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AFLW: 'Devastated' Pie won't be defined by kicking scandal

Sarah D'Arcy was suspended for kicking a Carlton opponent, but says she's learned from the traumatic experience

3:30pm Nov 17, 2018


AFLW: 'Mad scientist' inspiring Giants to new heights

Giants looking forward to another season with Alan McConnell in charge

10:00am Nov 17, 2018


AFLW: Why three letters are driving the Crows in 2019

New coach borrows line from the All Blacks in addressing his players

3:52pm Nov 16, 2018


On field or off, superstar Daisy is relishing her twin roles

She may be missing the season, but Daisy Pearce is still contributing with the Demons

10:12am Nov 16, 2018


AFLW: Premiers set to unleash twin towers on competition

Western Bulldogs return to pre-season training at Whitten Oval

7:54pm Nov 15, 2018


Catch-up time: The AFLW news you may have missed

Clubs finalise coaches, familiar face for Blues, 'Turbo' back in action

6:00pm Nov 15, 2018


AFLW: Player wages to rise, finals prizemoney introduced

The AFLPA and AFL have reached agreement on historic CBA for female footballers

5:12pm Nov 15, 2018


AFLW: Boxing Blue fighting for Australian title

Star forward's bid for middleweight crown won't get in way of pre-season

12:22pm Nov 15, 2018


AFLW: How the 'Cora effect' has boosted Irish numbers

The 2019 AFL Women's season will see five Irish players on club lists

4:00pm Nov 14, 2018


AFLW: 'Semi-retired' Docker ready to overcome setbacks

Versatile midfielder/forward keeping a close eye on her training loads

7:21am Nov 14, 2018


AFLW: Demons plan for 2019 without Daisy, other stars

AFL Women's teams will hit the track for the first time this week

2:50pm Nov 12, 2018


PODCAST: Catch up on an action-packed AFLW off-season

Join Sarah Black and Nat Edwards to catch up on everything from AFLW off-season

1:28pm Nov 12, 2018


AFLW: Father-daughters headline Academy squads

Four father-daughter draft prospects among 48 named to NAB AFLW Academy squads

4:16pm Nov 9, 2018


AFLW: 'My knee is brand new', says Blues recruit

Kirby Bentley says her knee has recovered and she is ready for pre-season

1:14pm Nov 9, 2018


AFLW: 11 rule tweaks in place for 2019 season

Women's comp to adopt majority of men's rule changes, plus three additional changes

4:33pm Nov 7, 2018


Catch-up time: The AFLW news you may have missed

Giants' coaching changes, cross-code star commits to AFLW, Tigers start to focus on their 2020 list

11:51am Nov 7, 2018


AFLW: Superstar recruit named Roos' inaugural captain

Superstar midfielder Emma Kearney has added another accolade to her collection after being named North Melbourne's first AFL Women’s captain

3:00pm Nov 2, 2018


AFLW: The players granted a second chance

Delisted players have been given a chance to relaunch their careers at the top level

7:17am Nov 1, 2018


AFLW: Southern Saints in seventh heaven after draft

St Kilda's VFL Women's team produces seven new AFLW players

2:44pm Oct 31, 2018


AFLW: Magpies appoint head of women's sport

Collingwood swoops on former netball premiership coach to lead its women's program

12:25pm Oct 30, 2018


AFLW: New Crow pays tribute to Maggie Varcoe

Adelaide draftee honoured to wear same number as former teammate

6:20pm Oct 29, 2018


Push to broadcast all AFLW matches, AFLX up in the air

The AFL is determined to have every AFLW game televised

3:02pm Oct 29, 2018


AFLW: Tigers fan now has 'a bit of black and white blood'

Collingwood draftee taken with pick No.11 in the NAB AFL Women’s Draft

8:25am Oct 28, 2018


AFLW fixture: Cats kick off new season

Blues-Pies scrapped from opener night with Geelong to host first game

12:56pm Oct 26, 2018


AFLW fixture: A club-by-club breakdown of who plays who

Check out who your club will be playing in season 2019 of the AFL Women's competition

12:10pm Oct 26, 2018


AFLW: All 10 club lists locked in for 2019

Fremantle becomes final team to complete squad

3:25pm Oct 25, 2018


AFLW: Hard work pays off for 'crazy Docker'

