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TWLS

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Rumour mill alive and well - AFLNT to re-align with Gold Coast Suns - Not confirmed - Probably incorrect.
 

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Makes sense
Adelaide dominated 2019
Split them of the nt
And if you give it to the weakest club off field, you can make their women’s stronger potentially bringing in new fans and growth of the suns.

I don’t want it. But I wouldn’t be shocked if there’s some behind the scenes meddling being done by the afl to weaken the crows after last season.

Ps. I’m not normally a conspiracy theorist but this one makes sense. Why have 1 team dominate when there’s such parity in the league and adelaides didn’t really lose anybody from their premiership team.
 

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Makes sense
Adelaide dominated 2019
Split them of the nt
And if you give it to the weakest club off field, you can make their women’s stronger potentially bringing in new fans and growth of the suns.

I don’t want it. But I wouldn’t be shocked if there’s some behind the scenes meddling being done by the afl to weaken the crows after last season.

Ps. I’m not normally a conspiracy theorist but this one makes sense. Why have 1 team dominate when there’s such parity in the league and adelaides didn’t really lose anybody from their premiership team.
Why would it be a conspiracy if it were true?

Surely managing the league in the best interests of the league is their job?

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So as a result of the reported mutual parting of ways, Adelaide would get an extra game in SA while keeping Ponter. Doesn't sound too crippling to me. Having four premiership players on their list recovering from ruptured ACLs is probably a bigger obstacle.

The Suns already have their partnership with Mackay, so if they were to also play a home game in NT then it only leaves them two on the Gold Coast. An away game against Brisbane would at least give them three matches in SEQ though.
 

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The when if ever, Sam Kerr struts her stuff in the AFLW is getting further away, currently playing the US, the Euros are chasing her & their season clashes with the Aus season thus putting pressure on the FFA.

 

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The when if ever, Sam Kerr struts her stuff in the AFLW is getting further away, currently playing the US, the Euros are chasing her & their season clashes with the Aus season thus putting pressure on the FFA.

never going to happen now.
 

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1. Parents of AFLW players are now campaigning for a longer season, starting in 2020.


2. SEN Radio is reporting the AFLW will expand to 18 teams by 2024- new teams will start to be added in 2022.

Daisy Pearce said (paraphrasing) that a BIG majority of players want the AFLW season to be extended in 2020, with more games- there is dissatisfaction with the 2019 short Conference system. They are training as semi-professionals, & want a longer playing season to improve their skills/show their wares..
(AFLW player parents' campaign for a longer season implies players fear negative repercussions from the AFL if the players publicly agitate for a longer season).
Players also want the 2020 season fixture to be announced ASAP! They need certainty, & the ability to plan for their job commitments, etc.- virtually all have jobs.

Pearce also said the AFL & the broadcasters are reluctant to expand the season now, until "the entertainment product improves"- but said how can their average skills improve if the actual no. of games is so short. Pearce says she understands their argument, but it is misconceived- because there is a satisfactory public appetite/"market" & acceptance for tough, competitive AFLW matches: most fans know & understand the AFLW is not, yet, comparable in skill levels to the AFL, & enjoy it for what it is now.

Pearce expressed no views as to when, specifically, the AFLW season should be played.

3. The AFL has performed very admirably with creating the AFLW in 2017, & boosting enormously female GR AF nos. With 14 teams in 2020, IMO, the AFL will expose itself, rightfully, to scorn from the players, & a public backlash, if it doesn't extend the 2020 season- at least by an additional 3 weeks cf 2019.
Don't schedule any AFLW games on the nights the men's & women's Tennis Open Finals occur (schedule a new game time of Sunday evening &/or Monday evening, which is in school holidays- ditto for BBL Final)

 
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SEN Radio is reporting the AFLW will expand to 18 teams by 2024- new teams will start to be added in 2022.
Also, season 2020 is likely to be 8 games, plus a 3 week finals system (2019, 7 + 2 weeks)


On SEN Radio 22.8.19, Daisy Pearce said (paraphrasing) that a BIG majority of players want the AFLW season to be extended in 2020, with more games- there is dissatisfaction with the 2019 short Conference system. They are training as semi-professionals, & want a longer playing season to improve their skills. AFLW player parents wil, shortly,l campaign publicly on this issue for a longer season (implying players fear negative repercussions from the AFL if they publicly argue for a longer season).
Players also want the 2020 season fixture to be announced ASAP!, They need to plan for their job commitment, etc. (virtually all have jobs).

Pearce also said the AFL & the broadcasters are reluctant to expand now, until "the entertainment product improves"- but said how can their average skills improve if the actual no. of games is so short. She also said there is a satisfactory market, & acceptance for tough, competitive AFLW matches: most fans know & understand the AFLW is not, yet, comparable in skill levels to the AFL. Having a longer AFLW season will encourage MORE girls & women to play AF- which will contribute to raising standards more quickly.

Pearce expressed no views as to when the AFLW season should be played.

The AFL has performed admirably with creating the AFLW in 2017, & boosting enormously female GR AF nos. With 14 teams in 2020, IMO, the AFL will expose itself, rightfully, to scorn from the players & a public backlash if it doesn't extend the 2020 season- at least by an additional 2 weeks cf 2019.

*Small typo there. 18 teams by 2024 (not 24 by 2024).
 

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Rob Chiocci already proved it earlier in the year, the Dads oughtta cool their jets. The Damir Dokic method probably isn't as productive as they realise. Alicia Eva and Peta Searle pack more measured and informed views on the extended fixture issue into mere soundbytes.
 

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