AFL Grand Final – Adelaide v Richmond: To Gerard

“The hardest years, the wildest years”… Callum O’Connor dedicates 15 years of football to his Uncle Gerard, the man who has led him all the way.

VFL Women’s: A Changing Competition

VFL Women’s is set to bid farewell to its grassroots heritage as the competition prepares for AFL-affiliated teams to replace its foundations clubs.

VFL Women’s – Chantella Perera: The Big Game Hunter

After a successful NBA career, Chantella Perera picked up Australian Rules when she joined the inaugural Box Hill Hawks’ VFL Women’s side. As a key position tagger, she has made a name for herself against some of the biggest profiles in VFLW.

VWFL – Box Hill Hawks v Seaford Tigerettes: Historic win for the Hawks

This report from Callum O’Connor suggests the Box Hill – Seaford game was an exciting affair. Congrats to Clare O’Donnell whose progress we have been following. Clare had a terrific game by all accounts and was mentioned by her couch for six tackles in the last quarter.

Women’s Footy – VFL: Mel Kuys

The inaugural VFL Women’s captain of the Box Hill Hawks Mel Kuys talks leadership and the future ahead for her side.

Susan Alberti: AFLW Reflection

The godmother of AFL Women’s reflects on her hopes, dreams, fears, thoughts and favourite moments from the maiden season of our newest game.

The Best Photo of the AFLW Season

At half time of the first AFL Women’s match between Carlton and Collingwood at IKON Park on February 3, AFL photographer Michael Willson captured the shot that depicts everything the new competition meant. Callum O’Connor explains.

AFLW Round 4 – Melbourne v Carlton: How wrong you could be

Callum O’Connor was sure during the draft that the Carlton ladies would be unstoppable and the Melbourne women would be hard pressed to beat any Melbourne side.

AFL Round 23 – Sydney v Richmond: Miracle at the Sporting Globe (this is the Almanac’s 10,000th piece)

Part three of Paddy Suggests, Richmond’s incredible, euphoric and, yes, emotional win over Sydney in Round 23, 2014 was one of the best examples of Australian Football of all time, while Callum O’Connor’s report of the game, a rollicking tale of three Tigers following every twist and turn at the Sporting Globe, made the win all the more sweet. This was also the Almanac’s 10,000th piece (and a bloody good one, I might add).

Almanac Book Cover 2016: Moana Hope & Susan Alberti

Mo and Susan, two very different women who love the game of football, are Callum O’Connor’s joint nomination for the 2016 cover of the Footy Almanac.

My First Day

Callum O’Connor always wanted to work as a footy writer. And more recently, as a women’s footy writer. Since last Saturday, he does. [Congratulations Callum – Ed].

Women’s Footy – VFL: Melbourne Uni Coach Andrew Jago

Melbourne Uni coach Andrew jago reflects on successful tactics and backed hunches following the Mugars’ triumph over the Eastern Devils in the VFL Women’s elimination final.

Almanac VFL Women’s: Darebin Coach – Jane Lange

As her team prepares for a tilt at their fourth straight flag in VFL, Darebin Falcons’ playing coach Jane Lange talks about what it takes to stay at the top for so long.

Women’s Footy – VFL: Spurred On By Belief

Three years ago, the St Albans Spurs were beaten, drained of players and on the verge of collapse. Forward Alex Quigley talks about the long fight back for respect, peaking with their upset victory against Diamond Creek.

Women’s Footy – VFL: Pepa Randall

Two years after beginning her Australian Rules career, Eastern Devils’ wildcard Pepa Randall is a balance between spontaneous and developing. Can the Western Bulldogs-listed player continue to learn the art of the game ahead of the 2017 national competition?

Women’s Footy – VFL: Maddie Boyd

After Geelong’s upset win over Cranbourne in VFL Women’s, ruckman Maddie Boyd talks team culture, leadership and her future as the youngest Melbourne player.

Almanac Women’s Footy – VFL: Sinead Omahony

Melbourne Uni’s Irish recruit Sinead Omahony went from Gaelic football to VFL Women’s in six months.

Women’s Footy: VFL – Sarah Farmer

Knox on-baller Sarah Farmer has played beyond her years in her debut season in VFL Women’s.

Women’s Footy – VFL: Jess Dal-Pos

Jess Dal-Pos lets us in on what it takes to make a supergroup like the Darebin Falcons.

Women’s AFL: She Begins

On Wednesday, the AFL officially granted eight clubs licenses to the inaugural 2017 Women’s AFL competition. One journey ends and another begins today.