Womens

AFLW

Arnell heads north as part of three-way trade

BRISBANE has landed an experienced leader as part of the first AFL Women’s trade to drop in the 2018 Re-signing and Trade Period. The Lions have brought in former Carlton skipper Lauren Arnell, in a three-way trade which saw Nicole Hildebrand head to the Magpies, and Collingwood’ pick 40 traded to Carlton. Arnell was the […]

AFLW Draft: Geelong holds prized picks after initial order confirmed

GEELONG holds the two most prized picks in October’s 2018 AFL Women’s Draft ahead of the trade period kicking off. The Cats are one of two expansion sides in the competition next season, with North Melbourne adopting an experience-first mentality. Whilst the Cats have picked up a number of experienced faces including Melbourne’s Mel Hickey […]

Crunching the numbers: AFLW – Grand final

DESPITE the wet and difficult conditions in the grand final, both teams managed to have a good day in the stats department. In fact, 17 players ended up with double-figure disposals on the day. The Bulldogs triumphed in the end, but the Lions did not give up all day which shows in the numbers from […]

AFL Draft Central Team of the Year: AFLW

SEASON 2018 in the AFLW has seen consistent players back up their efforts in the inaugural AFLW season, such as Daisy Pearce and Chelsea Randall. It has also unearthed some brilliant young players, such as NAB Rising Star Chloe Molloy and Dogs gun, Libby Birch. The dominance of the Western Bulldogs in season 2018 was […]

Bulldogs dominate AFLW Awards

SOME of the league’s most aggressive football players rolled up to the AFLW Awards almost unrecognisable. Hair done, tanned and frocked up, the players were recognised following the conclusion of a memorable AFLW season. The Western Bulldogs were the big winners on the night, taking home plenty of awards after their inaugural AFLW premiership. AFLW […]

Stars to shine at AFLW Awards night

AFLW 2.0 saw a new crop of players rise to the surface and put on some wonderful displays. Meanwhile the superstars of last year’s inaugural competition got straight down to business and had consistent performances throughout this year’s season. The AFLW Awards comprise of eight categories, with some categories having predetermined results, such as the […]

VFLW

Weekend wash-up: VFLW – Round 10

HAWTHORN has regained top spot on the Victorian Football League (VFL) Women’s league after an important victory in round 10. Meanwhile, former ladder-leaders, Geelong regained some form after defeating the Southern Saints in a compelling round of football.   Darebin Falcons 1.4 (10) def. by NT Thunder 7.8 (50) By: Taylah Melki The NT Thunder […]

Weekend previews: VFLW – Round 10

WITH the end of the season nearing and ladder positions becoming increasingly important, all clubs will be looking to secure another win. The Magpies have continued their impressive ways, yet to drop a game this season and have a well-earned rest, while the Falcons will be looking to bounce back and redeem their Victorian Football […]

Team selection: VFLW – Round 10

THERE will be some close battles anticipated in round 10 of the Victorian Football League (VFL) Women’s season with the Casey Demons taking on Richmond and Carlton taking on Williamstown. Many teams have bought in AFLW heavyweights ahead of their clashes, making for some interesting clashes across the weekend.   DAREBIN  v. NT THUNDER Round […]

Number Crunching: VFLW – Round 9

WE ARE over halfway through of the Victorian Football League (VFL) Women’s Competition and as round nine has drawn to a close, we look into the stat that defines the game- kicking. Whether it be a keen defender who can get the ball far out of trouble, a midfielder who knows how to get the […]

Team of the Week: VFLW – Round 9

ROUND nine of the Victorian Football League (VFL) Women’s saw the gap at the top of the ladder widen, with Hawthorn, Collingwood and NT all notching up impressive wins over the weekend. On the other end of the table, Essendon was able to win its first game of the season against the Tigers at home. […]

Scouting notes: VFLW – Round 9

ESSENDON has finally recorded its first Victorian Football League (VFL) Women’s victory, getting over the line against Richmond in Round 9. At the other end of the table, Geelong suffered its second consecutive loss, this time at the hands of a rejuvenated NT Thunder outfit. This leaves the red-hot Collingwood remaning at the top of […]

TAC Cup Girls

Lynch overcomes it all to achieve her Nationals goal

OAKLEIGH Chargers midfielder, Katie Lynch has been riddled with injuries since 2015, but has battled through to take her place in Vic Metro’s Under 18 Championships side. She only managed four games during the TAC Cup Girls season, but still earned a plane ticket to the Gold Coast for the AFL Women’s Under 18 Championships. Lynch says […]

Constant challenge of improvement drives Kendall

A CHANCE referral from basketball teammates resulted in Sarah Kendall deciding to take up Aussie Rules and she has not looked back. The Eastern Ranges ruck has enjoyed the social aspect of playing in the TAC Cup Girls, as well as the physicality that comes with contact sport. Kendall said she first started when she […]

Warburton makes the most of her football opportunities

FROM not knowing what the AFLW Academy or Calder Cannons was to being a part of both programs, Molly Warburton has come a long way since she first picked up a football. The Calder Cannons defender first started playing Aussie Rules in Year 9 when she played school football, and loved it immediately. This prompted […]

Winbanks’ senior experience a development boost

A ONE-POINT victory on the final siren for Blackburn in the 2017 Eastern Football League Under 18s Grand Final is her fondest memory, but now Oakleigh Chargers’ ruck Bridie Winbanks eyes a more memorable event come year’s end. Winbanks has had a consistent season in the TAC Cup Girls, leading to Vic Metro selection for the AFL […]

Following her brother’s lead pays off for Jordyn Allen

DANDENONG Stingrays captain, Jordyn Allen followed her brother around as a youngster, throwing herself into any sport he did. Unlike many TAC Cup Girls players who have come from a netball or basketball background, Allen’s journey into Aussie Rules has been quite unique. “I think I did one ballet performance and tried a couple of […]

Rebels’ BnF winner thankful for opportunities

GREATER Western Victoria (GWV) Rebels’ defender Georgia Clarke has had a whirlwind few years of Youth Girls football, returning to the game after time out given the lack of opportunities in her area. She chose to focus on other sports, and just played football at school, ensuring that her love for the game was never […]