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.

Nine broken fingers: the story of determined girls and their footy game

This wonderful piece, about an all-girls footy match in Williamstown, by Lucia Nardo was first published six years ago. It’s timely to bring it to you again.

AFLW Round 1 – Carlton v Collingwood: Witnessing History

Cat Jones observes history at Princes Park, as well as the start of something truly special.

AFLW Round 1 – Western Bulldogs v Fremantle: Happy times in Footscray

Danae Gibson heads to the Western Oval to be part of another bubbling, happy crowd who watch the home side control an entertaining match. [Super report of the game and the crowd – JTH]

AFLW Round 1 – Carlton v Collingwood: Football, its people, and its places

Rod Oaten, who lives not far from Princes Park, was reminded of the days of VFL footy as people walked through the streets of North Carlton. And the feeling in the crowd and the contest on the ground made for a great night.

At long last, over 100 years of women’s footy has finally been recognised!

Historian and friend of the Almanac, Rob Hess, wrote an excellent piece on the long history of women’s footy which was published on The Conversation. Jan Courtin has based this article on that piece.

AFLW Round 1 – Carlton v Collingwood: This was no exhibition match

Kasey Symons was at Ikon Park on a very special night. As she points out, “This was no exhibition.” In a fiercely contested, physical game the Blues were the winners. As was footy, sport and life.

AFLW Round 1 – Carlton v Collingwood: A league of their own

Paddy Grindlay has the honour of writing the first AFL Women’s match report and he nails it.

Women’s Footy: Angela Pippos and “A League of their Own”

  Almanacker Bring Back the Torp has alerted us to a national TV documentary on the recent growth of female footy. Channel 7  has scheduled it directly after the Collingwood v Carlton game telecast, at approximately 9.45pm on Friday (Feb 3) night.  It is researched and narrated by journalist (and occasional Almanac contributor) Angela Pippos, [Read more]

Women’s Footy – The Beginning Of A New Era

Alex Docherty discusses his new-found love for women’s football, and his growing support for the female Western Bulldogs.

The 2017 Whitney Mercilus Cup

Getting a band back together, the songs are flowing; some commentary about sport, mainly footy in all its forms, are some of the things on Earl’s mind as he takes refuge from the heat.

2017 AFLW Season Preview

Who’s looking for a neat entree to AFLW? Alex Docherty runs us through each team in the AFLW: the big names, the lesser names, and his predictions for final standings.

AFL Women’s (Practice Match) – Collingwood v Western Bulldogs: Curtain Raisers No More

Terrific debut piece from Jack Banister who weaves a description of the moment with a description of the game while presenting an understanding of the plight of women’s football.

AFL Women’s (Practice Match) – Collingwood v Western Bulldogs: When a practice match feels like a party.

Yvette Wroby is full of excitement as she finds new footy friends in the glow of the emergence of the AFL Women’s comp. [Trademark Yvette – JTH]

Almanac Women’s Footy: Call for writers

Yvette Wroby is the energy behind the Almanac’s women’s footy coverage. As the season is about to get underway, Yvette invites writers to get involved.

Almanac Footy History: A chronological history of women’s Australian Football

Bring Back the Torp has an interest in the history of women’s footy. Recently on reading Lenkic and Hess’s history (coincidentally) entitled Play On he put together this timeline which gives a solid overview of women’s football in Australia.

Almanac Women’s Footy: A journey continues

Yvette Wroby is feeling emotional and uplifted and so enthusiastic about the imminent AFL Women’s competition which begins on February 3. She feels this is a really significant moment. In this wonderful short essay she explains why. [Wonderful thanks Yvette – JTH]

Girls (and Boys) of Summer

Paddy Grindlay previews this year’s summer of football, with AFL Women’s taking centre stage. [Yes, summer of footy – Ed]

Women’s Footy: 25 players to watch out for in the inaugural season

With the women’s footy league starting up in a few weeks time Alex Docherty profiles 25 players we are going to see a lot of during this first season.