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McLachlan responds to Pearce’s AFLW rant


AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan has responded to Daisy Pearce’s rant about the league’s handling of the AFLW fixture.

Melbourne star Pearce labelled AFLW a “gimmicky tournament” this morning on SEN Breakfast, in the wake of a Herald Sun report that stated the upcoming AFLW season will see each club play just six home-and-away games, despite the league expanding.


However, it was a claim McLachlan quickly watered down.

“No decision’s been made,” he told 3AW about the fixture.

“There’s a discussion about the format for AFLW next year.

“We’re making decisions with a 30-year view, not in year three.

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“There is no bigger priority for us in AFL head office than AFLW and women’s football.

“The World Cup goes for four weeks. I don’t think anyone’s calling that Mickey Mouse.

“In an ideal world Daisy’s saying everyone plays each other once and I understand that.”

The AFLW’s competition committee meets for the first time next week.

Listen to Daisy Pearce’s thoughts on the AFLW format in the player below

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