What to Expect
Be there for the first ever NAB AFL Women’s State of Origin to see the AFLW stars take on the night.
In what’s set to be a blockbuster match and highlight of the Celebration of Football week with FREE ENTRY, Victoria will take on the Allies under lights at Etihad Stadium on Saturday 2 September at 7.40pm.
Initial squads were based on the 2017 Virgin Australia AFL Women’s All Australian squad, so it’s set to be a spectacular display of the top talent from across the country! Selection is based on where a player is born, not which state they are currently play in.
An Under-18 State of Origin match will be played as a curtain-raiser featuring players in the All Australian squad. The NAB AFL Women’s Under-18 All Australian team will be announced after the match.
Sarah Perkins (Adelaide), Kaitlyn Ashmore (Brisbane Lions), Lauren Arnell, Brianna Davey, Alison Downie, Sarah Hosking, Nicola Stevens (Carlton), Steph Chiocci, Jasmine Garner, Jamiee Lambert (Collingwood), Kara Donnellan (Fremantle) Alicia Eva, Jess Dal Pos (GWS), Karen Paxman, Daisy Pearce, Lauren Pearce, Melissa Hickey, Lily Mithen, Jasmine Grierson (Melbourne), Ellie Blackburn, Emma Kearney and Hannah Scott (Western Bulldogs)
Coach: Bec Goddard, who led Adelaide to the inaugural AFLW premiership
Chelsea Randall, Ebony Marinoff, Courtney Cramey, Stevie-Lee Thompson (Adelaide), Sabrina Frederick-Traub, Emily Bates, Emma Zielke, Jess Wuetschner, Kate McCarthy, Leah Kaslar, Sam Virgo (Brisbane Lions), Tayla Harris (Carlton), Emma King (Collingwood), Ebony Antonio, Kirby Bentley, Dana Hooker (Fremantle), Erin McKinnon, Emma Swanson, Renee Tomkins (GWS) and Elise O'Dea, Bianca Jakobsson (Melbourne), Katie Brennan (Western Bulldogs)
Coach: Melbourne’s AFLW football operations manager and women’s football legend Debbie Lee
Capacity of Etihad Stadium is 53,359 people.
All facilities including baby change tables and numerous toilets located throughout
Large range of food and beverage options including:
- Arena View Restaurant
- Snag bar
- The Chipper
- Smoke and Smoulder etc.
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Southern Cross Station is located adjacent to Etihad Stadium. It is a short walk across the Bourke Street pedestrian footbridge.
Night Trains run hourly all night on Saturday from Flinders Street Station on all lines, except Stony Point and Flemington Racecourse lines. Many stations have more frequent train services through the night. For more information visit etihadstadium.com.au/getting-here/
Etihad Stadium Parking
Etihad Stadium’s Car Parking in Docklands Melbourne is open 24 hours a day - seven days a week with more than 2,500 undercover car parks available daily.
Please note Etihad Stadium Carpark has a maximum clearance of 2.10 Metres