AFLW: The Rise of Women’s Footy – Grassroots

Callum O’Çonnor on the rising popularity and participation of women playing Australian Rules Football all over the country. [With the AFLW Grand Final this weekend it is a good time to reprise Callum O’Connor’s three part series about the rise of women’s football. Enjoy Part 1. – ED]

AFLW 2023 Grand Final: North Melbourne Kangaroos v Brisbane Lions

The Kangaroos take on the Lions in the 2023 AFLW Grand Final this weekend. Here’s what we can look forward to.

Almanac (Women’s) Footy: The Payneham Falcons are flying high !

Verity Sanders explains the expansion and on-field success of the Payneham Falcons Football Club’s women’s program. Vying with their men’s teams for equal status within the club, there’s a blueprint here for others to consider. (An exciting, enthusiastically expounded exemplar of how to make a club prosper – Ed.)

AFLW 2023: Preliminary Finals – Results

Check out the results of AFLW 2023 season for the Preliminary Finals.

Land of the rising Sherrin

From a land where tradition and innovation coexist like few others, Jarrod Landells shares the recent movements of Japanese footy – including AFL/AFLW stars, partnerships for social good and student athletes building cultural bridges.

Almanac Women’s Footy: A League of Their Own

Matt Harvey has some thoughts on the creation and evolution of AFLW.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: AFL 2022 – Things to do/places to go/ thoughts to have QF1

Some thoughts from Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life in the lead up to Finals Week 1.

Almanac AFLW: Defenders Rule, Okay – Why Goals are Scarce in the AFLW

Lindsay Zoch examines the question of why the number of average goals per match kicked in the AFLW since its inception has not increased.

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].