Aasta OConnor reckons shell be retired by the time the AFL womens league turns professional.But the Western Bulldogs star says theres no limit on what the next generation of female footballers can achieve as the fledgling competition prepares for its first season.The AFL on Thursday unveiled a revamped pay deal for the leagues participants following a backlash against the original offer.The minimum wage for players covering a 22-week period - which includes seven rounds of home and away games and the grand final - has been lifted by 70 per cent from $5000 to $8500 in 2017.Its still a far-cry from the lucrative packages on offer to the nations elite netballers, who are subject to 12-month contracts, are covered by private health insurance and earn a minimum wage of $27,375.But OConnor hopes the deal sets the ground for a competition which will survive and thrive well into the future.It has to be sustainable, she said.Id hate for a 10-year-old girl in eight years time, when shes eligible for the draft, for the AFL not to exist. I understand we start somewhere and build up.I think it was back in the mid-90s that the male players were still part-time and had jobs outside of football. Look where they are now.I think its going to get to a professional full-time space and I look forward to that. Ill probably be too old - Im just the right side of 30 - but (hopefully) opportunities exist for people after their careers are finished on the field as well.Priority signings and top draft picks will earn $12,000, up from $10,000, while the 16 marquee players also get a $2000 increase to $27,000 under the improved deal nutted out between the AFL and the players association.The deal also covers football boots and runners, an interstate travel allowance, income protection insurance, out-of-pocket medical expenses and childcare for mothers of infants. Khalil Mack Youth Jersey .2 billion agreement with Rogers Communications for the leagues broadcast and multimedia rights. Richard Dent Bears Jersey . Schenn scored the game-winning goal and added two assists to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-1 win over the Calgary Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Tuesday. http://www.bearsrookiestore.com/Bears-Ha-Ha-Clinton-Dix-Jersey/ . MORITZ, Switzerland -- Fog prevented downhill racers from getting their Olympic dress rehearsal. Dick Butkus Womens Jersey . And follow TSN.ca right through Deadline Day for all the updates. From Pierre LeBrun While Anaheim GM Bob Murray said earlier this season he was not going to trade Jonas Hiller despite the fact hes an unrestricted free agent on July 1, some sources have told TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun that Murray might be willing to move another goalie. Walter Payton Youth Jersey . "Hes going to have hip surgery on Jan. 7, and hell be expected to rehabilitate for four to six months beyond that," Canucks general manager Mike Gillis said Friday in an interview.PADERBORN, Germany -- Leonie Maier scored the lone goal of the game to lead Germanys womens soccer team to a 1-0 win over Canada on Wednesday. Maier launched a shot from the right side in the 53rd minute to beat Canadian keeper Erin McLeod. The seventh-ranked Canadians have never beaten Germany, but had to have been pleased with their performance against the worlds No. 2-ranked team. Germany had averaged three goals a game against Canada in the previous 10 meetings between the two teams. Canada held the Germans scoreless for the first 45 minutes for the first time in its history. "I think there were some real positives in there today," said Canadian head coach John Herdman. "Defensively, we were able to hold them and there was some real resilience from the girls." Added captain CChristine Sinclair: "John Herdman has us believing that we can beat any team.dddddddddddd" The Germans outshot Canada 19-4 in front of 9,781 fans, and had an 8-2 advantage in shots on target. The Germans took 15 corner kicks, while Canada had none. "Well keep working. There is still some time left to catch these Germans," Herdman said. "All in all, we had some good lessons. I am proud of the girls today." Two players made their debut for Canadas senior womens side -- forward Melissa Busque started the game, while Rachel Melhado came on at centre back in the 72nd minute. Substitute Danica Wu made her second appearance. "Throughout the game, I got more and more comfortable," Busque said. "I am super happy. I know there is more to come." ' ' '