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Team selection: VFLW – Round 12

ONCE again, multiple changes across all teams makes for an interesting round of football in the Victorian Football League (VFL) Women’s competition. Young guns continue to re-emerge following their Under 18 championship commitments, while plenty of AFLW talents cycle through the teams. All in all, this makes for yet another exciting round of women’s football, kicking off with Carlton v Richmond on Saturday morning.


Carlton vs Richmond
Saturday July 28, 11:30AM
Ikon Park, Carlton

Darcy Vescio returns this week for the Blues when they take on Richmond at Ikon Park. She will be an important inclusion this week and hopefully her goal sense and expertise on the field will get Carlton across the line. This AFLW veteran comes in alongside the equally experienced ruck, Alison Downie and AFLW defender, Kerryn Harrington. The young line-up of Bailey Schultz, Isabella Gietzmann, Jorga Borg and Rene Caris headlines the inclusions for the Round 12 match, with Carlton looking to showcase its up and coming stars. Nicola Burns has also been named in.

North Melbourne AFLW recruit, Emma King and new Greater Western Sydney (GWS) forward, Christina Bernardi headline Richmond’s changes this week, both coming into the Round 12 team. Another exciting in for the Tigers this week is ruck, Alice Edmonds who missed last week’s clash against NT Thunder. These three inclusions take the places of Jacinta Louttit and Louise Bieniara who have been sidelined.


B: 22. G. Fisher, 25. T. Morgan, 6. G. Pound
HB: 34. A. Chuot, 50. J. Borg, 32. N. Plane
C: 18. T.  Lucas-Rodd, 9. K.  Harrington, 90. B.  Walker
HF: 20. C. Bromage, 40. K. Harvey, 15. I. Gietzmann
F: 8. M. Brancatisano, 3. D. Vescio, 27. K. Cox
R: 36. C. Moody, 19. G. Gee, 10. S. Hosking
Int: 82. N. Burns, 55. C. Dalton, 30. A. Downie, 37. B. Schultz
Emg: 23. B. Kennedy, 7. S. Last, 17. J. Malouf, 66. O. Vesely
23P: 31. R. Caris

In: A. Downie, R. Caris, S. Last, B. Schultz, I. Gietzmann, N. Burns, D. Vescio, K. Harrington, J. Borg
Out: T. Hanks,  M. Suzuki,  C. Hardeman,  D. Pedersen,  K. Cunico


B: 69. E. Burry, 63. J. Graham, 65. E. King
HB: 54. L. Bailey, 73. L. Davie, 83. J. Gardner
C: 75. B.  Lynch, 89. G.  Deller, 88. P.  Monahan
HF: 76. E. Ross, 93. C. Bernardi, 55. C. Wakefield
F: 82. G. Bibby, 90. S. Damon, 72. J. Radnell
R: 68. A. Edmonds, 59. A. Woodward, 52. J. Kennedy
Int: 60. K. Dempsey, 53. K. Dixon, 71. R. Edmeades, 64. E. Gunn
Emg: 85. N. Clarke, 62. T. Muller, 79. L. Tesoriero, 78. V. Tonin
23P: 67. N. Bamblett

In: E. King, L. Tesoriero, V. Tonin , A. Edmonds, C. Bernardi, N. Clarke
Out: J. Louttit, L. Bieniara


Southern Saints vs Hawthorn

Saturday July 28, 11:45AM
Trevor Barker Beach Oval, Sandringham

The Southern Saints will be desperate for a win this week after their three-point loss to Melbourne Uni in Round 11. They have made five changes ahead of game day including former Carlton AFLW player, Alison Brown, who will be a welcome addition to the side. Steph Binder, Shelley Heath and Sarah Gordon have also been named in. The final inclusion for the Southern Saints is debutant, Holly Bate who has been named as the 23rd player. After impressing at the recent AFL Womens’s Under 18 Championships, the Sandringham Dragons forward is an exciting addition to the team, and hopefully her previous goal kicking form follows through this weekend.

