Women's Footy Brisbane Lions Women's Team - Official Discussion

Discussion in 'Brisbane Lions' started by TheBrownDog, Jun 15, 2016.

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  1. TheBrownDog

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    Congratulations to the club and everyone involved in our successful application for a license to field a foundation team in the women's league starting next year.

    Will be a great journey to follow from the beginning. This thread might be a good catch-all for discussion to begin with.

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  2. TheBrownDog

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  3. Crawb

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    Excellent result. Can't wait to cheer for a Lions side that can actually win games of football! :p
     
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    Fantastic. Really really good to see we got this license. Swanny was saying there's something like 70,000 girls playing AFL in QLD, so it's brilliant to see us involved in building this league up.
     
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  5. Davemonkey

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    Great news. Someone to follow who might win during the rebuild of our rebuild. Did the AFL mention anything about television rights or broadcasting?
     
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    Good to hear especially given the participation in QLD and the work setting up the women of the pride.

    Surely can't hurt either in our discussions around funding for facilities either. A base for high level womens football in qld
     
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    I enjoyed watching the recent exhibition games and can see myself getting right into it once the competition starts. Based on the walloping they got from Melbourne though, probably be a slow build.
     
  8. James North

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    That Lions team was a conglomeration of Lions and Suns from the Queensland team. Once the Lions proper start playing together, this won't happen (famous last words).
     
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    Wow Brisbane & the AFL is so progressive!!! Another money sink by the lions. Watch the fad come and go. Would much rather they spent the money on improving our men's team instead of this wasted facade that no one will be watching in a few years time.
     
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    This means we'll have a lions team in the top eight again.
     
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    I dont know if they are sinking that much into it when the elite players on $25k. TBH womens footy will grow I watched a bit of snr womens game on the weekend, wasnt a horrible standard....though I am comparing to the lions.
     

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  12. Nick Lions

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    Not to mention the Demons and Bulldogs would have bought all the best players originally as they were the two clubs that featured prominently in the inaugural matches. That will even out when it comes to spreading the talent between eight clubs.
     
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    Worth noting the AFL is funding this, not the clubs
     
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    Which makes Gold Coast's lack of a bid all the more curious
     
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    Women playing sports is a fad?
     
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    And also some government funding too, I think.

    Both funds are not available to the Lions' men's team.

    I don't understand any negativity towards this move. Women make up half the population, so it's great that girls will grow up seeing their gender being represented on a decent stage.
     
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    It's only 6 rounds during the NAB cup too. As long as the AFL doesn't continue to neglect our financial situation then good luck to them.
     
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    Ignorant on so many levels. The AFL is funding it and if anything, this boosts our credentials as a diverse, progressive community focussed club that will, if anything, make it easier to secure government funding for infrastructure in the future.

    Hopefully you now realise that and don't derail what should be a positive thread.
     
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    The benefits of women participating in sport are enormous and proven. Further, girls drop out of sport at an incredibly high rate compared to boys of the same age. Something needs to be done to change this. The work being done by governments at all levels to increase female participation is important but so too is providing a pathway to elite/professional levels.
     
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    I've just been on the line to Tairy and he reckons you have the d upside-down.
     
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    This will hopefully increase the supporter base which can only be good.
     
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    A women's team / league is something that I am completely uninterested in, but I do appreciate the added benefits it will provide the club, so well done to all those involved that made it happen, I wish the Lioness' all the best.
     
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    This will be so good for little girls who love AFL. They can aspire to play in their teams colours now.
     
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    In all seriousness I'm really happy we got the license from the AFL.

    If they play games up here in queensland I'd definetely go down to have a look.
     
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    It's a frequently asked question?
     
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