Opening NAB AFL Women’s match to be relocated to Ikon Park
The AFL wishes to advise the opening match of the inaugural NAB AFL Women’s Competition will now be played at Ikon Park.
Originally fixtured at Olympic Park Oval, the decision to relocate the February 3 Carlton v Collingwood match was made due to the expected attendance.
AFL General Manager Game and Market Development Simon Lethlean is available for comment today, Monday. Details are as follows:
4pm Monday January 23
AFL General Manager Game and Market Development Simon Lethlean
AFL House reception in front of player guernseys
140 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands
AFL General Manager Game and Market Development Simon Lethlean said the high level of interest in the game and the high attendances at recent practice matches has prompted the decision.
“All footy fans who want to see the opening AFLW match will now have the opportunity to do so at Ikon Park,” Mr Lethlean said.
“The move ensures no one will miss out as Ikon Park offers greater capacity.
“It is fantastic the new AFLW competition has so much momentum and interest. The AFLW opening round is an historic occasion and I’m looking forward to seeing the players in action from February 3.”
The Carlton v Collingwood match start time has been changed to 7.45pm AEDT.
Entry to AFLW matches is free of charge with the exception of the five double-headers played as curtain-raisers. A ticket to the JLT Community Series match will be required for entry to those games. Members of the competing teams will have free access to both matches.
The match will be broadcast live on the Seven Network, FOX FOOTY, Croc Media, SEN, Triple M Melbourne and ABC Radio. The match will also be available via the AFL.com.au live app.
Opening Round of the NAB AFL Women’s Competition – all times are local
Friday February 3
7.45pm Carlton v Collingwood (note time change)
Saturday February 4
4.35pm Adelaide Crows v GWS Giants
7.35pm Western Bulldogs v Fremantle
Victoria University Whitten Oval
Sunday February 5
5.05pm Melbourne v Brisbane Lions