HAS THE NAB AFLW competition's expansion unfairly penalised existing clubs?
Collingwood vice-captain Emma Grant has joined the latest Credit to the Girls podcast to discuss the hot topic.
The Pies have been hit particularly hard by expansion, losing stars Jasmine Garner, Moana Hope, Emma King and Jess Duffin to new arrival North Melbourne.
While the flying Kangaroos have made an undefeated start to the NAB AFLW season, topping conference A with a percentage of 250, Collingwood is winless and bottom of conference B with a percentage of 49.
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Grant says her side's situation is difficult.
"These clubs are spending a lot of time and effort developing us," she told podcast hosts Nat Edwards, Sarah Black and Lucy Watkin.
"Obviously we're all on one-year contracts and they can't allow anyone to be on longer contracts because of expansion. It's a really tough one.
"I don't think the AFL got it right in the rules around expansion last year."
In this episode…
Collingwood midfielder Emma Grant discusses the Pies' rough start to the season. Plus: Nat, Sarah and Lucy discuss the re-emergence of Adelaide, Brisbane's big drop-off and why the Tribunal overruled a key Dee's two-game ban.
2:04 – A recap of the good, bad, ugly and unique from round three.
5:32 – Sarah recaps all this week's AFLW Tribunal action, featuring Tayla Harris and Tegan Cunningham.
10:11 – What is going on at 'rebuilding' Brisbane?
13:58 – Lucy and Sarah take a look at this weekend's matches.
23:55 – Collingwood vice-captain Emma Grant joins the show
35:59 – A very special Demon gets a shout-out in this week's social media watch