GIANTS to host four home 2019 NAB AFL Women’s matches
The GWS GIANTS will host four AFL Women’s matches during the upcoming 2019 season, including two Friday night blockbusters in Sydney and Canberra.
Officially finding themselves in Pool B, the GIANTS join Brisbane, Collingwood, Carlton and Geelong in the new conference style system. Pool A includes, the Western Bulldogs, Melbourne, Adelaide, Fremantle and North Melbourne.
While the GIANTS will kick off their season in Brisbane, playing the Lions at Moreton Bay Central Sports Complex on Sunday, February 3, their first home match will be at Drummoyne Oval against AFLW newcomers, North Melbourne in a Friday night match at 7.15pm on February 8. This will be the GIANTS first of two cross-over matches between Pools A and B.
Carlton will return to New South Wales after last year’s eventful match at Drummoyne Oval, this time coming to Blacktown International Sportspark to play the GIANTS on Saturday, February 16 at 4.45pm.
After travelling to country Victoria to take on Collingwood in Round 4, the GIANTS will return to Blacktown International Sportspark on Sunday, March 3 to play Melbourne – the first team they beat in 2017 – at 2.05pm. This match will be the second cross-over match for the GIANTS with the Demons placed in Pool A.
The GIANTS will travel to South Australia in Round 6 to take on Adelaide, and will return to Canberra for their final match of the season-proper against Geelong at UNSW Canberra Oval on Friday, March 15 at 7.15pm.
The Preliminary Finals are set to take place on the weekend of March 23 with the location and timing dependent on those involved in the first finals series ever for the AFL Women’s competition.
The Grand Final date and location will again rely on who is in it, however it is known that it will take place on either March 30 or 31, 2019.
The 2019 NAB AFL Women’s future release comes as the GIANTS have finalised their list for the third installment of AFLW. Their list holds 15 AFL NSW/ACT players, which is almost half of their squad and includes the four players drafted just this week from the region:
2019 GIANTS AFLW List
Jacinda Barclay, Nicola Barr, Rebecca Beeson, Elle Bennetts, Christina Bernardi, Yvonne Bonner, Ellie Brush, Maddy Collier, Jess Dal Pos, Taylah Davies, Alicia Eva, Amanda Farrugia, Delma Gisu, Courtney Gum, Tanya Hetherington, Jodie Hicks, Tait Mackrill, Erin McKinnon, Phoebe Monahan, Ingrid Nielsen, Ebony O’Dea, Alyce Parker, Brittany Perry, Pepa Randall, Aimee Schmidt, Cora Staunton, Louise Stephenson, Emma Swanson, Renee Tomkins, Lisa Whiteley, Haneen Zrieka