MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 30: Ellyse Gamble poses for a photo on November 30, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. AFL Women's (AFLW) is Australia's national semi-professional Australian rules football league for female players. Ellyse says “I’ve been Lifeguarding for the past five years since I relocated over from Tasmania, I’ve done it part time while playing football and studying full time” AFLW player salaries operate on a tiered system with the highest salary for an AFLW player in season 2022 set at $37,155 for players on tier 1 of the pay scale. There are two tier one players at each club and the bulk of players sit in tier 4 and will earn $20,239. Most players either have a career outside of football or are studying alongside their sporting career commitments. On the possibility of the AFLW becoming full time some day Ellyse says “That’s our goal, hopefully in the coming years, we’re not sure but there’s already conversations happening and we have a clear vision of where we want to get to." When asked about the support she receives from her club Ellyse says “Since the get go the club has been very supportive. I’m sure all clubs are but here at the Bulldogs they’ve been super supportive in adapting to our lives outside of football. It’s been a really busy time over the past couple of months getting through the final stages of my study and I’ve been really busy with placement, just that flexibility where I’ve had to miss a training session to focus on my teaching. The support network of people always checking in and going on that journey with me and celebrating my achievements like graduating.“ As with all sporting codes in Australia, the last two seasons have been greatly affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic. This year the AFL introduced a COVID-19 vaccination mandate requiring all players and staff in AFL or AFLW programs to be vaccinated for season 2021. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

Western Bulldogs defender Ellyse Gamble will miss her side's all-important clashes with West Coast and Brisbane after being hit with a two-game ban.

The 24-year-old's second-quarter hit on Collingwood's Aliesha Newman during the Bulldog's 25-point loss at Victoria Park was deemed as Forceful Front-On contact and assessed as Careless Conduct, High Impact, High Contact.

Gamble can accept her two-game ban with an early guilty plea, however, it is not yet known whether the Bulldogs will contest the charge or not.

The Burnie Dockers product has been a foundational player at the Whitten Oval after being brought to Barkley Street from Burnie with the 69th pick of the 2016 AFLW Draft.

In further tribunal news, Melbourne forward Jacqueline Parry has been hit with a $400 fine for her dangerous tackle on Kangaroo's star Emma Kearney during the Dees' victory at Casey Fields.

Still, should Parry plead guilty to the incident assessed as Careless Conduct, Low Impact, High Contact, the 25-year-old can accept a reprimand and be free to face Fremantle at Optus Stadium on Saturday.