How do the com­pe­ti­tions stack up?

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Su­per Net­ball

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)

Women’s AFL

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)

W-League

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)

WNBL

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)

PHOTO: NIGEL HAL­LETT

Queens­land Fire­birds’ Gabi Simp­son trains on amil­i­tary ob­sta­cle course at the Kokoda Bar­racks in Ca­nun­gra.

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