AFLW: A League of Their Own

A look back at the inaugural AFLW season.

Announcing The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017: Now available

Break out the champers: The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017 is about to hit the shelves. Check out the cover and the contents, and the launch (July 27). You can order copies now.

Almanac Party: The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017 launch (July 27)

Join us to for the launch of The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017 – Thursday, July 27, at the North Fitzroy Arms Hotel. All welcome. Details are in this post. If you can’t make it you can still order books now.

VFLW – VU Western Spurs v Darebin Falcons: A Tale Of Two Bookends

Jo Jo Zep provided a good omen for Jackie Lynch and her own Falcons as they took on VU Western Spurs. Here’s how the game panned out. [With a music clip as well – Ed]

Merle Brown’s Women’s Footy Anthem

Merle Brown has penned a song for women’s footy. It’s quirky.

VFLW Round 7 – Eastern Devils v Darebin: The Darcy and Daisy Show

Two champions of the AFLW, Daisy Pearce and Sarah Perkins, shone in this VFLW clash in Wheeler’s Hill. There were other promising players who you just might see in season two of AFLW.

The power of AFL football: Pride game helps foster change in country Victoria

Kate O’Halloran has written a wonderful piece profiling the second Gay That’s OK Pride and Inclusion game.

AFLW Round 2 – Fremantle v Brisbane: Lions Away

Jamie Simmons is always great to read – and this piece from earlier this year has some cracking lines. And it’s a reminder that The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017 will be launched in July. Date to be confirmed.

Almanac Sports Memoir: Can you recommend any?

Yvette Wroby looks at some recent footy memoirs as she prepares for her gig at the Williamstown Literary Festival.

AFLW Asia: Apsara Win in Thriller

AFLW is really kicking into gear and Dion McCaffrie excited to see International Women’s footy. The game between Cambodian Apsaras and Saigon Gaels in Vung Tau, Vietnam was quite the spectacle.

Yvette Wroby’s Interview on Drive with Raf Epstein

Yvette Wroby’s interview with Raf Epstein is now online. Have a listen to her engaging conversation about Siren’s Call, St Kilda and women’s footy.

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.

VFL Women’s Round 1 – Melbourne University v Darebin

Meg Saultry went down to Bill Lawry Oval on Saturday for the VFLW season opening grand final rematch between Darebin and Melbourne Uni.

VFLW – Geelong Cats v Box Hill Hawks: Kardinia Park Conundrum

Dips O’Donnell was caught between his unconditional love and support for his daughter and for his Cats as she donned a Hawthorn guernsey for Box Hill.


Anne Cahill Lambert compares and contrasts the women’s and men’s AFL leagues, and offers some advice going forwards.

Women’s Footy Almanac Lunch with Angela Pippos – join us for this great event.

Come along to the Women’s Footy Almanac lunch with one of the pioneers of women’s footy, Angela Pippos. She will be talking about her new book ‘Breaking the Mould: Taking a Hammer to Sexism in Sport’. All welcome (including blokes of course!)

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.

Oh dear, Dermie

“Dear Dermie, I am a Hawthorn supporter and was one of your greatest fans. Until last week…” Anne Cahill Lambert with an open letter of disappointment to Dermott Brereton.

AFLW Review – A League of One’s Own: The AFL and Women’s Sport. We want your feedback

Susan Alberti and Darcy Vescio are part of an AFL review of AFLW first season. Yvette Wroby calls to all writers to suggest feedback to give to the panel. She also wants to know which VFL or other state league you will be following in 2017 and is looking for continued match reports or player profiles. Let’s get to know who our future stars are.

AFLW Grand Final – Brisbane v Adelaide: Magic Fingers and Magic Skills

Yvette Wroby is still in awe of the Inaugural season of the AFLW and the terrific Premiership win by the Adelaide Crows. Bring on AFLW 2018 and a St Kilda team too please AFL, she asks. She is now referring to the AFL games as either AFLM or AFLW and isn’t the only one.