The resounding success of the AFL‘s Women’s Exhibition games for 2015 is undeniable. The pair of games contested between representative sides – one from the Melbourne Demons and the other from the Western Bulldogs – produced tight contests that were hotly contested, if not somewhat scrappy, entertaining games that showcased the abilities of some of the country’s best female footballers.
@arwon No money paid to anybody.
— Girls Play Footy (@GirlsPlayFooty) August 16, 2015
Male AFL players get a $3500 match payment on top of their base salary. The women playing today are getting nothing pic.twitter.com/08DcuiowjV
— Erin Riley (@erinrileyau) August 16, 2015