I have to disagree with you, the ANZP is a professional league and they prioritised young talent over imports (ofc they have restricted imports, but there’s only 2 in the whole league). Now both of their clubs and national teams have depth and talent that will sustain them for a while.
SSN teams and NA in general need to do more to develop young players and prioritise AUS players over imports. The ANL has been replaced so their development will be affected again. I just feel like some of the teams go after imports as a first option rather than a last resort. Some of the imports in the league should’ve been Australian players imho. If TBirds were going to drop Shimmin then at least bring in an experienced import. Wilson could be a great player in a few years time but she still needs to grow and that spot could’ve gone to a home player.