HERE’S a snapshot of each team’s fixture for the 2019 NAB AFL Women’s fixture. 




Western Bulldogs



Greater Western Sydney





North Melbourne



Home: Round one vs Western Bulldogs (Norwood Oval), round three vs Geelong (Norwood Oval), round four vs Fremantle (TIO Stadium Darwin), round six vs Greater Western Sydney (Unley Oval)

Away: Round two vs Carlton (Ikon Park), round five vs North Melbourne (Chirnside Park), round seven vs Melbourne (Casey Fields)

Cross-over games: Carlton, Geelong, Greater Western Sydney

Don't play: Brisbane, Collingwood

Adelaide has one of the best ‘travel’ draws of the clubs outside Victoria. The Crows have one game in Darwin (part of the alignment with the Northern Territory, meaning it counts as a home game), and all three of their away games in Melbourne.

We won't get to see a 2017 Grand Final rematch, with Brisbane not on the radar. The Crows will also dodge the Magpies, who they lost to in an upset at the end of last season to deny them a Grand Final berth.

Adelaide plays on the opening night of the season following the Geelong-Collingwood game, with a match against Western Bulldogs at Norwood Oval. The two played in 2018 and produced one of the games of the season.

The Crows have done well with their cross-over matches, drawing the wooden-spooners of the past two years, Carlton and Greater Western Sydney, and new team Geelong.

Verdict: A very friendly draw for Adelaide, which will be desperate to avoid last season's slow start that ultimately cost it the chance to defend its 2017 premiership.


Home: Round one vs Greater Western Sydney (Moreton Bay Central Sports Complex), round three vs Melbourne (Hickey Park, Brisbane), round five vs Geelong (Moreton Bay Central Sports Complex)

Away: Round two vs Fremantle (Fremantle Oval), round four vs Western Bulldogs (VU Whitten Oval), round six vs Carlton (Ikon Park), round seven vs Collingwood (Victoria Park)

Cross-over games: Fremantle, Melbourne, Western Bulldogs

Don't play: Adelaide, North Melbourne

The Lions play four away games for the third consecutive year. They have one trip across the country to Perth, one of the longest flights in football, and another three games in inner-city Melbourne.

Brisbane will have to wait until round four for the Grand Final rematch against the Western Bulldogs, with Fremantle and Melbourne its other cross-over games.

Verdict: The toughest draw of the lot with the amount of travel involved, but Brisbane has continually proven doubters wrong and could do so again in 2019.


Home: Round 2 vs Adelaide (Ikon Park), round five vs Collingwood (Ikon Park), round six vs Brisbane (Ikon Park)

Away: Round one vs North Melbourne (North Hobart), round three vs Greater Western Sydney (Blacktown International Sportspark), round four vs Geelong (GMHBA Stadium), round seven vs Western Bulldogs (VU Whitten Oval)

Cross-over games: North Melbourne, Adelaide, Western Bulldogs

Don't play: Fremantle, Melbourne

It was a tough 2018 for Carlton, but the fixture can't be an excuse next year. The biggest road trip Daniel Harford's team has to make is to Sydney, a whopping 85-minute flight.

The Blues also have away games in Geelong, Hobart and Footscray.

The downside is the home games are far from easy (Adelaide, Collingwood and Brisbane).

Carlton will be the first team to take on new team North Melbourne, at North Hobart Oval.

The Blues won’t play fellow strugglers Fremantle, but have lucked out somewhat by dodging Melbourne, which has beaten them twice.

Verdict: The Blues have lost the season opener but that’s balanced out by the straightforward travel itinerary. A very friendly draw for 2018's last-placed side.


