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News List - Round Two 2018 NAB AFLW Competition

Here follows the AFLW news list for this week.

1 PROGRAM OF MATCHES (all times are local)

Round Two:
Friday February 9
GWS Giants v Carlton at Drummoyne Oval, 7.05pm

Saturday February 10
Melbourne v Adelaide Crows at Casey Fields, 5.05pm
Fremantle v Collingwood at Optus Stadium, 4.10pm

Sunday February 11
Brisbane Lions v Western Bulldogs at South Pine Sports Complex, 3.35pm


2 MEDIA ACCREDITATION FOR AFLW MATCHES

All working media will require 2018 AFL media accreditation to attend AFLW matches. All 2018 passes applied for before the January 12 deadline have been mailed as per the emails from Patrick Keane to sports editors, for those staff who had accepted the TCs request. Requests for day passes can be directed to Lilly Skacej Lilly.Skacej@afl.com.au<mailto:Lilly.Skacej@afl.com.au> prior to 12pm, Tuesday, February 6.


3 TRIBUNAL MATCH REVIEW PROCESS

The expected process for the 2018 AFLW Season under the AFL Match Review system is that the AFL will issue a media release late on the Monday after each round detailing the penalties to be offered to players for incidents from that round of matches, or the reasons why no further action was to be taken. Match Review Officer Michael Christian will also be made available at a general media call at a time to be determined.

The clubs and players then have until 11am on the Tuesday morning to decide whether to accept the penalty on offer, or whether they wish to contest the charge at a Tribunal hearing, to usually be held on the Tuesday night. The AFL will formally detail all instances on the Tuesday of whether cases will proceed to the Tribunal or not.

The following player was reported from the weekend’s matches:

Sarah D’Arcy, Collingwood, reported by umpire Gaby Simmonds for kicking Sarah Hosking, Carlton, during the third quarter of the Round One match between Collingwood and Carlton, played at Ikon Park on Friday February 2, 2018.


4 TRIBUNAL HEARING LOCATION

The AFL Tribunal is held in the AFL media room on Level LB2 at Etihad Stadium. The AFL wishes to advise that all media covering the Tribunal hearings at Etihad Stadium need to park in the B2 car park (entry off the Bourke St extension) and report to the Etihad Stadium security office to gain admittance via the internal ring road. There will be no access via AFL House to any AFL Tribunal hearing through the season, as our offices will have closed by 6pm each day.


5 MEDIA FACILITIES AT AFLW MATCHES

Media are advised limited media facilities will be available at AFLW venues. Power will be available, however wifi will not.


6 2018 NAB AFL WOMEN’S RISING STAR NOMINATIONS

The first nominees for the 2018 NAB AFL Women’s Rising Star will be announced tomorrow, Tuesday February 6. To be eligible for the 2018 award AFLW players must be 21 years and under as at 1 January 2018 and have not previously been nominated as a rising star.


7 AFLX LAUNCH

The AFL will launch AFLX 10.30am, Tuesday, February 6 at Etihad Stadium. Further details will be issued later this afternoon.


8 LAST TIME THEY MET

Please find below a summary of the last time these teams played in 2017.

GWS Giants v Carlton
Round 2, 2017, Carlton 7.5 (47) d GWS Giants 5.4 (34) at Ikon Park

Melbourne v Adelaide Crows
Round 6, 2017, Melbourne 5.4 (34) d Adelaide Crows 5.2 (32) at TIO Stadium

Fremantle v Collingwood
Round 5, 2017, Collingwood 5.2 (32) d Fremantle 4.7 (31) at Rushton Park

Brisbane Lions v Western Bulldogs
Brisbane Lions 2.11 (23) d Western Bulldogs 2.4 (16) at South Pine Sports Complex


9 MATCH TIME CHANGE, 2018 TOYOTA AFL PREMIERSHIP SEASON

The AFL wishes to advise the following match start time change for Round Two of the 2018 Toyota AFL Premiership Season.
Saturday, March 31, Fremantle vs. Essendon at Optus Stadium.
This match will now start at 5.10pm local time / 8.10pm AEDT (formerly 4.40pm local time / 7.40pm AEDT).


10 PLAYERS WHO HAVE EXCELLED IN OTHER SPORTS

The AFL Media Guide lists VFL/AFL players who have excelled at other sports. A number of AFLW players have also played and continue to play other sports at an elite level:

Adelaide Crows: Georgia Bevan (softball); Anne Hatchard (basketball); Rachael Killian (junior tennis); Jenna McCormick (soccer); Becchara Palmer (beach volleyball); Erin Phillips (basketball); Marijana Rajcic (soccer); Jessica Sedunary (crossfit); Ruth Wallace (soccer).

Brisbane Lions: Kaitlyn Ashmore (javelin); Shannon Campbell (soccer); Nat Exon (athletics); Kate McCarthy (touch football); Tahlia Randall (volleyball); Jamie Stanton (soccer).

Carlton: Brianna Davey (soccer); Alison Downie (soccer); Maddison Gay (netball); Kerryn Harrington (basketball); Jessica Hosking (netball); Sarah Hosking (netball); Sarah Last (netball and basketball); Natalie Plane (cricket); Kate Shierlaw (basketball); Courtney Webb (cricket).

Collingwood: Ashleigh Brazill (netball); Jess Duffin (cricket); Eliza Hynes (volleyball); Cecilia McIntosh (javelin and bobsled); Georgie Parker (hockey); Ruby Schleicher (basketball); Lauren Tesoriero (netball).

Fremantle: Ebony Antonio (basketball); Stacey Barr (basketball); Kirby Bentley (netball); Stephanie Cain (soccer); Lara Filocamo (soccer); Gemma Houghton (basketball); Gabby O'Sullivan (basketball); Lisa Webb (athletics).

GWS Giants: Jacinda Barclay (baseball and gridiron); Elle Bennetts (netball); Ellie Brush (soccer); Renee Tomkins (soccer).

Melbourne: Richelle Cranston (gridiron); Tegan Cunningham (basketball); Erin Hoare (netball); Kate Hore (basketball); Aliesha Newman (soccer and athletics); Lauren Pearce (basketball); Cat Phillips (frisbee); Shelley Scott (netball); Maddie Shevlin (oz-tag); Anna Teague (basketball).

Western Bulldogs: Libby Birch (netball); Nicole Callinan (indoor cricket); Monique Conti (basketball), Emma Kearney (cricket); Kirsty Lamb (cricket); Brooke Lochland (ice-skating); Kim Rennie (basketball); Lauren Spark (beach volleyball); Bonnie Toogood (netball); Aisling Utri (hockey).