The AFL will keep the same fixture format, including just a Grand Final for AFLW in 2018. Picture: Getty
The AFL will keep the same fixture format, including just a Grand Final for AFLW in 2018. Picture: Getty

No extension in 2018 for AFLW season

THE AFLW season won't be extended in 2018 and will remain at seven rounds plus a Grand Final.

Feedback after a brilliant first season suggested a semi-final would enhance the competition, but the league was unable to find space in its calendar for an extra round.

The AFL was reluctant to start the season a week earlier on the last weekend of January because of a clash with the Australian Open and it ruled out extending it into Round 2 of the men's competition because Easter falls in that period.

The AFLW fixture will be released on Friday with Carlton and Collingwood to open the season on Friday night February 2 at Ikon Park.

The Grand Final will be played on Saturday March 24 during Round 1 of the AFL season with a time and venue to be advised depending on which team finishes on top of the ladder.



Damaged Rocky bridges to undergo repairs next week

Damaged Rocky bridges to undergo repairs next week

Detours in place and emergency vehicle access will be maintained

LET IT FALL: Rain to stick around CQ until next week

LET IT FALL: Rain to stick around CQ until next week

Almost 40mm has been recorded at the Rocky Airport since Wednesday

FLOOD WARNING: BoM releases flood warning for Upper Dawson

FLOOD WARNING: BoM releases flood warning for Upper Dawson

Minor flood levels are rising with moderate flood levels likely

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