The AFL is pleased to announce the fixtures for Round 10 of the NAB AFL Women’s Competition and Round One of the 2022 Toyota AFL Premiership Season.
AFL Chief Executive Officer Gillon McLachlan said the league was excited the NAB AFL Women’s Competition would welcome back fans across the country next year before the 2022 Toyota AFL Premiership Season commences.
“Footy is back in just over a month and like many supporters, we are truly excited for NAB AFLW to welcome football back for fans across the country,” Mr McLachlan said.
“The NAB AFLW Competition will for the first time see clubs play in a 10-round home-and-away season and, if previous seasons are anything to go by, we are expecting a strong finish in that final round of the NAB AFLW season.
“We look forward to seeing fans and families return to NAB AFLW games with tickets remaining at $10 for Adults and free for kids under 18 – to ensure it is affordable for every single fan.”
Round 10 of the 2022 NAB AFL Women’s Competition will see all matches played in Victoria as part of a Victorian Festival of Football announced earlier today before leading into Round One of the 2022 Toyota AFL Premiership Season.
“The AFLW and AFL Footy Festival in Victoria will give all footy fans from metro and regional Victoria, and those travelling from interstate, an opportunity to come to a game and see their AFLW and AFL teams across a 10-day period.
“The first bounce of the 2022 Toyota AFL Premiership Season will take place on March 16 when reigning Premier, Melbourne, host the Western Bulldogs at the MCG. It will be the first time since 2000 that the season starts on a Wednesday night.”
Carlton vs. Richmond will take place on Thursday night at the MCG before St Kilda host Collingwood at Marvel Stadium on Friday, March 18.
On Saturday March 19, the Geelong Cats will start their season at the MCG when they host Essendon before the GWS GIANTS battle it out against rival Sydney Swans at Accor Stadium. Swans’ forward Lance Franklin seeking to become only the sixth VFL/AFL player in history to kick 1000 goals (currently on 995 goals).
The Saturday night match for Round One will see the Brisbane Lions host Port Adelaide at The Gabba.
Sunday’s matches see Hawthorn host North Melbourne at the MCG, Adelaide Crows host Fremantle at Adelaide Oval and West Coast Eagles host the Gold Coast SUNS at Optus Stadium.
Round 10 of the NAB AFL Women’s Competition
The 2022 NAB AFL Women’s Competition will for the first time see a 10-round home-and-away season (up from nine rounds in 2021) with the top six teams to participate in a three-week finals
As communicated yesterday, Round 10 of the NAB AFLW fixture will be a floating round, with timeslots for these games to be confirmed closer to the time to help optimise scheduling outcomes heading into the NAB AFLW finals.
March 11 - March 13
Collingwood vs. Gold Coast SUNS at Victoria Park (VIC), TBC
Geelong Cats vs. GWS GIANTS at GMHBA Stadium (VIC), TBC
Melbourne vs. Carlton at Casey Fields (VIC), TBC
Kangaroos vs. West Coast Eagles at Arden Street (VIC), TBC
Richmond vs. Brisbane Lions at Swinburne Centre (VIC), TBC
St. Kilda vs. Adelaide Crows at RSEA Park (VIC), TBC
Western Bulldogs vs. Fremantle at Mars Stadium (VIC), TBC
Round One of the 2022 Toyota AFL Premiership Season
The first bounce of the 2022 Toyota AFL Premiership Season will take place at 7:10pm AEDT at the MCG between reigning Premier, Melbourne, and the Western Bulldogs. The AFL will release the full fixture for the 2022 Toyota AFL Premiership Season in the coming week.
Wednesday, March 16
Melbourne vs. Western Bulldogs at the MCG (SEVEN), 7.10pm AEDT
Thursday, March 17
Carlton vs. Richmond at the MCG (SEVEN), 7.25pm AEDT
Friday, March 18
St Kilda vs. Collingwood at Marvel Stadium (SEVEN), 7.50pm AEDT
Saturday, March 19
Geelong Cats vs. Essendon at the MCG (FOX), 2.10pm AEDT
GWS GIANTS vs. Sydney Swans at Accor Stadium (FOX), 5.10pm AEDT
Brisbane Lions vs. Port Adelaide at the Gabba (SEVEN), 7.10pm AEST
Sunday, March 20
Hawthorn vs. North Melbourne at the MCG (FOX), 1.10pm AEDT
Adelaide Crows vs. Fremantle at Adelaide Oval (FOX), 3.40pm ACST
West Coast Eagles vs. Gold Coast SUNS (FOX), 4.40pm AWST