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Expansion of the Women's Competition

Jamberoo

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I don't mind a mascot being renamed, like the Canberra Raiders, becoming Canberra Valkyeries for NRLW, things like that, but a completely different team, that has no affiliation to the current canberra club seems like a silly way to go. I agree with jamberoo, there's way too much cost plus personnel, and you want to be able to keep the same pathway open regardless of gender for that team.
It's just common sense MugaB.
 
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Charming.
We can all dream, but anyone who has been involved in sporting clubs would know that you speak from a place of ignorance. When are you releasing your book ‘101 ways to bankrupt rugby league’?
I have been involved with sports clubs.

One of them was the richest amatuer club in the Southern Hemishpere for a while...
 
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It's just common sense MugaB.
'Let's create a new league and do everything exactly the same as the old league. Then we'll sit there and wonder why we have all the same problems as the old league and more.'

Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results; the 'common sense' of morons!
 
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I don't mind a mascot being renamed, like the Canberra Raiders, becoming Canberra Valkyeries for NRLW, things like that, but a completely different team, that has no affiliation to the current canberra club seems like a silly way to go. I agree with jamberoo, there's way too much cost plus personnel, and you want to be able to keep the same pathway open regardless of gender for that team.
So Canberra United doesn't exist? Look em up.

What about the WNBL and Super Netball, both leagues should have failed a long time ago using the logic that you and Jamberoo espouse.

BTW, it'd only cost too much if you tried to live outside your means (which is the problem with most professional women's sports BTW, always pushing for parity with the men without being willing to take the time and do the work to earn it), and you don't need the same pro-club on top of the pathway to maintain the pathway, that's just silliness, nor should it be the jobs of the pro-clubs to maintain the grassroots anyway.
 
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Jamberoo

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So Canberra United doesn't exist? Look em up.

What about the WNBL and Super Netball, both leagues should have failed a long time ago using the logic that you and Jamberoo espouse.

BTW, it'd only cost too much if you tried to live outside your means (which is the problem with most professional women's sports BTW, always pushing for parity with the men without being willing to take the time and do the work to earn it), and you don't need the same pro-club on top of the pathway to maintain the pathway, that's just silliness, nor should it be the jobs of the pro-clubs to maintain the grassroots anyway.
What is the aim of a pro women’s RL comp?
 

MugaB

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So Canberra United doesn't exist? Look em up.

What about the WNBL and Super Netball, both leagues should have failed a long time ago using the logic that you and Jamberoo espouse.

BTW, it'd only cost too much if you tried to live outside your means (which is the problem with most professional women's sports BTW, always pushing for parity with the men without being willing to take the time and do the work to earn it), and you don't need the same pro-club on top of the pathway to maintain the pathway, that's just silliness, nor should it be the jobs of the pro-clubs to maintain the grassroots anyway.
So i have to look them up to know they exist? Canberra United? United With who? Queanbeyan? is the word "united" a mascot.
What do they play, womens rugby league.
Coz if not, i wouldnt know, now if the were called Canberra Raiders maybe i'd know since im a rugba leg fan
 

The_Wookie

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So Canberra United doesn't exist? Look em up.

What about the WNBL and Super Netball, both leagues should have failed a long time ago using the logic that you and Jamberoo espouse.

BTW, it'd only cost too much if you tried to live outside your means (which is the problem with most professional women's sports BTW, always pushing for parity with the men without being willing to take the time and do the work to earn it), and you don't need the same pro-club on top of the pathway to maintain the pathway, that's just silliness, nor should it be the jobs of the pro-clubs to maintain the grassroots anyway.

To be fair, in the case of Supernetball, while pay is pretty reasonable, they have a low number of players on the roster, and only 8 teams to share the pie with. WNBL pay is improving, but again rosters are fairly small, and team numbers are limited, Similar can be said of the W-league,

Wages come into play when your fighting for the best talent with SuperW, AFLW, NRLW and A-league, as well as WNBL, Supernetball, and even WBBL and Tennis.

I think the strength of the AFLW/NRLW is not just being able to leverage existing support, but its the huge cost savings in not having to duplicate support staff, admin, facilities and equipment, while being able to pull in more female support. It enables them to absorbn more wage costs. Plus, being able to share and improve female teams in the same facility, is a proven winner with governments when it comes to facilities funding - at least in AFL majority states and Queensland.
 

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