Freo fanatic can't wait to pull on the purple in her first AFLW season

6:48pm Oct 24, 2018


AFLW: Scheer willpower makes Chloe a Crow

A serious knee injury hasn't stopped 37th pick from achieving her dream

3:05pm Oct 24, 2018


AFLW: New Blue happy to be close to home

Outstanding junior footballer is keen to get into the pre-season

6:25pm Oct 23, 2018


AFLW Draft: Cats unveil top two picks

Geelong grabs talented local at No.1 ahead of entry into AFLW in 2019

2:44pm Oct 23, 2018


Recap: 2018 NAB AFLW Draft as it happened

Relive the action as 10 teams choose the next crop of talent

1:17pm Oct 23, 2018


AFLW Draft preview: All you need to know

How it works, your club's picks, who they should target and more

6:45am Oct 23, 2018


AFLW: What's so special about likely No.1 pick?

Geelong likely to go local and take Nina Morrison with top pick

7:27am Oct 22, 2018


AFLW: From Auskick to likely top-three pick

Madison Prespakis has been touted as a No.1 pick since she was 16

8:40am Oct 21, 2018


AFLW: Young gun's journey from farm to footy

Highly talented midfielder should be heading to the big smoke after draft

7:56am Oct 20, 2018


AFLW: The story behind Duffy's tattoos

The ink on draft prospect's arms carries special meaning

11:15am Oct 19, 2018


Rioli-Long lineage set to continue in AFLW

Niece of Bombers great and cousin of Hawks great set to be drafted

7:57am Oct 19, 2018


AFLW: Sweet revenge for Banshees at Euro Cup

Ireland and Denmark took the honours at this year's tournament

5:07pm Oct 18, 2018


AFLW: Cowan to head up the Coaching Academy

Former Dockers coach to act a mentor to six female coaches

11:21am Oct 18, 2018


AFLW: Final draft order locked in

Compensation for injured and unavailable players now included

12:09pm Oct 16, 2018


AFLW: Suns appoint head of women's football

Gold Coast prepares for 2020 entry into AFL Women's competition

12:02pm Oct 16, 2018


AFLW: Combine star looms as club captain

Tyla Hanks has all the qualities to star at the highest level

6:35am Oct 15, 2018


AFLW: Draft's superboot set to be a Lion

McKenzie Dowrick is among this draft crop's most versatile

9:10am Oct 13, 2018


AFLW: Depleted Pies sign duo under compo rules

Sophie Alexander and Erica Fowler have joined the Pies

4:30pm Oct 12, 2018


AFLW: Sacrifice pays off for South Australian

Nikki Gore has given up plenty in her journey to the AFLW

6:30am Oct 11, 2018


AFLW: Surgery sidelines key Magpies midfielder

Melissa Kuys suffered an Achilles injury in VFLW qualifying win

1:54pm Oct 10, 2018


AFLW: Dockers add former players to coaching panel

Fremantle and Adelaide lock in their coaches for 2019 AFLW season

1:15pm Oct 10, 2018


AFLW: Draft hopeful's quick rise to flag glory

Emerson Woods won a VFLW flag in just her third year of footy

7:30am Oct 9, 2018


AFLW: Groves-Little a one of a kind prospect

Potential AFLW player comes from a strange background

9:15am Oct 7, 2018


AFLW hopeful ready to emulate her Crows hero

Versatile Janet Baird models her game on Adelaide's Chelsea Randall

6:00am Oct 5, 2018


AFLW: Potential No.1 pick dominates Combine

Likely top pick and potential Cat finishes top five in six different tests

11:24am Oct 4, 2018


AFLW: Potential top pick nominates Geelong

Junior star says she wants to play for Cats in season 2019

1:47pm Oct 3, 2018


AFLW: Will the Roos land the Haines twins?

Tasmanian rising stars could find themselves at North next year

7:04am Oct 3, 2018


AFLW: Top talent to turn out for Combine

Who has been invited, and what tests are involved in the Combine?

