Eager to capitalise on the success of last year’s matches before a fully-fledged women’s league kicks off in 2017, the AFL has announced a string of ten women’s exhibition fixtures starting next month.
In a statement, the AFL said the series is slated to take place across Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane, and will showcase talent in the game at club, academy, and state levels.
Some vital aspects – like, ahem, pay for the athletes – are yet to be nailed down before 2017, but teams across the country are currently vying to fill the eight proposed league spots available.
The aforementioned Dogs and Demons are front runners for two of four allocated Melbourne slots, while the Adelaide Crows have also announced they’re dead keen on a place too.
Before that though, the ten match exhibition series looks like the next best chance for Australia to check out what women’s footy is all about. The series is lookin’ like this: