It was an unprecedented weekend for the AFLW, with all games played in front of no crowds as a response to the COVID-19 situation. This didn’t stop the teams from putting up strong performances across Round 6, with eight players who donned the brown and gold in the 2019 VFLW season taking to the field.
Although it remains unclear which players will return to Hawthorn ahead of the VFLW season, we’ve taken a look at each potential Hawk’s performance from the AFLW’s sixth week of play.
Sarah Perkins – Melbourne
Perkins got the call up to play for the Demons for the second week in a row, but it wasn’t quite the fairy tale finish of Round 5. Melbourne suffered its second defeat of the season, going down by 16 points to Carlton on Saturday. Perkins put in her best efforts in the forward line, kicking one goal and registering eight disposals.
Chantella Perera – West Coast
West Coast once again suffered a disappointing loss going down to Gold Coast by 25 points. After a week off in Round 5, Perera came back into the side with six disposals and three tackles and continued to show her skills in defence.
Talia Radan – West Coast
In the Eagles’ 25-point loss to the Suns, Radan might not have seen much of the footy, but she managed to stay solid down back against a strong Gold Coast forward line.
Rebecca Beeson – GWS
Beeson is proving to be unstoppable in the GWS midfield this season, once again being named in the side’s best in its five-point win over Adelaide on Sunday. In what was a close game, Beeson collected 20 disposals and four tackles to help her side over the line.
Phoebe McWilliams – Geelong
It was a disappointing game for Geelong on Friday night as they went down to North Melbourne by a whopping 46 points. McWilliams stayed strong in what was a tough night, kicking one goal and collecting eight disposals.
Rosie Dillon – St Kilda
In the AFLW’s match report of St Kilda’s 39-point win over Richmond, Dillon was referred to as a ‘Saint on the rise’, putting up yet another impressive performance. She registered 18 disposals and seven tackles in her side’s win and was named in the best for these efforts.
Jordan Membrey – Collingwood
Collingwood defeated Brisbane Lions by 29 points on Saturday. In her sixth consecutive game for the season, Membrey put up a solid effort kicking a goal and racking up 10 disposals.
Pepa Randall – GWS
It came down to the wire on Sunday as GWS claimed a narrow five-point win over Adelaide. Randall did well to keep composure down back in the dying minutes of the game and helped her side secure the win. She registered nine disposals and two tackles.