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How to Watch AFL Women Footy Rugby Live Online Free

July 12, 2018 7:51am EDT

Footy is back, with AFLW kicking off earlier than usual and in the context of yet another COVID-19 outbreak.

In this explainer, you’ll find answers to some of the most common questions about the season.

When does it start?
The sixth season of AFLW kicks off on Friday, January 7, 2022.

It was originally planned to take place in December 2021, but was pushed back to January on account of ongoing uncertainty over COVID-19 (at that time the Delta variant), including border restrictions.

Moving forward, head of women’s football Nicole Livingstone has committed to December as the ideal time to start the AFLW season.

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At the fixture launch, however, she acknowledged that it could start earlier than December if the season length increases.

Who won last year?
The perennially underrated Brisbane Lions clinched their first Premiership with an 18-point victory over two-time Premiers the Adelaide Crows.

The win was all the more impressive given it was achieved in front of a shell-shocked Adelaide Oval crowd of 22,934.

When and where is the season opener?
The AFL surprised many this year by announcing the season opener would take place at Frankston Park on Friday night.

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Over five seasons, the opening game of the season has taken place at Princes Park all but once.

Traditional rivals Collingwood and Carlton also generally play in the opener (with Geelong and Richmond respectively filling in for one of those teams in their inaugural seasons).

Frankston Park is an unusual choice given the ground’s capacity of approximately 8,000, and around 1,000 seats.

This compares to Princes Park’s capacity of approximately 24,500, which was reached in season one.

With the exception of the 2021 season, which had crowd capacity limits due to COVID-19, the season opener has never drawn fewer than 15,000 spectators.

The game will also controversially be contested by St Kilda and Richmond — two teams who did not make finals in 2021.

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How can I watch it?
Every AFL Women’s game is available to be streamed live on the AFL Women’s, AFL Live and Telstra TV AFLW apps. You can also stream games via the womens.afl and AFL.com.au websites.

AFLW matches are broadcast live on the Seven Network, Fox Footy and Kayo.

How can I listen to it?
ABC Grandstand will be broadcasting AFLW matches, while ABC also just launched The W podcast with Sam Lane and Sharni Norder.