Northern NSW AFLW watch – Round 8 Preview

Held across both rounds seven and eight, the AFLW will recognise and celebrate the contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island women and girls to Australian Rules football and the broader community.

All 18 clubs will wear unique jumpers as part of the celebrations.

Sydney Swans AFLW coach Scott Gowans has confirmed multiple changes for the match against the Bulldogs. On Saturday afternoon at VU Whitten Oval, Melbourne, Wurundjeri/Boon Wurrung at 1:05pm, AEST.

The Swans currently sit 12th on the competition ladder with three wins so far in 2023, and a victory against the Bulldogs will help keep them in contention for a maiden finals berth.

Alice Mitchell (Gunnedah Bulldogs) is listed to start at half back and will be wanting another great performance against fellow Northern NSW player in Brianna McFarlane.

The Western Bulldogs will host Sydney for the first time at VU Whitten Oval this Saturday afternoon, in the second week of Indigenous Round.

As part of the celebrations, the Bulldogs will again wear guernseys designed by proud Kerrup-Mara Gunditjmara and Yorta Yorta man Jason Walker.

Brianna McFarlane (Lower Clarence Eagles) is expected to start in the midfield during Saturday’s clash against the Swans.

The GIANTS welcome the Blues to Henson Park for the second week AFLW Indigenous Round. GIANTS to wear their special ‘Ngurra’ jumper this weekend when they host the Blues at Henson Park.

Designed by long-standing designer Leeanne Hunter, the GIANTS will proudly wear the unified design of the Ngurra jumper, as worn by the GIANTS’ AFL side earlier this year.

The jumper is called Ngurra, which means country and connection in Darug language, the native tongue of the lands of Western Sydney.

The first bounce between the GWS GIANTS and Carlton will be at 3:05pm AEST at Henson Park, Sydney, on Gadigal country.

Cambridge McCormick (Port Macquarie Magpies) will start on the bench and will be hoping to take the field and get some early touches on the ball.