Brisbane Lions vs. Collingwood to be played at Victoria University Whitten Oval

The AFL wishes to advise a change to the venue of the Round Seven clash between the Brisbane Lions and Collingwood with the game to be played at the Victoria University Whitten Oval at 3:10pm AEDT on Sunday, March 14.

The match, previously scheduled to be played at Hickey Park in Brisbane, has been moved to Melbourne’s Victoria University Whitten Oval to best protect the health and safety of everyone in the competition and ensure the season progresses with minimal disruption and risk amid the constantly changing environment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
AFL General Manager Women’s Football Nicole Livingstone said the health and safety of everyone in the game and in the wider community remains paramount and the league would continue to take the advice of governments and health officials.

“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,” Ms Livingstone said.
“The afternoon slot allows for the Brisbane Lions to fly into Melbourne on Sunday morning and return to Brisbane on Sunday night.”

The timing of the change to the venue means crowds will not be permitted at the relocated match and Ms. Livingstone thanked supporters for their understanding.
“On behalf of the AFL, I want to thank both clubs, players and the AFLPA, umpires, venues, governments, ticket agents, supporters and our broadcast and commercial partners for their understanding and continued support of the NAB AFL Women’s Competition.”
The match will also be broadcast live on the Seven Network and will also be available to watch on FOX FOOTY, Kayo, and the Official AFLW App.

For supporters who have purchased tickets to attend the match at Hickey Park, Ticketmaster will issue a refund in the coming days. No action is required from the ticket purchaser.

The full fixture for Round Seven of the 2021 NAB AFL Women’s Competition is below:

Round Seven




Friday, March 12




Gold Coast SUNS vs. Richmond

Metricon Stadium (QLD) (Foxtel)







Saturday, March 13




St. Kilda vs. GWS GIANTS

RSEA Park (VIC) (Foxtel)



North Melbourne  vs. Western Bulldogs

North Hobart Oval (TAS) (Foxtel)



Melbourne vs. Adelaide Crows

Casey Fields (VIC) (Seven)







Sunday, March 14




Carlton vs. Fremantle

Ikon Park (VIC) (Seven)



Brisbane Lions vs. Collingwood

Victoria University Whitten Oval (VIC) (Seven)







Monday, March 15




West Coast Eagles vs. Geelong Cats

Mineral Resources Park (WA) (Foxtel)



Crowds will be in attendance at all matches except for the Brisbane Lions vs. Collingwood and unless otherwise advised.

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