A Bigger Bite Of The Cherry: The AFLW’s Second 2022 Collective Bargaining Agreement

Braham Dabscheck discusses the announcement of increased AFLW player payments for the 2022 season.

Preview – Essendon v Footscray: Saturday 2PM (VFLW) & Sunday 3:20PM (AFLM)

In looking ahead to the weekend, Michael “Pards” Pardy extols the virtues of his new favourites, the Essendon VFLW team.

Balcony Banter: Winning Ways

MCC library worker and researcher Lynda Carroll enjoyed the Melbourne Demons’ double-barrelled success at the ‘G’ last weekend.

Balcony Banter: AFLW Makes History at The MCG

MCC member and Saints supporter Kim Brewer, recounts the moment of how excited her daughter (a Dees fan) was when she found out she was going to the MCG to see the women’s game between the Brisbane Lions and Melbourne Demons

Wantok Almanac: PNG Footy and the Zimmie, Ace & Thyra show

Jarrod Landells and David Bridie’s Wantok Almanac highlight the love of footy in all its codes in found in PNG, with focus on some names of the future.

Almanac Football (and Economics): Proposals for reform of the AFLW

Braham Dabscheck considers changes to the AFLW season which would provide a better competition while providing better conditions for the players.

AFLW: Some reflections on the AFLW’s 2022 Pride Rounds

Yvette Wroby shares some thoughts on AFLW Pride, sharing both some personal experiences as well as resources she has found helpful in stumbling her way to an understanding of the current family and societal situation.

AFLW Round 4: GWS v Western Bulldogs: To Henson Park and beyond

Ian Latham heads to the much-loved Henson Park in Sydney’s inner west for the AFLW match between GWS and the Western Bulldogs and considers the changes over the last four decades.

AFLW Round 4 – GWS v Western Bulldogs: Footy Is Back, Baby!

What’s not to like about a big game of footy at a picturesque ground…especially when your team overcomes a run of sub-par results to get the season back on track? Michael Shillito is wrapped he can again watch his Giants tear it up on home soil.

AFLW Round 2 – Collingwood v St Kilda: Pies too good for Saints

Linda Ho reports on the AFLW Round 2 Collingwood v St Kilda match for the Floreat Pica Society where the Pies scored a convincing victory.

AFLW Round 1-2 – An Ongoing Health and Safety Protocol Shuffle

We’ve only just begun but already the wheels are a bit wobbly – Jarrod Landells has some thoughts on the health and safety of the AFLW’s biggest assets.

AFLW Season 2022 Preview

Friend of the Almanac, Kate O’Halloran, academic and now regular with the ABC, has put this season preview together. [Includes link to her piece on the ABC site].

Almanac Footy – Zoch’s AFLW Dream Team: 2017-2021

Lindsay Zoch used lockdown time to select a ‘best ever’ AFLW team drawn from the past five seasons.

Almanac Footy: AFLW 2022 fixtures for Rounds 1-9

The AFL has released details of the first nine rounds of the AFLW competition.

Almanac Footy: The 1948 Castlemaine Woollen Mill Ladies football team

Thea Allan has sent a photo of the 1948 Castlemaine Woollen Mill women’s football team, inspired by E.regnans’ collation of old premiership photos from the Almanac community.

Hawthorn and women’s footy – Back to the future…again

With the announcement of Hawthorn’s women’s side, Anne Cahill Lambert finally has a side she can really get behind in the AFLW. Her thoughts have turned to the great coaches of the brown and gold and their dedication despite ‘day jobs’ vying for their time…and of course what lies ahead.

Almanac (Local) Footy: Ainslie Women’s Division 2 – Round 5

Another tough match for the Ainslie Tricolours as they go down to the Riverina Lions as reported by Declan Kerlett in prose, verse and image.

Almanac (Local) Footy: Ainslie Women’s Division 2 – Round 4

Declan Kerlett reports on the Round 4 Division 2 clash between the Ainslie Tricolours and Belconnen Magpies with the Tricolours just falling short for their first win.

Almanac (Local) Footy: Ainslie Women’s Division 2 – Round 2

At Kingston Oval, Canberra, Declan Kerlett was on hand to see Ainslie defeated by Eastlake.

FEARLESS 2021: The AFLW just keeps getting better

FEARLESS has his say on the AFLW competition and, true to his brand, he’s a BIG fan.