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royboy42
16th October 2016, 09:28 AM
Have I missed a statement from the Swans re the new AFL Womens' competition?

Several teams haven't entered the comp, including us.

Was it an economic decision, or a timing decision?

I'd love to know cos the comp looks as if it's going to take off like a rocket.

YvonneH
16th October 2016, 09:38 AM
Why would you play for the miserly $5,000 they are offering to non marquee players? This is a disgrace. I understand why the ladies want to play but surely the AFL should be embarrassed by the money side of things.

aardvark
16th October 2016, 09:44 AM
Lack of facilities was the reason given for not being involved at this stage.

aardvark
16th October 2016, 09:51 AM
At the time the pay rates were set none of the clubs involved had interested sponsors and there was no competition sponsor. There was also no guarantee of TV coverage. It is also only a seven game season. Since then NAB have come on board and most games will be televised. The competition needs to pay it's way. All indications are that it will be very successful so I'd imagine the pay rates will improve considerably in future seasons.

Meg
16th October 2016, 11:17 AM
I'm very interested in the women's comp. but without a Swans' team it's a dilemma to decide who to support. I'm reluctant to follow GWS after the behaviour of their men's team - although that is probably unfair on the women.

Anybody else chosen their women's team?

aardvark
16th October 2016, 01:18 PM
Anybody else chosen their women's team?

I'm thinking I might have to support Brisbane. Tayla Harris is very watchable.

Meg
16th October 2016, 05:00 PM
I'm thinking I might have to support Brisbane. Tayla Harris is very watchable.

Indeed, that young woman is AMAZING!

Beerman
17th October 2016, 07:48 AM
I'll probably stay neutral and just enjoy the games. (I don't watch a lot of footy apart from the Swans though).

It's very relaxing to be neutral.

Meg
17th October 2016, 08:28 AM
I'll probably stay neutral and just enjoy the games. (I don't watch a lot of footy apart from the Swans though).

It's very relaxing to be neutral.

That's a very good point. I find that watching non-Swans matches on TV and the occasional non-Swans live match that I've attended.

saviour01
17th October 2016, 09:55 AM
Why would you play for the miserly $5,000 they are offering to non marquee players? This is a disgrace. I understand why the ladies want to play but surely the AFL should be embarrassed by the money side of things.

Why do people play park footy? What do the women in prems get paid? 5k for 7 games is decent.

cheersquadsteve
18th October 2016, 10:07 AM
Have I missed a statement from the Swans re the new AFL Womens' competition?

Several teams haven't entered the comp, including us.

Was it an economic decision, or a timing decision?

I'd love to know cos the comp looks as if it's going to take off like a rocket.
If 86

Why do people play park footy? What do the women in prems get paid? 5k for 7 games is decent.


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dimelb
18th October 2016, 12:53 PM
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This is too deeply mysterious for me.

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cheersquadsteve
18th October 2016, 12:57 PM
Ah the phantom pocket post!!
Mystery solved

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monopoly19
24th October 2016, 08:12 PM
I'm very interested in the women's comp. but without a Swans' team it's a dilemma to decide who to support. I'm reluctant to follow GWS after the behaviour of their men's team - although that is probably unfair on the women.

Anybody else chosen their women's team?

I am jumping on board the GWS women's bandwagon as I want to support the local Sydney players who were drafted. I feel like women's footy in NSW is a fair way behind some of the other States, but hopefully this kicks things up a notch.

ShortHalfHead
26th October 2016, 09:24 AM
I'm very interested in the women's comp. but without a Swans' team it's a dilemma to decide who to support. I'm reluctant to follow GWS after the behaviour of their men's team - although that is probably unfair on the women.

Anybody else chosen their women's team?

Most of the local players would probably be Swans supporters, with the players actually playing for Swans aligned team. I imagine that if the Swans had fielded a team, they would have drafted the players that have been selected by the Giants. I agree the 5k isn't a huge amount of money but convinced that these players would have played for nothing, just the honour of playing at the highest level. Even when the state side travelled to Adelaide during the year, they had to put their hands in their pockets which was wrong. I'm sure that the ratings will be OK when the comp starts, as it will be the only footy being played in those months (Feb-March). I'm certainly looking forward to see how it pans out, and think the changes (Smaller ball, 16 aside etc) will benefit the spectacle of it.