Australia’s women’s sports have had a huge year. The Matildas came in fourth at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, the Diamonds netball team won the World Cup after a great game against England, and the Wallaroos beat both Fiji and Team USA in the Pacific Four Series, and it’s only August.
Seven has revealed that the upcoming AFLW season will be shown on Seven and 7plus. This comes as more and more Australian women’s teams are (finally) getting the attention they deserve.
The AFL Women’s was started in 2016 and is the main Australian Rules Football League for women in Australia. In February 2017, the first season started with eight teams. The game has been very successful, and in 2019, there will be ten teams. Now, the 2023 season is about to start, and an amazing 18 teams will be playing.
Whether you’re an AFL fan getting ready for the next season or a new AFLW fan learning the ropes, there’s something for everyone. We’ve got all the information you need about the new AFLW season.
Where you can watch AFLW games
During the 2023 AFLW season, fans can watch the weekly games on Seven Plus live or whenever they want.
Fans in NSW, Queensland, South Australia, and Western Australia can also watch live and for free every game that features a team from their home state on Seven and 7plus.
Daisy Pearce, a Premiership hero and an AFL expert commentator, will join Seven’s AFLW team for the 2023 season. She retired from the game earlier this year. She will join Jason Bennett, Nigel Carmody, Natalie Edwards, Melissa Hickey, Abbey Holmes, Sam Lane, Kate McCarthy, Alister Nicholson, Sarah Olle, and Jo Wotton, among others, in a star-studded group of the game’s best callers and experts.
Seven’s team will also have Melbourne defender Libby Birch, and the rest of the team will be made up of Anna Hay, Mark Soderstrom, and Laura Spurway from 7NEWS.
Round 1 of the AFLW is on September 1 and features Melbourne vs. Collingwood.
7pm live on 7mate and 7plus in Sydney and Brisbane
7 p.m., live on Channel 7 and 7plus in Melbourne
6.50 pm in Adelaide on Channel 7 and 7plus live
5 p.m. live on 7mate and 7plus in Perth
Saturday, 2 September | Carlton v Gold Coast SUNS
Brisbane: 1.00 pm live on 7mate and 7plus
Saturday, 2 September | Adelaide Crows v Port Adelaide
Adelaide: 2.30 pm live on 7mate and 7plus
Saturday, 2 September | Hawthorn v Essendon
Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne: 7.00 pm live on 7mate and 7plus
Adelaide: 6.30 pm live on 7mate and 7plus
Perth: 5.00 pm live on 7mate and 7plus
Saturday, 2 September | Geelong v Western Bulldogs
Sunday, 3 September | North Melbourne Tasmanian Kangaroos v St Kilda
Sydney: 1.00 pm live on 7mate and 7plus
Melbourne: 1.00 pm live on Channel 7 and 7plus
Brisbane: 1.00 pm live on 7plus
Adelaide: 12.30 pm live on 7mate and 7plus
Perth: 11.00 am live on 7plus
Sunday 3, September | Sydney Swans v GWS GIANTS
Sydney: 3.00 pm live on Channel 7 and 7plus
unday 3, September | Brisbane Lions v Richmond
Melbourne: 3.00 pm live on Channel 7 and 7plus
Sydney: 3.00 pm live on 7plus
Brisbane: 3.00 pm live on 7mate and 7plus
Adelaide: 2.30 pm live on 7plus
Perth: 1.00 pm live on 7mate and 7plus
Sunday 3, September | Fremantle v West Coast Eagles
Perth: 3.00 pm live on 7mate and 7plus
Prize Money for AFLW
Before the start of the women’s season in 2023, the AFL stated in August 2023 that prize money for both the men’s and women’s competitions will be the same for the first time.
The prize money for both the men’s and women’s games will add up to $1.1 million. This is almost double what the AFLW used to offer.
Season eight of the AFLW comprises of 18 teams.
- Gold Coast
- Greater Western Sydney
- North Melbourne
- Port Adelaide
- St Kilda
- West Coast
- Western Bulldogs