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 Round 1 – Carlton v Collingwood: Bobbleheads burst

The 2017 AFLW season opener between Carlton and Collingwood at IKON Park was a triumph in every sense of the word. Its 2018 sequel? Well…
Callum O’Connor with five talking points after a disappointing Round 1 clash.

Almanac Radio Interview Today: Jon Faine’s Conversation Hour

Writer, university researcher and now Guardian contributor and assistant sports editor Kate O’Halloran  and John Harms will be Jon Faine’s guests on The Conversation Hour today (Thursday) from 11am. (774 ABC Melbourne) They will be talking about The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017. But it’s also slightly different Conversation Hour today. The discussion will take place [Read more]

VFL Women’s: A Changing Competition

VFL Women’s is set to bid farewell to its grassroots heritage as the competition prepares for AFL-affiliated teams to replace its foundations clubs.

VFL Women’s – Chantella Perera: The Big Game Hunter

After a successful NBA career, Chantella Perera picked up Australian Rules when she joined the inaugural Box Hill Hawks’ VFL Women’s side. As a key position tagger, she has made a name for herself against some of the biggest profiles in VFLW.

Women’s Footy – VFL: Mel Kuys

The inaugural VFL Women’s captain of the Box Hill Hawks Mel Kuys talks leadership and the future ahead for her side.

The Best Photo of the AFLW Season

At half time of the first AFL Women’s match between Carlton and Collingwood at IKON Park on February 3, AFL photographer Michael Willson captured the shot that depicts everything the new competition meant. Callum O’Connor explains.

AFL Women’s Footy: Footy Tipping Comp

The Almanac AFL Women’s Footy Tipping comp is now open. Join here.

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: Witnessing History

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

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.

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.

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 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]

Inspiring story of Amanda Farrugia

Yoshi starts 2017 in ripping form with a story from the AFLW.

Almanac Women’s AFL: Call for writers

If you would like to write about women’s footy, please let Yvette know. [I think this is going to be big – JTH]