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Thread: There will be a Sydney Swans AFLW team in the 2022-23 season

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    There will be a Sydney Swans AFLW team in the 2022-23 season

    Expansion talks, potential club compo on cards at next Commission meeting
    AFL Commission will meet on May 12, with AFLW expansion clubs being one of two items on the AFLW agenda. There won't be expansion in 2022, but a 2023 expansion is possible.

    Sydney Swans do not have an AFLW side yet, but has an Academy for girls. Watch our Swans Academy girls in action

    Port Adelaide are the other club without an AFLW side that may be well placed to enter the competition, due to the strength of the Adelaide AFLW side.

    Are the Sydney Swans ready to add an AFLW side?
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    All depends on whether we sort out the Royal Hall of Industries and get that back on track.

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    While there is no facilities for them it's unlikely we'll be included in the next intake. It's a shame really as our best u/19 girls will probably get picked up by GWS. Jess Doyle, Maddy Hendrie and Issy McLeay all had excellent games in the U/19 Championships this week.
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    I would prefer we wait longer. At the moment AFLW would be a loss maker for us and there would be poor crowds.

    Having the academy is a fantastic start and gives us the best foundation for when we eventually get a team. It also means the quality of the overall competition should have improved by the time we play.

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    can Sydney (the city) supply enough quality players for 2 teams?

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    Quote Originally Posted by barry View Post
    can Sydney (the city) supply enough quality players for 2 teams?
    Well, there are 6 million people so I figure probably. Swans badly missed the boat on this and it's quite likely there won't be further expansion for some time. A real shame.

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    AFL has just announced that all 18 teams will have an AFLW side by the end of 2023. So, the most likely scenario is that we field our first side in the competition that starts in December 2022.

    Pleased that we will have a team, less enthused by the December start. Let's just hope it's played as a night competition, otherwise heat stress could be a real problem.

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    Why, o, why, do we have a separate forum for women's footy? And, mods, since we do have a separate forum for women's footy, why is this thread permitted to stay here. My vote is to merge the women's footy into the main footy chat, especially in so far as it relates to the club having an AFLW team.

    Great news that the AFLW is not going to overlap with the AFL season any more (and will make the off-season more bearable) and will give the women clear air. Tough for the players though, playing in summer! Especially in Qld!
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    Deleted......missed the point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodspirit View Post
    My vote is to merge the women's footy into the main footy chat, especially in so far as it relates to the club having an AFLW team.
    +1 If our friends over on the Big Footy board can cope with Women's footy on their main page surely the much more civilized participants on RWO can cope.
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    The mods have a strong tradition of using other sparsely populated boards to bury topics they don't like.

    Surprised they have done that with woman's footy, but old habits die hard I guess.

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