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Round 4 Rising Star Nominees - Ponter and Dargan

Australia

Adelaide Crows' Danielle Ponter and Collingwood's Sarah Dargan have been named the Rising Star Nominees in Round Four NAB AFL Women's.

Ponter has become the Crows first nomination for AFLW 3.0.

Image Source: AFC Media and Michael Dodge/Getty Images

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CrossCoders Program Coming To Ireland

Europe

 

Irish sporting website The 42 reports that the programme that brought Irish players to AFLW will hold their first overseas camp in Ireland later this year. The article looks at the successes of the programme from last year and the benefits for the future, especially by holding the event close to a pool of Irish players for greater opportunity.

AFTER THE HUGE success of the 2018 programme, CrossCoders have announced that they will host their first-ever overseas AFLW camp in Ireland this May. 

Last September, 11 Irish hopefuls went to Melbourne for an intensive week-long trial with Donegal’s Yvonne Bonner, Tipperary’s Aisling McCarthy and Clare native Ailish Considine all signing professional rookie contracts off the back of it.  

The three Gaelic football stars have been successful products of the programme thus far, impressing with Greater Western Sydney (GWS) Giants, the Western Bulldogs and Adelaide Crows respectively.

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Waratah Warriors And Tiwi Bombers Enjoy Finals Wins

Australia
The two matches in the NTFL Premier League finals series on Saturday have again seen the agony and ecstasy of a season finished or a season on a roll. Waratah kept their flag hopes alive and the Tiwi Bombers continued to be the form team in the league. Last year’s grand finalists, the Darwin Buffaloes, had an early exit and end to their season whilst the Southern Districts Crocs lost but can fight another day.

The Nightcliff Tigers watched on and learned as the other teams battled before them.

The first match of the finals at TIO Stadium saw Waratah and Darwin battle for the second successive week. Last weekend it was jostling for finals positions – this weekend it was sudden death to the loser. Remarkably, the script was eerily similar. A tight first quarter was followed by a big Waratah second quarter. At half time, Waratah were five goals up, also similar to last week.
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King and Hope star in North's triumph win over the bold Dees

Australia

North Melbourne Tasmanian Kangaroos triumphed to a four-point win over Melbourne at Casey Fields in the South East of Melbourne in the humid conditions. 

It was North's first real test of this years competition in what was one of the best AFLW matches skill and pressure wise.

Hope and King guided North to the tough victory.

Image Source: Kelly Defina/Getty Images

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Giants tough it out for first win of AFLW 3.0

Australia

The GWS Giants secured their first win of AFLW 3.0, as they narrowly defeated Collingwood by nine points in warm conditions at the Morwell Recreation Reserve.

It was the first ever AFLW match at Morwell.

Image Source: Michael Dodge/Getty Images

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Crows too classy for the Dockers in Darwin

Australia

The Adelaide Crows were unstoppable against the Fremantle Dockers at the TIO Stadium, as they demolished the Dockers by 41 points in steamy and hot conditions in Darwin.

Image Source: Michael Wilson

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Lions too powerful for Dogs

Australia

The Brisbane Lions outclassed the Western Bulldogs at the VU Whitten Oval, as they demolished them by 33 points in great conditions in Melbourne.

It just was not the Dogs night with their sloppy disposals and skills compared to the Lions that were cleaner in all facets of their game.

Image Source: Scott Barbour

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Cats pull of hard fought win over the Blues

Australia

The Geelong Cats pulled off a hard fought five point win over Carlton at the GMHBA Stadium in a fine day in Geelong.

It was a top of the table Conference B clash between the Cats and Blues and the contest lived up to it all match long. 

Rochelle Cranston led the way in the midfield with her pressure for the Cats. 

Image Source: Darrian Traynor

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Tiwi Bombers Ready To Fire

Australia

 

Conor Walsh from the Essendon Football club website www.essendonfc.com.au looks at the rise of the Tiwi Bombers during the 2018.19 NTFL season. Early in the season, the Bombers were in a battle to even reach the finals, yet this weekend they are playing in a Qualifying Final as the form team in the NTFL. 

