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The Inaugural AFL Women's Football League

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On March 21, 2016, it was announced that the inaugural AFL women's football league would begin with a two-month season in February and March, 2017.
AFL clubs were invited to apply for a licence in this inaugural eight-team competition.
On June 15, 2016, the eight clubs selected to form the initial competition were announced. They were the Adelaide Crows, the Brisbane Lions, Carlton, Collingwood, the Fremantle Dockers, the GWS Giants, Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs.
Many have welcomed the new competition as a significant advance in women's sport, opening up a high profile code to greater participation from women.
Good morning/afternoon fellow class members and Ms Bass, my aim is to try persuade all of you that this new AFL women’s competition
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This new women's competition will supply women and girls all over Australia with these positive role models.
Another argument suggests that most women are currently not interested in AFL and that the game is simply trying to extend its fan base, and not assist sportswomen.
Although there may be some truth in this statement, having a woman’s AFL league would still hugely encourage young girls and woman to participate in the sport. Not all women are going to want to play AFL but that can be said for any sport, for both males and females. Some people enjoy playing basketball, and others enjoy competitive swimming. We all have different tastes in sport which is completely understandable because we’re all different. So are we basing this decision of whether to continue growing and improving our woman’s AFL league on the fact that not all woman want to participate in the sport? I think that’s something we need to
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