AFLW Round 1- Western Bulldogs v Fremantle: Waiting Time Is Over

Alex Docherty makes a memorable trip from the South Eastern suburbs to the Whitten Oval to witness the historic Round 1 AFLW clash between the Bulldogs and Dockers.

AFLW Round 1 – Melbourne v Brisbane Lions: Drowned on and off the field

Yvette Wroby got her friends together for a possible Melbourne win in the rain-effected match against Brisbane.

Women’s footy: Thank you

E.R is very grateful for the exposure and acceptance that women’s football is finally receiving in 2017 and what it means for his daughters.

AFLW Round 1 – Melbourne v Brisbane: Dees v Lions v the weather

Trucker Slim watched the tough battle in the rain between Melbourne and Brisbane.

AFLW Round 1 – Western Bulldogs v Fremantle: Falc-dogs bite and Falc-dogs roar

David Jacobson left the Bullies’ scarf behind, but not his Darebin Falcons training top, on Saturday night. He explains why, capturing the emotion of the evening.

AFLW Round 1 – Melbourne v Brisbane: First Impressions

“I’m not sure I can ever remember a time where I have been so proud of my code. I just want to ruffle its hair and pinch its cheeks I’m so damned proud”. So says Jamie Simmons, despite the vagaries of Cranbourne.

Girl footy – Don’t You Dare Laugh

The success of the weekend has Matt Watson reaching back to his primary school days and his involvement with girls’ footy.

Women’s Footy – and their breasts

Jan Courtin has a team to follow in the women’s national footy league. She was impressed with the footy. She has been impressed with the support from all quarters. She does have a gripe or tow about some understandings – as she points out.

Ed’s note: This is not click-bait. The author, Jan Courtin, wrote the title.

AFLW Round 1 – Carlton v Collingwood: And so it begins

Gill reflects on the perfect night for the first AFLW match, and pontificates on what could be the defining feature of female football.

AFLW Round 1 – Carlton v Collingwood: Changing the game

Die-hard Bulldogs fan Kate O’Halloran shares her excitement over women in football – just don’t tell her the game isn’t political.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Season 2017 underway

Cam Hooke is back with all things Collingwood for the faithful: reviews, previews, links, speculation… [Comprehensive. Welcome back for 2017, Cam – Ed].

Almanac Women’s Footy History: On the margins of the good oval

As we know the story of women’s football is more than the ‘Overnight success’ of the Friday night first match between Carlton and Collingwood.

In this article historian Stephen Alomes looks at the struggles to build women’s football primarily in recent years. It focuses on the period from the formation of the Victorian Women’s Football League in 1981. It also places women’s football in the context of Oz social values, from traditional views of women’s role to contemporary change, and has the voices of players.

AFLW Round 1 – Melbourne v Brisbane: Singing in the Rain

Soaked to the bones, and although her team was defeated, Ebony had an emotional and wonderful time in trying conditions supporting AFL Women’s football at Cranbourne.

AFLW Round 1 – Adelaide v Greater Western Sydney: the team for all South Australians (and Territorians)

It’s all about family at a mildly moist Thebarton Oval as Dave Brown finds some new Crows to love

AFLW Round 1 – Carlton v Collingwood: A Joyous Celebration

Long-suffering Carlton fan John Butler relishes in an early season victory and the crowds at Princes Park.

Women’s Footy: Be Careful What You Wish For.

Wise ole Dips O’Donnell observes women’s footy in the light of economics. We loved Friday night he says, because it was real and we were close, but he wonders how that will survive once commerce and economics puts a distance between the fan and the player. [Thoughtful. Cautionary. – JTH]

AFLW Round 1 – Carlton v Collingwood: Like winning a Grand Final

From a young girl excluded from a game she loves to a woman experiencing the first AFLW game played at Princes Park, Robyn likens her post-match high to that of a Grand Final victory.

AFLW Round 1: Carlton v Collingwood (Floreat Pica Society): Women’s sport and footy the real winners… and Carlton

Holly Fahey was there to support her Magpies in the history making opening game of AFLW.

AFLW Round 1 – Carlton v Collingwood: Walking into History

Lyn is thrilled as the AFL Women’s Competition has at last commenced. She feels the sense of history.

AFLW Round 1 – Western Bulldogs v Fremantle: Reigning premiers chalk up historic first win

Joey D, a graduate of Footscray North Primary, has moved north of the Murray. But he wasn’t missing the first game in the AFLW comp at Whitten Oval. He drove down the Hume. And it was worth the trip. tremendous piece from Joey D, with its focus on the moment, and on the footy.