The GIANTS ended their hugely successful VFLW stint undefeated on Sunday with a dominant 47-point win over Essendon in slippery conditions in Blacktown.

Their fifth and final match of their 2024 VFLW campaign after being re-introduced to the competition for the first time since 2019, the GIANTS end their VFLW campaign sitting atop the VFLW ladder with impressive wins over Carlton, the Southern Saints, Geelong, Port Melbourne and Essendon.


GIANTS AFLW coach Cam Bernasconi gave his assessment on the club’s host of AFLW players that featured in Sunday’s season-ending win over the Bombers:

4. Katherine Smith

16 disposals, three tackles 

“A great return. Has seriously improved her athletic profile.”

5. Jessica Doyle

15 disposals, one goal, six marks

“Looked comfortable playing at full forward. She’s had a terrific month.”

8. Mikayla Pauga

20 disposals, seven tackles, three clearances

“She’s a very clever mid that sets up our play.”

9. Caitlin Miller

Seven disposals  

“A big step forward in her new role at half back. Has shown lots of improvement.”

14. Kaitlyn Srhoj

16 disposals, one goal, four marks, three tackles, two clearances

“An 18-year-old kid that has played every game and has gotten better and better. An awesome month for her.”

17. Georgia Garnett

13 disposals, one goal, three tackles

“Looked comfortable playing in a new role [hybrid forward]. She looked really dangerous playing ahead of the ball for us.”

18. Tarni Evans

18 disposals, four marks 

“A terrific month. Keeps taking her game to a new level each time she plays.”

23. Madi Brazendale

20 disposals, 12 tackles 

“One of our biggest improvers over the last month, and once again stood up in the midfield.”

24. Haneen Zreika

17 disposals, five marks

“Provides immense pressure and makes us a better team every time she plays.”

25. Cambridge McCormick

16 disposals, two tackles 

“Another one who has had a really strong month. She’s set herself up for a big year.”

28. Daisy Walker

14 disposals, eight tackles 

“Played in a new role in the midfield and looked better as each quarter went on. She added another string to her bow.”

32. Courtney Murphy

10 disposals, six tackles, 30 hit-outs, three clearances  

“It was great to get her back and have real ruck dominance. She is a very smart ruck option for us.”  

33. Emily Pease

18 disposals, five marks, 11 tackles 

“She led us out [as captain for the day] and played her best game in the VFLW. She was strong over the ball and made strong decisions.”

VFL Player Shoutout: Olivia Edwards

Four disposals, two goals  

“Liv Edwards looked really dangerous and did a great job kicking two goals.”