Katie Brennan has won her appeal at the Australian Human Rights Commission to play in this weekend’s AFLW Grand Final.
Brennan was suspended for two matches for a sling tackle leaving her opponent uninjured.
It was Brennan’s second reprimand of the season, which in the men’s competition would have resulted in a fine; however, the AFL determined that women are not paid enough for “fines to be deemed fair”.
The Australian Human Rights Commission ruled that Brennan should be allowed to play if she forked out a reasonable sum of money, which added up to half of her career earnings to date.
“That will be a grand total of $2,000,” Commissioner Gordon told the hearing.
Brennan is currently working part-time at Bunnings Warehouse to support her football career.