12:17pm Oct 2, 2018


AFLW: Meet the newest 'cross-code rookies'

The newest AFLW players come from a variety of different sports

10:58am Oct 1, 2018


Mick and Mo in war of words over comments

Premiership coach and AFLW star face off over Malthouse comments

7:15pm Sep 27, 2018


Lions boss wins Football Woman of the Year

Brisbane CEO recognised for her work in league's founding years

2:48pm Sep 27, 2018


AFLW: Concussion, ACL injuries highlighted

Report identifies major injury concerns in AFL Women's competition

4:34pm Sep 26, 2018

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AFLW: All the state league winners

A wrap of the premiers and award winners from around the country

12:30pm Sep 26, 2018


VFLW Grand Final sees Hawks add to silverware

Hawthorn's women's team takes out premiership win over Geelong

5:10pm Sep 24, 2018


VFLW Grand Final preview: Hawthorn v Geelong

Hawks and Cats both aiming for their maiden VFLW flag

3:32pm Sep 21, 2018


AFLW: Cat plots Geelong's downfall in decider

For Phoebe McWilliams, the VFLW Grand Final is a win-win

6:40am Sep 21, 2018


AFLW: Foot rules star Pie out for 2019 season

Last year's best and fairest injured in VFLW prelim last weekend

12:12pm Sep 20, 2018


AFLW: 'Crosscoders' out to win rookie contract

Eighteen international women out to land a deal with Dogs

3:49pm Sep 19, 2018


AFLW: Magpies, Bulldogs win state premierships

Premierships decided in respective Tasmanian, Sydney leagues

5:00pm Sep 18, 2018


AFLW: Blues in box seat to land top prospect

Madison Prespakis nominates for Melbourne metro ahead of draft

11:06am Sep 18, 2018


AFLW: Suns aim for more northern exposure

Suns to play four women's games in Mackay over next four seasons

11:00am Sep 18, 2018


AFLW: Dogs sign sister of 2016 flag hero

Premiership-winning ruckman's sister joins Dogs' women's team

4:15pm Sep 17, 2018


AFLW: Sydney, Tassie leagues set for Grand Finals

Tight contests expected in this weekend's season-closers

3:06pm Sep 14, 2018


AFLW: Magpies sign netball champion

Collingwood locks in former national player as rookie

5:24pm Sep 13, 2018


AFLW: Duffin reluctantly takes the lead

Jess Duffin may be the only person who doesn't think she's a great leader

9:43am Sep 13, 2018


AFLW: Dees receive compensation for Daisy

The Melbourne skipper is among four players unable to run out in 2019

5:04pm Sep 12, 2018


AFLW: How two foreigners fell in love with the sport

A Canadian and Frenchwoman are just two hopefuls aiming to play AFLW

12:30pm Sep 11, 2018


AFLW: Duffin takes out top VFLW honour

North Melbourne recruit wins VFLW best and fairest award

10:35pm Sep 10, 2018


AFLW: Around the state leagues

How your club's AFLW players performed last weekend

5:58pm Sep 10, 2018


AFLW: Starcevich given full-time role at Lions

Brisbane coach appointed director of coaching for the Lions' academy

5:18pm Sep 10, 2018


Transgender player withdraws from AFLW draft

Hannah Mouncey says AFL's blood testing rules have worn her down

7:56am Sep 10, 2018


AFLW: League to adopt conference system

Next year will see two five-team groups vying for finals

9:40am Sep 7, 2018


AFLW: How the conference system works

A two-conference structure leads the changes to the women's game

9:40am Sep 7, 2018


AFLW: Pies set to sign Irish star as a rookie

Sarah Rowe has received advice from former Irish Pie Marty Clarke

4:48pm Sep 5, 2018


AFLW: Under-18 All Australian side revealed

Vic Country and Queensland dominate All Australian side

7:26pm Sep 3, 2018


AFLW: Four new rules set to be ticked off

Kick-ins from extended goalsquare among recommendations for 2019

6:20pm Sep 3, 2018


AFLW: Gee's giant strides on and off the field

Blues forward taking every chance she can to improve

8:00am Sep 2, 2018


AFLW: Melbourne star pregnant with twins

Captain Daisy Pearce reveals she and her partner are expecting

8:20am Sep 1, 2018

Gender diversity policy for AFLW and AFL

AFL releases new gender policy for AFLW

7:02pm Aug 31, 2018


'Why quit now?' Mouncey vows to fight on

Hannah Mouncey's hopes of playing AFLW next year all but dashed

6:27pm Aug 31, 2018


AFLW: Vic draft prospects get three options

