Author Archive for Kasey Symons


Tayla Harris has been immortalised in bronze. It is a win for women’s sport | Kasey Symons

The statue unveiled in Melbourne’s Federation Square is not necessarily about the AFLW player; it serves a far wider purposeOn International Women’s Day earlier this year, Federation Square in Melbourne was graced with the presence of a reproduction of…


Photo of AFLW player Tayla Harris is not the problem, the vile trolls are | Kasey Symons

The image showcased all that is good about the women’s game; by deleting it, 7AFL sent out entirely the wrong messageAt the 1:20-minute mark of the AFLW’s Pride Game between the Western Bulldogs and Carlton, the Blues’ star forward, Tayla Harris, boote…


Uneven AFLW conferences already undermining fairness of competition | Kasey Symons

The pre-season justification of the AFLW conference system was ‘fairness’ but after only three rounds it’s already a mismatch Flag favourites North Melbourne and the surprise packet of the season Fremantle are the only sides to remain undefeated at the…


North Melbourne pack a punch heading into competitive third AFLW season | Kasey Symons

Expansion club North Melbourne have recruited strongly and sit among the flag contendersThe 2019 AFLW season begins this weekend with a move away from the traditional Friday night opener in Melbourne. The start to the competition’s latest iteration wil…