40 VAFA women named in VFLW openers

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40 VAFA Wilson Women’s players have been named in the opening round of VFL Women’s this weekend.

12 Melbourne University players, including Big V star Mietta McDonald, will pull on the boots while six have been named for both Collingwood and Richmond.

Eight players from the inaugural Big V side that defeated AFL Goldfields will represent their VFLW team, including; Big V vice-captain Kate Macqueen and Monique Maitland (Southern Saints), Grace Buchan (Collingwood), Lisa Davie and Kate Dempsey (Richmond), McDonald (MU), Gabby Golds and Spirit of the Big V recipient Irena Malliaris (Essendon).

After two standout matches for Old Xaverians, Vaomua Laloifi will run out with the Pies, while Old Haileybury’s Sarah Casey returns from a season-ending injury that derailed her 2017 campaign as part of the Southern Saints.

A further 11 VAFA players have been named as emergencies.

The VAFA congratulates all players who have been named in VFLW squads and we wish all those playing in the opening round the best of luck.