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Bulldogs name women's squad for Hampson-Hardeman Cup

Women's match to light up the Kennel BulldogsTV were on the scene for today's announcement of the final AFL women's series exhibition game of the year, to be played under lights at VU Whitten oval on Saturday, September 3, from 7.20pm.

The Western Bulldogs and Melbourne have have released their respective squads of 37-players for the Hampson-Hardeman Cup that will be contested at Victoria University Whitten Oval on Saturday 3, September 2016.

The match will be the final AFL Women’s Exhibition Series match between the two clubs, that pioneered the initiative four years ago.

On Wednesday morning, it was revealed the match would be played under lights at VU Whitten Oval – the first night match to be held at the Bulldogs’ West Footscray base – and would be broadcast live by the Seven Network nationally and streamed on

The Western Bulldogs remain undefeated in the AFL Women’s Exhibition Series in 2016, after victories over Melbourne and Western Australia earlier in the year.

Following a draft process earlier in the week, five new faces were added to the Bulldogs squad from previous matches – Nicola Barr (Sydney University, NSW), Libby Birch (Darebin Falcons, VIC), Tayla Bresland (Peel Thunderbirds, WA), Amanda Farrugia (Macquarie University, NSW) and Melissa Keys (Knox, VIC).

Previously listed Bulldogs players in Karen Paxman, Kellie Gibson and Hayley Wildes were recruited by Melbourne for the upcoming fixture.

The last time both the Demons and Bulldogs met was at Highgate Recreation Reserve in March, with the Bulldogs 20-point victors.

A youth girls' match will be played as a curtain raiser to the Hampson-Hardeman Cup match, with admission to be free and fans to have the opportunity to enjoy a kick on the ground after the main game.


Lauren Arnell (Darebin Falcons, VIC), Kaitlyn Ashmore (Melbourne University, VIC), Nicola Barr (Sydney University, NSW), Emily Bates (Yeronga South, QLD), Libby Birch (Darebin Falcons, VIC), Katie Brennan (Darebin Falcons, VIC), Tayla Bresland (Peel Thunderbirds, WA), Nicole Callinan (Darebin Falcons, VIC), Steph Chiocci (Diamond Creek, VIC), Maddy Collier (UNSW/ES, NSW), Richelle Cranston (Geelong VIC), Brianna Davey (St Kilda Sharks, VIC), Kimberley Ebb, (Seaford Tigers, VIC), Amanda Farrugia (Macquarie University, NSW), Renee Forth (Coastal Titans, WA), Elyse Gamble (Burnie Dockers, TAS), Moana Hope (St Kilda Sharks, VIC), Emma Humphries (Burnie Dockers, TAS), Meg Hutchins (Eastern Devils, VIC), Bianca Jakkobson (Cranbourne, VIC), Leah Kaslar (Coolangatta, QLD), Emma Kearney (Melbourne University, VIC), Beth Kearney (Eastern Devils, VIC), Maddy Keryk (Melbourne University, VIC), Emma King (Coastal Titans, WA), Norieuk Kinross (Geelong Magpies, VIC), Melissa Kuys (Knox, VIC), Jaimee Lambert (Eastern Devils, VIC), Rebecca Privitelli (Eastern Devils, VIC), Pepa Randall (St Kilda Sharks, VIC), Tahlia Randall (Maroochydore, QLD), Hannah Scott (Eastern Devils, VIC), Nicola Stevens (Melbourne University, VIC), Jessica Trend (Eastern Devils, VIC), Darcy Vescio (Darebin Falcons, VIC), Jess Wuetschner (East Fremantle, WA), Emma Zielke (Queensland University, QLD)

Ebony Antonio (Swan Districts, WA), Ellie Blackburn (Melbourne University, VIC), Kiara Bowers (Coastal Titans, WA), Madeline Boyd (Geelong Magpies, VIC), Jess Cameron (Diamond Creek, VIC), Courtney Cramey (Morphettville, SA), Penny Cula-Reid (St Kilda Sharks, VIC), Jessica Dal Pos (Melbourne University, VIC), Kara Donnellan (Swan Districts, WA), Tiarna Ernst (Diamond Creek, VIC), Alicia Eva (Melbourne University, VIC), Lara Filacamo (Coastal Titans, WA), Angela Foley (Waratahs, NT), Sabrina Frederick-Traub (South Fremantle, WA), Kellie Gibson (Morphettville, SA), Kate Gillespie-Jones (Seaford, VIC), Brianna Green (East Fremantle, WA), Ashleigh Guest (VU Western Spurs, VIC), Tayla Harris (Zillmere, QLD), Melissa Hickey (Darebin Falcons, VIC), Nicole Hildebrand (Melbourne University, VIC), Breanna Koenen (Queensland University, QLD), Brooke Lochland (Montmorency, VIC), Ebony Marinoff (Morphettville, SA), Cecilia McIntosh (Melbourne University, VIC), Hayley Miller (Coastal Titans, WA), Lauren Morecroft (Diamond Creek, VIC), Elise O'Dea (Darebin Falcons, VIC), Karen Paxman (VU Western Spurs, VIC), Daisy Pearce (Darebin Falcons, VIC), Lauren Pearce (Darebin Falcons, VIC), Kira Philips (Peel Thunderbirds, WA), Chelsea Randall (Swan Districts, WA), Emma Swanson (East Fremantle, WA), Tayla Thorn (St Marys, NT), Bree White (VU Western Spurs, VIC), Hayley Wildes (Cranbourne, VIC)