AFLW locks in updated fixture

Shayne Hope |

Two additional matches will be played across rounds seven and eight of the AFLW season as the competition scrambles to complete its schedule.

The league announced its latest block fixtures on Friday, with a Q Clash to open round seven on Thursday night next week.

Gold Coast will host local rivals Brisbane at Metricon Stadium in a fixture that was originally scheduled to be played in round three.

It was postponed because too many players were unavailable through the league’s health and safety protocols.

The Suns will also complete round seven when they host the Western Bulldogs in the first of the additional matches five days later.

The Bulldogs, facing a tough schedule after their virus-enforced break earlier in the season, will have played just four days earlier against Geelong.

The second additional match features GWS hosting St Kilda at Blacktown on a Wednesday night to begin round eight.

Both sides will play again on the Sunday that week, with the Saints hosting Gold Coast and GWS meeting Carlton in Canberra.

The two WA clubs will host more home games after the league was given exemptions this week to fly clubs in and out of Perth from round six, despite the state’s hard border stance.

West Coast will host Richmond in round seven and Brisbane in round eight, while Fremantle will host Adelaide in round eight.

Round eight has been designated as the AFLW Indigenous Round, celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander players and staff in the game.



February 17

Gold Coast v Brisbane, Metricon Stadium

February 18

Western Bulldogs v Geelong, Whitten Oval

February 19

GWS v Adelaide, Henson Park

Carlton v St Kilda, Ikon Park

West Coast v Richmond, Mineral Resources Park

February 20

North Melbourne v Collingwood, North Hobart Oval

February 21

Brisbane v Melbourne, Metricon Stadium

February 22

Gold Coast v Western Bulldogs, Metricon Stadium


February 23

GWS v St Kilda, Blacktown International Sportspark

February 26

Fremantle v Adelaide, Fremantle Oval

Richmond v Geelong, Punt Road Oval

Melbourne v North Melbourne, Casey Fields

February 27

St Kilda v Gold Coast, venue TBC

Collingwood v Western Bulldogs, Victoria Park

West Coast v Brisbane, Mineral Resources Park

GWS v Carlton, Manuka Oval