Australian Football Live Western Bulldogs vs Melbourne Demons JLT Series AFL 2017 Pre Seasons match will be kick off at VU Whitten Oval Stadium, Footscray, Victoria, Australia, Saturday 18 February 2017 online, 16.40 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The clubs will be playing for the Hampson-Hardeman Cup, named in honour of women’s footy pioneers Barb Hampson and Lisa Hardeman, who developed the first women’s national championships in 1998.
“As well as the occasion of both pioneering teams playing each other, it’s a big game for both of our teams,” Western Bulldogs utility Ellyse Gamble said.
“We’re both on one win and one loss — you really don’t want to lose any more. Melbourne’s a great team … we rate them highly.”
Gamble was an emergency for last September’s exhibition game, when the country’s best female players turned out for Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs.
The Tasmanian was thrilled to remain a Bulldog for AFLW01.
“I was ecstatic to get drafted, but then to get drafted to the Western Bulldogs it was something extra special,” she said.
“I felt more comfortable coming into it and moving to a different state knowing it was the Bulldogs because I had that previous experience and knew some of the staff and players.”
Hardeman is a staunch Western Bulldogs fan and regularly attends training as well as matches.
While Gamble said she doesn’t look at Saturday night’s clash any differently to other games, history would remember the two foundation clubs.
Western Bulldogs: 2. Robert Murphy, 5. Matthew Boyd, 6. Luke Dahlhaus, 7. Lachlan Hunter, 8. Stewart Crameri, 9. Jake Stringer, 11. Jackson Macrae, 12. Zaine Cordy, 13. Travis Cloke, 15. Tom Campbell, 16. Toby McLean, 17. Tom Boyd, 18. Fletcher Roberts, 19. Lukas Webb, 20. Josh Dunkley, 21. Tom Liberatore, 22. Mitch Honeychurch, 23. Jordan Roughead, 24. Shane Biggs, 25. Marcus Adams, 26. Declan Hamilton, 31. Bailey Dale, 32. Kieran Collins, 35. Caleb Daniel, 36. Brad Lynch, 38. Dale Morris, 39. Jason Johannisen, 44. Tim English, 46. Lin Jong
Melbourne Demons: 1. Jesse Hogan, 2. Nathan Jones, 3. Christian Salem, 5. Christian Petracca, 6. Jordan Lewis, 7. Jack Viney, 9. Jack Trengove, 10. Angus Brayshaw, 11. Max Gawn, 13. Clayton Oliver, 15. Billy Stretch, 18. Jake Melksham, 20. Colin Garland, 22. Aaron vandenBerg, 23. Bernie Vince, 24. Jay Kennedy-Harris, 25. Tom McDonald, 26. Sam Weideman, 28. Oscar McDonald, 29. Jayden Hunt, 30. Alex Neal-Bullen, 32. Tomas Bugg, 33. Jake Spencer, 36. Jeff Garlett, 37. Dion Johnstone, 42. Josh Wagner, 43. James Harmes, 44. Joel Smith