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AFLW

2019 AFLW season structure confirmed

TWO pools of five teams, seven rounds and two weeks of finals is the structure of the AFL Women’s 2019 season confirmed by the AFL’s Sarah Black today. Each of the 10 teams will play the four other sides in their pool, as well as three of the five sides in the other pool. The […]

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 […]

VFLW

Weekend previews: VFLW – Grand Final

THE stage is set for traditional rivals, Hawthorn and Geelong to make history in the inaugural Victorian Football League (VFL) Women’s Grand Final. The Hawks and Cats have been even all season on the ladder and will get to show what they’re made of in the first game played at Marvel Stadium.   HAWTHORN  v. […]

Team Selection: VFLW – Grand Final

OVALS across not only Victoria, but also Australia have been graced by the presence of many Victorian Football League Women’s (VFLW) players this year. Many new faces have had their time in the spotlight and old favourites have continued to inspire. This weekend the two strongest sides, Geelong and Hawthorn will come head to head […]

Number Crunching: VFLW – Week 2 Finals

LAST week’s Victorian Football League (VFL) Women’s preliminary final proved to be a shock as minor premier, Collingwood was overpowered by a fierce Geelong side. From finishing in fourth place, Geelong has climbed its way into the Grand Final with a successful series so far, beating Northern Territory (NT) in the semis and now claiming […]

Scouting notes: VFLW – Collingwood vs. Geelong

GEELONG has booked its place in the Victorian Football League (VFL) Women’s decider, after knocking Collingwood out in straight sets with an impressive 14-point win. We took a look at some of the top players from both sides on the day. Collingwood: #3 Nicole Hildebrand Did some nice things throughout the game, playing as the […]

Prespakis overcomes initial pressure for impressive top-age year

THERE are plenty of talented players who have followed the Youth Girls pathways, but the name Madison Prespakis is one that has been frequently mentioned within the pathways. With accolades that include TAC Cup Girls Best and Fairest, two-time Vic Metro Most Valuable Player, joint overall Most Valuable Player at the National Under 18 Championships and […]

Weekend wash-up: VFLW – Week 2 Finals

GEELONG has had a dream finals run, knocking off the formidable Northern Territory (NT) Thunder and minor premiers, Collingwood. The Pies could not combat the Cats’ ferocity at Stannards Stadium on Sunday, and ultimately fell short. Geelong now goes through to the Victorian Football League (VFL) Women’s Grand Final against Hawthorn on Sunday.   Collingwood […]

TAC Cup Girls

Football culture wins over Denby Taylor

DESCRIBED as “Dad’s only son”, Denby Taylor has forged her own sporting pathway after growing up balancing both football and netball. Taylor said he father was a “footy nut” and could not be prouder that the Geelong Falcons star had followed football. “I’d probably say my dad has been the biggest influence,” she said. “I […]

Prespakis overcomes initial pressure for impressive top-age year

THERE are plenty of talented players who have followed the Youth Girls pathways, but the name Madison Prespakis is one that has been frequently mentioned within the pathways. With accolades that include TAC Cup Girls Best and Fairest, two-time Vic Metro Most Valuable Player, joint overall Most Valuable Player at the National Under 18 Championships and […]

Women’s Young Guns to shine at Port Melbourne

SOME of the top AFL Women’s hopefuls will strut their stuff in a curtain raiser to the Victorian Football League (VFL) preliminary final between Casey Demons and Essendon on the weekend, in a bid to put their case forward to be drafted. Casey Demons’ Damian Keeping and Collingwood’s Chloe McMillan will coach the respective sides, […]

Webber rises to success against the odds

AS a youngster who loved to watch her brother play football, Nikia Webber asked her dad if she could do the same. He was against the idea because he perceived football as a masculine sport at the time. But after persistence from a young Webber, she got the opportunity to kick a footy around in a […]

Power play drives Hanks to pass on lessons learnt

WORK ethic and team cohesion was the cornerstone of Gippsland Power’s season, and for co-captain Tyla Hanks, the unbelievable improvement in season 2018 compared to last year was clear. Hanks said the growth of women’s football was exciting for everyone involved. “I think everyone’s excited,” she said. “But to see myself, and what it felt […]

Prespakis, Morrison look to future after sharing TAC Cup Girls Best and Fairest

WHEREVER one of Madison Prespakis and Nina Morrison goes, the other seems to follow, with the duo backing up their AFL Women’s Under 18 Championships Most Valuable Player (MVP) award by being crowned dual winners of the TAC Cup Girls Best and Fairest. Prespakis has long been touted as one of the best Under-18 female footballers while Morrison […]