GALLERY: The best pics from today's joint AFL and AFLW photo shoot

MALE and female players from all 18 clubs joined forces at the MCG on Thursday morning to celebrate an important milestone - every club fielding an AFLW team.

Expansion sides Essendon, Port Adelaide, Hawthorn and Sydney unveiled their AFLW playing guernseys as their female players posed up for photos with their male counterparts.

Check out the best photos from this milestone occasion in the gallery below.