AFL Women's league more popular than A-League on Twitter

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Australia's domestic round-ball competition has plunged in popularity compared to the growing women's game

The AFL Women's league was mentioned more on social media platform Twitter in 2018 than the A-League - the country's premier football competition.

Despite being in existence since late 2016 and only scheduled for six weeks a year, the AFLW was the fourth most tweeted about organisation - one spot ahead of the A-League, which was founded in 2005.

The men's AFL competition ranked the highest, followed by the NRL and cricket.com.au.

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It wasn't all bad news for football though, with the Socceroos ranked the third highest mentioned sporting team, while Sydney FC and the Matildas were ninth and 10th respectively.

AFL grand final teams Collingwood and West Coast were the most tweeted about teams.

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