Ash Riddell grimaces as she punches a yellow AFL ball out of her hand
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AFLW expansion promising to be a boost for new and previously overlooked talent

A common argument against the rapid expansion of the AFLW is that it spreads talent too thinly. After the league’s maiden season in 2017, the…

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we rank the top five moves of the AFLW trade and expansion period

With the next AFLW season just around the corner (yes, season seven starts in August, after protracted negotiations finally delivered a new collective bargaining agreement),…

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Daisy Pearce, Erin Phillips on AFLW coaching fast-track as league announces new program

Melbourne AFLW captain Daisy Pearce will kick off her coaching career at Geelong after she finishes playing. Key points: Daisy Pearce says she remains committed…

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‘You can’t be what you can’t see’ – female coaches in AFLW pave the way for a more inclusive competition

When Lauren Arnell swaps her footy boots for the magnet board as the AFLW season gets underway in August, she will make history as the…

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AFLW players receive 94 per cent pay rise, new season to start in August

The AFL and AFL Players Association have agreed on a one-year collective bargaining agreement that will see the next AFLW season begin in August this…

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Frustration grows ahead of proposed AFLW season start

AFLW players and coaches continue to voice their frustration about the lack of clarity surrounding when the next season will start. Key points: August is…

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AFLW star Erin Phillips quits Crows to join Port Adelaide

AFLW star Erin Phillips has revealed she is leaving Adelaide to join Port Adelaide. Key points: Phillips has won three premierships with Adelaide She was…

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Erin Phillips leaves Adelaide Crows for AFLW crosstown rivals Port Adelaide

AFLW star Erin Phillips has finally decided on her future, leaving the Adelaide Crows to play with cross-town rivals Port Adelaide. Erin Phillips at the…

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AFLW players in the dark about pre-season start as August launch looms

AFLW players still don’t have clarity on when they will begin pre-season training, despite the AFL confirming an August start date to next season. Key…

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These are the five biggest issues facing the AFLW

On the ABC’s AFLW podcast, The W with Sharni and Sam, we’ve spent the last 15 weeks talking to the leading players, coaches and administrators….

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