It’s unfair to read greater meaning into an off day by Tayla Harris when mistakes have always been part of the sport’s long history
Wins to Brisbane, Adelaide, North Melbourne and Geelong in round four of the AFLW should have plenty of footy fans talking as the race for a finals spot heats up. Instead, we’ve been reminded, yet again, that the responsibility heaped on the shoulders of the players extends far beyond the boundary line.
On Saturday afternoon at Geelong, it’s fair to say that Carlton’s Tayla Harris didn’t have a great day. The young forward hit the post twice in the third quarter. They are moments she’ll no doubt rue given the Blues went down to the Cats by five points in a tense contest. But they shouldn’t be moments that define her, her career or women’s football more broadly.