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.”
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|
|Peta Searle||St Kilda||AFLW Senior Coach|
The AFLW Competition 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.