R7-9 fixture revealed: AFL releases final three rounds of season

The AFL has today announced the fixture for Round Seven to Round Nine of the 2021 NAB AFL Women's Competition.

AFL General Manager Women's Football Nicole Livingstone said she was pleased to be able to confirm arrangements for the remaining matches of the home-and-away season and maintained the league would continue to take the advice of governments and health officials.

"The commitment remains to complete the season and award a premier. We are thrilled with the season so far and are pleased to be able to confirm matchups for the final three rounds of the home-and-away season," Ms Livingstone said.

>> Full rounds 7-9 fixture below

"We have and will continue to remain adaptable as we work closely with each stakeholder to ensure we achieve 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.

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"On behalf of the AFL, I want to again thank all clubs, players and the AFLPA, umpires, venues, governments, ticket agents 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."

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Following the nine-round home and away season, the top six teams will participate in a three-week finals series, culminating in a Grand Final on the weekend of April 17-18.

A single ladder has been in place for 2021 with the regulation of matchups seeing the competition divided into bands of the Top Four, Middle Six, and Bottom Four based on last year's ladder positions to ensure maximum competition integrity. The fixture for Rounds Seven to Round Nine upholds the following integrity rules based on these ladder positions:

  • Clubs play a minimum of two and maximum of three teams from the Top 4 and Bottom 4 based off 2020 ladder.
  • Clubs play a minimum of three and maximum of five teams from Middle 6 based off 2020 ladder.

The AFL will continue to closely monitor the situation across the country and will be led by respective governments, public health officials and medical experts. As part of this, the fixture has been developed on the basis that the Western Australian border will be open to Victoria during Round Seven to Round Nine, acknowledging this is subject to confirmation.

Round seven

Friday, March 12
Gold Coast v Richmond at Metricon Stadium, 6.40pm AEST

Saturday, March 13
St Kilda v GWS Giants at RSEA Park, 3.10pm AEDT
North Melbourne v Western Bulldogs at North Hobart Oval, 5.10pm AEDT
Melbourne v Adelaide at Casey Fields, 7.10pm AEDT

Sunday, March 14
Carlton v Fremantle at Ikon Park, 1.10pm AEDT
Brisbane v Collingwood at Hickey Park, 2.10pm AEST
West Coast v Geelong at Mineral Resources Park, 2.10pm AWST

Round eight

Friday, March 19
Gold Coast v Carlton at Metricon Stadium, 4.10pm AEST

Saturday, March 20
Geelong v GWS Giants at GMHBA Stadium, 1.10pm AEDT
Collingwood v St Kilda at Victoria Park, 3.10pm AEDT
Brisbane v North Melbourne* at Gabba, 4.10pm AEST

Sunday, March 21
Richmond v West Coast at Swinburne Centre, 12.40pm AEDT
Adelaide v Western Bulldogs at Norwood Oval, 3.40pm ACDT
Fremantle v Melbourne at Fremantle Oval, 3.10pm AWST

Round nine

Friday, March 26
Western Bulldogs v Richmond at Victoria University Whitten Oval, 5.10pm AEDT

Saturday, March 27
North Melbourne v Fremantle at Arden Street, 1.10pm AEDT
Melbourne v Brisbane at Casey Fields, 3.10pm AEDT
Gold Coast v Geelong* at Metricon Stadium, 4.10pm AEST

Sunday, March 28
Adelaide v Collingwood at Norwood Oval, 12.10pm ACDT
GWS Giants v Carlton at venue TBC, 4.10pm AEDT
West Coast v St Kilda at Mineral Resources Park, 3.10pm AWST

*Double-header with 2021 Toyota AFL Premiership Season Match

Crowds will be permitted at all matches in Round Seven to Round Nine unless otherwise advised.

Ticketing arrangements for matches in Round Seven to Round Nine will be advised shortly.

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.