Football record, entitled 'Creating History', for the Australian Football League Women's competition which ran from 3 February to 25 March 2017. The cover features a representative from each of the eight inaugural teams. The reverse side is the football record for the AFL men's pre-season competition for 2017, the JLT Community Series. Both records includes a list of players for all the teams and a short article on each team.
88 page booklet, full colour, stapled along spine.
Statement of Historical Significance:
This acquisition documents the formation and commencement of the first Australian Football League Women's competition, launched 3 February 2017. This was an event of enormous historical significance: while women have been recorded as playing competition Australian Rules football since the early 20th century, and the AFL supported the introduction of two demonstration matches (Melbourne and Western Bulldogs) in 2015-16, this 2017 competition marked the first offically recognised and supported competition by the AFL. It involved eight teams from five states, playing eachother once over seven rounds around Australia, culminating in a top of the table grand final match (won by the Adelaide Crows). Matches were televised and the first match between Collingwood and Carlton at Princes Park on 3 February which saw a crowd 'lockout' (some 27,000 people attended) demonstrated the community interest and support in a women's competition as well as the historical import of the event.
Type of item
Overall Dimensions - Closed
155 mm (Width), 3 mm (Depth), 254 mm (Height)