Nothing can stop the excitement of the first round of the 2021 NAB AFLW Competition as the Gold Coast SUNS finalise preparations for their second campaign.

On Friday the AFL announced a revised fixture for the first two rounds of the competition, with the SUNS now set to take on the Melbourne Demons, instead of the West Coast Eagles.

Brittany Perry said the team would be ready to go no matter who the opposition.

“We're ready for the challenge, the new team we're coming up against doesn’t faze us, we're ready for anyone and we’ll take our best game out there,” Perry said.

“It’s been a long time coming, a long but good pre-season and we’re all really excited to step back out onto the footy field for Round 1.

“We’ve had a look at Melbourne, we’ll finalise our preparations throughout the week and be ready to play them come Saturday.”

After Metricon Stadium played host to Round 2 and 3 throughout the inaugural AFLW campaign, the SUNS home venue will host the season opener for the first time.

“I love Metricon (stadium), it’s such a great oval to play on, there’s a lot of atmosphere there and with a home crowd makes it even better.”

“Even being able to have a crowd makes it twice as good, so for those who haven’t make sure you sign up as a SUNS AFLW member to secure you’re access to the match.

Perry, a mainstay in the SUNS forward line during 2020, will take her spot in a new look forward line but has promised the same exciting football that took the competition by storm.

“It’s going to look very exciting, a bit different to last year.”

“We want to be exciting forward of halfway, get it down into our forward 50m and hopefully create plenty of scoring opportunities.”

“We’ve come together as a group a lot over this pre-season, building on all of our skills individually and then as a group but it’s come really nicely as a team.”

The SUNS will officially kick off their 2021 season at Metricon Stadium at 2:10pm on Saturday 30th January against Melbourne with gates opening from 1pm.

To purchase an AFLW membership visit:

Tickets are also on sale now and can be purchased via Ticketek. Access for Adults/Concessions will be $10 with free entry for children under 18.

Click here for all your Match Day Information ahead of Round 1.