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    Swans Womens' Team?

    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.

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    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.

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    Lack of facilities was the reason given for not being involved at this stage.

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    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.

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    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meg View Post
    Anybody else chosen their women's team?
    I'm thinking I might have to support Brisbane. Tayla Harris is very watchable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aardvark View Post
    I'm thinking I might have to support Brisbane. Tayla Harris is very watchable.
    Indeed, that young woman is AMAZING!

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beerman View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YvonneH View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by royboy42 View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by saviour01 View Post
    Why do people play park footy? What do the women in prems get paid? 5k for 7 games is decent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheersquadsteve View Post
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    This is too deeply mysterious for me.

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    He reminds him of the guys, close-set, slow, and never rattled, who were play-makers on the team. (John Updike, seeing Josh Kennedy in a crystal ball)

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