AFL Canberra Round 7 1st Grade Preview

Here we are, Round 7 of the 2020 1st Grade Mens & UNSW Canberra 1st Grade Womens Competition and there are a number of mouth watering matches to be on the look out for this weekend.

From this weekend until the end of the season AFL Canberra will be live streaming the match of the round for both the Mens & Womens 1st Grade Competitions. This Saturday we head to GEO for the big game between Gungahlin & Tuggeranong.


Be sure to check out our live Facebook feed from 1:30pm on the link below.

Live Stream – Gungahlin Jets v Tuggeranong Valley – 1st Grade Mens – 1:35pm

Live Stream – Gungahlin Jets v Tuggeranong Valley – 1st Grade Womens – 4:30pm


Previews for 1st Grade Women’s


Eastlake Demons Vs. Queanbeyan Tigers

Saturday August 29th – Football Park, 3:00pm

We kick off round seven with a top of the table clash between Eastlake Demons and Queanbeyan Tigers. Both teams are undefeated this season, winning four from four and 3pm this Saturday at Football Park will see who rises to the challenge to claim top spot in the AFL Canberra women’s competition.

This is the first time this season the two teams face each other, after their round one clash was a washout. This is sure to be an exciting game to watch, as each team doesn’t know what to expect or where to target the opposition in order to win and claim the top spot.

Karina Demant is a key player for Eastlake on the half forward flake, who has been in good form over the last few games. This game will be won or lost in the midfield, meaning both rucks will have to stand up and take control. Carly Res is a key part of the Tigers team and will be the player to watch.


Ainslie Tricolours Vs. Belconnen Magpies

Saturday August 29th – Alan Ray Oval, 4:30pm

Ainslie Tricolours will be striving for their second win of the season when they host Belconnen Magpies at home, Alan Ray Oval this Saturday at 4:30pm. Ainslie sit fourth on the ladder with only one win, while Magpies are in third place with four wins and only one lost, showing their dominance in this competition.

Last time these two teams meet was in round one when Magpies won 10.11.71 to 4.1.24. During this game the Magpies got out to a quick start, keeping Ainslie scoreless in the first quarter. They then went on to take a 7.5.47 to 2.1.13 lead at half time.

Hannah Wallett is a key player for the Magpies as they look to continue their winning streak. If Ainslie are to win, Wallett is one player in the forward line that Ainslie will need to stop.


Gungahlin Jets Vs.  Tuggeranong Valley

Saturday August 29th – GEO, 4:30pm

 Gungahlin Jets host Tuggeranong Valley this Saturday at 4:30pm at Gungahlin Enclosed Oval. Despite being a bottom of the table clash we can expect to see both teams playing with passion and their hearts on their sleeves. Jets are still searching for their first win, while Tuggeranong have one win next to their name.

Back in round one Tuggeranong displayed real talent, having 23 scoring shots to the Jets 2, winning, 11.12.78 to 1.1.7. Jets need to control the mid field and win the ball more this week in order to score points.

Angie Rodway and Kahli Abbott are two key players for Tuggeranong and have been playing high-level football over the last weeks.


Previews for 1st Grade Men’s


Eastlake Demons Vs. Queanbeyan Tigers

Saturday August 29th – Football Park, 12:10pm 

Eastlake Demons will host Queanbeyan Tigers at home, Football Park this Saturday at 12:10pm. Both teams sit on four wins and one lost placing them second and third on the ladder. Tigers sit in second place with a better percentage but that could all change this Saturday.

Last time these two teams meet in round one Tigers started strong kicking 6 goals in the first quarter before winning 14.8.92 to 8.8.56. This week Eastlake can’t afford to start slow against a quality side like Tigers if they are to have a chance of winning.

 Angus Baker is key forward for Eastlake and will play a huge role coming into this match in quality form. Joshua Bryce and Lachlan Highfield are key players for Tigers and will need to be shut down earlier for Eastlake to win.


Ainslie Tricolours Vs. Belconnen Magpies

Saturday August 29th – Alan Ray Oval, 1:35pm

This Saturday at Alan Ray Oval at 1:35pm Ainslie Tricolours look to break Belconnen Magpies undefeated winning streak. Magpies sit top of the table with five wins while Ainslie are in fourth place with one win.

In round one Ainslie showed real determination and talent only losing to the premiership favourites by 15 points, 11.15.81 to 10.6.66. Ainslie lost the round one clash in the first quarter, with Magpies outscoring them 5.2.32 to 1.2.8. Magpies never let Ainslie back into the game after the first quarter, going on to win with a similar margin.


Gungahlin Jets Vs.  Tuggeranong Valley

Saturday August 29th – GEO, 1:35pm

 Gungahlin Jets will play their biggest game of the year this Saturday at 1:35pm. With the home ground advantage at Gungahlin Enclosed Oval, Jets will host Tuggeranong Valley. This is a bottom of the table clash, with Tuggeranong in fifth place with one win and Jets in last place still looking for their first win.

In round one Tuggeranong had 23 scoring shots to dominate the Jets winning, 10.13.73 to 5.8.38. If Tuggeranong had executed their scoring shots with more accuracy the score would of been a lot worse. In round one Tuggeranong had the game won after the first quarter, scoring 5.1.31 to 0.1.1.

Both teams have grown and development since round one and the home ground advantage gives the Jets their best chance at winning this year.

Jets will need a few players to stand up if they are to win, Jack Nunn from the back line will need to play his role, Jamie Clough and Zachary Sheather in the mid field and Jesse Kemp down forward. Ryan Kennedy and Luke Andreatta are two keys players for Tuggeranong that will need to perform their roles to take control of this game for Tuggeranong.