Women's Footy AFLW 2022 - Alyce Parker named in AA Squad

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The GIANTS have firmly established themselves as the big sister of the AFLW Sydney Derby, piling on the goals to defeat the Swans by 47 points at the SCG. In the first AFLW battle between the New South Wales teams, the seventh-season GIANTS spread the first-season Swans too thin in the 9.11 (65) to 2.6 (18) victory, recording their highest score in the process (previously 56 against Richmond in 2020).

The GIANTS' revamped gameplan under new coach Cam Bernasconi finally clicked into gear, burning the Swans on the outside and running hard for each other to create an overlap in attack, while also finding some patience for the occasional slow play. Fittingly, it was the inaugural AFLW No.1 pick Nicola Barr – a childhood Swan now a GIANT, through and through – who slotted the opening major after both sides had peppered the goals to no avail. GIANTS defender-turned-forward Georgia Garnett's stunning set shot from a tight angle took the margin to 25 at half-time, which followed Lexi Hamilton breaking through for the Swans' first.

The rain briefly came in the third term, but it didn't put off former Young Matilda Zarlie Goldsworthy, the bullocking GIANTS debutant slotting a classy goal on the run and kicking two for the game. Ally Morphett (18 hitouts, 13 disposals, five clearances) and Kate Reynolds were dominant in the ruck against Cambridge McCormick, but Alyce Parker (22 touches) and Emily Pease (16) helped the GIANTS balance out the clearance count with five apiece.

GIANT replacements stand up

The GIANTS' injury headaches have entered yet another season, losing three key players to long-term issues last weekend. In the absence of Tait Mackrill (foot) and Chloe Dalton (hamstring), Ally Dallaway and Emily Pease spent more minutes in the middle, with debutant Meghan Gaffney rotating on the wing alongside Alicia Eva and Maddy Brazendale. Annalyse Lister – who played on the wing against Brisbane last week – slotted into a more traditional defensive role to cover for Pepa Randall (ACL).

Up next

The GIANTS will be aiming for two on the trot, hosting West Coast at Giants Stadium.

SYDNEY 0.2 1.4 2.5 2.6 (18)
GIANTS 3.4 5.5 8.6 9.11 (65)

GOALS - GIANTS: Barr 2, Staunton 2, Goldsworthy 2, Pease, Garnett, Doyle

BEST - GIANTS:
Parker, Brazendale, Pease, Eva, Garnett, Goldsworthy

INJURIES - GIANTS:
Nil

Reports:
Nil

Crowd: 4,233 at the SCG



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Nice win and really liked the look of both Goldsworthy and Brazendale.
Also, our forward line could look pretty good next year with Huntington, Goldsworthy and maybe Cora leading our attack.
Wouldn't bet against Cora going around again.

This will be the forwards group (Davies being resting ruck forward) - which could be a pretty good group. Our most skilled group of forwards ever.

Nicola Barr - 168 cm
Zarlie Goldsworthy - 169 cm
Jess Doyle - 170 cm
Isabel Huntington - 175 cm
Cora Staunton - 175 cm
Georgia Garnett - 176 cm
Fleur Davies - 185 cm
 

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Welcome back Nicola Barr


Nicola Barr returned from a knee injury yesterday and made her presence felt in the match. She provided that leadership on the field and had an impact on the match, finishing with 15 disposals, two marks, one tackle and two goals.


Youth of Giants making most of opportunities

Whilst it was a tough week for the Giants with a couple more injuries added to the list, the Giants youngsters stepped up in the Derby, making the most of their opportunities and playing with confidence. Meghan Gaffney, Madison Brazendale and Zarlie Goldsworthy made their impact, bringing plenty of energy to the team and gave the Giants confidence. Goldsworthy on debut was particularly impressive, finishing with the nine touches but did lay four tackles and put two majors on the board.
 

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If I'm not mistaken, Nicola was our first ever number one draft pick, it's fantastic to see her overcome a major injury and continue her development as a footballer.
 

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If I'm not mistaken, Nicola was our first ever number one draft pick, it's fantastic to see her overcome a major injury and continue her development as a footballer.
Moving her into the forward line earlier in the year (for season 6), which has continued with today's game, seems to have worked for her.
 

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Sydney v Greater Western Sydney

8 Alyce Parker (GWS)
5 Alicia Eva (GWS)
5 Nicola Barr (GWS)
4 Emily Pease (GWS)
4 Madison Brazendale (GWS)
2 Zarlie Goldsworthy (GWS)
1 Ally Morphett (SYD)
1 Cora Staunton (GWS)

LEADERBOARD

26 Jasmine Garner NMFC
26 Madison Prespakis ESS
25 Georgie Prespakis GEEL
21 Alyce Parker GWS
20 Ally Anderson BL
20 Ellie Blackburn WB
20 Monique Conti RICH
20 Kirsty Lamb WB
18 Emily Bates BL
 

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GRETA Bodey and Alyce Parker have made it three from three, the only two players to have been named in every womens.afl Team of the Week so far this season.

