Re: AFLW 2022b - R9 vs Gold Coast - Friday @ Metricon.
Reply #13 –
You simply cannot ask the ladies to be a fully national comp when they have their main income sources outside of footy, and they are likely to be studying or not wanting to leave family. Its hard enough for the blokes who get 100k to do so.
I don't think that the difficulties caused by juggling a career and AFLW are fully appreciated. Kez was on the wireless recently and one of the many interesting topics she covered was the fact that many AFLW players had to take annual leave from their jobs in order to train and play. Having two seasons in one year made it very hard for many players and their employers.
Gab Pound's situation is a case in point; she's missed games because university commitments have prevented her from training. If AFLW was a fully professional comp, would she have to chose between footy and uni?