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VFLW team selection: Round six

Skipper Courtney Ugle will lead the VFL Dons against Hawthorn on Saturday. (Photo: Ben Johnstone)

Essendon VFLW has revealed its side for Saturday’s round six clash against Hawthorn at Windy Hill.                    

Reigning Brisbane Lions best and fairest Ally Anderson will play her fourth game in the red black, joining Cecilia McIntosh, Shae Audley, Hayley Trevean, Georgia Nanscawen and Maighan Fogas as Bombers boasting AFLW experience.

Lauren Ahrens, who was this week named a priority signing for Gold Coast's inaugural 2020 AFLW team, will start at half-back despite spending some minutes in the midfield against Carlton, while forwards Alex Quigley and Lori Stepnell will look to continue their impressive form.     

Hayley Trevean, Ruby Svarc and Eloise Ashley-Cooper sit on the interchange, while Elizabeth Hosking could potentially make her debut against the Hawks after being included as an emergency.               

Indigenous rookie Jessica Stassi has been named the 23rd player.        

Following a 17-point win against Carlton, the Bombers will be looking to continue their winning streak on Saturday from 11:30am.

The team will be finalised ahead of the first bounce.



18. Kendra Heil

15. Lauren Caruso

11. Molly Warburton


46. Lauren Ahrens

27. Alex Morcom

7. Kirby Hicks


1. Courtney Ugle

8. Hayley Bullas

5. Cecilia McIntosh


25. Lori Stepnell

29. Maighan Fogas

14. Tessa Zagontinos


24. Sian Wilson

6. Alex Quigley

23. Maddy Collier


30. Simone Nalder

13. Shae Audley

9. Ally Anderson


19. Hayley Trevean

28. Ruby Svarc

45. Eloise Ashley-Cooper


43. Georgia Nanscawen


20. Alexa Madden

33. Elizabeth Hosking

2. Isabel Currenti


3. Monique DeMatteo

23rd player

31. Jessica Stassi

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.