MIDFIELDERS

Lauren Pearce (Narrm, ruck), Emily Bates (Brisbane), Monique Conti (Richmond), Kirsty Lamb (Western Bulldogs), Alyce Parker (GWS), Kerryn Peterson (Carlton)

Lamb (23, six clearances, five tackles) was a powerhouse in the contest, Parker (22 and five) was best-on for the Giants, and Carlton skipper Peterson (21, 401m gained) makes her TOTW midfield debut after a fine showing on the wing.

And our first draft pick makes it a memorable debut ... a nice day's work for a Toby-loving 17-year-old.

 

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Your one-stop shop to get involved as the GIANTS return to GIANTS Stadium to take on the Eagles for AFLW Indigenous Round.

AFLW Round 4

GIANTS v West Coast Eagles
Saturday, September 17 at 11:10am
Wangal Country | GIANTS Stadium

Gates open: 10:10am

To celebrate Indigenous Round at GIANTS Stadium, there will be a live Welcome to Country to officially open the match, Boomerang painting, Indigenous face painting and more!

Round Four is FREE!

To celebrate our first home game in Sydney for season seven, round four is FREE for all patrons!
 

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Geez, the carnage continues ... (read past the headline!)

The GIANTS have added no new additions to their injury list following their round three win over the Swans on Saturday at the SCG.

It was confirmed that Cora Staunton played last weekend’s match with a fractured nose, but the 40-yer-old underwent surgery on Monday and will be cleared to play by the end of the week.

Rebecca Beeson and Casidhe Simmons will formerly move to the club’s inactive list, after specialist opinions have deemed them unfit to return this season. Extra precautions have been taken with pair due to suffering multiple concussions in the past 6-12 months and will continue to be managed by the GIANTS medical team in order for them to return to full activity.

Fleur Davies received surgery on Monday to repair her shoulder injury and will begin her 6-month rehabilitation program over the coming weeks.

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AFLW S7 Rd 4 v West Coast New

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Round 4 team:

Greater Western Sydney v West Coast at Giants Stadium, 11.10am AEST

GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY

B:
T.Hetherington 9 A.Lister 14
HB: B.Stack 15 J.Grierson 10 J.Hicks 29
C: A.Eva - C 2 A.Dallaway 30 M.Brazendale 23
HF: N.Barr 8 G.Garnett 17 C.Staunton 13
F: Z.Goldsworthy 7 H.Zreika 24
Foll: C.McCormick 25 A.Parker 3 E.Pease 33
I/C: K.Smith 4 T.Evans 18 B.Mowbray 31 M.Gaffney 22 J.Doyle 5

Emerg: G.Fowler 26 T.Cattle 40 Z.Hamilton 35

In: None
Out: None

WEST COAST

B:
C.Thomas 3 B.Smith 14
HB: A.Schmidt 7 S.McDonald 35 A.McCarthy 11
C: D.Hooker 17 J.Sedunary 10 C.Rowley 5
HF: I.Lewis 6 K.Bartlett 20 E.Hartill 25
F: I.Cameron 19 E.Humphries 12
Foll: S.Lakay 23 E.Swanson - C 13 E.Roberts 4
I/C: E.Bennett 27 M.Western 21 S.Goranova 8 J.Britton 18 I.Simmons 9

Emerg: H.Bullas 24 K.Petrevski 32 E.Smith 22

In: E.Bennett, J.Britton
Out: H.Bullas (omitted), K.Petrevski (omitted)
 

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I'm away, so missed today's game, but it seems to have been very poor from us - one we should have won, but scored just a single goal for the whole game?!

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I'll have to have a look at what's happened during the week.
 

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Coaches' votes:

Greater Western Sydney v West Coast​

10 Emma Swanson (WCE)
7 Alyce Parker (GWS)
4 Sophie McDonald (WCE)
3 Isabella Lewis (WCE)
3 Jodie Hicks (GWS)
3 Alicia Eva (GWS)

LEADERBOARD​

35 Georgie Prespakis (GEEL)
30 Jasmine Garner (NMFC)
30 Kirsty Lamb (WB)
29 Monique Conti (RICH)
28 Ellie Blackburn (WB)
28 Alyce Parker (GWS)
26 Madison Prespakis (ESS)
25 Amy McDonald (GEEL)
22 Ally Anderson (BL)
22 Emma Swanson (WCE)
19 Emily Bates (BL)


INTERCHANGE

Sophie Conway (Brisbane), Jodie Hicks (Greater Western Sydney), Georgie Prespakis (Geelong), Anne Hatchard (Adelaide), Monique Conti (Richmond)

Hicks (21 and five intercepts) played her best game in Giants colours.
 
