Player Sponsorship AFLW 2019 - SARAH ROWE. You can still join up if you want to.

who to sponsor?

  • Sarah Rowe

    Votes: 6 54.5%
  • Georgie Parker

    Votes: 1 9.1%
  • Ruby Schieicher

    Votes: 4 36.4%

  • Total voters
    11
  • Poll closed .

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Vicky Park

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Just had a thought. Have I gone too early on Sarah Rowe? I've been carried away by her enthusiastic interviews, but she hasn't played our game before, and may not play much if at all in her first AFLW season.

Posters may have some other suggestions.
 

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Just had a thought. Have I gone too early on Sarah Rowe? I've been carried away by her enthusiastic interviews, but she hasn't played our game before, and may not play much if at all in her first AFLW season.

Posters may have some other suggestions.
Interesting thought!

Season 1 we had basketballers, field hockey players, rugby players and even tennis players running around with the sherrin, so a Gaelic player would have been eminently qualified.

But as the competition develops and more girls are coming up through the state leagues, the selected 22 will be defined by more than just aerobic fitness and hand-eye coordination; and will include things like gamesence, tactical nous etc which are AFL specific.

Going into Season 3, my guess would be that the competition is still at a point where a Gaelic player could still slot into the best 22.

Projecting across to the men’s comp, after 125+ years of evolution, it still only takes a male Gaelic player 1 to 2 years to qualify to play in the top level of the male AFL comp.
 

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Interesting thought!

Season 1 we had basketballers, field hockey players, rugby players and even tennis players running around with the sherrin, so a Gaelic player would have been eminently qualified.

But as the competition develops and more girls are coming up through the state leagues, the selected 22 will be defined by more than just aerobic fitness and hand-eye coordination; and will include things like gamesence, tactical nous etc which are AFL specific.

Going into Season 3, my guess would be that the competition is still at a point where a Gaelic player could still slot into the best 22.

Projecting across to the men’s comp, after 125+ years of evolution, it still only takes a male Gaelic player 1 to 2 years to qualify to play in the top level of the male AFL comp.
Thx 76

Agree with all that. But I’m also concerned that maybe a more deserving girl doesn’t miss out on sponsorship.

Having been part of the BF AFLW sponsors for season 2017, and sponsoring Jas Garner myself in 2018, I know it means a lot to them. And not all get a sponsor!

So I’m wanting to be fair about it.

At any rate, we may not have enough BF interest and all this discussion is moot.
 

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