The second AFLW season (Women’s AFL) starts next weekend.
Carlton and Collingwood open the 2018 season on Friday 2 February at Ikon Park (telecast live on Seven and Seven Mate). Melbourne play GWS at Casey Fields and defending premiers Adelaide host the Brisbane Lions at Norwood Oval on Saturday 3 February (a 2017 grand final replay). The Western Bulldogs and Fremantle close the round at VU Whitten Oval on Sunday 4 February. Six more rounds follow (with every team playing their opponents once). The top two teams play the final on Saturday 24 March.