AFLW S7 Rd 5 v Adelaide New

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AFLW Round 5

Adelaide Crows v GIANTS
Sunday, September 25 at 3:10pm (2:40pm ACST)
Kaurna Land | Unley Oval

Milestone

If selected, captain Alicia Eva will play in her 50th AFLW game on Sunday afternoon.

Eva started her career in Melbourne with Collingwood, playing seven games for the Pies in the inaugural season, before making the move to Sydney ahead of season two.

Broadcast

Sunday’s match between the Crows and GIANTS will be shown live and free on 7Mate in NSW and ACT from 3:00pm.

Congrats to our skipper Alicia Eva for hitting the 50 game milestone!

 

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The GIANTS have made one change heading into the round five clash with the Crows, with young forward Georgie Fowler returning to the side.

The 18-year-old made her AFLW debut in round four of season six, part of the club's first-ever game at Henson Park and convincing against the odds win over the Bulldogs. Fowler was a part of the opening round clash earlier this season and returns to the side for her second game of the season. The young forward comes into the side for Georgia Garnett, who will miss the game due to a hamstring injury.

Sunday's match will be one for milestones with captain Alicia Eva set to bring up her 50th career game, while former dual sportswomen Jodie Hicks will bring up game number 25.

Adelaide v Greater Western Sydney at Unley Oval, 2.40pm ACST

ADELAIDE

B:
N.Allen 8 S.Allan 39
HB: A.Ballard 27 C.Biddell 12 M.Newman 17
C: S.Thompson 14 A.Hatchard 33 T.Charlton 25
HF: H.Munyard 20 C.Gould 1 E.Jones 2
F: A.Woodland 24 R.Martin 5
Foll: M.McKinnon 21 E.Marinoff 10 C.Randall - C 26
I/C: B.Tonon 28 H.Button 6 M.Dowrick 9 J.Simmons 11 J.Waterhouse 19

Emerg: Z.Prowse 4 K.Kustermann 7 A.Ward 3

GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY

B:
T.Hetherington 9 A.Lister 14
HB: B.Stack 15 T.Evans 18 J.Hicks 29
C: A.Eva - C 2 B.Mowbray 31 M.Brazendale 23
HF: N.Barr 8 J.Doyle 5 C.Staunton 13
F: Z.Goldsworthy 7 H.Zreika 24
Foll: C.McCormick 25 A.Parker 3 E.Pease 33
I/C: K.Smith 4 J.Grierson 10 A.Dallaway 30 M.Gaffney 22 G.Fowler 26

Emerg: G.Hill 19 T.Cattle 40 Z.Hamilton 35

In: G.Fowler
Out: G.Garnett (injured)
 

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Girls aren’t playing well. Disgraceful umpiring. Surely there are decent umpires available withe men’s season over?
Thanks AFL, another reason to despise you. Complete lack of care for the AFLW.
 

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Ouch. I normally watch the games, but have to do some work for tomorrow, so missed it. That's a horrific scoreline: 97 - 1.
That's a real debacle, I know NSW football isn't the strongest but a foundation club losing 97-1 is seriously stuffed.
 

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Yup. Haven't watched it yet but Adelaide, while very talented, aren't 97 times better than us. But they have had the same coach for 4 seasons and while he was new to women's footy originally, it clearly clicked for him. Bernasconi... not so sure. But he did also have a very short turnaround from last season, and our injury list is painful to read.

It doesn't mean anything for the integrity of the league overall though, and there have been plenty of good games to watch this year. The one where we thumped the Swans was fun, for starters :)

A limited league wouldn't get the same long term growth in girls playing, viewership and therefore funding etc. It just wouldn't necessarily lead to the higher quality that you'd expect, in my opinion. And definitely not the popularity. The brutally honest truth is that a shitty Swans AFLW team is going to continue to attract more fans than even a high quality GWS AFLW team would. So they had to bring Swans in. Same goes for Essendon, Hawks... big membership clubs. Maybe it would have worked out better if they'd had those clubs making up an original smaller AFLW, but having the clubs volunteer/apply made sense too, to make sure it was located at supportive clubs. So they are in a historical bind, but expansion to 18 is not the problem IMO.
 

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