Sarah Rowe’s AFLW diary: ‘A positive Covid test, an early Derby win and a cruciate blow – it’s a busy start to the season’

A winning AFL dressing-room usually resonates with noise; The release of post-match emotions energizes exhausted bodies and minds, with team songs blown out of a tightly woven swag.

But there was a gloomy – almost funeral – mood in the shed after our first-round win against Carlton.