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Carlton Star Darcy Vescio Says AFLW Shouldn’t Accept The ‘Scraps’

Speaking at a Future Women and ICC T20 World Cup 2020 event, Vescio relived the “stressful” battle as one of the rebel players in last year's pay dispute.

By Helen McCabe

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Speaking at a Future Women and ICC T20 World Cup 2020 event, Vescio relived the “stressful” battle as one of the rebel players in last year's pay dispute.

By Helen McCabe

On the season launch of the AFLW, Carlton star Darcy Vescio said she stood up for better pay and conditions for players because she wasn’t prepared to “accept the scraps”.

Speaking on a Future Women panel to promote the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 campaign to break the record for attendance at a women’s sporting event at the upcoming final, Vescio relived the “stressful” battle as one of the rebel players in last year’s pay dispute.

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“In the end we made some small gains which will mean a lot in years to come. If you know what you are standing for it doesn’t really matter if you are standing on your own or with a group of people, you will feel comfortable at the end of the day.”

Vesico revealed her resolve was strengthened by support from past players who urged her to continue the fight they started.

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Buy tickets for the ICC T20 World Cup women’s final on 8 March. 

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