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 a mil­i­tary ob­sta­cle course at the Kokoda Bar­racks in Ca­nun­gra.

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