Saturday July 3
Qualifying Final, Collingwood v Geelong
Holden Centre, 12.00pm AEST
Second Elimination Final, Casey Demons v Essendon
Casey Fields, 12.00pm AEST
Sunday July 4
First Elimination Final, Port Melbourne v Southern Saints
ETU Stadium, 2.00pm AEST
All matches in weeks one to three of the rebel VFLW Finals Series will be broadcast live through the VFL Channels. The AFL is pleased to welcome Kayo as a broadcast partner of the 2021 rebel VFLW Grand Final on Sunday July 25 live and free and Kayo Freebies from Ikon Park.
All matches in weeks one to three of the rebel VFLW Finals Series will be broadcast live through the VFL Channels. The AFL is pleased to welcome Kayo as a broadcast partner of the 2021 rebel VFLW Grand Final on Sunday July 25, with the match to be streamed live and free on Kayo Freebies from Ikon Park.
AFL Head of Talent Pathways and State League Competitions Tristan Salter said the four-week Finals Series will showcase the highest standard of state league football for women in Victoria.
“The 2021 rebel VFLW season has thrown up everything so far, from big goals to pack marks, to upsets and draws, driven by the dominance of experienced stars and the growth of emerging talent – we’re really excited to watch the Finals Series unfold,” Salter said.
“We are delighted with the growth in the women’s game and to see the emerging talent across all levels is very exciting for football. The rebel VFLW season has seen more people attend games, increased media coverage and following and more girls and women than ever before having exposure to a higher standard of football.”
“The rebel VFLW Competition has been a foundation league in Victoria for many years and an exciting pathway for all girls. The Finals Series will showcase the very best talent in Victoria with Cailtin Bunker, Georgia Nanscawen and Maddie Boyd all set to light up the Finals.”
“On behalf of the AFL, I want to thank all clubs, players and the AFLPA, umpires, venues, governments and our broadcast and commercial partners for their continued support of the rebel VFL Women’s Competition and wish all players and clubs luck ahead of the Finals,” Salter said.
2021 rebel VFLW Finals Structure
Week Two – Semi Finals
First Semi Final, Loser of Qualifying Final v Lower ranked winner from Elimination Finals
Second Semi Final, Winner of Qualifying Final v Higher ranked winner from Elimination Finals
Week Three – Preliminary Final
First Preliminary Final, Loser of Second Semi Final v Winner First Semi Final
Week Four – Grand Final
Sunday July 25
Grand Final, Winner of Second Semi Final v Winner Preliminary Final
Ikon Park, Time TBC
For the 2021 VFLW Finals Series in Weeks 1-3, the highest ranked team as per the VFLW Ladder at the conclusion of the Home and Away Season will play host to VFLW Finals Series Matches.
To qualify to play Finals, players must have played one game during the Home and Away Season. Clubs can select a maximum of 10 AFLW listed players in all Finals Series matches.
Crowds are permitted at all matches in Week One of the Finals.
Fans can access Kayo Freebies by downloading the Kayo Sports app or visiting www.kayosports.com.au/freebiesand registering for a Freebies account. Kayo Freebies are free, and no credit card details are required to register and start streaming.
While COVID-19 continues to impact the community, the health and welfare of our players and the community remains the priority and all matches will operate in a safe manner anchored in the advice of respective governments, public health officials and medical experts.
Strict protocols will be in place to protect players, officials, staff and the wider public at all matches.
The AFL remains committed to the development and progression of women’s football across all levels in the country.