R3 UPDATE: Games on but Vic crowds off from Saturday

THE AFL wishes to provide an update on arrangements for matches in Round Three of the 2021 NAB AFL Women’s Competition.
 
Friday night's match at GMHBA Stadium between the Geelong Cats and the Western Bulldogs to commence at 7.10pm AEDT will proceed as planned with crowds permitted to be in attendance in-line with current Victorian Government guidelines.

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Following the announcement by the Victorian Government, the following matches will be closed to the general public:
 
Saturday, February 13
St. Kilda vs. Carlton, RSEA Park at 5:10pm AEDT (Foxtel)
Melbourne vs. North Melbourne, Casey Fields at 7:10pm AEDT (Seven)
 
Sunday, February 14
Richmond vs. Collingwood, Swinburne Centre at 3:10pm AEDT (Seven)
 
The following matches will remain open to the general public unless otherwise advised:
 
Saturday, February 13
GWS GIANTS vs. Gold Coast SUNS, Blacktown International Sportspark at 3:10pm AEDT (Foxtel)
Ticketing on-sale today:
2:00pm AEDT: Home Members
3:00pm AEDT: General Public
 
Sunday, February 14
Adelaide Crows vs. Fremantle, Norwood Oval at 12:40pm ACDT (Seven)
Ticketing on-sale today:
2:00pm ACDT: Home Members
3:00pm ACDT: General Public

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Arrangements for the Brisbane Lions and the West Coast Eagles will be determined in due course with the AFL working closely with, and being led by, respective governments and health officials.

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General manager women’s football Nicole Livingstone said the league would continue to take the advice of governments and health officials at all times and reminded the AFLW football community of the on-going challenges of the pandemic.

"The health and safety of everyone in our game and in the wider community remains paramount," Livingstone said.

"While COVID-19 continues to impact the community, the health and welfare of our players and the community remains the priority and we remain committed to delivering a full season in a safe manner anchored in the advice of respective governments, public health officials and medical experts.

"We will continue to remain as adaptable as possible as the season progresses in a constantly changing environment and we will listen to and work closely with each stakeholder to ensure the best possible outcome for everyone in the game. I want to thank all clubs, players and the AFLPA, umpires, venues, governments and our broadcast and commercial partners for their understanding and continued support of the NAB AFL Women’s Competition. 
 
"I also want to acknowledge and thank everyone in the AFLW football community for their on-going support this season."
 
All 2021 NAB AFL Women’s Competition matches will be broadcast live on the Seven Network, FOX FOOTY, Kayo, and via the AFL Live Official App, thanks to Telstra. Matches will also be streamed live via womens.afl and the AFLW Official App.

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