Geelong Cats vice-president, Diana Taylor, has been added to the AFLW’s competition committee.
Taylor, who was instrumental in the Cats bid for an AFLW license, becomes one of three new faces on the committee alongside GWS Giants captain Alicia Eva and Richmond CEO Brendan Gale.
The AFLW Competition Committee assists the AFL Commission with the future direction of women's football, covering areas such as the laws of the game, tribunal, list rules and player movement, the competition structure, fixturing and talent programs.
AFL General Manager Football Operations Steve Hocking said he was pleased all three will be joining the Committee and looked forward to their insights and perspectives that will support the progression of the game.
"Alicia, Brendon and Diana are all passionate and committed to enhancing women's football and their unique insights will be of great value to the Committee," Mr Hocking said.
"Alicia is an outstanding leader of her club and a genuine role model of our game while Brendon and Diana add a great level of governance experience and expertise to the Committee."
Carlton CEO Cain Liddle, GWS GIANTS Senior Coach Alan McConnell, Fremantle Captain Kara Donnellan and Western Bulldogs' Women's Football General Manager Debbie Lee have completed their terms on the Committee and Mr Hocking thanked them for their contribution over recent years.
The AFLW Competition Committee comprises:
Simone Wilkie, AFL, Commissioner (Chair)
Nicole Livingstone, AFL, Head of Women’s Football
Steve Hocking, AFL, GM Football Operations
Brett Murphy, AFLPA, GM Player Relations
Phil Harper, Adelaide Crows, GM Football Administration
Lauren Arnell, Brisbane Lions, AFLW Player
Diana Taylor, Geelong Cats, Vice President
Mark Evans, Gold Coast SUNS, CEO
Alicia Eva, GWS GIANTS, AFLW Captain
Todd Patterson, Melbourne, AFLW List Manager
Laura Kane, North Melbourne, Football Operations Manager
Brendon Gale, Richmond, CEO
Peta Searle, St Kilda, AFLW Senior Coach