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IC17 Round 4 Live Scores
Authored by: Aaron Richard on Tuesday, August 15 2017 @ 05:28 pm ACST

How many years do you reckon before a World All-Stars women's side could take on an AFLW club side?

IC17 Round 4 Live Scores
Authored by: Brett Northey on Tuesday, August 15 2017 @ 06:21 pm ACST

Sadly, at current rate, decades. Because there is a massive wave of athletic girls taking up footy across Australia in staggering numbers. The gap between AFLW and international women is as small as it is likely to be for a long long time.

That's why I'm so keen for international rookie spots on AFLW lists. Get some of these internationals in now so they get the benefit of a pro environment, some will quickly become good enough and move on to the main list. Then at least the world sees what is possible and can inspire greater growth in the international leagues before they are swamped by the 10s of 1000s of girls playing in Australia now.

Alas the AFL (informal conversations) had various reasons for not doing it. I haven't given up the good fight yet though. I have heard that AFL clubs had scouts there.

Brett Northey - Co-founder and Chief Editor of WFN