AFLW Expansion Squads will be a boost for new and previously overlooked talent

A common argument against the rapid expansion of the AFLW is that it spreads talent too thinly.

After the league’s inaugural season in 2017, the key factors in the AFL Commission’s decision to delay the expansion by 12 months included seeking to increase the talent pool, as well as addressing concerns that the elite players may be too thin. would be distributed throughout the competition.

With four new clubs entering the competition this season, which starts in August, there are 120 new places in the new teams from Essendon, Hawthorn, Sydney and Port Adelaide.

This has already seen some stars of the league switch Guernsey colours, including the league’s best and most beautiful Maddy Prespakis, who has moved from Carlton to Essendon, and three-time premiership player Erin Phillips, who has toured the city from Adelaide to Port Adelaide.