AFLW Grand Final: A Day in the Life

A late change to Kasey Symons’ plans via The Guardian meant the Western Bulldogs’ win was observed from Princes Park’s spartan press box, but there was plenty of time afterwards to share the pure elation with some premiership stars and sidelined captain, Katie Brennan

AFLW Grand Final – Western Bulldogs v Brisbane: Game and Throne

Brisbane might have lost the Grand Final but it was a funny old day for Jamie Simmons (who can pass for a Western Bulldogs’ spy) as a shiny loo winds up in the middle of his loungeroom. [I’m guessing it’s often a funny day for Jamie Simmons – JTH]

AFLW Grand Final – Western Bulldogs v Brisbane: Bulldogs singing in the rain

‘Was this a demonstration of AFL omnipotence? In many ways, it has felt like the League has fought an impulse to rain on its own creation in this second season of being. Had it now summoned torrents after six weeks of Victorian drought? Was this the ultimate memo to bring the unruly women to heel?’

AFLW Grand Final – Western Bulldogs v Brisbane Lions: Lions fighting hard in wet then Dogs coming out snarling in dry

While technical difficulties made it hard for Yoshi to watch the AFLW Grand Final, watch it he did. Emotions were high & recent lessons from his time with the Dingoes made this classic encounter all the more significant

AFLW Grand Final – Western Bulldogs v Brisbane Lions: Floating on Enthusiasm

Yvette Wroby lives to see a team she is a member of, win a GRAND FINAL!
‘Go the mighty Western Bulldogs women. Thank you AFLW season 2018 for another year of highlights.’

Jarrod Landells chats with Amanda Farrugia of GWS for The Women’s Game

Amanda Farrugia was good enough to share her thoughts on GWS’ season with Almanacker Jarrod Landells for The Women’s Game

AFLW Grand Final – Western Bulldogs v Brisbane Lions: All Ironed Out

Anne Cahill Lambert has a few suggestions for next year’s AFLW Grand Final to put to the AFL based on what she saw today when the Western Bulldogs defeated Brisbane without their captain Katie Brennan.

AFLW Round 7 – Fremantle v Carlton : Curtain time for Carlton Blues faltering before the Fremantle Dockers

As a bemused and emotionally detached supporter of the battle for the wooden spoon in the AFLW, Almanacker Jennifer’s mind was set to wander, and so it did, even to the extent of rewriting song lyrics! Check out her musings in her report of the game.

Jack Banister interviews Bulldog Monique Conti in The Citizen

Read Almanacker Jack Banister’s interview with Bulldog Monique Conti in The Citizen before she takes centre stage in today’s AFLW Grand Final.

Want to paint the cover of The Women’s Footy Almanac 2018?

We would like to invite artists to produce an image to be in the running to become the the cover for The Women’s Footy Almanac 2018.

AFLW Round 7 – Fremantle v Carlton: Bruises before the bloodbath

There’s no dead games in a seven game season, just ask the dented Dockers and the bruised Blues

AFLW Round 7 – Western Bulldogs v Melbourne: Gorn, Gorn, Gorn

Trucker Slim finally made it to an AFLW match to cheer on his Dees in what was essentially a Preliminary Final. Though only heartache awaited him when the Bulldogs came out snarling in the final minutes.

AFLW Round 7 – Fremantle v Carlton: Plenty to Play For

The Round 7 Fremantle v Carlton match may not have had the capacity to shape the Grand Final as the other three games did last week, but these two sides had plenty to play for as Peter Fuller reports.

Wishing everyone a happy sporting weekend

Jan Courtin wonders if she watches too much sport. She has a huge weekend ahead, with her Swans in Round 1 AFL action, her Lions in the AFLW Grand Final and her Bulls in the Sheffield Shield decider. [Great photo – Ed]

Katie Brennan and Kagiso Rabada suspension challenges

Yesterday saw two sportspeople challenge suspensions given to them. What are your thoughts on the Brennan and Rabada situations? On challenges generally?

AFLW: Payments To Players

Academic Braham Dabscheck takes a look at AFLW player wages in comparison to other elite women’s sports and questions what will happen when the competition expands over the next few years.

AFLW Round 7 – Western Bulldogs v Melbourne: Brenny and the Jets

The Bulldogs were on song and so too is Jackie Lynch as she details the epic Clayton’s Preliminary Final in the West

AFLW Dreams Dee-molished, Can AFL Dee-liver?

After the Demons had their chance of playing in an AFLW Grand Final crushed by the Dogs, Ann Deux moves her focus to her Dees men’s team to see if they can deliver for her in 2018.

AFLW Round 7 – Collingwood v Adelaide: It was an aviary

Cooped up with Crows and Magpies alike, Anne Cahill Lambert watched on as her Adelaide flyers had their wings clipped by a fast-finishing Collingwood

AFLW Round 7 – Western Bulldogs v Melbourne: Post-match with Aasta O’Connor

Kasey Symons spent some time with Aasta O’Connor following the Doggies’ last gasp win into the AFLW Grand Final, with a cameo from a favourite son of the West