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Sharni Norder says AFLW needs full season to prevent female athletes being forced to juggle sport and career – ABC News

Former Collingwood vice-captain Sharni Norder says a lack of support continues to turn women away from sport.

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Former Collingwood vice-captain Sharni Norder, who announced her retirement on Wednesday, says it is time the AFLW establish a full season with full-time contracts to save players from leaving the game earlier than they should.

  •  Norder admits she could have played on another year 
  • She says juggling elite sport and work is “tiring” and “wears you down”
  • She won gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games before turning her attention to the AFLW competition where she was drafted ahead of the 2019 season.

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