It’s a great day for Australian sport.

In news that makes a play for equality on the sporting field, women will now be able to play in the Australian Football League (AFL) at the highest level in Australia. On Wednesday, the AFL announced it would be launching a women’s league across the country.

Our game is on the cusp of changing forever and changing for the better,” AFL chairman Mike Fitzpatrick told the media. “The establishment of a national women’s league will provide a platform to inspire young girls to reach for the stars and provide another avenue for fans of Australian football to enjoy. Our game will never be the same.” Read more…

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Australian football gets its first women’s league in historic move