Captain Mickayla Ward will return to football this weekend when the Western Bulldogs face Collingwood in this Sunday’s VFLW Grand Final at Ikon Park.

Western Bulldogs vice-captain Tayla Dinuccio will also return to the side, while Kim Rennie and Jessie Davies will miss the Grand Final clash.

Defeating Collingwood two weeks ago at Adcon Stadium, the Bulldogs advanced straight through to the Grand Final, while the Magpies headed back to Adcon Stadium for a second straight week, where they defeated St Kilda by 14-points to secure their Grand Final place.


Enjoying a stellar 2019 VFLW campaign, Collingwood ended the home-and-away season as minor premiers with 14 wins and three losses, while the Bulldogs trailed closely behind in third position with 12 wins and four losses.

After falling to the Magpies by 74-points in Round 7, the Bulldogs managed to shift their momentum toward the latter half of the season, winning both the elimination and semi finals against Richmond and Collingwood, respectively.

The 2019 VFLW Grand Final will be broadcast on Channel 7, before the VFL Grand Final between Williamstown and Richmond.

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B: 19. A. Guest, 35. S. Ruedin, 17. H. Wildes

HB: 16. N. Ferres, 45. V. Laloifi, 14. E. Gamble

C: 21. B.  Hunt, 27. K.  Lamb, 6. K.  McLeod

HF: 1. B. Lochland, 32. T. Dinuccio, 53. D. Marshall

F: 56. E. Georgostathis, 39. M. Sandral, 44. M. Ward

R: 13. C. Moody, 9. E. Brown, 43. E. Gavalas

Int: 48. K. Betts, 34. E. Mackay, 47. N. McMahon, 57. S. Molan

Emg: 29. J. Davies, 31. A. Gunn, 33. S. Jolly, 41. H. Scott

23P: 58. E. Wood

VFLW Grand Final
Western Bulldogs v Collingwood
Sunday 22 September, 2019
Ikon Park