The AFLW competition is set to take the Gold Coast sporting landscape by storm this Saturday, as Metricon Stadium prepares to play host to a Round 1 Premiership fixture.

Speaking at the Official 2021 NAB AFLW Competition Launch, AFL Queensland CEO Trisha Squires declared where her allegiances lie.

“We’re excited, footy’s back,” Squires said.

“I’m hopeful as CEO of AFL Queensland, that we bring the 2021 Premiership Cup, back to Queensland.”

The growth of the female game in QLD has been a shining light for the state in recent years.

“AFL Football and especially the women’s game is one of the number 1 priorities for the AFL, particularly here in QLD, where we’ve seen such a big growth in women’s participation.

“From 2014 – 2019 we saw 331% growth in women playing our game.

“Currently 42% of our current participation in QLD is females, which I think is extraordinary and we hope to see that creep up to the 50% mark.”

Tickets went on sale on Monday and are getting snapped up, as the competition moves to fully ticketed events for the first time in its history.

“This year we’re ticketing the AFLW matches for the first time, it shows how important the women’s game has become to the competition and also allows us to have crowds in a Covid safe way.”

All SUNS fans are encouraged to sign up, become a member and support our AFLW team, with Memberships starting from as little as $55 for an adult.

AFLW Members receive complimentary access to standalone games at Metricon Stadium and Great Barrier Reef Arena in Mackay.

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