It has been confirmed that Western Bulldogs captain Katie Brennan has had her appeal dismissed and will not play in the 2018 AFLW Grand Final.
After an unsuccessful challenge on her one-game suspension at the AFL Tribunal on Tuesday night, Brennan went to the AFL Appeals Board for one last chance to play in the final.
Unfortunately, her appeal was dismissed on all four counts.
The Bulldogs claimed Brennan was the victim of double standards.
Currently, the same charge in the AFL would see a player fined but with the minimum pay in the AFLW being $8,500, fines were deemed unfair.
Based on the available video evidence and a medical report from the Melbourne, the incident was assessed as careless conduct.
It was the second incident this season for Brennan, therefore given as a two-match sanction.
However, at Tuesday night’s tribunal hearing, the Bulldogs didn't argue the classification of the incident.
Instead, it was argued her impact on women’s football made for mitigating circumstances.
Currently, the Bulldogs are considering legal options.
At this stage, Brennan won't feature until round two of the 2019 season.