MELBOURNE

AFLW Ladder
RankTeampwldfa%pts
1Fremantle Women6600277179154.724
2North Melbourne Women6510309136227.220
3Greater Western Sydney Women6420175142123.216
4Carlton Women6510249164151.820
5Brisbane Women632119818510714
6Melbourne Women6420204124164.516
7Collingwood Women6420229149153.716
8Gold Coast Women6231154152101.310
9St Kilda Women624015417090.68
10Geelong Women624021126180.88
11Adelaide Women624018022480.48
12Bulldogs Women615017924672.84
13West Coast Women61508526532.14
14Richmond Women606011532235.70
Full Ladder

Melbourne

2020 PREVIEW

What is old is new once more, and the Dees will welcome back Daisy Pearce as club captain in 2020 after taking time away to give birth to her twins last season.

The mercurial on-baller and face of the women’s competition will link back up with guns Kaz Paxman and Elise O’Dea to form arguably the best trio of midfielders in the competition.

The Dees are a highly rated side, but they’ve been marred by injuries over the journey. Lauren Pearce won’t return until midway through the season, but she looms as perhaps the team’s most important player, with her tap work giving the Melbourne midfield brigade first use at just about every stoppage.

Loveable young guns Lily Mithen and Tegan Cunningham are also missing the early parts of the season through injury, which means opportunity is up for grabs at Demon land.

During the off-season, the Dees successfully secured what was a fire sale at the Whitten Oval, grabbing Libby Birch who’ll hold down a key post in defence. The key for the Dees is getting off to a good start given they’ll meet North Melbourne, Western Bulldogs, St. Kilda, and Collingwood in their first four games.

Players

Melbourne Players

1 Tegan Cunningham 2 Meg Downie3 Maddison Gay4 Karen Paxman (vc)
5 Elise O’Dea (vc)6 Daisy Pearce (c) 7 Bianca Jakobsson8 Sarah Lampard
9 Libby Birch 10 Kate Hore 12 Shelley Scott13 Katherine Smith
14 Lily Mithen15 Lauren Pearce16 Aliesha Newman 17 Georgia Garnett
18 Casey Sherriff19 Jackie Parry20 Brenna Tarrant21 Harriet Cordner
22 Maddy Guerin26 Maddy Guerin 28 Tyla Hanks29 Eden Zanker
30 Shelley Heath31 Krstel Petrevski 32 Gabby Colvin 36 Ainslie Kemp
11 Chantel Emonson (r)17 Niamh McEvoy (r)23 Sinéad Goldrick (r)

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