The Saints will face the Hawks this weekend who are coming off their Round 11 bye. After their week off, Hawthorn hasmade some key changes for Round 12. Pepa Randall has been welcomed back to the starting 22 this week, alongside Steph Carroll and Emily Mcilvena who have been elevated to the starting team after being named as emergencies in Round 10. Adelaide listed AFLW player, Sarah Perkins is another big in this week, and she will take the field with the Eastern Ranges duo, Mikala Cann and Emerson Woods who have also been named in.

Southern Saints

B: 11. T. Annear, 23. J. Rolland, 30. C. Wilson
HB: 37. T. Gordon, 38. S. Karlson, 17. L. Olsen
C: 43. S.  Heath, 2. A.  Brown, 42. C.  Jones
HF: 10. L. Arnell, 15. T. Bohanna, 24. K. Ripari
F: 49. A. Allsopp, 13. C. Munn, 35. G. De Angelis
R: 28. R. Watt, 8. A. Drennan, 32. S. Johnson
Int: 45. S. Binder, 40. M. Maitland, 33. J. Owen, 19. A. Silver
Emg: 36. S. Bolding, 12. J. Hull, 21. D. Lawrence, 22. D. Smith
23P: 3. H. Bate

In: S. Bolding, A. Brown, S. Binder, H. Bate, D. Smith, S. Heath, T. Gordon
Out: E. Brown,  I. Quintal,  G. Ricardo


B: 32. K. Ebb, 5. C. Perera, 31. J. Sibley
HB: 13. E. Nixon, 21. P. Randall, 36. J. Van Dyk
C: 25. M.  Hutchins, 1. E.  Mackie, 12. T.  Nestor
HF: 6. J. Crockett-Grills, 28. S. Perkins, 14. O. Flanagan
F: 8. R. Beeson, 22. T. Luke, 33. E. Gilder
R: 19. L. Wotton, 9. M. Kuys, 4. S. Carroll
Int: 45. M. Cann, 17. S. David, 3. E. Mcilvena , 35. C. O’Donnell
Emg: 24. R. Dillon, 11. D. Haines, 40. E. Macdonald, 16. C. Papadopoulos
23P: 43. E. Woods


NT Thunder vs Casey

Saturday July 28, 11:30AM
Traeger Park, Alice Springs

It will be a momentous day for Thunder when they play the first ever VFLW match to take place on TIO Traeger Park oval in Alice Springs this weekend. To suit the occasion, the NT Thunder will have extra reason to fight for a big win in front of their home crowd. The side has made 13 changes ahead of the clash with the Casey Demons including 18-year-old, Katelyn Rosenzweig who is set to debut as the 23rd player. She is a part of the Adelaide Crows Academy and was the leading goalkicker in the SANFL competition, making her an exciting prospect. After being named out in Round 11, captain Angela Foley will be a welcome addition to the side in one of many changes. Michelle Ellis, Jessica Allan, Sarah Allan, Jasmine Anderson, Kylie Duggan, Jenna McCormick, Tayla Thorn, Machaelia Roberts, Jemma Iacono, Tahlia Holtze and Kristy Irvine have also all been named in.

The Casey Demons have made five changes for their Round 12 side. Young gun, Darcy Guttridge, AFLW Academy member, Brooke Struylaart and AFLW star, Bianca Jakobsson will be welcome additions to the field this week. Shelley Scott and Georgia McLean have also made the cut. Scott comes in for her first game in the VFLW this year but not without plenty of experience, having played in Melbourne’s AFLW side. Former Adelaide player, Talia Radan also comes in for her first VFLW game, after being signed earlier in the month as a 2019 AFLW recruit for Melbourne. She will be joined by Gippsland Power and Vic Country defender, Emily Hauesler who will come into the side as the 23rd player. On the other hand, Casey will be going without AFLW player, Claudia Whitfort, as well as Amanda McDonough and Holly Bailey who have all been named out.

