News Geelong Cats GRANTED 2019 AFLW Team

Discussion in 'Geelong - Total Footy' started by The rabbi, Dec 4, 2015.

Put it out there
  1. The rabbi

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    http://www.geelongcats.com.au/news/2015-12-03/cats-investigating-possible-womens-side
     

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    This is one subject I have very much changed my mind on.... I was very much a male only sport years ago... I now whole heartedly support the club in the endeavour..... If girls want to play the sport good on them and there should be a path for local girls to channel to the top.
     
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    That's exciting news. I'm personally not a fan of watching women crash into each other (yet), but that doesn't mean they shouldn't be given the opportunity to compete in an equivalent competition. I watch almost exclusively sports with male participants and I worry it sends the wrong message to my daughter. Having the hoops on a women's team I can watch and support is a step forward in my eyes.

    Plus another chance at a flag!
     
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    Yeah 100% agree, i thoroughly enjoyed the dogs demons game and tayla harris is a better kick than josh walker.
     
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    I agree, opening up avenues for women to play the sport and earlier than that, girls, can only be a good thing as it will help increase their collective interest in the sport.

    This can only be good for attendances and memberships etc.
     
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    Should go hard and draft Jack Watts for captain.
     
  8. CatsDoItBetter

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    Great move afl has one of the highest percentage of female members of any sport in the world yet they can't compete at any serious level. I will admit it's unlikely I would watch many games unless they are a curtain raiser such as the previous exhibition ones. But I hope a thriving womens afl comp can take off giving girls who love afl something to aspire to.
     
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    I agree.

    The women's footy I have watched has been excellent. I played a lot of hockey in Perth in the 80s when the Sandgropers were particularly strong (Ric Charlesworth, if you can recall), and was always genuinely interested in the women's game. Not so fast, but highly competitive and skilful. Women's footy is the same.

    It's amazing how much support footy gets from women. About time this was much more strongly acknowledged. An idea whose time has come.
     
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    Really support this! Respect for women who make a great contribution to our game as supporters and players.

    Will come with a host of issues though that AFL will have to deal with fast.

    -Equal pay disputes
    -Crowd numbers
    -Salary caps

    all the best for the development but a long way to go.
     
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    One major issue, at least in Vic, will be its implications for the thriving local league, which is likely to be gutted of its best players, and in substantial numbers.
     
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    I'm with you - I find women's sport in general pretty boring but that's my problem and not theirs so I'm 100% behind the idea. I think it's a good way to include the whole community "in football". :)
     
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    To be honest, women's football will in all likelihood never get big enough to worry about this stuff. Men's sport brings 1 billion hence the large pay. I fear that at least for the next 50 years women's football will pique people's curiosity and nothing more.
     
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    Great news! Would love to see the Cats be a leader in this area :)
     
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    I'm looking forward to all of the extra discussion from tactics to our lack of ruckmen and the inevitable sack the coach thread. I caught half of one of the women's games this year and it was quite enjoyable despite the low scoring.

    I'm curious to see how professional the league actually is. On the money front the W-league has a salary cap of 150k for 20 to 26 players and a 70k marquee player out of the cap. How long is the season going to be considering that there could only be 8 teams to the start with.
     
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    I don't get it
     
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    He meant our AFL team was part of the women league......not one of his best efforts lol
     
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    this is a good idea

    ive got a 14 month year old girl i can live my footy career through
     
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    If it is not a costly exercise I say go for it. The more people play the more they spread the sport - the passion.

    It may help longer term to get more women into the sport, who also support a AFL team - and maybe more will go AFL matches (or at least watch it on TV more often). This creates a win win situation. Clubs get more fans, more memberships, better TV rights, better gat takings, etc and the passion for the sport grows just that bit more.

    If it grows, and who knows, the they become partially self supporting - which is good. Whether it works or not, and we will not know that answer until it is here, we should give it a try if there is a good demand from women to who want to play and train.

    They say it will be the Asian century - well hopefully it will be the women's century as well - in may ways including professional sport.

    Historically women, the poor in and very young in general have not had the best of times.
     
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    Would there be mother/sons rights?
     
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    Must.

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    Put.

    Forward.

    A Name.

    For.

    This.

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    Team.

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    LOL it doesn't matter what the club or anyone else decides. It's already set in stone.
     
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    Georgia "Ellen" horlin-smith should be skipper.
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    They never will, but gee I hope they name the team what I assume is your idea. Bit of humor never goes astray!

    But seriously, love it. Great move from the AFL and hope we are at the forefront.
     
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    I'm prepared to bet that it will be what they are called by
    - the majority of supporters, and
    - all of the team-members themselves.
     
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