The AFL advises of a further update to the fixture for Round Four of the 2022 NAB AFL Women’s Competition with multiple players from the West Coast Eagles AFLW remaining in AFL Health and Safety Protocols.
As such, the Collingwood vs. West Coast Eagles match scheduled to be played on Tuesday, February 1 will not proceed as planned with that match-up to revert to its original timeslot in Round Six.
The AFL will continue to work alongside the Eagles and closely monitor the situation with the health and safety of all members of the program remaining the priority.
AFL General Manager Competition Management Laura Kane said the league would also continue to work closely with all impacted teams on future fixturing arrangements.
"While the ongoing pandemic continues to impact and challenge our competition and our wider community, we remain committed to progressing the season as safely as possible.
"In line with the AFLW’s Covid Match Rescheduling Guidelines – which states a team is required to have a minimum 16 primary-listed players and five train-on players available to play – the league received a request from the West Coast Eagles which detailed multiple players from their program were currently in AFL Health and Safety Protocols. Working alongside the club today, it has been determined the Club would not be able to participate in a match as early as next Tuesday, February 1.
"Together with the AFLPA, we have and will continue to work closely with teams impacted in Round Four and will confirm alternative arrangements for those teams as soon as they’re finalised.
"Thank you to each AFLW Club, players and the AFLPA, umpires, venues, governments, ticketing agents and all supporters for their understanding."
NAB AFLW Round Four – Remaining Games
Friday, January 28
Greater Western Sydney v Western Bulldogs at Henson Park (Foxtel), 5:10pm AEDT
Saturday, January 29
Adelaide v Melbourne at Norwood Oval (Seven), 2:40pm ACDT
Brisbane v Geelong at Maroochydore Multi Sports Complex (Foxtel), 4:10pm AEST
Sunday, January 30
Carlton v North Melbourne at Ikon Park (Seven), 3:10pm AEDT
Gold Coast v Richmond at Metricon Stadium (Foxtel), 4:10pm AEST
Tuesday, February 1
Western Bulldogs v Fremantle at Whitten Oval (Foxtel), 7:10pm AEDT
*The scheduled Round 10 match between the Western Bulldogs and Fremantle will be played on Tuesday, February 1.
Please note: The above matches will all be considered as having been played during Round Four of the 2022 NAB AFL Women’s Competition. For future reference, a round of Matches will include all games played within that week beginning on Wednesday until the following Tuesday. Teams are able to participate in more than one match during the one round.
For supporters who have purchased tickets to attend the Collingwood vs. West Coast Eagles match, the Ticketing Agent will issue a refund. No action is required from the ticket purchaser.
All matches of the 2022 NAB AFL Women’s Competition will be broadcast live on the Seven Network, FOX FOOTY and Kayo. Matches will also be streamed live via womens.afl and the AFLW Official App.
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