Women's Footy VFLW 2019 Thread

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VFLW SEASON PREVIEW: WESTERN BULLDOGS
New Western Bulldogs VFLW senior coach Sean Kavanagh gives his thoughts on the club’s upcoming Swisse Wellness VFL Women’s season.

2018 FINISH:
6th (7-7 record)
2018 BEST AND FAIREST: 1. Naomi Ferres / 2. Ashleigh Guest / 3. Libby Birch
2018 TEAM OF THE YEAR SELECTIONS: Libby Birch
2018 AFL WOMEN’S DRAFTEES: Lauren Butler (Collingwood), Jessie Davies (Western Bulldogs)
OTHER CURRENT AFL WOMEN’S DRAFTEES FROM CLUB (as VU Western Spurs):
  • Selected in 2016: Ashleigh Guest (GWS/Melbourne), Ainslie Kemp (Melbourne), Sarah Lampard (Melbourne), Shelley Scott (Melbourne)
  • 2017: Naomi Ferres* (Western Bulldogs)
2019 SEASON START: vs Williamstown @ Downer Oval (Point Gellibrand), Saturday May 18 (CLICK HERE for full fixture)

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* CLICK HERE for information on purchasing a 2019 membership for Western Bulldogs and other VFL Women’s clubs.

KEY RECRUITS (non-AFLW-listed)
Ellie Gavalas
(23yo in 2019, from Marcellin OC): “Ellie is an inside midfielder with explosive speed. She loves a goal and her attack on the footy has been a real highlight this pre-season.”
Katelyn Betts (21yo in 2019, from Mount Evelyn): “Caitlin is a similar player to Ellie. Coming through half back, her ability to find the footy and hit up targets with her foot skills is very good. She’s also displayed a really high footy IQ.”
Jessica Crundall (21yo in 2019, from Donvale): “Jess will play as a mid-sized half forward. Her marking skills and athleticism as well as her ability to win the ball at ground level have made her a standout through our practice matches.”

PRE-SEASON PERFORMERS
Mickayla Ward
(33yo in 2019, nine VFLW games): “Mickayla is coming back from a serious shoulder injury and has progressed slowly through the pre-season. She’ll play as a key forward and hopefully move her way into the midfield as the season goes on.”
Mary Sandral (20yo in 2019, one VFLW game) and Simone Ruedin (27yo in 2019, five VFLW games): “We’re looking for continued progress from Mary and Simone this year. Both will play in key positions after having injury-free pre-seasons. They’re super fit and ready to make an impact.”

AFLW DRAFT PROSPECTS
“I’d be hoping any of those six players I’ve mentioned could become genuine AFLW Draft prospects this year.”

LEADERSHIP MATERIAL
“We’ll be looking to have our leadership group sorted in the week before our first match (Round 2).
“There are some natural leaders in the group, like Mickayla Ward (see above), and they’ll work in combination with some of our returning AFLW players as well.”

TEAM STRENGTHS
“We’ve had a fairly substantial turnover of our list; we had a talent ID day late last year which saw an influx of new players. Their energy around our playing group and their willingness to take on new ideas, new structures and new game plans over the summer has been fantastic.
“Our whole focus is our ability to put pressure on the opposition and make the opposition turn the ball over. We want to be really tough to play against.”

ASSISTANT COACHING PANEL
  • Rohenna Young (from Old Xaverians)
  • Other positions still TBC

HEADLINE YOU WANT TO SEE
“‘Western Bulldogs VFLW girls a new breed’. There’ll be new beginnings and opportunities in our second year at VFLW level since coming over from the VU Western Spurs. The program is only getting bigger and better.”
 

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Playing list announced early next week with a handful of AFLW players set to play for Bulldogs VFLW.

