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AFLW podcast: Bob, KB and Granty

Grant | The AFLW family connection Chris Grant and Katie Brennan spoke with Bob on this weeks podcast about the upcoming AFLW family connection with father daughter opportunities

Bulldogs royalty Bob Murphy, Katie Brennan and Chris Grant assembled in the VU Whitten Oval studio this week to discuss Saturday night’s highly-anticipated AFLW premiership flag unfurling. 

The trio discusses the enormity of the 2018 AFLW premiership, the history of the Bulldogs’ women’s team, the pathway it has created for the next generation of women’s football stars, and the Club’s strong connection to family.

The Bulldogs will unfurl their premiership flag in a special ceremony from 6.25pm on Saturday night, before its Round 2 clash with Geelong.

Below are the discussion points from the show:

  • Unfurling the premiership flag on Saturday night, the two-year period leading into the premiership success (1:10);
  • Overcoming the challenges of the 2018 AFLW season, riding the wave of the success, the strength of the bond within the playing group, the pride of unfurling the flag (2:40);
  • Isabella Grant as a father-daughter AFLW prospect, the pathway which now exists for junior female players, the inspiration provided by the Bulldogs’ AFLW team (5:10);
  • The family connection at the Western Bulldogs through father-son and father-daughter players (9:00);
  • The impact of the AFLW competition and influencing the next generation of female players, pioneers like Debbie Lee paving the way for women’s football, female players making the most of the opportunity (9:50);
  • Setting up the first women’s exhibition games between the Western Bulldogs and Melbourne and how it became a crucial step in the evolution of the AFLW competition (12:45);
  • The excitement which was created about the possibilities of a national women’s competition, and the hard work behind the scenes to make it happen (18:00);
  • The changing perceptions of women’s football (20:02);
  • The Bulldogs’ Round 1 win over Adelaide (21.33).