Nominations for draft to open on Monday with new choices

2:32pm Aug 31, 2018


AFLW: Cats and Roos bolster teams

Natalie Wood appointed assistant AFLW coach and VFLW coach

10:39am Aug 29, 2018


WA, Qld crown women's state league champs

AFLW stars prominent in state league deciders

10:01pm Aug 28, 2018


Wilston Grange, East Fremantle win women's flags

How some AFLW-listed players performed last weekend

10:21am Aug 28, 2018


AFLW: State league deciders take centre stage

AFLW players feature in Sunday's WA and Queensland grand finals

2:03pm Aug 24, 2018


AFLW: Two-club 'Tex' in a lucky position

Crow and Hawk explains how her unique situation is beneficial

7:46am Aug 24, 2018


AFLW: 2018 Draft details locked in

The 2018 NAB AFL Women's Draft will be held on October 23

4:44pm Aug 22, 2018


AFLW: Training will be Roos' 'biggest challenge'

Tasmania-based players coming to Victoria is just one headache

4:24pm Aug 22, 2018


AFLW: Blues sign Olympic gold medallists

Carlton going for gold with cross-coders stepping up from VFLW

3:17pm Aug 22, 2018


AFLW: From Survivor to Roos, Mo's new hope

Big-name North recruit tells of her mental and physical struggles

1:05pm Aug 22, 2018


AFLW: Around the state leagues

How your club's AFLW players performed last weekend

11:23am Aug 21, 2018


AFLW: Lion's long road to footy stardom

Arianna Clarke's football story is full of ups and downs

6:40am Aug 17, 2018


AFLW: From South Sudan to the big time

Akec Makur Chuot's remarkable journey from Yirol to AFLW

2:03pm Aug 16, 2018


AFLW: Gender diversity policy work continues

Meeting takes place at AFL House to review draft policy

8:03pm Aug 15, 2018


AFLW: Academy for more female coaches

AFL is seeking to address imbalance of senior female coaches

1:47pm Aug 15, 2018


AFLW: New Dog relishing her move east

Fremantle's loss is the Bulldogs' gain for the 2019 AFLW season

11:53am Aug 15, 2018


AFLW: Around the state leagues

How your club's AFLW players performed last weekend

12:18pm Aug 14, 2018


COMMENT: AFL has to splash cash on AFLW

League set for a complicated decision, writes Sarah Black

11:54am Aug 10, 2018


AFLW: Longer 2019 season still an option

No decision yet on structure of 10-team AFL Women's season

6:53pm Aug 7, 2018


AFLW: New rules to be trialled for '19 season

Legal kick distance and last-touch rule among changes mooted for next year

5:00pm Aug 7, 2018


AFLW: Around the state leagues

How your club's AFLW players performed around the country last weekend

1:04pm Aug 7, 2018


AFLW: Packed agenda for competition meeting

Tribunal, Draft and player movement are among items to be discussed

5:53pm Aug 6, 2018


AFLW: Former Lion Membrey not done yet

Jordan Membrey not giving up on dream after landing at Gold Coast

10:00am Aug 4, 2018


Gill rejects 'gimmicky' AFLW fixture call

AFL CEO says final decision on format of AFLW season not yet made

10:46am Aug 3, 2018


AFLW: 36 Draft Combine players revealed

All 10 clubs nominate elite juniors from the U18 Championships

11:00am Aug 2, 2018


AFLW: Cooper's vision clear for Fremantle

New coach shares blueprint for lifting Dockers from foot of the ladder

7:00am Aug 2, 2018


AFLW: Young Pies mid discusses brain injury

Collingwood tagger reveals her serious battle with concussion

7:09pm Aug 1, 2018


AFLW: Harford sees promising signs for Blues

The only way is up for new Carlton coach Daniel Harford

7:00am Aug 1, 2018


AFLW: Dogs go global in search for talent

New international rookie program casts net far and wide

5:01pm Jul 31, 2018


AFLW: Crows coach relishing new dual role

Matthew Clarke to combine AFLW coaching with AFL ruck role

10:33am Jul 31, 2018


AFLW turns conventional wisdom on its head

Research helps explain differences between women's and men's games

10:55am Jul 24, 2018


AFLW: Negotiations continue on broadcast deal

'Jigsaw pieces' coming together for season three

6:50am Jul 20, 2018


AFLW: Rules Committee to help shape future

New panel to look at congestion and ways of improving the game

1:56pm Jul 19, 2018


Brisbane stays undefeated in Winter Series

Lions prove dominant in the women's Winter Series

10:48am Jul 17, 2018