League success helping others
in girls playing basketball.
“At an elite level we have seen steady growth, but at a domestic level we have seen larger growth,” Ms Pike said.
“I don’t think the women’s AFL has negatively impacted our sport.
“There are elite senior players who have taken up AFL, which is great for women in sport and I believe everyone should have the opportunity to play in whichever sport they choose.”
■ Softball WA chief executive Dean Burton agreed and attributed softball’s growth to the organisation and its affiliates doing a better job at engaging the community, as well as the focus on health and well-being by parents.
He said the organisation might have to change the way it