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I think looking at the competition as it's own cost centre is really short sighted. The benefits of wider community involvement and wider interest in the game will be worth ten times what losses the competition may run at, if any.An issue for the AFLW though is the amount of players. Assuming each state has a squad of 20 that's only 120 cricketers on the CA payroll. Assuming the AFLW teams have 25 in a squad and expand to 12 teams that's 300 women to pay. That would require the AFLW to bring in a fair bit of money.
So you think we should match the pay that CA are offering?I think looking at the competition as it's own cost centre is really short sighted. The benefits of wider community involvement and wider interest in the game will be worth ten times what losses the competition may run at, if any.
They would have to look at making them all night games due to the heat if they started any earlier in the year or even the same time. The heat really knocks athletes around and hinders recovery, especially when the girls have limited time. Evem forgetting afl, they need to stay healthy to be able to stay employed and pay their rent.i wonder if they will lengthen the season next year or give it a few years to bed in.
they could play each other home and away which would be a 14 round season and have a top 4 finals series with the grand final to be played in the middle of the AFL season during an all teams bye round and have a really great build up all week. eg. grand final parade, ladies B&F brownlow type night, all australian ceremony.
i really hope they don't bring any new teams in for at least 5-6 years.