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AFL captain who will miss grand final to take the league to court

  • Western Bulldogs captain Katie Brennan was found guilty of rough conduct
  • She was suspended and will miss AFLW grand final against the Brisbane Lions
  • She filed proceedings with the Australian Human Rights Commission on Friday

A female AFL captain who is suspended from the competition’s grand final for a ‘rough’ tackle will take the sport’s governing body to the Australian Human Rights Commission.

Western Bulldogs captain Katie Brennan was on Wednesday found guilty of a rough conduct charge after a tackle on Melbourne player Harriet Cordner. 

She was handed a two-game ban, ruling her out this weekend’s AFLW grand final against the Brisbane Lions. 

Now it’s been revealed that Brennan will take the AFL to court after she filed proceedings with the Australian Human Rights Commission on Friday.

Brennan filed the application in a bid to overturn her ban for the 2019 season and to bring AFLW regulations in line with the AFL, The Age reported.

The AFL star unsuccessfully appealed her suspension on Thursday to ‘fight the injustice and inequality to women which afflicts the AFL rules.’

She argued that a male player wouldn’t have been suspended for the same kind of ‘sling’ tackle that she performed on Cordner. 

More to come 

Western Bulldogs captain Katie Brennan (pictured) filed proceedings with the Australian Human Rights Commission on Friday to have her suspension overturned

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