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Buti's Call: History shows female footballers have faced resistance
Opinion
Opinion

Buti's Call: History shows female footballers have faced resistance

The footballers who play for the 10 clubs in the AFLW are the modern pioneers of women’s football. They are the modern day trailblazers who will always have a special place in female sport going forward. But women playing football is much older than the three-year-old AFLW competition.

  • by Tony Buti

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It's been a big week in art ... with Jim Pavlidis
Carlton

It's been a big week in art ... with Jim Pavlidis

Given the many poorly-executed close-range misses seen during round 1, it might be useful for all AFL players to study Tayla Harris’ exemplary kicking technique.

  • by Jim Pavlidis
Dominant Crows fly into AFLW grand final

Dominant Crows fly into AFLW grand final

Adelaide Crows were dominant from start to finish as they booked a home grand final next Sunday by beating Geelong in the preliminary final.

  • by Roy Ward
Harford: They won't underestimate us now
Carlton

Harford: They won't underestimate us now

Carlton coach rapt after his team won through to the AFLW grand final with win over Fremantle.

  • by Daniel Cherny
Tayla Harris cements iconic status at Ikon Park
Carlton

Tayla Harris cements iconic status at Ikon Park

After a week in the headlines, Saturday became a day of celebration for Tayla Harris as Carlton charged through to the grand final.

  • by Daniel Cherny
After emotional week, Harris helps Blues into grand final
Carlton

After emotional week, Harris helps Blues into grand final

Wooden-spooners last year, Carlton are through to the AFLW grand final after beating Fremantle at Ikon Park.

  • by Daniel Cherny
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How Hoare crossed from netball to footy (with a PhD in between)
Geelong Cats

How Hoare crossed from netball to footy (with a PhD in between)

From the Melbourne Vixens to a stint at Oxford University to preliminary finals with the Cats, Erin Hoare has found success wherever she goes.

  • by Yan Zhuang
'Unnecessary' distraction: Cats ruck wants focus back on footy
Geelong Cats

'Unnecessary' distraction: Cats ruck wants focus back on footy

Geelong ruck Erin Hoare says the discussion surrounding Tayla Harris' photo has stolen some of the focus away from the AFLW preliminary final matches this weekend.

  • by Yan Zhuang
Kicking on: Poise, power and athleticism of Harris will beat trolls

Kicking on: Poise, power and athleticism of Harris will beat trolls

Michael Willson's photo is one of those that you know, the instant you see it, will be nothing less than iconic.

  • by Peter FitzSimons
Saturday serve: The answer to the social media problem
Rally

Saturday serve: The answer to the social media problem

If you want to get an insight into the uphill battle facing women's sport, then start talking about "AFLM" at the water cooler.

  • by David Polkinghorne
Criticism and cliques: why women stop playing sport
Women's AFL

Criticism and cliques: why women stop playing sport

A survey by VicHealth has found 52 per cent of Victorian women worry about being judged while engaging in physical activity in public.

  • by Nicole Economos