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11 inspiring mum-athletes who show everything is possible

11 inspiring mum-athletes who show everything is possible

Mixing motherhood with a career can be difficult, especially if that career is being an athlete. Yet, there exist many top Aussie athletes who achieve this. 11 May 2020
'We made history': Chloe Molloy

'We made history': Chloe Molloy

An unfortunately short season hasn't diminished the Pies' pride. 8 May 2020
'You still can’t wipe the smile off my face': Kalinda Howarth

'You still can’t wipe the smile off my face': Kalinda Howarth

Kalinda Howarth is certainty a rising star of our game, going from playing her first game of AFLW in Round 1 to receiving All-Australian honours in just one season. She’s had her ups and downs in the football world, but now that her name is on the map, things are undoubtedly only going to go up from here. 7 May 2020
WATCH: Greatest moments from the young guns of 2020

WATCH: Greatest moments from the young guns of 2020

We’ve spoken a lot about some of the young players that either put themselves on the map this season or continued to demonstrate their capacity for truly elite footy. In case you missed any of the best moments from some of the youngest players in the league, here are some fantastic plays that are absolutely worth witnessing. 4 May 2020
The Top Four: Who would've brought home the flag?

The Top Four: Who would've brought home the flag?

There has been wide debate and speculation surrounding the topic of who might've brought home the flag in the 2020 AFLW season. We can't do better than guess, but taking into account a seasonal analysis of each of the top teams, here is our rendition of what may have happened. 3 May 2020
The remedy to isolation you didn't know you needed

The remedy to isolation you didn't know you needed

Feeling flat while social distancing? Keep yourself entertained in isolation with some of the best footy-related social media accounts. 2 May 2020
Kiara Bowers: The most courageous player we’ve seen?

Kiara Bowers: The most courageous player we’ve seen?

During the 2020 AFLW season, many players undertook courageous plays for their teams, but the toughest of them all and The Women’s Game's most courageous player has to be Fremantle’s hard-nosed midfielder, Kiara Bowers. 1 May 2020
Isolation brings Pies together

Isolation brings Pies together

Isolation has produced some quality social media content, with hilarious team videos being one result of bored athletes trying to band together to kill time. Maddie Shevlin has taken the Pies' reins, taking it upon herself to coordinate a number of videos that have entertained their widespread fans. 30 Apr 2020
Huntington the latest star to rise

Huntington the latest star to rise

It seems it's been a long time coming for Isabel Huntington, a young player plagued by injuries early in her career, but her admirable resilience has finally seen her claim the prestigious title of NAB AFLW Rising Star. 29 Apr 2020
Prespakis makes history

Prespakis makes history

An unorthodox but no less exciting ceremony saw an emotional Maddy Prespakis take out the most prestigious award in Australian football. The only teenager to have ever won the award across both the AFLW and AFL, Prespakis has carved out her place in Australian sporting history. 29 Apr 2020
'By the Numbers' Team Assessment: Fremantle Dockers

'By the Numbers' Team Assessment: Fremantle Dockers

Freo announced themselves as an unstoppable force representing the west coast this year and seemed determined to bring home the club's first ever premiership cup. Hopefully the tragically short 2020 season will spur them on to play with the same power next year. 28 Apr 2020
Breaking: AFLW All-Australian Team announced

Breaking: AFLW All-Australian Team announced

The 2020 All-Australian team has finally been revealed after much careful deliberation. Nearly all teams are represented in the star-studded side and a number of debutantes made the cut, promising bright things for the future of AFLW. 27 Apr 2020
'By the Numbers' Team Assessment: North Melbourne Kangaroos

'By the Numbers' Team Assessment: North Melbourne Kangaroos

Many had them tipped as the premiership team in what would have been a cracking finals series displaying AFLW at a whole new level. Fans can hope that the Roos will be bring the same finesse and intensity to 2021 to see them bring the cup home. 26 Apr 2020
'I don't coach for money': AFLW Quote of the Season

'I don't coach for money': AFLW Quote of the Season

Of all the memorable quotes from players, coaches, reporters and spectators this season, Lake's takes the cake. 25 Apr 2020
'By the Numbers' Team Assessment: Carlton Blues

'By the Numbers' Team Assessment: Carlton Blues

The Blues impressed on all fronts this year, moving from strength to strength down the field. With a young list ready and waiting to make their mark on the AFLW, a number of premiership hopefuls will be hard-pressed to climb up the ladder, over the rung with the Baggers' name stamped on it. 24 Apr 2020
Revealed: Our Captain of the Year

Revealed: Our Captain of the Year

Throughout the 2020 AFLW season, the captains in the competition have all shown great leadership and it was hard to choose a player as The Women’s Game’s AFLW Captain of the Year. Melbourne champion Daisy Pearce was outstanding with her leadership, her return a year after pregnancy to twins. 23 Apr 2020
'By the Numbers' Team Assessment: GWS Giants

'By the Numbers' Team Assessment: GWS Giants

It was a somewhat surprising season from GWS in 2020 as we saw them make their first ever finals appearance. If they can learn from this season's mistakes and develop a little more resilience during momentum swings, they could use this season as a springboard into a more consistent and successful run in 2021. 22 Apr 2020
Studies launched to combat women's sport's ACL crisis

Studies launched to combat women's sport's ACL crisis

It's one of the worst and unfortunately most common serious injuries in sport, but the days of it affecting women at an alarming rate may be numbered. 22 Apr 2020
Worries that women's sport demise will 'become a self-fulfilling prophecy'

Worries that women's sport demise will 'become a self-fulfilling prophecy'

Strategic communications experts are warning that the dialogue surrounding the future of women's sport post-COVID19 has to change, or else. 22 Apr 2020
Most improved AFLW players of 2020

Most improved AFLW players of 2020

There were a lot of players that improved dramatically this season and although we’d love to name them all, we’ve narrowed it down to just a few standouts. 21 Apr 2020
'By the Numbers' Team Assessment: Melbourne Demons

'By the Numbers' Team Assessment: Melbourne Demons

A good year saw the Melbourne Demons defy expectations and put their resilience on show as they battled it out to preliminary finals. If they can maintain that intensity next year as some of their injured stars return to the field, we'll definitely be in for more exciting stuff from the Dees. 20 Apr 2020