Almanac Book Review: Roar by Samantha Lane

John Butler’s review of a book that captures the story of the AFLW’s initial steps and also seems ahead of its time: Roar by Sam Lane

Tonight is Pie Night! All Welcome!

Join us tomorrow night for a traditional ‘Footy Pie Night’ at the Fitzroy Bowls Club as we come together to celebrate women’s footy as well as our passion for writing on it at the Almanac. Tickets only $20 and are available on the door.

Should The AFLW Be Afraid Of North Melbourne In 2019?

Alex Docherty gives a comprehensive wrap up of the AFLW player movements after the trade period and ponders if the Kangas have recruited their way into being Flag favourites.

We are pleased to present the front cover of The Women’s Footy Almanac 2018!

Here it is – the front cover of The Women’s Footy Almanac 2018!
Pre-order your copy today!

AFLW – The next generation: Will it have its mother’s eyes?

Where to now for the AFLW in the current advertising-heavy sporting environment? Verity Sanders hopes the characteristics that “make” footy aren’t left to fall by the wayside

Round 7 – St Kilda v Melbourne: Wins, losses and life.

Yvette Wroby has an active footy weekend: Southern Saints VFLW practice at Moorabbin, Skybus Stadium Saturday morning, Frenken Homes Oval at Casey Fields Cranbourne Saturday afternoon to see the St Kilda Sharks, St Kilda Town Hall Sunday morning and watching her beloved Saints on Sunday afternoon. Babysitting Monday felt like a breeze!

VFLW Round 1 – Southern Saints v Carlton: The Blues get to sing

Dave H was on hand to see the Blues take on the Southern Saints and also witnessed a team spirit that the Blues have built from the AFLW through to VFLW.

Anzac Day SANFL-W Grand Final : Triumph and tragedy in footy, in life.

How did Verity Sanders’ Panthers go in their quest for South Adelaide silverware against the inspired Redlegs?

Book Launch – Balancing Acts: Women in Sport (11th of May)

“Balancing Act” looks at the experiences of women around sport and its culture. Readings in Carlton will launch the book next Friday (11th of May) featuring pieces by Almanac editor Kasey Symons and a raft of other talented women. Read on for more details on how to attend and/or purchase the book with a discount.

Who’s Number 6 for Darebin?

From inauspicious beginnings, L N Zoch has become a keen observer of all things VFLW. Two weeks out from the season, here’s a bundle of everything that impressed, inspired or infuriated last year.

Jess Dal Pos goes to India

From Blacktown to Mumbai, Jess Dal Pos’ deep passion for footy has her kicking goals.

A Voice from the Stands: A nod from the Footy Gods

Kirby Fenwick reminisces the AFLW Grand Final and thanks the Footy Gods that the Year of the Dog delivered the silverware to the Daughters of the West in 2018.

Footy Friends

Jasmine Conrad and Violet Dunn are footy friends. Here they give you a snap shot into what playing footy means to them and how excited they are for Season 2018 with the Caulfield Bears.

Round 3 – West Coast v Geelong: Fifteen minutes of agony and nowhere to hide

Almanac newcomer SweetGeee tosses and turns, wanting to avoid those last fifteen minutes as the Cats take on the Eagles. But the replay doesn’t lie – hopes of a sweet dream remain a nightmare.

SANFL Women’s – The women to bring it home at last for the South Adelaide Panthers?

Verity Sanders delivers the latest insights from the SANFLW as the South Adelaide Panthers book a spot in the Grand Final and now await their opponent after this weekend’s Norwood v North Adelaide Prelim.

The Definitive and in No Way Completely Biased Toward the Bulldogs and In Particular Emma Kearney AFLW 2.0 Season Wrap Up

Greetings, sports fans! Like a comet shooting across a night sky, the AFLW 2018 season has come and gone. So, here it is, the ultimate season conversation piece – in the handy form of a series of made up awards presented by Jackie Lynch!

Alex Docherty’s Top 50 AFLW Players 2018

Alex Docherty has ranked his Top 50 AFLW players for Season 2018 – what do you think of this list AFLW fans?

Don’t argue with Violet!

Read about Violet Dunn’s footy journey from going along to watch the boys, to playing the game herself and developing into a key forward for the Caulfield Bears. We are looking forward to seeing her run around in the AFLW one day!

Finding the Extraordinary in Women’s Football

Kellie Mountney may not think that being a forty-six year old football playing grandmother is that extraordinary – but we sure do! Here she shares her story of taking up footy in Strathpine, Brisbane.

An Open Letter to the AFLW Powers That Be

Yvette Wroby pens a passionate open letter to the powers that be in AFL head office to consider the players and fans of AFLW when making any changes to the game they love.