NT Thunder

B: 38. M. Keeble, 7. L. O’Shea, 5. M. Roberts
HB: 9. L. Jeffrey, 25. J. Allan, 22. J. McCormick
C: 16. S.  Armitstead, 3. A.  Foley, 2. E.  Jones
HF: 26. A. Holmes, 55. T. Thorn, 18. T. Holtze
F: 11. J. Hickey, , 17. E. Swanson, 4. S. Nalder
R: 37. S. Allan, 28. R. Forth, 19. J. Iacono
Int: 12. J. Anderson, 43. K. Duggan, 36. M. Ellis, 21. K. Irvine
Emg: 20. J. Hewett, 52. E. Marinoff, 47. T. May, 23. E. Miller
23P: 45. K. Rosenzweig

In: T. May, M. Ellis, T. Holtze, J. Iacono, K. Rosenzweig, K. Duggan, A. Foley, T. Thorn, S. Allan, K. Irvine, J. Anderson, J. Allan, J. McCormick, M. Roberts
Out: G. Cusack,  R. Lugg,  D. Varnhagen,  J. Sedunary,  M. Rajcic,  K. Streader, S. Thompson ,  S. Barnett,  S. Bishop,  L. Roberts

Casey Demons

B: 6. S. Fyfield, 4. A. Harrison, 19. T. Radan
HB: 3. R. Clayton, 21. T. Mesiti, 12. G. McLean
C: 7. B.  Jakobsson, 10. K.  Hore, 9. A.  Johnson
HF: 24. D. Guttridge, 11. E. Zanker , 17. S. Scott
F: 2. A. Newman, 18. K. Bentvelzen , 1. S. Sloane
R: 14. T. Orgill, 13. K. Smith, 25. M. Shevlin
Int: 22. M. Hogg, 15. S. Phillips, 16. C. Sheriff, 23. B. Struylaart
Emg: 28. M. Gay, 8. K. Guttridge, 37. L. Lowerson, 5. M. Tatham
23P: 20. E. Haeusler

In: S. Scott, D. Guttridge, G. McLean, M. Gay, B. Struylaart, T. Radan, B. Jakobsson
Out: C. Whitfort, A. McDonough, H. Bailey


Melbourne Uni vs Collingwood

Sunday July 29, 10:40AM
Avalon Airport Oval

Melbourne Uni will be looking to continue its strong from from last week against the Saints when it takes on Collingwood this weekend. Big names come both in and out of the side this week with recent North Melbourne AFLW signings, Kaitlyn Ashmore, Emma Kearney and Katherine Gillespie-Jones all being selected to play. However Sophie Abbatangelo and Danielle Hardiman, who are also 2019 North Melbourne recruits, have been sidelined. Kathryn Klatt, Jessica Anderson and Emma Humphries have also been named in, while Rhiannon Green, Asha Price, Clara Fitzpatrick and Rebecca Webster have been named out. Exciting Tasmanian prospect, Loveth Ochayi comes in as the 23rd player.

The undefeated Pies, sitting on top of the VFLW ladder have made five changes ahead of their match-up this weekend. Fitzroy junior, Sarah King comes back into the side this week, alongside Stephanie Yoannidis, Hillary Grubb and Oakleigh Chargers captain, Hannah McLaren. McLaren will be joined by another captain in Collingwood AFLW captain, Steph Chiocci. Chiocci will replace the experience lost from Ruby Schleicher who has been named out. Stacey Livingstone, Erica Fowler and Chloe Leighton have also been named out.

Melbourne Uni

B: 12. M. Cantwell, 27. J. Anderson, 17. E. Hay
HB: 47. E. Humphries, 19. L. Ahrens, 6. E. Keaney
C: 3. K.  Ashmore, 15. E.  Kearney, 20. L.  Belza
HF: 2. H. Ibrahim, 9. K. Price, 44. A. Runnalls
F: 38. K. Angelis, 26. C. Greiser, 32. I. Milford
R: 41. K. Gillespie-Jones, 7. A. Riddell, 46. M. Prespakis
Int: 22. D. Edward, 29. K. Klatt, 35. M. Shone, 18. A. Tupper
Emg: 33. C. Adams, 28. A. Dalley, 25. S. De Bortoli, 45. M. McDonald
23P: 54. L. Ochayi

In: A. Dalley, C. Adams, K. Klatt, L. Ochayi, S. De Bortoli, K. Ashmore, E. Kearney, J. Anderson, K. Gillespie-Jones, E. Humphries
Out: R. Green,  S. Abbatangelo,  C. Fitzpatrick,  D. Hardiman,  A. Price,  R. Webster


