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GIANTS AFLW defender Phoebe Monahan celebrates a goal for Richmond on Saturday in the VFL Women's competition. - GWS Giants,AFLW,Alicia Eva,Phoebe Monahan,Britt Tully,Jodie Hicks

GIANTS AFLW defender Phoebe Monahan celebrates a goal for Richmond on Saturday in the VFL Women's competition.

With 22 GIANTS re-signed for the 2019 season AFL Women’s season, we’ve changed things up a bit with the Women’s Footy Wrap.

Every fortnight we’ll be focussing on how our AFLW players have been performing in their respective state competitions.

Don’t miss seeing the GIANTS’ New South Wales and Canberra based players in action this weekend as the Women’s Winter Series gets underway. Click Here for more information.

Alicia Eva

The GIANTS’ 2018 Gabrielle Trainor Medallist has played one game since the last update, making her AFL Sydney debut for Sydney University.

Eva was named third best on ground as the Students lost a thriller to Auburn-Penrith by a point.

The midfielder has been busy coaching the NSW Youth Girls in the 2018 NAB AFLW Under 18s Championships. 

Jess Dal Pos

The tough midfielder made her playing return for Darebin in the VFLW competition, collecting 19 disposals in their 49 point round five win over Carlton. 

Nicola Barr

Like Eva, Barr has also played just the one game for Sydney University in the AFL Sydney competition.

The dashing half-back was named best on ground and kicked a goal in the Students’ one point loss to Auburn-Penrith in round seven.

Barr has also been involved in the NSW Youth Girls set up as an assistant coach to Eva. 

Ellie Brush

Ellie Brush took some time off after a busy W-League and AFLW campaign with the Wanders and the GIANTS, but returned to playing on Saturday.

Brush made her debut for Macquarie University against her former club, Sydney University, in round eight of the AFL Sydney Women’s Premier Division.

The 29-year-old was impressive, kicking two goals in the 39 point win as the Warriors remained undefeated at the top of the ladder.

Louise Stephenson

Utility Louise Stephenson has been busy, balancing commitments with Richmond in the VFLW and Sydney University.

Stephenson was named second-best on ground and kicked a goal against Auburn-Penrith a fortnight ago and then lined up last Saturday for Richmond in their VFLW win over Essendon.

Emma Swanson

Swanson has been carving it up in the VFLW while playing for the NT Thunder.

Thunder remain undefeated, while Swanson had 11 disposals and kicked a goal in their round four win over Melbourne University a fortnight ago.

Pepa Randall

After Hawthorn had a bye in round four, Randall was back to her best for the Hawks in their round five loss to Collingwood.

The key defender was named third-best on ground as the Hawks lost by just seven points on Saturday at Box Hill City Oval.

Erin McKinnon

The All Australian ruck has returned to playing with Sydney University and has played both forward and in the ruck over the past fortnight.

As mentioned above, McKinnon’s students lost their previous two games against Auburn-Penrith and Macquarie University, with the 189cm GIANT kicking a goal in the latter game.

Phoebe Monahan

The tough defender has been in excellent form for Richmond in the VFLW competition.

Monahan racked up 15 disposals, eight tackles and four marks in their round four loss to Williamstown and was then named best on ground in their win over Essendon on Saturday, kicking a goal in the process. 

Jacinda Barclay

Key forward Jacinda Barclay lined up for just her second game of the AFL Sydney season a fortnight ago and was named sixth best for UNSW-ES Bulldogs in their round seven win over Newtown.

Maddy Collier

Collier has been impressive for Essendon in the VFLW, collecting 14 disposals and laying eight tackles in their round four loss to the Southern Saints.

Collier was again in good form as the winless Bombers went down to Richmond on Saturday. 

Jodie Hicks

The small forward has been busy for the Belconnen Magpies in the past fortnight as they recorded resounding back-to-back wins.

Hicks’ Magpies are undefeated at the top of the UNSW Canberra 1st Grade Women’s competition, beating Queanbeyan by 43 points in round five and destroying Ainslie by 94 points on Saturday morning.

Britt Tully

It’s easy to see why Britt Tully has won back-to-back AFL Canberra best and fairests.

The inside midfielder has been in fine form over the past fortnight, kicking three goals and being named best on ground in Gungahlin’s round five win over Ainslie, then following it up with another best-on-ground performance for the Jets in their one point loss to Tuggeranong on Saturday.

Tully has been named in the Jets’ best in all six games this year and has kicked seven goals.

Tait Mackrill

The recently re-signed rookie has played just one game since the last update.

Mackrill put in a solid performance alongside Maddy Collier for Essendon as the Bombers lost to Richmond on Saturday at the Swinburne Centre on Saturday.