AFL Women’s Round

On June 29 Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs played an historic all women’s match as the curtain raiser to the Round 14 AFL match also featuring the Demons and Bulldogs. The teams played for the Hampson-Hardeman Cup, recognising Barb Hampson and Lisa Hardeman, who were pioneers in developing the first all-women’s championships in 1998.  The Melbourne team, led by captain and best afield, Daisy Pearce, won by 32 points. Susan Alberti said the game was a true showcase of the skill, determination and talent of women’s football. “I hope the game now becomes an annual event, to remind Australians of the role of women as not just supporters, but also participants, in our great game,” she said.

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Western Bulldogs team photo

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The match was supported by the Susan Alberti Medical Research Foundation

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Sue was joined by her grand daughter Samantha for the coin toss

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