No surprises there, think they were going to cut Sedunary anyway and St Kilda just made the choice for them and it was pretty much an open secret around the traps Jenna McCormick was committing to soccer full time.We've delisted Perkins, Lugg, Riley, and Rosenzweig
Sedunary is off to St Kilda
McCormick is pursuing soccer full time and has been delisted as well
"With the trade and signing period closing today, the AFL is still going through the approval process and more re-signings are likely to be announced next Tuesday."
The club has said they would welcome her back though, so the bridges aren’t burnt. What of Phillips and Ponter? Do we know where we stand with their contracts?she is a great defender, and from her w-league season should be in the Matildas squad but theres a few golden ticket holders in the defence of the matildas so hard to crack into regardless
It’s been noticed by a few members in prior posts, we’ve likely kept the main nucleus due to the fact the girls aren’t being paid enough for the incentive to relocate to a new state, as well as risking the chance to play in a team who is less likely to dominate than the Crows.It so weird to see all the other Clubs get raided by the other teams and us as premiers are just sitting here twiddling our thumbs. I wonder if anyone requested a trade to us? We obviously have a good program... or do we just want to keep our team together?
That's a ridiculously low wage. I'm not even the most important or best worker at my workplace, nor am I even earning that much compared to others in my field, but I still earn more than that.Maybe the WNBA isn’t quite the draw we thought it was?
Might even be a happy hunting ground for CatB recruiting
56,000 dollars for 5 months work. For the best player in the world. In the world!That's a ridiculously low wage. I'm not even the most important or best worker at my workplace, nor am I even earning that much compared to others in my field, but I still earn more than that.
At this stage, I don't think WNBA is a recruiting ground, as AFLW players don't get paid much. There's also relocation costs and training a person from scratch to kick a football.
I'd argue McCormick isn’t really much of a loss at all. She was actually playing in poor form mid season and have been on par in most of our other games.McCormick is probably the biggest of our losses, I wonder if she'll be back in a few years time? She's the only one of our losses that was a regular part of our team this year (chosen whenever she was available). Sedunary and Riley were both quality depth but ultimately not needed. Hewett is quality but I'm just not sure where she fits in our current side. The rest aren't particularly important. If Perkins can get her fitness up she could come back to hurt us, but it's not like she was likely to play in our squad next year.
I somehow always forget that Riley was one of our inaugural vice captains. Her and Perkins were a big part of our 2017 culture that led to our first flag, so cheers to them Sedunary was important that year too, albeit frustrating. It would have been interesting to see how her "attack at all costs" mode of play would have worked with our forward line this year, but I guess it wasn't to be.
Interesting to see that Nankivell has been retained. I liked what she brought early in the season. As mentioned by an earlier poster, we're currently at 24 players without Wallace coming back. I wonder if that's okay? Can she be reactivated as part of the draft, rather than at this stage?
ESPN reported she was on over $100K .I genuinely thought Phillips would have been on 250-300k USD in the WNBA! Crazy!
I suspect, like in AFLW, there is a big difference between base salary, and total earning capacity for high profile players. However, only a select few will get the top up.ESPN reported she was on over $100K .
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