The AFL Women's League is finally here and it is FANTASTIC! The stadiums are filling to the brim with fans keen to watch these amazing women play. It all makes you wonder why it took this long to get off the ground??
The matches are FREE (fixture below) and it's a very family friendly atmosphere. We went along to Whitten Oval, home of the Bulldogs, and there were kid's activities, food trucks, all the facilities you need and is very easy to get to by train (West Footscray Station).
Be sure to arrive early because the first two Melbourne matches have been lock outs!
The matches are played over four 15minute quarters with a smaller team but no less excitement. There are footy records ($3) and free footy cards featuring these fresh faces available at the matches.
Keep your eye out for the the players, they are doing some events to meet the fans during the season. Each team has a good social media presence so follow along and go meet the stars.
And grab a copy of 'A Footy Girls Guide' for the little footy fans. It's got great back stories on one player from each of the teams. It's perfect for the primary school crowd ($12.95 available at bookstores now).
See you at the next match!
FULL 2017 AFLW FIXTURE (ALL TIMES AEDT)
Friday February 3
Collingwood v Carlton at Olympic Park Oval (7.40pm)
Saturday February 4
Adelaide v GWS Giants at Thebarton Oval (5.05pm)
Western Bulldogs v Fremantle at Whitten Oval (7.35pm)
Sunday February 5
Melbourne v Brisbane at Casey Fields (5.05pm)
Friday February 10
Western Bulldogs v Adelaide at Whitten Oval (7.35pm)
Saturday February 11
Carlton v GWS Giants at Ikon Park (5.05pm)
Collingwood v Melbourne at Olympic Park Oval (7.35pm)
Sunday February 12
Fremantle v Brisbane at Fremantle Oval (7.05pm)
Saturday February 18
GWS Giants v Fremantle at Blacktown International Sportspark (12.05pm)
Brisbane v Collingwood at South Pine Sports Complex (4.35pm)
Western Bulldogs v Melbourne at Whitten Oval (7.35pm)
Sunday February 19
Adelaide v Carlton at Thebarton Oval (12.05pm)
Saturday February 25
Melbourne v Carlton at Casey Fields (11.35am)
Brisbane v GWS Giants at South Pine Sports Complex (4.35pm)
Western Bulldogs v Collingwood at Whitten Oval (7.10pm)
Sunday February 26
Fremantle v Adelaide at Fremantle Oval (7.05pm)
Friday March 3
GWS Giants v Melbourne at Blacktown International Sportspark (5.05pm)
Saturday March 4
Carlton v Western Bulldogs at Ikon Park (11.35am)
Fremantle v Collingwood at Rushton Park (1.35pm)
Adelaide v Brisbane at Norwood Oval (7.10pm)
Friday March 10
Fremantle v Carlton at Subiaco Oval (6.05pm)
Saturday March 11
Brisbane v Western Bulldogs at South Pine Sports Complex (11.05am)
Adelaide v Melbourne at TIO Stadium (7.10pm)
Sunday March 12
Collingwood v GWS Giants at Olympic Park Oval (11.05am)
Saturday March 18
Melbourne v Fremantle at Casey Fields (4.35pm)
GWS Giants v Western Bulldogs at Manuka Oval (7.10pm)
Sunday March 19
Collingwood v Adelaide at Olympic Park Oval (1.35pm)
Carlton v Brisbane at Ikon Park (3.35pm)