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Combatant’s journey to the 2022 QAFLW Grand Final

IT IS just about the end of another QAFL Women’s season, and for both the University of Queensland (UQ) and the Southport Sharks, there is one match left to see who will be the queens of the land in the Sunshine State. Both teams have certainly faced their challenges in 2022, from weather interruptions in […]

Underdog Saints certainly not overawed by the occasion

WHEN it comes to this VFLW season, the Southern Saints have been one of those sides you just cannot really underestimate. They may have ultimately finished fifth on the ladder this season, but three big wins in a row against at times much more highly fancied opponents has seen them make their very first VFLW […]

Grand Final the culmination of a long journey for the Bombers

SUNDAY’S VFL Women’s Grand Final is about more than the culmination of a single campaign for Essendon. Season 2022 could not have been more different from back in 2018, when the Bombers first joined the VFLW. A one-win year saw them comfortably finish last on the ladder back then, but fast forward four years and […]

Soccer turned football star has sights set on big league

ALTHOUGH she is one of Collingwood’s most consistent defenders over the last couple of years, Katie Lee is yet to find herself on an AFLW list. Lee’s journey to this point is certainly not traditional. Before joining the Magpies in 2018, she actually played soccer, and got quite far up the soccer pathway ladder. “So […]

Women’s footy veteran re-finds her love for the game

NORTH Melbourne forward Emily Paterno is a stalwart of women’s footy who has seen a lot of change in her time in the game. Coming up on her 200th game, which she is due to play next season, she has seen women’s footy gone from a very local, very unknown entity to what we have […]

Speakman hoping to be heard after promising season

IT is often tough playing junior footy in the country. From the expansive travel, to making up numbers week to week, and facing extremely stiff opposition, coming away atop the tree is no mean feat. Just ask Jamie-Lee Speakman. Although, sh I’s one who likely fit the bill of being tough opposition for most. “I […]

Bowler’s name?! Fleming charges into footy off the long run

“I was mainly just a fast bowler, bowled some outswingers kind of like Dad.” SHE’S handy with the ball, no matter the code. Oakleigh Chargers gun Jasmine Fleming has a name recognisable to most Australian sports lovers, and her elite pedigree is something which has proven a great support across her diverse sporting journey thus […]

Double trouble for Cockatoo-Motlaps

PORT Adelaide will have double trouble for the opposition of its AFLW program next season, after signing twin sisters Laquoiya and Litonya Cockatoo-Motlap yesterday. The Queenslanders will make the trek south to represent the club their uncle Che Cockatoo-Collins proudly played for five seasons, having represented the Gold Coast Suns Academy and Queensland at the […]

Mentors help Wakfer ruck up a storm

RUCKING requires some of the more specific skills on the Aussie Rules football field, and West Australian tall Lauren Wakfer is learning them from some of the best. The South Fremantle product, and Fremantle Dockers fan, is gunning for this year’s AFLW Draft, hoping to walk in the footsteps of a couple key mentors. She’s […]

Gee whizz! Queensland MVP loves all aspects of footy

QUEENSLAND’S 2022 Under 18 Most Valuable Player (MVP) Alana Gee has had many an onlooker remark ‘Gee, she can play’ over the years. It likely only made her name easier to remember as those in the know jotted it down. With her junior career completed, the Gold Coast Suns Academy talent now has her sights […]

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