This article was first written for and published for The Roar. If the AFL started AFLW simply to give women the opportunity to play football at a professional level, then that purpose has been achieved. But what if it was about something more? What if it was also about the AFL indicating to its fan-base […]
This story was first written and published for The Roar. This weekend the second season of the AFLW will come to an end when the Western Bulldogs play the Brisbane Lions in the grand final on Saturday afternoon. For the Western Bulldogs, with their win over the Melbourne Demons at the Whitten Oval last weekend […]
This article was first written and published for The Roar. “There’s a big, big sound from the west of the town. It’s the sound of the mighty Giants” – and when it comes to AFLW, that big, big sound has never been louder. Tonight could be one of the most significant nights in Giants history, when […]
This article was first written for and published by The Roar. At 7pm tonight, AFLW returns to Sydney when the Giants take on Carlton at Drummoyne Oval. After last year’s scheduling debacle, which saw Greater Western Sydney play a game played at Blacktown International Sports Park at 5pm on a Friday night (who can get […]
This article was written by Caitlin Arnold. They call her ‘Squid’ because her arms – and legs – bare a lot of ink, but new GWS GIANTS recruit Phoebe Monahan will be looking to make a new name for herself during her debut AFL Women’s season in 2018. As one of the six new GIANTS […]
This article was written by Caitlin Arnold. One of many unique attributes of the AFL Women’s competition is the outstanding resolve and pressure it takes for some of the players to be dual-athletes. A feat nowhere to be seen in the men’s league, playing more than one sport at a national level – sometimes even […]
This article was written by Caitlin Arnold. There are few stand-alone team colours in the AFL or AFLW, which instantly trigger thoughts of one specific team. Yellow needs black, for instance, to conjure thoughts of Richmond. And red seeks white to ‘cheer cheer’ for the Sydney Swans. But there are a handful of famous hues […]
This article was first written for and published by The Roar. On Sunday afternoon when the final of WBBL03 is played, it’ll be déjà vu for cricket fans, with the final being contested between the same two clubs as last year – the Sydney Sixers and the Perth Scorchers. To book their place in the […]
This article was first written for and published by The Roar. New year. New diary. 2017 may have been a ‘watershed’ year for women in sport, but I am confident 2018 will be even better. Here are some of the events underlined in my diary featuring women in sport this year.
This article was first written for and published by The Roar. At around this time last year, as I reflected on 2016, I knew that it had been a watershed 12 months for women in sport. Flash forward and I am reading plenty of articles labelling 2017 the same way.