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AFL Womens Pay Deal Finalised

In November 2016, the final pay details and arrangements for the womens AFL comp were announced. Players will have to pay for private health insurance costs but the new package will see the AFL cover: costs for football boots and runners a travel allowance when playing interstate income protection insurance…


The Womens Sporting Wars

Traditionally womens sport has been considered the less popular cousin to mens sport. This has been evident in sporting attendances, tv deals and media coverage going back decades. With the AFL launching its womens competition, and the threat from its financial and support strengths, it seems the latest sporting battlefront…


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Adelaide and the NT join forces for AFL womens team

On December 18th, Adelaide and AFL Northern Territory were reported to have submitted a joint application for a womens side, with the team to split its home games between Adelaide and Darwin. Both parties have submitted written submissions to the league. “For the Northern Territory, who’s probably never going to…


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Womens footy update

On December 15th, the AFL announced a series of trials for anyone to come and see if they could play Australian football, with the specified aim of trying to recruit interest from players of other sports. On December 16th, Port Adeliade announced that it had signed Erin Phillips, Australian national…


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Footy in Queensland where Girls play too!

This offseason I thought we’d take a look at women in football, whether playing or in adminstration, and also get an in depth feel from the landscape ahead of the introduction of a national AFL womens competition in 2017. In the first part of this series on Womens football, I…


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AFL Womens competition – Where we are at now

On Feburary 24, 2015 the AFL revealed ambitious plans for national women’s competition as early as 2017, along with a review of its second tier operations. News Limited reported that women’s football is taking off in Victoria, with 52 senior women’s teams in seven divisions and plans for massive expansion…