Statement: AFLW releases fixture for round five (Indigenous Round)

The AFL has today announced the fixture for Round Five (Indigenous Round) of the 2021 NAB AFL Women’s Competition, to be as follows: 

Friday, February 26

Geelong v Richmond at GMHBA Stadium, 7.10pm AEDT

Saturday, February 27

Western Bulldogs v GWS Giants at VU Whitten Oval, 3:10pm AEDT

Fremantle v Brisbane at Fremantle Oval, 2.10pm AWST

North Melbourne v Carlton at UTAS Stadium, 7.10pm AEDT

Sunday, February 28

Adelaide v St. Kilda at Norwood Oval, 12:40pm ACDT

Collingwood v Melbourne at Victoria Park, 3:10pm AEDT

West Coast v Gold Coast at Mineral Resources Park, 2:10pm AWST

AFL Head of Women's Football Nicole Livingstone said the league would continue to take the advice of governments and health officials as it worked through fixtures for upcoming rounds.

"We will continue to remain adaptable as we listen to and work closely with each stakeholder to ensure the best possible outcome for everyone in the game. 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 led by respective governments, public health officials and medical experts," Ms Livingstone said.

"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 understanding and continued support of the NAB AFL Women's Competition. I also want to acknowledge the ongoing support from the AFLW football community this season through memberships, attendances and broadcasts."

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 Live Official App.

National Australia Bank (NAB)

The AFL would like to acknowledge the naming rights partner for the AFLW Competition, the National Australia Bank (NAB), for providing outstanding support for all levels of women's football.

NAB has supported the footy community since 2002, providing boys and girls with a clear pathway from NAB AFL Auskick through to the NAB AFL Rising Stars Program all the way to the big time. In the fifth year as principal partner of the AFLW, NAB is proud to once again be supporting the competition in 2021, providing many women the opportunity of playing at the elite level and many girls across the country with something to aspire to.