The Tiwi Bombers are flying and ready to explode in the TIO NTFL Finals on Saturday, entering the campaign as the form team of the competition.

The Bombers have won six of their last seven outings leading into the weekend’s qualifying final against Southern Districts, coming off the back of an 87-point thumping of St Marys last week.  

The dominant victory helped the side secure a second chance for the finals series, lifting them into third place by percentage, just 1.28 per cent clear of Waratah.

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Odense Lions' Massive Expansion Plan



Football in Denmark is about to get a massive boost with the expansion plans for the Odense Lions. Club president Morten Merhøj and fellow founder Daniel Petrolo from the Lions took the time to detail the plans and how they will impact on the game for the entire DAFL.

It is an exciting and also inspirational story of a club’s ongoing journey.

“Odense Australian Football have BIG plans for 2020. Working together with the local government and the old Danish sports association Bolbro GIF, we are building what will be, maybe, the best set up for footy in Europe. A brand new field is being made and to be able to fit the big oval in the area, light towers and drains had to be moved. A massive and expensive effort that could not have been accomplished by the club alone.”

“On top of that the clubhouse is being fully renovated with new cafeteria, change rooms, gym, medical room, meeting/tactic room and the indoor arena for the long winters. An incredible renovation of the home of the Lions called Bolbro Parken. To keep costs down most work is being done by volunteers using all their spare time painting, breaking down walls and so on.”

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Round 4 AFLW Teams

Australia

Image Source: AFL Women's 

Round 4 team lists have been released below

Geelong vs Carlton, Saturday 23rd February 4:45pm at GMHBA Stadium

Geelong Squad

Position

Name

#

Name

#

Name

#

Backs

A.Teague

40

R.Goring

44

M.McMahon

24

Half Backs

M.Hickey

18

M.McDonald

11

D.Taylor

27

Centreline

 

 

R.Cranston

30

 

 

Half Forwards

D.Orr

2

M.Boyd

26

S.Van De Heuvel

27

Forwards

R.Garing

12

P.McWilliams

23

J.Ivey

5

Followers

A.O'Connor

45

M.Keryk

16

O.Purcell

16

Interchange

E.Hoare

46

M.Clifford 

7

G.Clarke

17

 

J.Crockett-Grills

6

C.Blakeway

4

 

 

Emergencies

G.Rankin

10

K.Darby

8

 

 

 

EMG4

EMG4_NO

 

 

 

 In: - C.Blakeway, A.O'Connor

Out: - R.Webster (injured), K.Darby

Carlton Squad 

Position

Name

#

Name

#

Name

#

Backs

J.Edwards

25

J.Van Dyk

36

S.Hosking

10

Half Backs

N.Stevens

21

K.Harrington

9

G.Pound

6

Centreline

 

 

K.Loynes

2

 

 

Half Forwards

M.Prespakis

4

R.Watt 

22

T.Harris

7

Forwards

D.Vescio

4

B.Davey - C

1

G.Gee

19

Followers

A.Downie

30

A.Mullane

8

C.Dalton

15

Interchange

A.McKay

5

N.Plane 

32

L.Brazzale

12

 

J.Hosking 

11

B.Walker 

14

 

 

Emergencies

R.Hicks

24

T.Lucas-Rodd

18

 

 

 

EMG4

EMG4_NO

 

 

 

 In: - R.Watt, A.McKay

Out: - B.Moody, K.Bentley

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AFL Europe Announces 2019 Pre-Season Tournaments

Europe

 

Angus Boyle from AFL Europe has put together the following comprehensive preview of upcoming pre-season tournaments across Europe. For further information on any of the tournaments below, go to the www.afleurope.org website.

With spring just around the corner, it’s an exciting time of the year for AFL clubs across Europe as teams step up their preparation for their upcoming seasons.  

One form of preparation is taking part in a pre-season tournament, where teams travel for a big day of football, battling it out to win a pre-season cup. Teams also get the chance to test out tactics, put their skills into a real match situation and get to know teammates better.

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