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AFLW 2018 Season Wrap

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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.

On Saturday March 24 the top AFLW teams will face off for the 2018 premiership. The following Tuesday, this lineup of experienced Australian Rules journalists (and fans) will 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 … and possibly their club songs, depending on the outcome of the Grand Final.

This event will be Auslan interpreted.

Readings will be our bookseller at this event.

Featuring

Sam Lane

An award winning journalist for the Age newspaper who specialises in AFL, Olympic and cycling, Samantha Lane joined Channel Seven’s AFL broadcast team in 2013. The move followed her ten seasons with Channel 10’s much-loved AFL panel show, Before the Game, where Sam worked with some of Australia... Read more

Karen Lyon

For more than two decades, Karen Lyon has covered Melbourne and its sports-obsessed culture. She was a political reporter before crossing the boundary line to sport in 1999, and has been covering the world of sport ever since. Karen has witnessed some of the world’s biggest sporting events for the... Read more

Angela Pippos

Angela is an award-winning journalist, presenter, documentary-maker, author and MC. Her most recent documentary, The Record, follows Australia’s dramatic Women’s T20 World Cup campaign and the audacious bid to fill the MCG for the final on International Women’s Day 2020. The two-part documenta... Read more

Location

The Wheeler Centre

176 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

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