After an entertaining start to the AFLW (Women’s Australian Football League), we have seen some stand-outs so far. Today I will be recapping the games and talking about the stars of each team.
We’ll start with Friday night’s game and the first ever Women’s AFL game. It was Carlton vs Collingwood and the Magpies were predicted pretty heavily with them collecting first draft pick, Moana Hope. Hope is an outstanding player, being by far the best in WVFL (Women’s Victoria Football League). She is yet another legend to wear the number 23, alongside Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Serena Williams – titles wise, and Lance Franklin. But she couldn’t get an influence in the match against Carlton, as they lost by 35, 7.4 (46) to only 1.5 (11). The player who starred in this match was Darcy Vescio, who scored four goals for her Carlton Blues. She is a young gun to look out for.
The next game was not on free tv, so I didn’t get a good look at the game of GWS vs Adelaide. Adelaide’s Erin Phillips was a standout and she helped her team demolish the Giants by 36 points, 7.6 (48) to 1.6 (12).
The game between the Western Bulldogs and Fremantle Dockers was superb. Even though it was a large win for the Bulldogs, the game was still intense throughout. Katie Brennan is a goddess for the sport. She kicked two goals and had the most possessions of the game. She is another star to play in this league. She was closely guarded though by Ebony Antonio who is a athletic midfielder for the Dockers. Now, this may come as a surprise, but from what I saw on Saturday night shows me this girl has got talent. Her name is Lara Filocamo. Her aggresion and willingness to be physical was great and I wouldn’t be surprised to see her in the All-Australian women’s team at the end of the year, or even a nominee for the league’s Best and Fairest award.
So those are my thoughts on the start to the women’s AFL season. Please leave a like for more.
Above: Lara Filocano