AFLW - round 7 vs Cats @ Reid Oval, Warrnambool, 1:10pm Sun 9 October 2022


Essendon has made three changes ahead of their round seven clash with Geelong at Reid Oval in Warrnambool on Sunday.

Mia Busch and Olivia Barton will both don the sash for the first time. The Bombers have also named Fede Frew to make her return.

Renee Tierney, Lily-Rose Williamson and Meg Ryan have all been omitted for the clash with the Cats.


Barba at CHB.

Full-backs: Phillips, Marshall
Half-backs: Busch, Barba, Van De Heuvel
Centre: Gee, Prespakis, Cain
Half-forward: Clarke, Scott, Bannister
Full-forward: Toogood, Alexander
Followers: Wales, Radford, Doonan
Interchange: Barton, Morcom, Van Loon, Frew, Wuetschner

Emergencies: Tierney, Zanchetta, Ryan

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I’d have thought Fede was entertainment enough, but there’s more.


Broadcast: Our blockbuster clash with the Cats will be broadcast live and ad free FOX Footy from 1:00pm .

Tickets: Secure your spot with adult tickets available for just $10, while under-18s can come along absolutely free (ticket redemption is required.) Grab your tickets here.

Getting to and into the game

  • Gates will open at 11:00am for a 1:10pm bounce.
  • Parking is available at Mack Oval and Walter Oval, please follow directional signage around the venue.
  • Entry to Reid Oval will be via the Coulstock Street & Cramer Street gates. Tickets will also be available to purchase on the day, subject to availability, from the ticket window located at the Cramer Street entry.


  • Your Mobile Membership via the Essendon App is your ticket to the game. All the information you need to access your Mobile Membership can be found here.
  • Members who have redeemed a ticket via Ticketmaster using their membership must use their Ticketmaster issued ticket to enter the venue.
  • Our Member Services team will be located at the two entries and inside the stadium at the Coulstock Street end of the ground. If you are an adult AFLW member wanting to collect your Foundation Member Picnic Rug, please remember to bring your coupon from your member pack to redeem.
  • All access for this game is general admission, there is no reserved seating available.
  • First 10x AFLW Members to the membership tent, will receive a Fujitsu Comfort Pack.

Partners and Activations

  • Our clash with Geelong is proudly presented by our game day partner Powercor.
  • Ahead of the first bounce, fans can explore the AFLW Country Festival which includes a petting zoo, games, face painting, mini-golf and jumping castle.
  • Fans will also have the opportunity to see Reid Oval by taking a ride on a cherry picker at the Powercor Activation Zone.
  • Keep an eye out for the team from Toyota Forklifts, who will have some very calming giveaways throughout the game.
  • You can also grab yourself a 2022 AFLW team poster, thanks to Palo Alto Networks, by visiting the membership and merchandise marquee.
  • At three-quarter time, we’ll have a kick for goal competition with thanks to Powercor.
  • Macca’s Kick 2 Kick will be back post game on Sunday afternoon. Make sure you bring your footy to the game to take part!

Food and Beverages: A wide range of footy fare and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available to purchase around the ground on Sunday.

Merchandise: Get your hands on all the latest AFLW merchandise inside the Coulstock Street gate, in the massive merchandise and membership marquee. Grab a badge, scarf or beanie and be sure to show your member card or mobile membership to receive 10% off!

There’s also Plenty of activities for the whole family including:

  • Mini golf
  • Petting zoo
  • Jumping castle
  • Footy skills zone
  • Cherry picker thanks to Powercor
  • Face painting thanks to Toyota Forklifts

Face Painting with Toyota Forklifts should end well


I assume you’ll be there, @theDJR

I shall venture to find you. I was up by the racecourse today.

I think you’ll be disappointed given that he’s over in Europe at present.

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the one game at home and i had to travel for a wedding.

Thought he might have been.

Where’s Vogt?

C’mon Bomber girls.

Hopefully we can do it today, go well Federica.

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(Early) morning, all.


Friswell does the right thing.


Free cats everrrrywhere

Friswell has 4 disposals already. That was about her cap last season…

0-7 after NINA marks and goals.

So good to see Bannister out there again.
We(I) really missed her last week

Geelong stepping too easily though tackles

Bit unfair Buddha Hocking playing for the Cats

Htb you maggot