Three years in, is AFLW kicking goals?

AFLW player Sarah Hosking from Carlton

Carlton’s Sarah Hosking in action in the 2019 AFLW grand final.

In summary

  • Analysis for The Conversation by Adam Karg, Senior Research Fellow, Swinburne University of Technology

The AFLW competition rightly celebrated the record grand final crowd of 53,034 and television audience of more than 400,000 last month as a successful conclusion to its third season.

The Adelaide Crows vanquished Carlton by an emphatic 45-point margin to claim their second flag. But after three years, what’s the overall scorecard for the AFLW as a competition, and how should its success be measured?

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