AFL

Melbourne Demons

Fight for women gets feisty

Illustration: Matt Golding.

As lobbying for AFL women's teams hits fever pitch, anxious clubs have been moved to question the league about aggressive moves to strategically secure top players pre-emptively on employment contracts. Brisbane's trumpeting this week that it has signed its first marquee player in the prodigious Tayla Harris – which Melbourne was making a serious pitch for - has particularly bristled given list rules for the new competition have not been set by the AFL.

Dees youngsters sign new deals

Clayton Oliver has signed with the Demons for two more years.

Talented Melbourne youngster Clayton Oliver has put pen to paper on a new two-year contract extension that will tie him to the Demons until the end of 2019 at least.