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 basketballer, to be a part of their inaugural side if they had a team in 2017. The article notes that the AFL is yet to determine which teams will take part in the inaugural women’s competition, slated to start in 2017, with cross-town rivals Adelaide, West Coast, Fremantle, Essendon and Geelong all expressing interest following on from the success of this year’s women’s game between Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs.

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