Inspiring story of Amanda Farrugia

Yoshi starts 2017 in ripping form with a story from the AFLW.

I Barrack for the Dees

Why is Hawker Rick Kane now following the Dees? He’s got some very good reasons, none of which involve velcro. Daisy Pearce is just one of them.

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]

Women’s Footy: Hunting Success

Catherine Durkin, who has been writing for the Almanac since her high school days, is now a journalism graduate and is the sports reporter at WIN Central Queensland. When Megan Hunt was drafted by the Brisbane Lions this week, she wrote this story for the Almanac. It’s a story of the lengths to which Megan went to play footy as a teenager. She set up her own team in Gladstone in Queensland. [Delighted to hear of your new role Catherine, and thanks for this story – JTH]

VWFL Grand Final – Kew Bears v Darebin Falcons: Bears storm to victory

Dips O’Donnell marvels at the great strides of woman’s footy as the mighty Kew Bears, led by Sarah McKenna, defeat the gallant Darebin Falcons in a magnificent VWFL Grand Final.

Women’s AFL: AFL Women’s gets its new image

Mike Hugo discusses the AFL Women’s new logo just released. What are your thoughts?

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.

VWFL Grand Finals this Sunday

This Sunday get down to the aptly named Piranha Park in Coburg to watch the Grand Finals of the VWFL, women’s footy at its best.

VWFL Division 1 Semi Finals: There’s a Bear in There

Finals are different. Dips on VWFL Division 1, skill, effort and the shifty shadow of luck.

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].

A Free Weekend; Old Books and New Thoughts

On an AFL-free weekend, Kate Birrell recalls Viktor Frankl, gets to thinking of Australian Pioneer Women and asks how you filled your void. [Includes Kate’s painting and the term “Sunday neurosis” – Ed].

The 2016 Moana Hope Cup

No Footy? Earl O’Neill found plenty to like on the weekend with the old blokes and the chicks.

Women’s footy – A league of their own (Australian Story catch-up)

A wonderful story of two incredible women; one of whom has been recruited as a marquee player for next year. Truly remarkable 30 minute viewing. [Catch-up available on iView until 13-Sep].

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.

Almanac Junior Footy: Fitzroy Youth Girls v Whitehorse Colts

Roy Youth Girls have a great semi-final win to move into the preliminary final against Bulleen next week.

Almanac U18 NFL Grand Final: Want it … Maintain the pressure … Have fun

Trucker Slim experiences another GF win, this time it’s the U18 VWFL Grand Final with his daughter Mercedes’ team Darebin Falcons v Montmorency. [Great result and a great story – Ed].

Junior Footy: Fitzroy Youth Girls v Ivanhoe

For the Roy Girls the result in the last game of the season was not quite what they were after.

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?