History was made in June this year when the AFL announced a national women’s competition to begin in February 2017.
The inaugural women’s competition will feature eight teams, including Melbourne, Collingwood, the Brisbane Lions and the Western Bulldogs.
Tonight, a number of star players are in attendance at the Brownlow Medal, in what is a powerful move in including women in all aspects of the AFL. These women are highly impressive athletes and no doubt we’ll be hearing their names more and more in the months to come.
Collingwood Football Player Moana Hope brought businesswoman and Vice President of the Western Bulldogs Football Club Susan Alberti as her date, and it looks like they couldn’t possibly be having more fun.
— Moana Hope (@moanahope) September 26, 2016
Meanwhile, Melbourne Football Club captain Daisy Pearce shared her excitement for the night ahead as she posted a photo of her in her Georgia Young Couture custom dress.
Red carpet ready in a beautiful @georgiayoungcouture custom gown. Absolutely love this dress ❤️ A huge thanks to @papertreedesigns and my support crew for guiding me through the process (I’m a bit of a fish out of water with all this ????) Looking forward to the @afl night of nights; sitting back and celebrating our game’s greatest players #brownlow2016 #redcarpet #aflw #journeyto2017