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    Curtain Raiser: Women Football at 1.40

    Just saw this on AFL.com

    Women football for a curtain raiser to the main game.

    Should be good so turn up early
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cosmic Wizard View Post
    Just saw this on AFL.com

    Women football for a curtain raiser to the main game.

    Should be good so turn up early
    Should be the reserves....

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    Meet your women's team - sydneyswans.com.au

    Here's the line up for Saturday...for those of you who haven't seen a womens game yet it's worth the effort so get along early and check it out. You won't be disappointed.

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    http://www.girlsplayfooty.com/2016/0...e-against.html

    Another preview in case anyone's interested.....

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    Thanks aardvark, I'm interested. I'm quite envious actually, I would have loved the opportunity to play footy when I was a teenager.

    Can you tell me if there any rule modifications for the women? For example, how long are the quarters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meg View Post
    Can you tell me if there any rule modifications for the women? For example, how long are the quarters?
    The last Demons V Bulldogs game I watched was 4 x 20 min quarters, no time on. Apart from that it's the same rules as far as I can tell.

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    Really interesting reading the backgrounds of the women who will line up for the Swans - top athletes from running, basketball, netball, cricket, baseball, golf(!), not to mention a woman who plays for the New York Magpies. Seems to indicate that once girls have a pathway open to them for AFL through the academy system, we are likely to see promising female athletes take up footy at a young age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DamY View Post
    I feel like you might be reading way too much into it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meg View Post
    Really interesting reading the backgrounds of the women who will line up for the Swans - top athletes from running, basketball, netball, cricket, baseball, golf(!), not to mention a woman who plays for the New York Magpies. Seems to indicate that once girls have a pathway open to them for AFL through the academy system, we are likely to see promising female athletes take up footy at a young age.
    Too right. Always a bit of a gripe for me that the Academy didn't accept girls (given how few of them were expected to play AFL and how a stated objective was to increase the exposure of the game). I have two very talented daughters that compete at the highest level in soccer and athletics, and I can absolutely see them having a crack at this at some point (if only to fulfill their father's dream to have offspring in R&W!!).

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    I read that article and I take back some of my comments. I still think we should be playing more ressies games before the seniors at the SCG but we need to embrace the fastest growing segment of the game.

    Also happy to read that two of Horse's colts are in the academy system, how good would it be if they were guns and we got them instead of North.

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    Did anyone watch the Women? Who won and what did you think of the standard?

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