Fixture:
R1: Bye
R2: WILLIAMSTOWN vs WESTERN BULLDOGS (PG) 7.00PM SATURDAY MAY 18
R3: WESTERN BULLDOGS vs MELBOURNE UNI (VUWO) 4.30PM* SATURDAY MAY 25
R4: WESTERN BULLDOGS vs GEELONG CATS (VUWO) 11.30AM* SUNDAY JUNE 2
R5: WESTERN BULLDOGS vs DAREBIN FALCONS (VUWO) 12.00PM SATURDAY JUNE 8
R6: CARLTON vs WESTERN BULLDOGS (IKON) 11.00AM* SATURDAY JUNE 15
R7: COLLINGWOOD vs WESTERN BULLDOGS (MRR) 11.30AM SATURDAY JUNE 22
R8: WESTERN BULLDOGS vs HAWTHORN (VUWO) 12.00PM SATURDAY JUNE 29
R9: WESTERN BULLDOGS vs RICHMOND (VUWO) 4.00PM* SATURDAY JULY 6
R10: CASEY DEMONS vs WESTERN BULLDOGS (CF) 11.30AM SATURDAY JULY 13
R11: SOUTHERN SAINTS vs WEST. BULLDOGS (RSEA/TBBO) 3.10PM* SUNDAY JULY 2
R12: WESTERN BULLDOGS vs NT THUNDER (MARS) 2.00PM SATURDAY JULY 27
R13 Bye
R14: WESTERN BULLDOGS vs ESSENDON (VUWO) 4.00PM* SATURDAY AUGUST 10
R15: RICHMOND vs WESTERN BULLDOGS (SC) 12.30PM SATURDAY AUGUST 17
R16 DAREBIN FALCONS vs WESTERN BULLDOGS (BLO) 12.00PM SATURDAY AUGUST 24

* Games are double headers with the VFL teams
 

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The Bulldogs VFLW match against Williamstown on Saturday night will also have radio coverage.

Live from 6pm (first bounce 7pm) on RSN Carnival 2 (digital radio), WARFRadio.com and the VFL app.

Worth noting that making her debut for the Doggies on Saturday night is American Danielle Marshall (Arizona Hawks).
 

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Williamstown 0.2 1.2 1.2 1.3 (9)
Western Bulldogs 2.5 2.6 7.7 8.8 (56)

GOALS:
Williamstown: Whiting
Western Bulldogs: Ward 4 Marshall 2 Jolly Sandral

BEST:
Williamstown: Meade Dixon Dardengo Whiting Shannon Melnikas
Western Bulldogs: Toogood Ferres Sandral Ward Betts McMahon

Big win to start the season, Captain Ward (Callan's sister) with four big goals, only played 3 games last year but looked solid, might be a chance to get rookie drafted this year (will turn 33 in September). The American Marshall also looked pretty good kicking 2 goals. Toogood was by far our best and best on ground back to her 2018 AFLW best, hopefully she can take this into 2020.

Champion Data stats should be up by Monday for anyone interested.

Next Saturday we play University at Whitten Oval 4:30pm
 
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VFLW MATCH INFO:
VFLW Round 3 – Western Bulldogs v Melbourne University
Saturday May 25, 4:30pm
Victoria University Whitten Oval:
Gates open: 3:30pm

Western Bulldogs VFLW Team:

B: Ruedin, Tessari, Wildes
HB: Davies, Toogood, Gamble
C: Mackay, Ferres, Bibby
HF: Sandral, Jolly, Dinuccio
F: Crundall, Ward, Scott
Foll: McMahon, Betts, Brown
Int: Gavalas, Christgoergl, Gunn, Marshall
23P: McAloon
Emer: Mullins, Dundon, Chadwick, Xanthos

In: E. Gamble
Out: C. Mullins
 

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VFLW MATCH INFO:
VFLW Round 3 – Western Bulldogs v Melbourne University
Saturday May 25, 4:30pm
Victoria University Whitten Oval:
Gates open: 3:30pm

Western Bulldogs VFLW Team:

B: Ruedin, Tessari, Wildes
HB: Davies, Toogood, Gamble
C: Mackay, Ferres, Bibby
HF: Sandral, Jolly, Dinuccio
F: Crundall, Ward, Scott
Foll: McMahon, Betts, Brown
Int: Gavalas, Christgoergl, Gunn, Marshall
23P: McAloon
Emer: Mullins, Dundon, Chadwick, Xanthos

In: E. Gamble
Out: C. Mullins
Game will also have radio coverage from 3.30pm on RSN Carnival 2 digital radio, WARFRadio.com and the VFL app.
Also, if you bring a small FM radio to the ground, you can hear the call delay free on 89.1 FM via our ultra low power transmitter.
 

