Following their recent launch of the eight foundation clubs for the 2017 national women’s league, the AFL has announced two more National Talent Search dates for next month. The talent search is designed to give female athletes, who are currently active in other sports, the opportunity to test their footy skills and fitness. State female academy coaches will run the sessions, with some high profile female players on hand to lend their expert guidance at the Melbourne session.
Like many women who have worked in and around the AFL industry, I found Eddie McGuire’s comments about Caroline Wilson to be entirely unacceptable. There are many eloquent and talented journalists who can (and have) explain the impact of his comments far better than me. Instead, I would prefer to point readers towards the Richmond Football Club’s gender equity report. I believe that it should be mandatory reading for anyone who holds a leadership position in football, be it a