No loyalty in the AFLW? What sport are you watching?

This article was first written and published for The Roar. Two weeks ago the Adelaide Crows were crowned AFLW Premiers for 2019, defeating Carlton 10.3 (63) to 2.6 (18). There were many talking points from the game including the injury sustained by Crows co-captain Erin Phillips which saw her stretchered from the field in the […]

Tayla Harris: 1, trolls: 0

This week’s award for ‘television network that has consistently missed the mark’ goes to Channel Seven. Their week began with a Sunday Night exposé into NRL culture. Many would have tuned in interested in details about the most recent off-field scandals, however Sunday Night instead focused on claims made against former player Bodene Thompson.

What do you mean AFLW starts this weekend?

This article was first written for and published by The Roar.  Season three of AFLW commences this weekend, with an opening round fixture between the Geelong Cats and Collingwood. Two additional teams have joined the competition – North Melbourne and Geelong – expanding the total number of teams to ten. Plenty of fan favourites return, […]

Mary’s Wonder Women: Where are the female AFLW coaches?

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 […]

Mary’s Wonder Women: Free Katie Brennan

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 […]

Mary’s Wonder Women: A Giant game for GWS

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 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 […]