Home: Round two vs Melbourne (Victoria Park), round four vs Greater Western Sydney (Morwell Recreation Reserve, Victoria), round six vs North Melbourne (Marvel Stadium), round seven vs Brisbane (Victoria Park)

Away: Round one vs Geelong (GMHBA Stadium), round three vs Fremantle (Fremantle Oval), round five vs Carlton (Ikon Park)

Cross-over games: Melbourne, Fremantle, North Melbourne

Don't play: Adelaide, Western Bulldogs

Collingwood will once again start the AFLW season, but against a new opponent, Geelong, in a night game at GMHBA Stadium.

Magpie fans will be thrilled with the move from Olympic Park Oval to the club’s traditional home at Victoria Park, where the club played two VFLW games this year.

Another trip down the Princes Highway awaits, this time with a home game in Morwell in Victoria’s east. The team's first game at Marvel Stadium rounds out the home schedule.

Collingwood has just one trip interstate, a flight to Perth for a second year to take on the Dockers.

The Pies have a fairly even split of cross-over games (against Melbourne, Fremantle and North Melbourne), but will dodge Adelaide and the Western Bulldogs, two teams they have played well against in the past.

Verdict: A comfortable draw for Collingwood, which will be desperate to impress. A win first-up against Geelong would set the tone for the season. 

Magpie draftees Jordan Allen and Katie Lynch. Picture: AFL Photos


Home: Round two vs Brisbane (Fremantle Oval), round three vs Collingwood (Fremantle Oval), round five vs Western Bulldogs (Fremantle Oval), round seven vs North Melbourne (Fremantle Oval)

Away: Round one vs Melbourne (Casey Fields), round four vs Adelaide (TIO Stadium, Darwin), round six vs Geelong (GMHBA Stadium)

Cross-over games: Brisbane, Collingwood, Geelong

Don't play: Carlton, Greater Western Sydney

The Dockers’ long away trips (two to Victoria and one to Darwin) are balanced by four home games, all at Fremantle Oval.

Fremantle’s cross-over games – against Brisbane, Collingwood and Geelong – will be tough, although it did beat the Magpies last time the sides met. Dodging what could be a Giants team pushing for finals is a positive.

Verdict: A fair draw for the team from the west, which could build a fortress with all home games at Fremantle Oval. 


Home: Round one vs Collingwood (GMHBA Stadium), round four vs Carlton (GMHBA Stadium), round six vs Fremantle (GMHBA Stadium)

Away: Round two vs Western Bulldogs (VU Whitten Oval), round three vs Adelaide (Norwood Oval), round five vs Brisbane (Moreton Bay Central Sports Complex), round seven vs Greater Western Sydney (UNSW Canberra Oval)

Cross-over games: Western Bulldogs, Adelaide, Fremantle

Don't play: Melbourne, North Melbourne 

It'll be a big introduction to the AFLW for Geelong, which has given the honour of opening the season against Collingwood on the first Saturday night in February, at GMHBA Stadium.

The Cats have three home games, but won't have to travel far for an away match against the Bulldogs, at VU Whitten Oval in Footscray.

Geelong's other away games read as an odd tour of the country, with games at Moreton Bay Central Sports Complex (in Queensland), Norwood (Adelaide) and UNSW Canberra Oval.

Unless they meet in the finals, we’ll have to wait another year to see how the Cats go against fellow newbie North Melbourne.

Geelong’s cross-over games are tough (the Western Bulldogs, Adelaide and Fremantle).

Verdict: A mixed bag for Geelong's first season. A chance to impress with all eyes on the first match of the season, but a bit of a tour around the country and some challenging encounters. 


Home: Round two vs North Melbourne (Drummoyne Oval), round three vs Carlton (Blacktown International Sportspark), round five vs Melbourne (Blacktown International Sportspark), round seven vs Geelong (UNSW Canberra Oval)

Away: Round one vs Brisbane (Moreton Bay Central Sports Complex), round four vs Collingwood (Morwell Recreation Reserve), round six vs Adelaide (Unley Oval)

Cross-over games: North Melbourne, Melbourne, Adelaide

Don't play: Fremantle, Western Bulldogs 

The Giants will again play at three home grounds: Blacktown International Sportspark, Drummoyne Oval and UNSW Canberra Oval.

