Fixtures have been finalised for the 2020 Optus WAFL Women’s Premiership season, with Round 1 to kick off on Saturday, May 2, featuring games at New Choice Homes Park (East Fremantle) and David Grays Arena (Mandurah).
The competition’s second season will see the five WAFLW teams play each other three times across 15-rounds, with a three-week Finals Series culminating in a televised Grand Final on the 7 Network.
The competition will remain at five teams, following a review at the conclusion of the 2019 season, which determined that South Fremantle’s provisional license be deferred to the 2021 season.
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Each of the five teams will have three byes and there will also be two general byes throughout the season, providing an opportunity for Fremantle and West Coast to play AFLW winter series matches.
AFLW players will return to the competition following the conclusion of their AFLW commitments.
Fixtures throughout 2020 will again be played at WAFL venues and a game will be livestreamed on WAFL Facebook and Youtube each week.
Other 2020 highlights will include a Grand Final rematch between East
Fremantle and Swan Districts in Round 4, the continuation of the Dhara Kerr Cup featuring Claremont and Swan Districts in Round 7, and NAIDOC Round on
WAFC Executive Manager WAFL & Football Operations Scott Baker said he was looking forward to seeing the success of the inaugural WAFL Women’s season continued in 2020.
“The introduction of WAFLW last year was the start of an exciting new era for WA Football and an exciting step forward for everyone involved with the WAFLW competition and female football,” he said.
“We witnessed an exciting, hard fought season culminating in an entertaining Grand Final attended by more than 3300 people at Mineral Resources Park and watched by 21,000 people on Channel 7.”
“This was in addition to the 25,000 viewers of livestream games throughout the season, which really demonstrates the overall interest and support for
WAFLW in year one.”
“I’d like to thank everyone who played a role in the success of the inaugural
WAFLW season and congratulate East Fremantle on winning the first WAFLW
“Special thanks to Optus, West Coast and Fremantle for their support of the
WAFLW in 2019 and commitment to ongoing support in 2020.”
“I look forward to seeing the competition’s continued success this year to further strengthen the female talent pathway and help support Fremantle and West Coast’s AFLW teams.”