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AFLW’s period seven fixture includes classic opener and double-headers with men’s finals

AFLW’s period seven fixture includes classic opener and double-headers with men’s finals

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AFLW’s period seven fixture includes classic opener and double-headers with men’s finals

AFLW season seven will kick off with the regular clash in between Carlton and Collingwood at Princes Park on Thursday evening, August 25.

Final season — which took spot in January — the AFL opted for an experimental technique to the AFLW opener, with St Kilda taking on Richmond at Frankston park, but the recreation only drew just over 3,300 spectators.

In August, the AFL will be hoping for a return to the crowds of the AFLW’s inaugural several years, where the opener drew between 15,000 and 25,000 over seasons 1 to 4.

Spherical a single will also boast a blockbuster clash among two of the competition’s four new clubs, Essendon and Hawthorn, to acquire place at Port Melbourne on Saturday night time.

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Sydney followers will be in a position to see their side in action for the very first time at North Sydney Oval, in opposition to St Kilda, in the Saturday twilight slot.

Adelaide and Melbourne, meanwhile, will fulfill in a grand last re-match at Norwood Oval, with Daisy Pearce likely major her facet for a closing year and tilt at an elusive premiership.

Port Adelaide fans, having said that, will have to wait right up until spherical two for the Ability to take the discipline at Alberton, with Port’s first sport to be played away towards West Coast.

AFL rules out extending period size for now

Regardless of the introduction of four new clubs, there will continue to only be 10 rounds of frequent competitors, that means not all golf equipment will get to enjoy each and every other.

As an alternative, the finals series has been prolonged to 4 months, to just take put concerning the prime 8 groups.

Quizzed about the decision — which was a sticking issue at modern Collective Bargaining Agreement talks — AFL fixtures manager Travis Auld stated the league’s target was on “acquiring a real even, aggressive competition”.

“The aim at the moment, specially with the expansion of four new groups, is to bed that down,” Auld mentioned.

“How lengthy that is, I will not know … what’s labored for us, so considerably, with AFLW, is to take each and every step at a time and then make conclusions based mostly on what we’re understanding, so we’ll keep on to do that.

AFLW star Daisy Pearce stands on stage near a microphone with hands on hips after her team loses a grand final.
Daisy Pearce will be again in action for the Demons for an additional tilt at a premiership.(Getty Pictures: AFL Pics/Dylan Burns)

Double-headers to be held with men’s finals

In a adjust of direction for AFLW, double-headers are in favour, with the period kicking off in its new slot of the pre-finals bye week of the men’s opposition.

This sees the very first 5 rounds choose put for the duration of the men’s finals sequence, with the AFL signalling that Saturday AFLW video games during September will have “floating” timeslots so they can be moved to best align with men’s finals fixtures.

There will also be four AFLW video games performed on the Victorian grand ultimate public getaway, on Friday September 23, whilst Richmond and the Brisbane Lions will perform at Punt Highway on grand remaining working day at 11:10am.

Article the men’s finals, there will be two AFLW matches performed as double-headers every Friday night time.

Erin Phillips in a Port Adelaide guernsey
Port Adelaide are just one of 4 new clubs to enter the level of competition and secured the signature of Erin Phillips (pictured).(ABC News: Brant Cumming )

The preferred Indigenous Round will all over again be split across two rounds (in rounds a few and 4), although the AFLW will debut a ‘Dreamtime’ video game involving Essendon and Richmond for the Bombers’ inaugural year.

Delight Round will also make its return in round 8, with a double-header on Saturday at Princes Park, but the traditional match-up between Carlton and the Western Bulldogs will not be played this yr.

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