Oz bound Rowe focusing on the short-term with Mayo

September 24, 2020

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Mayo ladies star Sarah Rowe says uncertainty around the GAA season was part of her reason to committing to a third season with Collingwood in the AFLW.

The 25-year-old is set to line-out with Mayo again for the winter’s championship before returning Down Under in time for the start of the 2021 AFLW season.

"I think with the all the information I had placed in front of me, the one thing that was stable for me was that the AFL have said the season will go ahead as per [usual]," she said on Sky Sports’ Inside The Game.

"Re: the GAA, it was like 'we don't know when next season's league will start'. Will we go back into pre-season in January? Or will it be the club football first, then county?

"There was so much unknown, that I had the information from the AFL that it helped my decision. It helped me reassure myself that going forward that I had some sort of plan. Like that, life and everything is so subject to change at the moment that I won't believe that I'm back in Australia until I actually land on Australian soil.

"But for now, you're focusing on short-term, thinking Mayo until it comes a time that I have to get on a flight and go to Australia."

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