The Gold Coast SUNS will host Geelong in its official AFLW Pre-Season game on Saturday, August 13.
The AFLW Pre-Season game will align with Round 22 of the AFL Toyota Premiership Season with the SUNS AFLW squad to take on the Cats at the Austworld Centre Oval at 1.00pm ahead of the AFL fixture at Metricon Stadium later that afternoon (4.35pm first bounce).
This will be the club’s formal pre-season game two weeks out from Round 1. The SUNS open its AFLW Season 7 campaign against North Melbourne on Saturday, August 27 at Hobart’s Blundstone Arena.
General Manager of Women’s Football, Nicole Livingstone OAM said she was excited to see all 18 AFLW clubs play against the same teams across the women’s and men’s.
“Our competition is finally whole, and these practice matches will be the first time we will have 36 teams playing across one weekend,” Livingstone said.
“While there won’t be premiership points on the line, the practice matches are another significant moment in Australian Football history, as it signifies the symmetry across both the men’s and women’s competitions.
“Fans of will get their first look at their teams – with Port Adelaide, Hawthorn, Sydney and Essendon fans the opportunity for the very first time.
“Season Seven kicks off in one month’s time and with it brings four new clubs, 120 new players, thousands of new members and an exciting new chapter in the journey of women’s football.”
AFLW Season 7 memberships are available now, click here to sign up. Existing AFLW Season 6 members will receive communications from the club shortly.
Saturday, August 13
Gold Coast SUNS v Geelong
Austworld Centre Oval