IT'S BEEN a while since the Western Bulldogs won the NAB AFLW premiership back in March, but there's been a lot happening away from the field.

Ahead of the 10 clubs starting pre-season training this week, Trail Blazers takes you through conferences, fixtures and rule changes.

In this week's episode ...

As AFLW teams return to the track for the start of the season, Sarah Black and Nat Edwards bring you an "in case you missed it" episode of Trail Blazers. With a multitude of changes during the off-season, catch up on everything you need to know about the last few months of off-field AFLW action. 

Episode guide

1:30 – Recap on the rule changes – especially the AFLW-specific ones – that were released last week

7:00 – Get the lowdown on the new conference system – is one stronger than the other?

11:10 – A quick look at the fixture and some 

13:30 – The "good, bad, ugly and unique" of the off-season changes 

15:30 – Who did well out of the draft, and who are the unknown quantities?