B: 70. J. Ferguson, 72. K. Lee, 52. N. Hales
HB: 22. S. Casey, 17. S. Chiocci, 21. I. Ross
C: 50. G.  Buchan, 47. J.  Edwards, 99. S.  Marsh
HF: 49. S. Alexander, 73. G. Biedenweg-Webster, 8. B. Bonnici
F: 54. H. Grubb, 92. S. King, 2. C. Molloy
R: 58. E. Hynes, 5. E. Grant, 4. S. D’Arcy
Int: 3. N. Hildebrand, 67. H. McLaren, 63. P. Nash, 41. K. Stratton
Emg: 53. R. Grant, 81. B. Jones, 61. A. Malander, 90. C. Rooks
23P: 68. S. Yoannidis

In: S. King, B. Jones, S. Yoannidis, A. Malander, H. Grubb, S. Chiocci, H. McLaren
Out: S. Livingstone, E. Fowler, C. Leighton, R. Schleicher

Team Selection: VFLW – Round 3

ROUND three of the Victorian Football League (VFL) Women’s competition sees two undefeated sides go head-to-head, a match in Darwin and very special individual milestone. Many teams have made some big changes to welcome in these special occasions. 


Round 3 

Saturday 11:30AM, Box Hill City Oval

THE two undefeated sides, Carlton and Hawthorn will go head-to-head to kick off round three. Hawthorn will go into the game without former Eastern Devil, Pepa Randall, however coming in is Melissa Kuys. She will be playing her 250th game for the Hawks in their first home game for the season. She comes in alongside Jess Foster, Cassandra Papadopoulos, Kara Henderson and Kim Ebb who have been named as part of the extended bench.

Carlton have made three changes to its side this week, including the addition of AFLW vice-captain Lauren Arnell. The Blues are yet to name who will be taking to the sidelines for round three, however Oakleigh Chargers forward, Isabella Gietzmann has been selected to play her first VFLW game for 2018. The Oakleigh Charger’s junior looks to provide something exciting for The Blues considering her premier cricket background.


B: 31. J. Sibley, 22. T. Luke, 55. S. Yule
HB: 25. M. Hutchins, 36. J. Van Dyk, 9. M. Kuys
C: 4. S.  Carroll, 6. J.  Crockett-Grills, 14. O.  Flanagan
HF: 24. R. Dillon, 13. E. Nixon, 35. C. O’Donnell
F: 7. P. McWilliams, 33. E. Gilder, 28. S. Perkins
R: 19. L. Wotton, 1. E. Mackie, 5. C. Perera
Int: 17. S. David, 18. J. Foster, 11. D. Haines, 12. T. Nestor
Emg: 34. A. Dowler, 32. K. Ebb, 30. K. Henderson, 16. C. Papadopoulos
23P: 26. C. Dyett

In: J. Foster, M. Kuys, K. Henderson, K. Ebb, C. Papadopoulos
Out: P. Randall


B: 24. R. Hicks, 12. S. Last, 32. N. Plane
HB: 82. N. Burns, 42. C. Hardeman, 90. B. Walker
C: 55. C.  Dalton, 35. S.  Li, 11. J.  Hosking
HF: 20. C. Bromage, 36. C. Moody, 45. R. King
F: 41. K. Cunico, 3. D. Vescio, 31. K. Shierlaw
R: 16. B. Moody, 2. M. Keryk, 38. L. Arnell
Int: 40. K. Harvey, 17. T. Lucas-Rodd, 37. B. Schultz, 56. C. Williams
Emg: 50. J. Borg, 34. A. Chuot, 27. K. Cox, 23. B. Kennedy
23P: 15. I. Gietzmann

In: I. Gietzmann, M. Keryk, L. Arnell, A. Chuot



Round 3 

Saturday 3:30PM, SkyBus Stadium, Frankston

The Casey Demons will look for their first win of the season at SkyBus Stadium this weekend. They are yet to name any outs, however Amanda McDonough and Naomi Fullwood have been selected to take the field. After a momentous win last weekend, the Southern Saints will be hoping to secure a second win when they come up against the Casey Demons on Saturday. Jas Rolland and Natarsha Rappos have been named out for this weekend, leaving room for the likes of Monique Maitland, Megan Supple, Steph Binder, Jennifer Vissenjoux and Sasha Long to fill their shoes.