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Weekend Recap:

MATCH DETAILS
Western Bulldogs 0.0 2.1 2.1 3.4 (22)
Melbourne University 0.1 0.2 1.5 1.6 (12)


GOALS:
Western Bulldogs:
D.Marshall 2, A.Scott
Melbourne University: V.Saad

Bulldogs currently sit second place in the VFLW with a game against Geelong on Sunday at Whitten Oval 11:30am
 

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VFLW ROUND 4
Western Bulldogs v Geelong
Sunday June 2, 11.30am
VU Whitten Oval
Gates/Barkers Cafe open: 9am

TEAM
B:
17. H Wildes, 14. E Gamble, 30. A Tessari
HB: 45. D Marshall, 8. B Toogood, 4. I Huntington
C: 6. K McLeod, 34. E Mackay, 21. B Hunt
HF: 39. M Sandral, 33. S Jolly, 32. T Dinuccio
F: 38. J Crundall, 44. M Ward, 41. A Scott
R: 47. N McMahon, 48. K Betts, 16. N Ferres
Int: 43. E Gavalas, 29. J Davies, 49. L Bibby, 1. B Lochland
23P: 46. K McAloon
Emg: 31. A Gunn

In: Lochland, Hunt, Huntington, McLeod
Out: Christgoergl, Gunn, Marshall, Ruedin
 

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VFLW ROUND 4
Western Bulldogs v Geelong
Sunday June 2, 11.30am
VU Whitten Oval
Gates/Barkers Cafe open: 9am

TEAM
B:
17. H Wildes, 14. E Gamble, 30. A Tessari
HB: 45. D Marshall, 8. B Toogood, 4. I Huntington
C: 6. K McLeod, 34. E Mackay, 21. B Hunt
HF: 39. M Sandral, 33. S Jolly, 32. T Dinuccio
F: 38. J Crundall, 44. M Ward, 41. A Scott
R: 47. N McMahon, 48. K Betts, 16. N Ferres
Int: 43. E Gavalas, 29. J Davies, 49. L Bibby, 1. B Lochland
23P: 46. K McAloon
Emg: 31. A Gunn

In: Lochland, Hunt, Huntington, McLeod
Out: Christgoergl, Gunn, Marshall, Ruedin
That’s locking like a strong side with some big INs like Izzy, McLeod and Lochland.

Quite a bit of star quality there. Even our emergency is A Gunn!
 
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VFLW ROUND 4
Western Bulldogs v Geelong
Sunday June 2, 11.30am
VU Whitten Oval
Gates/Barkers Cafe open: 9am

TEAM
B:
17. H Wildes, 14. E Gamble, 30. A Tessari
HB: 45. D Marshall, 8. B Toogood, 4. I Huntington
C: 6. K McLeod, 34. E Mackay, 21. B Hunt
HF: 39. M Sandral, 33. S Jolly, 32. T Dinuccio
F: 38. J Crundall, 44. M Ward, 41. A Scott
R: 47. N McMahon, 48. K Betts, 16. N Ferres
Int: 43. E Gavalas, 29. J Davies, 49. L Bibby, 1. B Lochland
23P: 46. K McAloon
Emg: 31. A Gunn

In: Lochland, Hunt, Huntington, McLeod
Out: Christgoergl, Gunn, Marshall, Ruedin
Radio coverage today from 10.30am via goFooty.Live plus WARFRadio.com as well as the VFL app and RSN Carnival 2 digital radio in Melbourne.

goFooty.Live will also continue after the VFLW game with the Dogs v Cats VFL game.
 

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10 min into 2nd 1/4 us 1 goal them 2 points. They seem to have the most of it this quarter but kicking with the wind - 10 inside 50s to one this quarter eek
 

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No further score at half time
Our goal was scored from a metre out after a 50

Commentary is pretty good on https://gofooty.live/ though they are Geelong based. Cracked a joke about Doug Hawkins - when asked how he felt about breaking EJ's record he said 'Just two words - I'm very proud.'
 

