Wondering why the AFLW clubs haven't been signing players for the 2019 season? The Collective Bargaining Agreement being developed by the AFL and Players' Association could be the reason.
The AFL and the Players’ Association group have been working tirelessly to try figure out the CBA for the AFLW competition.
An important factor is how the list payment models will be structured and the compensation which will be offered to clubs who have players join Geelong and North Melbourne.
Last season, tier one players were paid a fixed amount of $20,000 as part of the salary cap, while tier two players received $14,500 and rookies earned $8,500 for the season.
An ambassadorial payment was introduced last season which allowed clubs to spend up to $40,000 to two or more players.
Foxfooty.com.au have reported the AFL and AFLPA are expecting the list management and payment structure aspect of the CBA to be finalised in the next seven days.
The AFL have been looking at a model which would allow clubs more flexibility in what they pay their players as long as it is under the salary cap.
It is the more favoured model as it follows the more traditional system seen in the men's side of the game.