Southern Saints

B: 11. T. Annear, 14. I. Quintal, 26. A. Ryan
HB: 29. M. Macdonald, 38. S. Karlson, 17. L. Olsen
C: 16. K.  Thompson, 2. A.  Brown, 31. G.  Walker
HF: 12. J. Hull, 15. T. Bohanna, 21. D. Lawrence
F: 36. S. Bolding, 13. C. Munn, 27. K. Macqueen
R: 28. R. Watt, 8. A. Drennan, 32. S. Johnson
Int: 49. A. Allsopp, 34. S. Casey, 40. M. Maitland, 24. K. Ripari
Emg: 45. S. Binder, 9. S. Long, 7. M. Supple, 6. J. Vissenjoux
23P: 22. D. Smith

In: M. Maitland, M. Supple, S. Binder, J. Vissenjoux, A. Allsopp, S. Long
Out: J. Rolland,  N. Rappos

Casey Demons

B: 24. N. Garner, 16. C. Sheriff, 27. A. Harrison
HB: 34. D. Guttridge, 21. H. Cordner, 12. G. McLean
C: 5. S.  Poke, 4. C.  Emonson, 25. M.  Shevlin
HF: 22. K. Guttridge, 29. E. Zanker , 8. M. Tatham
F: 18. K. Bentvelzen , 19. J. Grierson, 15. S. Phillips
R: 14. T. Orgill, 13. K. Smith, 10. K. Hore
Int: 44. N. Fullwood, 1. R. Guglielmino, 9. A. Johnson, 6. A. McDonough
Emg: 11. L. Duryea, 48. S. Fyfield, 30. A. Marshall, 2. A. Newman
23P: 3. R. Clayton

In: N. Fullwood, A. McDonough



Round 3 

Saturday 4:00PM, TIO Stadium, Darwin

The NT Thunder head into round three with no team changes. After their rest last week, the Thunder will have fresh legs against Essendon in Darwin this Saturday. However their opposition have trusted in some fresh talent to get themselves over the line. Irena Malliaris, Natalie MacDonald and Aysha Ward have each been selected for their first game with Essendon as well as the re-inclusion of Jenna Barker following concussion in round one.

NT Thunder

B: 10. S. Barnett, 37. S. Allan, 13. L. Roberts
HB: 18. T. Holtze, 35. T. Thorn, 44. M. Johnston
C: 2. E.  Jones, 26. C.  Randall, 40. D.  Varnhagen
HF: 11. J. Hickey, 30. R. Metcalfe, 17. E. Swanson
F: 24. G. Bevan, 20. J. Hewett, 5. M. Roberts
R: 25. J. Allan, 3. A. Foley, 28. R. Forth
Int: 1. L. Adam, 12. J. Anderson, 36. M. Ellis, 31. J. Sedunary
Emg: 43. K. Duggan, 23. S. Mauboy
23P: 39. J. Baird


B: 14. J. Barker, 16. L. Morecroft, 26. A. Madden
HB: 27. A. Morcom, 7. K. Hicks, 25. R. Neaves
C: 44. M.  Collier, 9. L.  Williams, 46. C.  Ugle
HF: 43. D. Ponter, 18. K. Heil, 6. A. Quigley
F: 4. N. Hardy, 30. S. Nalder, 35. V. Moreau
R: 12. B. Kearney, 8. H. Bullas, 20. J. Anwyl
Int: 22. N. MacDonald, 37. I. Malliaras, 1. J. Trend, 49. A. Ward
Emg: 40. G. Golds, 21. K. McFadyen, 28. C. Portlock, 42. K. Waldie
23P: 15. L. Caruso

In: I. Malliaras, J. Barker, A. Ward, N. MacDonald, C. Portlock, K. Waldie
Out: M. DeMatteo, T. Mackrill



Round 3 

Sunday 2:00PM, Williamstown Football Ground

A winless Williamstown have made a number of changes heading into round three. This includes Amanda Walsh, Georgia Harris and Kayla Koropeckyj having to miss out. In their place are three debutants. Carisbrook junior, Jessica Kile and West Brunswick junior, Jessica Malouf will both pull on the yellow and blue guernsey after strong performances in their local league. The Seagulls have also named former Western Jet, Maddison James to be the 23rd player in her first game with the club. Geelong has also making numerous changes to their team line-up. While Hayley Trevean and Courtney Stevens have been named out, Madison Maguire and Greater Western Victoria Female Talent Manager, Krista Woodroffe will be welcomed back to the side.


