How do the competitions stack up?
8 clubs (Adelaide Thunderbirds, Collingwood Magpies, Giants, Melbourne Vixens, NSW Swifts, Qld Firebirds, Sunshine Coast Lightning, West Coast Fever) 14 rounds, plus finals; Saturday, February 18–Saturday, June 17 Player wages: $27,375 (min)–$67,500 (ave)
8 clubs (Adelaide, Brisbane Lions, Carlton, Collingwood, Fremantle, GWS Giants, Melbourne, Western Bulldogs) 7 rounds, plus finals; Friday, February 3–Sat, March 25 Player wages: $8000 (min)–$27,000 (max)
Women’s Big Bash League
8 clubs (Adelaide Strikers, Brisbane Heat, Hobart Hurricanes, Melbourne Renegades, Melbourne Stars, Perth Scorchers, Sydney Sixers, Sydney Thunder) 7 weeks, plus finals; Saturday, December 10–Sat, January 28 Player wages: $7000 (min)–$15,000 (max)
9 clubs (Adelaide United, Brisbane Roar, Canberra United, Melbourne City, Melbourne Victory, Newcastle Jets, Perth Glory, Sydney FC, Western Sydney Wanderers 14 rounds, plus finals; Saturday, November 5 – Saturday, February 12 Player wages: $5000 (minimum), $7500 (ave)
8 clubs (Adelaide Lightning, Bendigo Spirit, Dandenong Rangers, Melbourne Boomers, Perth Lynx, Sydney Uni Flames, Townsville Fire, Canberra Capitals) 19 rounds, plus finals; Fri, October 7 – Sun, February 19 Player wages: $5000 (min)–$60,000 (max)
Queensland Firebirds’ Gabi Simpson trains on amilitary obstacle course at the Kokoda Barracks in Canungra.