Jessica Burger to join the AFL Women’s Competition Committee

The AFL wishes to advise Collingwood Football Club AFLW List Manager Jessica Burger will join the AFL Women’s Competition Committee ahead of its second meeting for 2021, held today, Tuesday May 4.

Jessica started her career at Collingwood in 2016 ahead of the inaugural NAB AFL Women’s season, playing a key role in the club’s women’s football programs which led to her appointment as the AFLW List Manager in 2018. Jessica was also a participant of the AFL’s Women in Leadership Program in 2019. 

Jessica Burger with Collingwood AFLW coach Steve Symonds

AFL General Manager Women’s Football Nicole Livingstone said she was pleased Jessica will be joining the Committee.

“Jessica is a great leader for her club and a fantastic advocate for women’s football at both an AFLW and grassroots level,” Ms Livingstone said.

“We look forward to Jessica’s valuable insights and expertise as part of the AFLW Competition Committee.”

The AFLW Competition Committee comprises:
Simone Wilkie              AFL                                 Commissioner (Chair)
Nicole Livingstone       AFL                                 General Manager Women’s Football
Steve Hocking              AFL                                 Executive General Manager Football Operations
Brett Murphy               AFLPA                            GM Player and Stakeholder Relations
Phil Harper                   Adelaide Crows            GM Football Administration
Diana Taylor                Geelong Cats                 Vice President
Mark Evans                  Gold Coast SUNS          CEO
Alicia Eva                      GWS GIANTS                 AFLW Captain
Laura Kane                   North Melbourne        Football Operations Manager
Brendon Gale              Richmond                      CEO
Peta Searle                  St Kilda                           AFLW Senior Coach
Alicia Janz                    West Coast Eagles        AFLW Player
Jessica Burger             Collingwood                  AFLW List Manager

The AFLW Competition Committee assists the AFL Commission with the future direction of women’s football, covering areas such as the laws of the game, tribunal, list rules and player movement, the competition structure, fixturing and talent programs.