Which clubs are involved in the NAB AFL Women's competition?
Adelaide, Brisbane Lions, Carlton, Collingwood, Fremantle, Greater Western Sydney, Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs were confirmed as the eight clubs competing in the first year of the competition on June 15.
Does the league have an official name yet?
On September 15, the AFL announced the competition would be known as AFL Women's. The competition logo was released on September 19.
How many players will be on each list?
Each club will have a minimum of 25 players, including two marquee players. The marquee players were announced first, with state-based drafts to be held later this year. The clubs can list priority selection players and will also be able to sign another two rookies who haven’t played football before. The rest of the clubs' lists were completed at the AFL women’s draft on October 12.
What was the draft process?
Players not selected as marquee players or under the priority listing concessions nominated for the draft. Players were required to nominate which state they wish to be drafted in, which allowed clubs to select players up to list spot 22. From there, each club retain three spots that can be filled in a free agency period before October 31.
Will players be required to be full-time professional athletes?
No, players in the national women's league are part-time athletes with access to the best facilities, coaches and player development programs on offer. The training and match requirements will be planned in advance with every measure possible being put in place to avoid any impact on work or study commitments.
Who will coach the clubs?
All eight clubs have named their coaches
When and where will games be played?
Collingwood and Carlton will play the first game, in Melbourne, on Friday, February 3. Click here for story and full fixture
Will AFL Women’s matches be broadcast?
Yes, all 28 matches plus the Grand Final will be broadcast live. Click here for story and details
Will there be new rules for AFL Women’s matches?
Yes. Games will feature 16 players per side. Click here for more on the rules for the competition
Will players be subject to Match Review Panel and AFL Tribunal rules? Will they be drug-tested?
The AFL and AFLPA are finalising rules and regulations relating to these and other matters. The AFL will release details once they’re locked in.
What will the clubs and players be competing for?
A premiership cup and medals for various awards, including league best and fairest and leading goalkicker. Details are yet to be confirmed.