They have just three away games (and also avoid a trip west), at Moreton Bay Central Sports Complex (Queensland) and in Morwell (in Victoria’s east) and Adelaide.

Their cross-over games are tough, with the perennially strong Melbourne and Adelaide, as well as new side North Melbourne, which is expected to be solid in its first year.

The Giants avoid the reigning premiers, the Western Bulldogs.

Verdict: This is a relatively fair draw for a team some expect to make finals in 2019. A lot will come down to the cross-over matches against Adelaide and Melbourne. 


Home: Round one vs Fremantle (Casey Fields), round four vs North Melbourne (Casey Fields), round seven vs Adelaide (Casey Fields)

Away: Round two vs Collingwood (Victoria Park), round three vs Brisbane (Hickey Park, Brisbane), Round five vs Greater Western Sydney (Blacktown International Sportspark), round six vs Western Bulldogs (Marvel Stadium)

Cross-over games: Collingwood, Brisbane, Greater Western Sydney

Don't play: Carlton, Geelong 

Melbourne has only three home games, but all are at the club's stronghold at Casey Fields in Melbourne’s outer-south-east.

The Demons have two away games in Melbourne, including an intriguing encounter with rivals the Western Bulldogs at Marvel Stadium. The two sides played exhibition matches before the competition began and have shown they can draw well.

The Dees probably have the toughest cross-over trio of any side (Collingwood, Brisbane and Greater Western Sydney.

Verdict: One of the tougher draws for a team that will be trying to overcome the significant absence of captain Daisy Pearce (pregnancy). 

Tyla Hanks was drafted by the Demons. Picture: AFL Photos


Home: Round one vs Carlton (North Hobart), round three vs Western Bulldogs (UTAS Launceston), round five vs Adelaide (Chirnside Park)

Away: Round two vs Greater Western Sydney (Drummoyne Oval), round four vs Melbourne (Casey Fields), round six vs Collingwood (Marvel Stadium), round seven vs Fremantle (Fremantle Oval)

Cross-over games: Carlton, Greater Western Sydney, Collingwood

Don't play: Brisbane, Geelong 

The expansion club has only home game in Melbourne, in Werribee. The Kangas’ remaining home games are in North Hobart and Launceston.

Two of North’s four away games are in Victoria, at Casey Fields (against Melbourne) and Marvel Stadium (Collingwood).

The big ex-Brisbane contingent of players at North Melbourne will have to wait until at least the finals (if both sides qualify) or next season to play their former club, while Geelong is the other side North Melbourne don't play.

Verdict: There’s a bit of travel for the Roos, which was expected considering the strong links with Tasmania. Otherwise, it’s fair first-time draw. 


Home: Round two vs Geelong (VU Whitten Oval), round four vs Brisbane (VU Whitten Oval), round six vs Melbourne (Marvel Stadium), round seven vs Carlton (VU Whitten Oval)

Away: Round one vs Adelaide (Norwood Oval), round three vs North Melbourne (UTAS Launceston), round five vs Fremantle (Fremantle Oval)

Cross-over games: Geelong, Brisbane, Carlton

Don't play: Collingwood, Greater Western Sydney

The reigning premiers have four home games, one of which is at Marvel Stadium against rival Melbourne. It's a match sure to feature a bit of spice, considering the two played in a virtual elimination final late last season, with the Dogs prevailing to qualify for the Grand Final.

The Bulldogs kick off the season away against Adelaide, while the Grand Final rematch against Brisbane isn't until round four.

Travel is a bit more of an issue for the Dogs than other Victorian clubs, with trips to Perth, Adelaide and Launceston.

The Bulldogs avoid the Magpies and the Giants, who may prove to be danger clubs, but two of their cross-over games (against Brisbane and Geelong) could be challenging.

Verdict: This is arguably a tough draw, but not the worst. Round one against the Crows should be an excellent game.