Women’s goals

DESPITE empowerment and equal opportunities for women in Aussie rules, facts often reiterated by (male) football leaders, one can only wonder why in your list of “footy’s most influential 40” (HS, 13/2), only five of the 40 are women.

One possible explanation may be that females themselves do not entertain the same aspirations for power as males. Or am I missing other more salient facts?

Without undertaking thorough research, it seems almost impossible to accurately ascertain why such a disconnect exists between AFL aspirations and the number of female powerbrokers in the game.