Main content

AFLW watch: Round 7

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 18: Rebecca Beeson of the Giants in action during the 2018 AFLW Round 03 match between the Collingwood Magpies and the GWS Giants at Olympic Park Oval on February 18, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media)
Rebecca Beeson had a strong season for the Giants this year.

We’ve been keeping a close eye on our signed Hawthorn women as they play out the AFLW season with their respective clubs.

There are currently four AFLW-listed women on Hawthorn’s list for the 2018 VFLW, with more to come. 

See how each of the girls performed over the weekend in Round 7 of the AFLW.

Phoebe McWilliams (GWS)

Phoebe McWilliams was unable to add to her goals tally in the Giants’ devastating loss to the Brisbane Lions on Friday night.

McWilliams still managed to have an impact, collecting 10 disposals and three marks, despite being unable to create any scoreboard pressure.

In her second year for the Giants, the 31-year old finished with the fifth-highest goals tally of any player in the competition. 

Hawthorn will now be hoping that the key forward can continue her goal kicking form throughout the VFLW season.

Rebecca Beeson (GWS)

Beeson was unable to help her side over the line on the weekend as the rampaging Lions were too strong for her younger side.

Despite the disappointing end to the Giants’ season, Beeson should reflect on the 2018 season proudly.

The 20-year old played all seven games this season, averaging 7.4 kicks, 3.6 handballs, 1.9 marks and 2.3 tackles as a small forward.

Beeson was also named the NAB AFL Women's' Rising Star nominee in Round 1.


Emma Mackie (WB)

Emma Mackie was one of the unlucky duo forced to make way for her captain Katie Brennan’s comeback from an ankle injury and young gun Aisling Utri’s return to the side.

The reigning VFLW Box Hill best and fairest winner has averaged 5.3 disposals and 1.7 tackles over the course of the season.

Having played three games for the season, Mackie will be keeping her fingers crossed that she is able to find a spot in the Bulldogs’ Grand Final showdown against the Brisbane Lions on Saturday.


Bec Privitelli (GWS)

Privitelli was again unable to gain selection in a strong Giants line-up in Round 7.

The newest VFLW Hawk’s 2018 games tally will therefore remain at one match, after not playing a game since the season opener.

The 23-year will now set her sights on a strong season with Hawthorn.


The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of the AFL or its clubs