AFLW Round 2 – Western Bulldogs v Adelaide: “It’s tough being a woman” takes on a whole new meaning.

Yvette Wroby is loving the AFLW season, and here is the report of the first of the three games to be attended over the weekend. As usual, she meets a few people along the way and shares their stories too.

AFLW Round 1 – Melbourne v Brisbane Lions: Drowned on and off the field

Yvette Wroby got her friends together for a possible Melbourne win in the rain-effected match against Brisbane.

Women’s Footy: Angela Pippos and “A League of their Own”

  Almanacker Bring Back the Torp has alerted us to a national TV documentary on the recent growth of female footy. Channel 7  has scheduled it directly after the Collingwood v Carlton game telecast, at approximately 9.45pm on Friday (Feb 3) night.  It is researched and narrated by journalist (and occasional Almanac contributor) Angela Pippos, [Read more]

AFL Women’s (Practice Match) – Collingwood v Western Bulldogs: When a practice match feels like a party.

Yvette Wroby is full of excitement as she finds new footy friends in the glow of the emergence of the AFL Women’s comp. [Trademark Yvette – JTH]

Almanac Women’s Footy: Call for writers

Yvette Wroby is the energy behind the Almanac’s women’s footy coverage. As the season is about to get underway, Yvette invites writers to get involved.

Almanac Women’s Footy: A journey continues

Yvette Wroby is feeling emotional and uplifted and so enthusiastic about the imminent AFL Women’s competition which begins on February 3. She feels this is a really significant moment. In this wonderful short essay she explains why. [Wonderful thanks Yvette – JTH]

Almanac Women’s AFL: Call for writers

If you would like to write about women’s footy, please let Yvette know. [I think this is going to be big – JTH]

Sports Writers Festival: The Flanagan Oration

Yvette Wroby happily met and heard from sports-writing elder Martin Flanagan, at last night’s Sports Writers Festival Oration. [Includes link to the full transcript of M Flanagan’s speech, “Sport and politics: the Adam Goodes case reconsidered, one year on.”]

VWFL Semi Final – St Kilda Sharks v Melbourne Uni: Onwards and Upwards

Yvette Wroby enjoyed a day watching St Kilda Sharks in the VFL Women’s semi, she felt part of a community, a part of the red, black and white football tribe.

Round 23 – St Kilda v Brisbane: Guiding Lights

St Kilda has missed the finals and Yvette Wroby is signing off for the year after the Saints Round 23 win. [A few more posts please Yvette -Ed]

Round 22 – Richmond v St. Kilda: Kalyekeh versus Kalyekeh

Yvette Wroby enjoyed watching the Saints defeat Richmond, a great day out almost ruined by Football and saved by a Red White and Black Pokemon.

Round 21 – St Kilda v Sydney: Pride in Pride Game and Japan calling

Yvette watched her Saints with pride from Japan in their match against Sydney and discovered Pokemon, do they come in red white and black?

Round 20 – Carlton v St Kilda: From Tokyo-Kobe-Tokyo with love.

Yvette has sent through a sensational report from Japan full of food, family, friends and of course a Saints game with Yoshi.

Round 19 – North Melbourne v St Kilda: Dreaming

Though a tantalizing reward for her much-improved Saints, finals appear an unreachable goal for this season after the frustrating loss to the Kangaroos, writes Yvette Wroby,

Round 18 – Western Bulldogs v St Kilda: Divided emotions

Yvette, all the way from Japan. explains why Saints’ fans can appreciate the pain of Dogs’ fans.

Round 17 – St Kilda v Melbourne: History repeating

Before heading off to Japan, Yvette watches the Saints with her extended family.

Round 16 – Essendon v St Kilda: Never Assume

Yvette is still meeting people, still extending her Saints family. In this installment her Saints can’t get rid of the pesky Bombers whose enthusiasm gives her a big scare.

Round 15 – Gold Coast v St Kilda: Checks and balances

Yvette Wroby sought out and found enough ups to balance out the downs of the Saints’ loss to the Suns.

Round 14 – St Kilda v Geelong: Connections and communities

Yvette Wroby happily discovers a couple of clusters that help make up the fabric quilt of Saints supporters. And shares in the general glee surrounding the massive upset of the Cats.

Heat and conversation

Yvette Wroby postulates that some clues to Eddie McGuire’s behaviour can be found in Eddie himself, long ago.