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2024 AFL Women's Schedule

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The AFL revealed the 2024 women’s regular season schedule on the 31st of May. A new addition this year is “Midweek Footy”, where games will be played on a Tuesday or Wednesday night from Week 4 to Week 7, to take advantage of Spring school holidays which run for two weeks but have different dates across Australian states and territories. There will be four Tuesday games and five Wednesday games during the period, ensuring all 18 clubs will play two games in one of the four weeks. Each team will play 11 games over 10 weeks this season, up from 10 weeks last year. The first Tuesday game of the season will take place on the 17th of September when Collingwood face West Coast at Ikon Park, and the first Wednesday game will be on the following night when Brisbane Lions host Western Bulldogs.

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AFLW 2023 Schedule

AFLW Season 7 Premiers (file photo)

The AFL announced the 2023 AFLW fixture on 17th July. The delay was due to protracted negotiations between the League and the AFL Players Association on a new collective bargaining agreement for both AFL and AFLW players. AFLPA remains firm on its commitment to a 17-round competition by 2026 but has agreed to the same number of regular season rounds as last year (ten rounds), in order to get the competition going, and to provide the platform for future negotiations to expand the season length.

The eighth season of the women's competition will begin on Friday night, 1st of September, when Melbourne unfurls their Premiership flag at Ikon Park before taking on Collingwood. The first round will take place during the pre-final's bye weekend of the men’s season. Four weeks of finals start in November, with the Grand Final on Sunday, 3rd of December. Once again, the final round will be released as a floating schedule, with exact dates and times to be determined later in the season.

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AFLW Season 7 Schedule

Crows Celebrate 2022 AFLW Flag
The schedule for the new AFLW season was announced on 4th July. The start of the 7th AFLW season, which will see Essendon, Hawthorn, Port Adelaide and Sydney enter the national women's competition, was brought forward from January 2023 to August this year, after the AFL and AFL Players Association signed a one-year bridging Collective Bargaining Agreement in May. It will be the first and only time two AFLW seasons is held in a calendar year. Like the previous season, it will comprise a ten-round regular season, but will be followed by a four-week finals series featuring the top eight teams, with the Grand Final scheduled for the last weekend of November.
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2022 AFL Women's Schedule

Brisbane celebrates 2021 Premiership
(Updated 12/31/2021) After weeks of delay, the 2022 AFLW schedule was released in early December. The AFL had originally planned to start the sixth season of the women’s competition in December but decided to push it back to January 2022 to minimize the impact of interstate border restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, as had occurred in the past two seasons. The 2022 season will kick off on Friday, January 7th with St Kilda hosting Richmond at SkyBus Stadium in Frankston, a bayside suburb around 25 mi southeast of Melbourne, while Brisbane Lions begin their premiership defense with the 2021 Grand Final rematch against the Crows at Noarlunga, 16 mi south of Adelaide on Sunday, January 9th. The schedule change was revealed on New Year's Eve, after the West Australian Government announced during the week it would close the state border to both Queensland and South Australia, due to recent surge in cases linked to Omicron variant of COVID-19 in both states.
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Conferences Abolished in 2021 AFLW Schedule

Suns players enter the field

The 2021 AFL Women’s season schedule has been revealed with major changes. The two conference system, which was used last year and this year, has been abolished, with the 14 teams competing for a single ladder. The decision to abandon the conference system has been made in order to maximize the chance of a season being completed should another COVID-19 outbreak occur. The pandemic disrupted the 2020 season so much that it was abandoned after just one week of finals was played, with no premiership awarded.

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New Teams and New Doubleheaders in AFLW 2020 Schedule

2019 AFLW Premiers Adelaide

The 2020 AFLW schedule was announced at Melbourne’s Moorabbin Oval, St Kilda’s administration and training base, on October 29, two days before the AFL schedule was revealed. The new season sees the introduction of four expansion teams (Richmond, St Kilda, Gold Coast and West Coast) making it a 14-team competition. The controversial conference system, introduced in the 2019 season, has been retained, with seven teams each in the conference.

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Conference System and New Teams Feature in 2019 AFLW Season

2018 AFLW Premiers Western Bulldogs

The 2019 AFLW schedule was announced at Victoria Park in Melbourne (the spiritual home of Collingwood Football Club) on October 26. The season will see the debut of two expansion clubs, Geelong and North Melbourne, bringing the number of AFL clubs with women’s teams to ten. As announced by the AFL in September, the AFLW will introduce a conference system, with the ten competing teams divided into the  creatively named Conference A and Conference B.

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