GIANTS captain Alicia Eva has joined the AFL Women’s Competition Committee.

The addition of Eva as well as Richmond CEO Brendon Gale and Geelong Football Club Vice President Diana Taylor comes ahead of the third AFLW Competition Committee meeting for 2020 to be held today.

The appointment of Eva comes months after her GIANTS counterpart Stephen Coniglio joined the AFL Competition Committee ahead of a season like no other.

AFL General Manager Football Operations Steve Hocking said he was pleased all three will be joining the Committee and looked forward to their insights and perspectives that will support the progression of the game.

“Alicia, Brendon and Diana are all passionate and committed to enhancing women’s football and their unique insights will be of great value to the Committee,” Mr Hocking said.

“Alicia is an outstanding leader of her club and a genuine role model of our game while Brendon and Diana add a great level of governance experience and expertise to the Committee.”

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Eva has long been seen as one of the best minds in the AFLW competition and her elevation comes as coach Alan McConnell steps aside having completed his term on the Committee.

Carlton CEO Cain Liddle, Fremantle Captain Kara Donnellan and Western Bulldogs’ Women’s Football General Manager Debbie Lee have also completed their terms on the Committee and Mr Hocking thanked all four people for their contribution over recent years.
 
The AFLW Competition Committee comprises:

Simone Wilkie AFL Commissioner (Chair)
Nicole Livingstone AFL  Head of Women's Football
Steve Hocking  AFL GM Football Operations
Brett Murphy AFLPA GM Player Relations
Phil Harper Adelaide Crows GM, Football Administration
Lauren Arnell Brisbane Lions AFLW Player
Diana Taylor Geelong Cats Vice President
Mark Evans Gold Coast CEO
Alicia Eva GIANTS AFLW Captain
Todd Patterson Melbourne  AFLW List Manager
Laura Kane North Melbourne Football Operations Manager
Brendon Gale Richmond CEO
Peta Searle St Kilda AFLW Senior Coach

The AFLCompetition Committee assists the AFL Commission with the future direction of women’s football, covering areas such as the laws of the game, tribunal, list rules and player movement, the competition structure, fixturing and talent programs.