Merle Brown’s Women’s Footy Anthem

While Yvette Wroby was chatting with the Coodabeen Champions last Saturday about Siren’s Call, she also had the opportunity to mention the upcoming launch of The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017.


To Yvette’s delight, she received an email from a listener Merle, who had been so taken with the advent of the AFLW season she penned an anthem  – she hoped it would be sung by both teams before games. It is a celebration and Merle is kind enough to let us share her  version of the song.


Here are the lyrics:


We are strong proud women,
Fighting for the ball,
fighting for the right to play,
Standing straight and tall.
We are strong proud women,
Fighting for the win,
Fighting body, heart and mind,
Till we stand and sing.

Till we  stand and sing,


As Merle says, “I imagined the women lined up facing each other before the game and sing this to and at each other, ferociously and joyfully.”


Merle and her friends are now coming to the launch of The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017.
It’s being held at the North Fitzroy Arms Hotel, 296 Rae St, North Fitzroy at 6pm. [email protected]


It will be a ripper night. Everyone is welcome.





Here’s some more info about The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017:


Announcing The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017: Now available

About Yvette Wroby

Yvette Wroby writes, cartoons, paints through life and gets most pleasure when it's about football, and more specifically the Saints. Believes in following dreams and having a go.


  1. Cat from the Country says

    Love it

  2. Classic Merle. Love that you were moved to pen this – and perform it. We will see you on launch night.

  3. Anne Myers says

    Go Merle. You’re awesome. x

  4. Good song. Nice work Merle! And thanks for your good work showing the sons Yvette!

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