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.
“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: