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VFLW team selection: Round three

Essendon VFLW will look to continue its encouraging form as it searches for its win of 2019 on Saturday. (Photo: Ben Johnstone)

Essendon VFLW has selected a strong squad for Saturday’s Indigenous Round clash against Richmond at the Swinburne Centre.   

The line-up boasts recruits and former AFLW players Cecilia McIntosh (Collingwood) and Hayley Trevean (Carlton, Geelong), who will don the sash for the first time, while reigning Brisbane Lions AFLW best-and-fairest Ally Anderson will play her second game for the Bombers.

Shae Audley, Georgia Nanscawen and Alex Morcom have been named to return alongside first-year recruits Jessica Stassi and Sian Wilson.  

Arthurina Moreen and Lori Stepnell will look to continue their impressive form following last week’s five-point loss to Geelong in Colac.



Skipper Courtney Ugle will lead from the midfield (wing), supported by vice-captains Hayley Bullas (centre) and Simone Nalder (ruck).   

Eloise Ashley-Cooper is the 23rd player for the second consecutive week.   

The Bombers will be given a chance at redemption on Saturday, May 25 from 12pm at the Swinburne Centre as they search for their first win of the season after two narrow losses. 

The match will precede Essendon VFL’s top-of-the-table clash with Richmond at 2:30pm.     

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Backs 34. Freda Puruntatameri 4. Alexandra Saundy 7. Kirby Hicks
Half-backs 18. Kendra Heil 27. Alex Morcom 11. Molly Warburton
Centreline 1. Courtney Ugle (C) 8. Hayley Bullas 5. Cecilia McIntosh
Half-forwards 25. Lori Stepnell 38. Erin Gogerly 24. Sian Wilson
Forwards 13. Shae Audley 40. Arthurina Moreen 23. Maddy Collier
Followers 30. Simone Nalder 9. Ally Anderson 39. Maighan Fogas
Interchange 28. Ruby Svarc 43. Georgia Nanscawen 3. Monique De Matteo
19. Hayley Trevean
Emergencies 22. Natalie MacDonald 21. Katherine McFadyen 2. Isabel Currenti
29. Chloe Laan
23rd player 45. Eloise Ashley-Cooper

Victoria Raptis is in the final year of her Bachelor of Communications (Journalism) degree at RMIT University. As part of their strategic partnership, Essendon Football Club and RMIT University are committed to providing opportunities for students, staff, players and the wider community.