Taylor-made for AFLW committee

Diana Taylor, pictured prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Luke Voogt

Geelong vice president Diana Taylor joined the AFLW committee ahead of its third meeting for 2020 on Wednesday.

AFL football general manager Steve Hocking on Wednesday announced the appointment of Ms Taylor, alongside GWS Giants captain Alicia Eva and Richmond Tigers chief executive officer Brendon Gale.

“Alicia, Brendon and Diana are all passionate and committed to enhancing women’s football and their unique insights will be of great value to the committee,” Mr Hocking said.

“Alicia is an outstanding leader of her club and a genuine role model of our game while Brendon and Diana add a great level of governance experience and expertise to the committee.”

A former corporate lawyer, Ms Taylor was the first female president of the Western Regional Football League and the first woman appointed to the VFL Tribunal.

In 2016 she won the corporate and private category of the Telstra Business Woman of the Year Award for Victoria.

Ms Taylor has also served in leadership positions in various charities, government authorities and cultural and sporting organisations.

The AFLW Competition Committee assists the AFL Commission with the future direction of women’s football.

The committee covers areas such as the laws of the game, tribunal, list rules and player movement, competition structure, fixturing and talent programs.