Essendon’s VFLW side has received a huge boost with AFLW star Ally Anderson and emerging gun Lauren Ahrens joining the Bombers at The Hangar.

Anderson is an inaugural member of Brisbane’s AFLW side and has since starred in the top league, culminating in an All-Australian selection and Lions Best and Fairest victory this year.

The ball-magnet averaged 21 disposals a game in the 2019 season and has proven durable in her three years at AFL level, playing in all 23 possible games.

Ahrens arrives after playing 13 VFLW games for Melbourne University last year and is set to add good size and strength to the side, with marking a clear strongpoint.  


The new Bombers are available for selection for the side’s clash with Geelong in Colac on Saturday, with the side to be revealed on Thursday evening.