A new song is set to be sung at the MCG football match, and the AFL has backed the AFLW as it prepares for a new ‘we can’t have it all’ mantra.
The song, “We Can Be Quiet”, has been written and directed by Michaela Paskin and has been sung by the AFLWA and the A-League on occasion.
The AFLWA is in charge of the AFL and the NRL, and in its new song, it is the AFL who is calling the shots.
“It’s not a matter of us singing, it’s a matter we need to be able to listen to the lyrics and understand the meaning of the lyrics,” AFLWA chief executive Dave Richardson said.
“We need to make sure that we are making sure that there is enough respect for our game and our game-goers.”
“We want the game to be enjoyable for all, and we want to have that experience for all.”
The AFL has been vocal about the need for change, calling on the AFL to make changes to its rules to ensure that players, coaches and officials are treated equally, and that players are not punished for speaking up during games.
The rules are designed to ensure no one is punished for giving a dissenting opinion during a game.
“A player, a coach or any member of staff can make a statement during a match that might be considered to be abusive, abusive behaviour, but the AFL will not penalise the player or coach for speaking out,” Mr Richardson said.””
The AFLW has the ability to impose a maximum fine of $5000 or imprisonment of two years on a person for speaking against the rules.
“In recent years, the AFLPA has spoken out against the use of concussion testing, and this year the AFL announced it would stop the use concussion testing for its players.”
While we understand the concerns about concussion testing and the impact it has on players, the use and misuse of it is not permitted in any way, shape or form,” the AFL said in a statement.”
This decision reflects the AFL’s desire to ensure the safety and well-being of all players, as well as to ensure there is a consistent and safe environment for all participants.