AFLW Round 1 – St Kilda v Western Bulldogs: Old Ground, New Life

Kate Birrell captures the atmosphere of the Round 1 AFLW match, St Kilda v Bulldogs, in her inimitable style through both print and image.

AFLW Round 1 – Collingwood v West Coast: Eagles flying higher than ever before

Cathi Johnston felt a sense of mild confusion when she put on her Eagles gear in the middle of summer – it didn’t last long as the sense of occasion and camaraderie with fellow West Coast fans took over for their first game in the big league, hosted by a strong and experienced Collingwood (who took the chocolates).

AFLW Round 1 – Richmond v Carlton: Blues too seasoned for raw Tigers

The Blues were too slick for the Tigers in the AFLW season opener. But John Butler wonders why there was no ”Unleash the Geish” merch?

AFLW Round 1 – St Kilda v Western Bulldogs: Doggies demonstrate experience in front of the newcomer Saints

Yoshi (our Japanese correspondent) is a true Sainter and here he tells us of the special moment when footy returned to Moorabbin and the St Kilda side played its first AFLW match. He watched from a Starbucks not far from the famous Heian Shrine in Kyoto. [Heartfelt – Ed.]

AFLW Round 1 – Collingwood v West Coast: Waking the ghosts of Collingwood Flat

Victoria Park on the Collingwood Flat is a place of Collingwood memory. David Wilson felt that the ghosts were awoken in AFLW Round 1.

AFLW Round 1 – Richmond v Carlton: Blues come away with a mature opening win in Richmond’s valiant debut

In the opening game of the AFLW season, Carlton were too good for a gallant Richmond side making its debut. Sean Mortell reports.

AFLW: An unauthorized season primer (Part 2)

In the second part of his AFLW4 preview, John Butler looks at the competing clubs.

AFLW Season 2020 – Round 1: Fixture

The AFLW 2020 season kicks off this weekend, and it should be a ripper! Check out the Round 1 fixture, and also the details for joining the Footy Almanac AFLW 2020 Tipping Comp.

AFLW4: An unauthorized season primer (Part 1)

For those who may not have been keeping up, John Butler gets you up to speed for the AFLW season. (Opinions are his, definitely not the AFL’s -Ed).

AFLW Season 2017 – Round 1 Revisited

AFLW begins again on Friday night. As a way to get you in the mood, you might like to revisit how the Footy Almanac covered the competition’s opening round back in 2017.

Man Hating …… Cow

Anne Cahill Lambert is disappointed by the tired old misogynist rants towards women that have no place in today’s society, but unfortunately continue to receive media attention. [I’m with you all the way ACL! – Col]

AFLW – Pre-season: A rekindled passion for St Kilda

There’s world-weariness. And there’s even footy-weariness, when spirits are down. But Yvette Wroby is back. And it’s the Saints AFLW team and the Saints return to Moorabbin which have given her something to smile about, and write about, again. Here comes 2020. And more hope.

AFLW – Jess Wuetschner survives lightning strike

Some things you can never plan for. Brisbane Lions AFLW player Jess Wuetschner has had a very fortunate escape.

A second bite of the cherry: The 2020 to 2022 wages deal for the AFLW

The AFLW wages issue is a complex one being discussed by players and officials. Braham Dabscheck provides a comprehensive guide on what is happening and what the ideal resolution looks like.

AFLW 2020 season fixture

Details of the upcoming AFLW season have now been announced. The conference system will remain, and four clubs will make their debut. The season has been slightly expanded following CBA negotiations. Tell us what you think of the new arrangements.

The AFLW Draft

The AFLW draft was held this week. Here is a list of drafted players and the clubs they are from. We’d love to know about the players and the clubs. If you have some background info please add it to the comments section.

Balcony Banter – Women’s football: Annabel Brebner

Anna Pavlou talks to Annabel Brebner, chair of the MCC affiliated women’s club now competing in its second season in the VAFA.

The Wages Deal For The AFLW: 2019 to 2022

Braham Dabscheck examines and presents his thoughts about the AFLW player payments issue for the forthcoming seasons.

AFLW Trade Period 2019

Before the enormous off-season starts and state level footy kicks off, the AFLW still has the not-so-small matter of trades to deal with…who will turn out for a new club in 2020?

Sounding the siren for junior footy.

Anna Sublet has a household of footballers. Her daughter has taken to the game, winning a premiership at St Kilda City and her lad is making his way back from injury (and can’t wait to get back into it all. She remembers the experience of her own youth.