Western Bulldogs

Blues coach back from illness

Damien Keeping returns for clash against Bulldogs.

Greater Western Sydney

‘We’re not listening’: Blues star Darcy Vescio unfazed by score critics

DARCY Vescio says outside chatter about Carlton’s supposed defensive game plan is “just a bit of a laugh”, backing the club to turn its goalkicking …

Sport (Australia)

Eagles nab veteran recruiter Clayton

Former Suns recruiting chief to join West Coast.


AFL Champion Data: Sydney ranked as the league’s best midfield group for season 2018

SYDNEY will head into the 2018 season with the AFL’s best midfield.<p>The league’s official stats gurus, <i>Champion Data</i>, have ranked the Swans’ on-ball …

Sport (Australia)

Erin Phillips sets AFLW alight amidst shadow of AFLX

The AFL’s soulless experiment took the limelight off a dramatic and skilful round<p>After Erin Phillips near single-handedly caused his side to slump to their first loss the season, Western Bulldogs coach Paul Groves was effusive in his praise of the Adelaide captain.<p>“I’d like to see what Erin can …


Major blow for Western Bulldogs with skipper Katie Brennan set for time on sidelines

THE Western Bulldogs are optimistic their captain Katie Brennan will return before the end of the season, after scans revealed she sustained minor …

Sport (Australia)

Rested Cats targeting title hat-trick

PERTH Wildcats coach Trevor Gleeson has welcomed the week off before the NBL finals, saying it gives his team a clear advantage as it chases an …

NBL (Australia)

AFL questioned over Carlton’s prime time fixtures again, this time over AFLW side having three of four Friday night games

THE AFL was slammed late last year for handing Carlton, 16th-placed finishers last year, a multitude of Friday night fixtures for the 2018 season.<p>Now …

Sport (Australia)

Bad blood: Tayla Harris booked for striking ex-teammate Leah Kaslar

TAYLA Harris has been offered a one-match ban for striking former teammate Leah Kaslar in Carlton’s loss to Brisbane on Saturday night.<p>But the power …

Sport (Australia)

On This Friday: AFLW Round 4 – Western Bulldogs vs Carlton

After a stellar debut season, which saw the NAB AFL Women’s Competition attract huge interest, AFLW returns in 2018.<p>This fourth-round match between …


'No budget': AFLW slammed for lighting safety hazard

CEO says AFLW has ‘no budget’ for lighting Fremantle, GWS, Brisbane and Adelaide winners in round three<p>AFLW CEO Nicole Livingstone has said the AFLW has no budget for lighting “for the rest of the season”, as Brisbane Lions coach Craig Starcevich slammed the quality of lighting at Princes Park, …


Erin Phillips keeps Adelaide Crows' season alive, and proves she is the gamechanger of the AFLW

The W-League and the Matildas have Sam Kerr, the WNBL had Lauren Jackson, and now the AFLW has Erin Phillips.<p>If it wasn't already apparent how …


AFLX crowds exceeded expectations, says league

Project manager gives new concept a tick.


What your club can take from AFLX

A look at the positives for all 18 sides.


How each club fared

BRISBANE elected to go with some old heads and their selection strategy proved to be a masterstroke in Saturday's AFLX tournament in Sydney.<p>The likes …


AFLW romance hits a bumpy patch but the loving feeling remains

As the second week of the AFLW came to a close last Sunday, I couldn’t help feeling a little dispirited.

Women's Sports

Live AFLW: Round 3, Adelaide Crows v Western Bulldogs

THE reigning AFLW premiers Adelaide will be virtually eliminated from 2018 flag contention if they can’t knock off the unbeaten Western Bulldogs at …

Sport (Australia)

Brisbane Lions on top, Richmond lively and Western Bulldogs thrashed in final AFLX

The inexperienced Western Bulldogs' squad became cannon fodder in AFLX while a Mitch Robinson 10-pointer denied Richmond another grand final spot.


Live: AFLX Sydney tournament

TWO down, one to go as Sydney hosts the final AFLX tournament for 2018.<p>Allianz Stadium will feature the third night in a row of AFLX, a short-form …

Sport (Australia)

Erin Phillips leads Adelaide Crows to AFLW victory against Bulldogs

A stunning four-goal haul from captain Erin Phillips helped the Adelaide Crows beat the Western Bulldogs by seven points.


Western Bulldogs sweating on scans, after skipper Katie Brennan injures her right ankle

WESTERN Bulldogs skipper Katie Brennan will have scans to assess the extent of damage to her right ankle, after she pulled up lame in the final …

Sport (Australia)

Behind the Scenes of an AFLW Game

<b>3pm – Gates Open</b><br>A train pulls into West Footscray station. Fans dressed in red, blue and white spill out onto the platform and make their way north …


Book extract: Waiting for the Big Dance with the Western Bulldogs

Fiona Wood, mother of Bulldog captain Easton, is rung by the aged-care facility she works for in Camperdown. A phone is passed among the 20-odd …


The Western Bulldogs have a new bad haircut king as Bailey Williams follows in the footsteps of Tom Liberatore

IT’S time for Tom Liberatore to abdicate. Because the Western Bulldogs have a new bad haircut king.<p>After the 2016 premiership win, Liberatore …

Sport (Australia)

Western Bulldogs deny media ban on coach Luke Beveridge

WESTERN Bulldogs chief executive Ameet Bains has refuted suggestions Luke Beveridge has put a media ban on himself, despite the senior coach turning …

Sport (Australia)

Brisbane’s Kate McCarthy says Lions can’t afford another loss if they’re to make AFLW grand final

LIONS AFLW star Kate McCarthy says Brisbane know they cannot afford another loss this season, as they prepare to come up against an undefeated …

Sport (Australia)

AFLW: Phillips picked

I’m super excited to get out there with Jenna and Ruthie again and take the same field<p>Co-captain <b>Erin Phillips</b> is on track to play against the Western …

Cats, Demons and Swans fancied

5:35 AM GMT<p><b>AFLX at Coopers Stadium in Adelaide (Thursday, from 6:40pm AEDT)</b><p>Geelong have named the strongest squad of the teams playing the inaugural …

Sport (Australia)

Double-dip for free agents when new rule begins

Any player who activates their free agency status would become free agents the next time they come out of contract


Carlton's AFLW coach still on the mend

Carton’s AFLW team will again be without their coach Damien Keeping for Saturday night’s third round clash against the Brisbane Lions.