood’s face after her side’s win over Carlton on Saturday. “I was really happy with the way we started the game,” Wood said. “Obviously we spoke about being off our best last week, and I […]

In Case You Missed It: AFLW Round 5 2023

IT was a nice spread out round of AFL Women’s over the weekend, with four days worth of action and plenty of surprises along the way. Geelong (4.1.25) lost to Melbourne (11.8.74) Richmond (4.6.30) defeated Fremantle (5.7.37) Carlton (6.8.44) defeated Sydney (6.3.39) Western Bulldogs (6.0.36) lost to St Kilda (8.6.54) West Coast (6.3.39) defeated Port […]

Kinetic Energy: Hawks put speed on the ball in second term surge

HAWTHORN opened its 2023 AFL Women’s season with a 19-point loss to Essendon, but stood a strong chance of snatching victory after a second quarter surge. With the Frankston breeze at their backs, the Hawks tinkered with their style and grabbed the ascendancy at half time. What held the home side in good stead was […]

Surprises and big margins as AFLW preseason wraps up

AFTER a weekend of match simulations across the AFL Women’s, last weekend saw all 18 clubs take to the field in official practice matches. In one of what was perhaps the more surprising results, Sydney defeated Carlton to continue its strong preseason form. A strong start was what really helped the Swans in the end. […]

Season 8 AFLW preview: Essendon

FINISHING the highest of the four Season 7 expansion sides, Bombers fans had plenty to cheer about from an inaugural season standpoint. Though it should not come as any surprise given the quality the Bombers loaded up on – both experienced and youth – Essendon still came through with the goods to win four matches […]

AFLW Season 7: Round 8 Talking Points – Small margins, for the most part

SATURDAY’S action in the AFL Women’s was for the most part a tight affair, with three matches separated by single figure margins, but one team certainly did not follow the formula. North Melbourne survived a tussle against a spirited Port Adelaide side, Essendon fought hard to deny Sydney their first win, while an inaccurate Geelong […]

Season 7 AFLW preview: Collingwood

IT was a tough pill to swallow last season for Collingwood, with the Magpies coming off a kick away from a grand final, to losing two of their best players and limping to the line in Season 6. Now looking ahead to Season 7, Collingwood will still be without star onballers Brianna Davey and Brittany […]

Potential Best 21s – AFLW Season 7: Collingwood, Essendon, Fremantle

LATER this month the AFL Women’s Season 7 will kick off and there is plenty to get excited about. While preseasons are underway and coaches are trying to work out a Round 1 lineup, we delved into what each of the sides could look like next season. Over a six-part series, we will examine three […]

How will they impact their new team in S7?: Olivia Barber

MANY AFLW stars made the moves to new clubs in the offseason and as we head toward season seven of the competition, we here at Rookie Me Central are going to take a look at some of these players and take a look at what kind of impact they can potentially make on their new […]

2022 AFLW Draft preview: Essendon

ONE of four fresh faces in the AFL Women’s landscape, Essendon has already made a splash since being announced as an expansion team. Recruiting a plethora of talented, readymade options from other clubs, the red and black side has its sights set on being competitive from day one. With a former league best and fairest […]

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