Alicia Eva’s coaching star continues to rise

This article was first written for and published by the Roar.  Over the last five years, women’s sport has become increasingly prominent. In most of our professional sporting codes, women are visible everywhere you turn; as players, spectators, volunteers, administrators, media commentators and as officials. But despite all the change over the last five years, […]

Putting everyone in the spotlight

This story was first written for and published by Siren Sport. The Western Bulldogs Pride guernsey was one of the best designs we’ve seen this year. Mary Konstantopoulos talks to designer Natalie Gills about its story. Ellie Blackburn in the Western Bulldogs 2021 Pride guernsey. Image: Megan Brewer

Louise Stephenson: a woman of great courage

This article was first written for and published by Siren Sport.  GWS Giants utility Louise Stephenson is a woman of great courage. Stephenson is preparing for her fifth year representing the GWS Giants in the AFLW and is hoping to take the field from round three onwards. While Stephenson, just like her teammates, loves playing footy, right […]

Giants ready for first ‘stand tall’ game

This article was first written for and published by the Roar. For the GWS Giants, their win against the West Coast Eagles in the AFLW last weekend may have been the best in their history. The margin of 28 points certainly suggests so. But after a disappointing loss to North Melbourne the week before, for […]

Happy, healthy Hatchard: A key to the Crows’ success

This article was first written and published for The Roar.  Coming into AFLW season four, the Adelaide Crows were the hunted. After winning their second title in just three years in 2019, the club had certainly proven themselves as one of the most dominant teams in the competition. However, after a couple of injuries sustained […]

10 things we learned from AFLW Round One

This story was first written by Kristy Williams. The fourth instalment of AFLW kicked off at Ikon Park in Carlton on Friday night, and the standard just gets better and better each year! It promises to be the most even season the league has seen, with a least eight sides having legitimate Premiership aspirations. There […]

AFLW Round 1: Carlton Blues v Richmond Tigers

This piece was written by Kristy Williams. An outstanding blue-collar performance from Carlton led to a comprehensive 34-point victory over league newcomers, Richmond, in the AFLW season opener at Ikon Park on Friday night. With a vocal crowd of 15,337 watching on, last year’s runners-up, the Blues, put on a contested ball clinic despite the […]

Alicia Eva on lessons learned from Amanda Farrugia

This article was first written for and published by the Roar.  hen Amanda Farrugia announced her retirement from the AFLW in November last year, it left many fans shocked. Farrugia, or ‘Fridge’ as she is more affectionately known, had become synonymous with the growth of women’s footy in New South Wales.