Opinion Player Movements & The Price of Loyalty

Do AFLW players get paid enough to expect loyalty?

  • Yes

    Votes: 2 13.3%
  • Not yet/Some do

    Votes: 5 33.3%
  • No, but loyalty will pay in other ways

    Votes: 2 13.3%
  • No

    Votes: 6 40.0%

  • Total voters

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Community Leader
Jul 16, 2009
AFL Club
Where do we sit on the debate between AFLW players loyalty to their existing clubs in an era of expansion and the players not being paid career level money and needing to get paid what they can while they can because they will all need to have a primary career outside of football?

Are there ways clubs could reward players sticking around without it impacting the salary cap? How effective is AFLW branding at the moment?

How is your club going to handle losing players? For Freo Cain is the best runner and arguably our most important link up player moving the ball from defense to attack.


Premium Platinum
Nov 9, 2007
The honorable loss factory
AFL Club
My biggest issues are the lack of compensation for existing players (AFL problem) and the weird draft (compromised because the players aren't professional).

I don't love the players moving so often but I understand why. It should lessen in volume post expansion and if players start earning a living wage.

I only hope it hasn't burnt too many fans who feel an emotional disconnect and won't wait until the post expansion stabilisation.

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