ESSENDON sharpshooter Federica Frew is within reach of a significant milestone if she is able to have a day out in the rebel VFLW Grand Final against Southern Saints at ETU Stadium on Sunday.

Rohenna Young medallist Frew, who has booted 33 goals for the season, needs another three majors to reach 50 VFLW goals in her career, a terrific achievement given she will only be playing her 33rd match.

To add context to that achievement, only her co-captain and games record holder Mia-Rae Clifford (59), Darebin’s Stephanie Simpson (58) and Hawthorn recruit Jess Duffin (54) have kicked more goals among active players, while Moana Hope (126, including 106 for St Kilda Sharksin 2016, below), Katie Brennan (125), Jasmine Garner (104), Darcy Vescio (96), Jaimee Lambert (93), Sarah Perkins (92), Christina Bernardi (57), Lauren Arnell (56), Chloe Molloy (56), Tara Bohanna (49), Kaitlyn Ashmore (49) and Alex Quigley (48) are no longer active in the VFLW, placing Frew 16th overall.

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The rebel VFLW Grand Final is shaping as a great contest between the Bombers and Saints at Port Melbourne’s ETU Stadium, with the ball set to bounce at 12.15pm and be screened live on Channel 7 from 12pm, as well as being streamed on AFL.com.au, while www.warfradio.com will provide its expert coverage from 11am online and on 89.1FM at the ground.

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LEADING GOALKICKER

33 Federica Frew (Ess) bye – Rohenna Young medallist
21 Mia-Rae Clifford (Ess) bye
21 Mia Skinner (Gee) bye
21 Kristy Stratton (Haw) bye
21 Jessie Williams (Haw) bye
18 Cecilia McIntosh (Ess) bye
16 Renee Tierney (Ess) bye
15 Tayla Kearns (SS) 2
13 Tamara Luke (Haw) bye
12 Grace Dicker (Ess) bye
12 Tahlia Fellows (Cas) dnp
12 Sarah Skinner (NM) bye

rebel VFLW PRELIMINARY FINAL CLUB MILESTONES

  • Casey Demons v Southern Saints happened at a neutral venue for the first time (0-1)
  • Southern Saints took a lead in head-to-head v Casey Demons (4-3)
  • Southern Saints took a lead in neutral venue matches (3-2)
  • Southern Saints took a lead in finals matches (4-3)

rebel VFLW POSSIBLE GRAND FINAL MILESTONES

  • Federica Frew (Essendon) needs 3 to reach 50 VFLW goals