B: 8. C. Portelli, 24. A. Saxton, 32. B. Stevens
HB: 1. R. Dardengo, 10. B. Hateley, 3. S. Murphy-Burke
C: 44. I.  Porter, 17. S.  Chapman, 11. K.  Smith
HF: 28. J. Kile, 20. S. Seabrook, 4. E. Paterno
F: 21. S. Dixon, 26. J. Heard, 22. M. Lowe
R: 9. R. Achampong, 13. N. Wallace, 2. J. Duffin
Int: 16. A. Cameron, 15. J. Malouf, 19. E. Meade, 34. J. Reid
Emg: 14. C. Balshaw, 30. A. Melnikas, 7. K. Raymundo, 27. L. Suleiman
23P: 37. M. James

In: M. James, L. Suleiman, A. Melnikas, J. Kile, A. Cameron, J. Malouf
Out: G. Harris,  K. Koropeckyj,  A. Walsh

Geelong Cats

B: 19. E. Ramsay, 44. R. Goring, 16. L. Williams
HB: 25. E. Coventry, 26. R. Pearce, 34. A. McDonald
C: 3. H.  Burchell, 12. R.  Garing, 10. L.  Taylor
HF: 17. H. Mangan, 2. D. Orr, 21. E. Oliver
F: 36. E. Dhamarrandji, 8. K. Darby, 32. A. Habib
R: 24. M. McMahon, 30. R. Cranston, 7. M. Clifford
Int: 23. I. Currenti, 28. M. Fedele, 13. M. Fogas, 15. M. Janssen
Emg: 20. L. Brancatisano, 18. M. Maguire, 35. K. Woodroffe
23P: 22. B. Cheever

In: M. Maguire, L. Brancatisano, I. Currenti, K. Woodroffe, M. Fedele
Out: H. Trevean, C. Stevens



Round 3

Sunday 02:00PM, Swinburne Centre

Collingwood and Richmond will face off on Sunday from the Swinburne Centre, each hoping to find their second win for the season. Erica Fowler and AFLW player, Emma Grant will take to the sidelines for the Pies, leaving opportunity for Katelyn Lee, Georgia Ploegsma and the young Ally Bild to join the field. Richmond have named an extended bench, still to decide their outs.


B: 22. S. Casey, 56. P. Davey, 47. J. Edwards
HB: 52. N. Hales, 93. V. Laloifi, 18. R. Schleicher
C: 99. S.  Marsh, 63. P.  Nash, 28. H.  Whitford
HF: 49. S. Alexander, 73. G. Biedenweg-Webster, 13. J. Lambert
F: 77. C. Leighton, 61. A. Malander, 51. G. Ploegsma
R: 11. E. Hynes, 46. S. Dargan, 4. S. D’Arcy
Int: 65. E. Browning, 50. G. Buchan, 53. R. Grant, 54. H. Grubb
Emg: 48. A. Bild , 88. M. Brown, 92. S. King, 57. G. Knox
23P: 72. K. Lee

In: A. Bild , K. Lee, G. Ploegsma
Out: E. Fowler,  E. Grant


B: 84. L. Bieniara, 77. J. Hocking, 69. E. Burry
HB: 73. L. Davie, 63. J. Graham, 70. E. Findlay
C: 60. K.  Dempsey, 76. E.  Ross, 58. C.  Musico
HF: 53. K. Dixon, 64. E. Gunn, 56. E. Hogan
F: 86. N. Clarke, 79. L. Tesoriero, 71. L. Stephenson
R: 88. P. Monahan, 61. J. Colwell, 52. J. Kennedy
Int: 83. J. Gardner, 80. J. Louttit, 62. T. Muller, 59. A. Woodward
Emg: 85. N. Clarke, 74. G. Fisher, 81. E. George, 78. V. Tonin
23P: 75. B. Lynch

In: J. Louttit, G. Fisher, L. Tesoriero, P. Monahan