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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

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