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Gotta love that accurate kicking!



VFLW Report: Late goals secure Bulldogs' third win

Jun 2, 2019 2:08PM









Brooke Lochland was among the Bulldogs' best in the win over Geelong, playing as a running-defender.

A two-goal burst in the final term was enough to secure the Western Bulldogs their third VFLW win of 2019, edging out Geelong by seven points at Victoria University Whitten Oval on Sunday afternoon.

It was the Bulldogs the made the most of limited opportunities in a dour affair to take the victory, and remain undefeated, 3.1 (19) to 1.6 (12)

After trailing by four points at three quarter time, it was Sarah Jolly that kicked the go-ahead goal at the eight minute mark of fourth quarter, before Annabel Scott extended the margin just minutes later.

Brooke Lochland was an influential figure for the Bulldogs, playing an unfamiliar defensive role, using her speed and agility to provide run and carry out of the back half.

In an opening term that was spent for the most part between the arcs, the Bulldogs’ Danielle Marshall registered the first and only goal of the opening term converting a set shot opportunity. The Cats squandered a close-range chance late in the term, which saw the home side enter quarter time with a five-point advantage.

In her first match of the state-league season, AFLW-listed Bulldog Izzy Huntington started alongside Bonnie Toogood in a key defensive post, with the top pick in the 2017 NAB ALFW Draft having an early impact with some crucial intercept marks.

The ball spent the majority of the second term camped inside the Cats’ forward half, with heavy numbers around the contest making effective inside 50m entries hard to come by for the visitors. Despite dominating territory, the Geelong could only muster a single behind for the term kicking to the Geelong Road end, while the home side didn’t score.

An early goal to the Cats’ Kate Darby in the third quarter, saw the visitors hit the lead for the first time, however the scorers were seldom troubled again through the remainder of the term. Winning the territory battle again, the Cats added a further three behinds, as the Bulldogs defense led by Bonnie Toogood, Lochland and Jessie Davies held strong to keep the home side within a kick at the final change.

After their third successive win of the season, the Western Bulldogs will return to VU Whitten Oval next Saturday 8 June as they host the winless Darebin Falcons. The first bounce will be at midday.



Western Bulldogs 1.0 1.0 1.0 3.0 (18)

Geelong Cats 0.1 0.2 1.4 1.6 (12)



GOALS:

Western Bulldogs:
Danielle Marshall, Annabel Scott, Sarah Jolly.
Geelong Cats: Kate Darby
 

VitalDread

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VFLW ROUND 5
Western Bulldogs v Darebin Falcons
Saturday 8 June, 12pm
VU Whitten Oval

Gates/Barkers Café Open: 9am

B: 17. H Wildes, 30. A Tessari, 14. E Gamble
HB: 51. R Christgoergl, 8. B Toogood, 1. B Lochland
C: 21. B Hunt, 34. E Mackay, 6. K McLeod
HF: 33. S Jolly, 27. K Lamb, 32. T Dinuccio
F: 44. M Ward, 39. M Sandral, 41. A Scott
R: 47. N McMahon, 48. K Betts, 43. E Gavalas
Int: 35. S Ruedin, 31. A Gunn, 49. L Bibby, 29. J Davies
23P: 53. A Xanthos
Emg: 38. J Crundall, 50. C Mullins, 42. L Dundon
 

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VFLW ROUND 5
Western Bulldogs v Darebin Falcons
Saturday 8 June, 12pm
VU Whitten Oval

Gates/Barkers Café Open: 9am

B: 17. H Wildes, 30. A Tessari, 14. E Gamble
HB: 51. R Christgoergl, 8. B Toogood, 1. B Lochland
C: 21. B Hunt, 34. E Mackay, 6. K McLeod
HF: 33. S Jolly, 27. K Lamb, 32. T Dinuccio
F: 44. M Ward, 39. M Sandral, 41. A Scott
R: 47. N McMahon, 48. K Betts, 43. E Gavalas
Int: 35. S Ruedin, 31. A Gunn, 49. L Bibby, 29. J Davies
23P: 53. A Xanthos
Emg: 38. J Crundall, 50. C Mullins, 42. L Dundon
What happened to Izzy?
 

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