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AFLW 2018 Season Wrap
The inaugural season of the AFL National Women’s League saw some brutal contests, some soaring speckies and hundreds of eager fans turned away at the gates. Within a matter of weeks, a cohort of superb Australian athletes rocketed from relative unknowns to household names. The season spurred a revolution in girl’s and women’s participation in amateur Australian Rules competitions across the country.
For the AFLW 2018 season, the talent pool has deepened, competition has intensified and the stakes are higher, following the league’s first trade and draft period. The women’s game is evolving rapidly, trialling new rules and refining playing standards.
Following the AFLW Grand Final weekend, Karen Lyon, Sam Lane and Angela Pippos – all experienced Australian Rules journalists (and fans) – unpack the highs and lows of the year in women’s footy. They’ll share their insights and predictions on the future of the game.