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Jun 22

A game of their own: AFLW causing an amateur football revolution | Russell Jackson

The success of the AFLW’s first season has led to a grassroots football revolution with far-reaching consequences in rural and suburban areas

One winter morning a decade ago, a veteran AFL AusKick co-ordinator named Ivo Havard stood surveying a field full of kids at Point Cook, 25km from the CBD in Melbourne’s west. Havard turned to a helpful parent, Darren Smith, and offered his grand theory on the game’s future: “You watch: in 10 years women’s footy is going to go off, and it’s going to be shown on TV. We need to get as many girls doing this as possible.”

Smith couldn’t quite imagine Havard’s vision, but the words stuck with him. The father of three boys and a lifelong stalwart of football clubs, he took Havard’s ideas on board and in his words, “started singing that song as well”. Four years ago the Smith family moved to Bacchus Marsh, a rural footy stronghold 57 kilometres north of the state capital. At present, it is witnessing a grassroots football revolution.

Related: The power of AFL football: Pride game helps foster change in country Victoria | Kate O’Halloran

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/jun/23/a-game-of-their-own-aflw-causing-an-amateur-football-revolution

Jun 22

Wobbling Crows didn’t take Hawks lightly, says Pyke

Adelaide gave Hawthorn respect but needs to fix fundamentals

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Jun 22

Finals still not on Clarkson’s agenda

Return of veterans to side brings top performances out of youngsters

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Jun 22

Do the Crows have a plan B?

TALKING POINTS: Adelaide couldn’t handle the Hawthorn heat

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Jun 22

Match report: Hawks stun ladder-leaders

Second-half surge helps Hawthorn overpower Crows in Adelaide

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Jun 22

Kangaroo ready to realise his potential

Big man keen to leave promising tag behind and be a regular senior player

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Jun 22

Cats lock away emerging quartet to new deals

Exciting youngster one of four Geelong players to re-sign

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Jun 22

CBA to help Daniher and Dons deals get done

John Worsfold expects a ‘wave of re-signings’ now pay deal is through

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Jun 22

TEAMS: Daw opens for Roo, Dogs lose GF hero

North Melbourne wields the axe, Freo’s serial pest in for first game

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Jun 22

CHAT RECAP: All the teams news with The Traders

Our Fantasy experts review the round 14 teams as they landed

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Jun 22

Cloke to take a break with mental health issues

Bulldogs forward on ‘indefinite leave’ as club offers full support

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Jun 22

Final teams: Adelaide v Hawthorn

Crows and Hawks confirm final benches for Thursday night clash

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Jun 22

Young Roo out for up to six weeks with PCL

North forward injures knee, set for lengthy stint on the sidelines

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Jun 22

McKernan ‘ready to go’ to replace key Don

Worsfold backs ex-Crow to fill the void left by Cale Hooker’s injury

Permanent link to this article: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/aflcomau/~3/TVXFJmfskZ0/unhappy-hooker-a-noshow-at-the-airport

Jun 22

Saints upset by Newman’s transgender remarks

Matt Finnis contacts Channel Nine over Footy Show segment

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Jun 22

Match preview: Adelaide v Hawthorn

The ladder-topping Crows should be too strong for the battling Hawks

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