The AFLW has taken an enormous step in direction of turning into the highest-paid ladies’s competitors in Australia, selecting a brand new collective bargaining settlement that may virtually double gamers’ wages.
Underneath the brand new pay deal, common participant salaries will enhance by 94 per cent throughout the competitors, bettering from $23,904 to $46,280. The speed will type a part of a four-level system the place people within the prime tier will obtain $71,935, up from $37,115 earlier this 12 months.
With these figures, it’s estimated that greater than 40 of the league’s prime gamers shall be paid greater than $100,000. It is a staggering outcome as solely three years in the past high-profile gamers might anticipate simply $24,600 (in 2019).
Season seven will even see the AFLW come inline with the boys’s competitors in fielding a team from all 18 golf equipment. Essendon, Hawthorn, Port Adelaide and Sydney Swans will all introduce inaugural ladies’s lineups.
The settlement additionally brings the AFLW nearer in wage to the Tremendous Netball, the place netballers earn a mean of $74,000.
Within the Tremendous Netball, the very best paid athletes earn $91,500 whereas the minimal wage is $43,000.
The AFLW’s commerce interval will kick off subsequent week, with the season’s draft to happen on June 29.