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News List - Round Three 2018 NAB AFLW Competition

AFLW
Round Three:
Saturday February 17
Adelaide Crows v Western Bulldogs at Norwood Oval, 1.35pm; Curtain Raiser (SANFLW) – Norwood v Glenelg, 10.10am
Carlton v Brisbane Lions at Ikon Park, 7.40pm

Sunday February 18
Collingwood v GWS Giants at Olympic Park, 4.35pm
Fremantle v Melbourne at Fremantle Oval, 3.35pm

AFLX
Thursday February 15
Hindmarsh Stadium – ADELAIDE
· Pool A: Port Adelaide, Geelong Cats, Fremantle

· Pool B: Adelaide Crows, West Coast Eagles, Collingwood

§ 6.10pm Port Adelaide v Geelong Cats

§ 6.38pm Adelaide Crows v Collingwood

§ 7.06pm Geelong Cats v Fremantle

§ 7.34pm West Coast Eagles v Adelaide Crows

§ 8.02pm Fremantle v Port Adelaide

§ 8.30pm Collingwood v West Coast Eagles

§ 9.03pm Grand Final

Friday February 16
Etihad Stadium – MELBOURNE
· Pool A: Carlton, Melbourne, North Melbourne

· Pool B: Hawthorn, Essendon, St Kilda

§ 6.40pm Carlton v Melbourne

§ 7.08pm Hawthorn v Essendon

§ 7.36pm North Melbourne v Carlton

§ 8.04pm Essendon v St Kilda

§ 8.32pm Melbourne v North Melbourne

§ 9.00pm St Kilda v Hawthorn

§ 9.33pm Grand Final

Saturday February 17
Allianz Stadium – SYDNEY
· Pool A: GWS GIANTS, Richmond, Brisbane Lions

· Pool B: Sydney Swans, Western Bulldogs, Gold Coast SUNS

§ 4.10pm GWS GIANTS v Richmond

§ 4.38pm Sydney Swans v Western Bulldogs

§ 5.06pm Richmond v Brisbane Lions

§ 5.34pm Western Bulldogs v Gold Coast SUNS

§ 6.02pm Brisbane Lions v GWS GIANTS

§ 6.30pm Gold Coast SUNS v Sydney Swans

§ 7.03pm Grand Final

2 MEDIA ACCREDITATION FOR AFLW MATCHES

All working media will require 2018 AFL media accreditation to attend AFLW/AFLX 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 13.


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.

There were no players reported from the weekend’s matches.


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 SUSPENDED PLAYERS

The AFL wishes to advise the players that have completed and currently serving MRP suspensions across the competition are as follows:

Currently Suspended:
Sarah D’Arcy, Collingwood. One match to serve. Two matches from Round One.

Completed:
Nil


6 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.


7 LAST TIME THEY MET

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

Adelaide Crows v Western Bulldogs –
Round 2, 2017, Adelaide Crows 7.6 (48) d Western Bulldogs 2.11 (23) at Whitten Oval

Carlton v Brisbane Lions –
Round 7, 2017, Carlton 6.1 (37) drew with Brisbane Lions 5.7 (37) at Ikon Park

Collingwood v GWS Giants –
Round 6, 2017, Collingwood 7.13 (55) d GWS Giants 3.1 (19) at Olympic Park Oval

Fremantle v Melbourne –
Round 7, 2017, Melbourne 11.4 (70) d Fremantle 1.6 (12) at Casey Fields


8 UPGRADED ROOKIES

As a reminder to all media, the following players have been upgraded to senior AFLW lists:

Brisbane Lions: Gabby Collingwood
Collingwood: Eliza Hynes, Holly Whitford
Fremantle: Lisa Webb
GWS Giants: Elle Bennetts
Melbourne: Erin Hoare
Western Bulldogs: Bonnie Toogood, Naomi Ferres, Kimberley Rennie

9 2018 NAB AFL WOMEN’S RISING STAR NOMINATIONS

Weekly nominees for the 2018 NAB AFL Women’s Rising Star will be announced tomorrow, Tuesday February 13. 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.


10 AFL PLAYER RULES SANCTION

The AFL advises the Western Bulldogs Football Club has been sanctioned under the rules relating to player whereabouts information. AFL players may be tested 365 days of the year for WADA prohibited drugs. Under the operation of the AFL's code with ASADA it is the club that is sanctioned for the failure to provide complete up-to-date whereabouts information at all times for testing purposes.
The Bulldogs were sanctioned $5,000, with $2500 suspended for 12 months until February 2019, for not providing up-to-date whereabouts information for a senior-listed player during the recent Christmas leave period.


11 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).


12 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).