AFL Recruitment

#1

More and more of the best ladies footballers heading to Oz to play AFL. Every week there seems to be another one signing up . We don’t seem to be losing too many here in Dublin however I’m hearing there’s an AFL trial camp shortly to try unearth more players . I think it’s fantastic and given the season set up they still get to come home and play some club/county , well for championship anyways.

#2

They can’t be on a lot of money down there, can they?

#3

Hard to imagine them earning big bucks, from the players I’ve seen going over they seem to be all signing just one season contracts .

#4

Looks like about 8-20k
which is about 5-12k in euro so nothing special. Thought it would be more to be honest.

Would only be 2/3 sessions a week mind you but would definitely need another source of income…

#5

i read somewhere that Cora Staunton got a double leg break in Oz. I wonder if they were waiting for ther this time round.

#6

Most players who were there this year have signed again for next year. A number of new players going over also.

League is being extended next year with more teams and longer running time so I’d expect a few more Irish girls to sign up over coming months.

#7

I m sure accommodation and other expenses are covered outside of the playing salary?