Miscellaneous VFLWomen comments and articles

Ruby Svarc was the only EFC VFLW player selected in tonight’s AFLW draft.

The pocket rocket (who barracked for us as a kid) joins her older sister at the Bears.



A good thing, perhaps get some curtain raisers. Makes much more sense to align the vflw with the aflw rather than with the vfl.

Well, I may have something to do next year now!

Happy that the VFLW will be V-only.

In other tweets she also confirmed the VFLW will continue to be the premier competition with a full-length season.

Essendon + Hawthorn, plus Willy (awful in 2019) and Darebin (struggled), may have an opportunity to bank wins early.

EDIT: Willy were going to be the reserves team for Adelaide in 2020?

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Nanscawen slimmed down a bit?

Mia-Rae Clifford is new to us. 34yo who has spent time at St Kilda Sharks and three AFLW clubs. She’s nominally a 170cm key defender but has previously topped Geelong’s goal-kicking at both VFLW and AFLW level.

Based on this image, she has ticked one very important box already: FARK CARLTON!


“This year’s VFLW fixtures are set to be released soon, with the season due to start in late February.”

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Do we have a team or coach yet?

Course we do. This is the efficient side of the club.


Thank God for that.


Looking through photos to identify who’s training with us/is back… my memory 18 months on is a bit rusty.

I see in the earlier tweet that DeMatteo is also back.

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“They’ll face Darebin in a practice match on February 14 to fine-tune their preparations”

There are names against the photos there, yay. Unhappy Barba didn’t get into the AFLW but very happy to have kept her. New to us are Nicole Julian, Mia-Rae Clifford, Laura Cocomello, and Emma Mackay (plus likely others not shown).


Nicole Julian: 168cm 28yo who played 15 games for Melb Uni last year. Mediocre stats, appears to be a dour defender (I see a reference to her shutting down Richmond’s bank robber last year).

Mia-Rae Clifford: previously commented on her. Another established key position player.

Laura Cocomello: 18yo, last two years at Calder Cannons, with at least 2020 as the captain there.

Emma Mackay: 30yo, has played for Footscray VFLW and can rack up significant stats (e.g. 23 kicks and 8 marks in the opening game of 2018).


Krstel Petrevski (31 @ Melbourne) and Lauren Ahrens (7 @ Gold Coast) playing AFLW today.

Question is whether we get the likes of these back for the second half of the VFLW season (Lauren was on our list, Petrevski was a Cannons top-up and is Mo22ie’s niece).

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And similarly whether the likes of Plugger Perkins come back (to the Hawks). She clunks one at the top of the square and goals to put Gold Coast in front at quarter time. Not sure how she didn’t get drafted before this year!

Petrveski textbook front-and-centre for a goal to put Melbourne back in front.

Commentators discuss who the best forward rovers have been in the AFLW: Ponter (niece of Michael Long and who played for us in our first season) gets a mention.

Meanwhile, the umps have now given Melbourne two goals via over-sensitive fifties.