MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 29: Daisy Pearce of the Demons handballs during the round 14 AFL match between the Melbourne Demons and the Western Bulldogs at Melbourne Cricket Ground on June 29, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

REVEALED: What the AFL’s National Women’s League players will be paid in season one

The majority of the players in the AFL’s inaugural women’s league will be paid around $5,000.

The Herald Sun, who revealed in May that the marquee players from each club will earn $25,000 for the season, has now revealed the proposed payment scale for the remaining players.

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Marquee players will be paid a $15,000 playing fee, plus a $10,000 marketing component.

Priority pre-signings, of which there will be one at each Victorian club, will be paid a proposed $10,000.

High draft selections, of which there will likely be four at each club, will also be paid around $10,000.

The remaining players will most likely receive the minimum $5000.

Pre-season begins in November, before the eight-week competition starts in February next year.


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  1. Why do only the Victorian teams get a priority pre signing isn’t it supposed to be an Australian league shouldn’t all teams get the same deal it’s typical of the vfl sorry afl

  2. I like the $10,000 marketing aspect of their salary. This should be a possible bonus for all the players once they get involved. Scale it so that they all go out and get among the community.

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