Seven and Fox Footy are both set to cover the launch of the AFL Women’s competition (AFLW) this weekend.
Seven will cover the competition live across Channel 7, 7mate and the PLUS7 app starting Friday February 3.
The premiere of AFLW will see two of Australia’s oldest clubs, Collingwood and Carlton, go head to head at Ikon Park, in a game that will go down in history.
Following that, Seven will broadcast an AFLW match nationally every Saturday night.
Seven will also broadcast the AFLW Grand Final live and exclusive on Saturday March 25, the first weekend of the men’s competition.
Seven’s Jason Bennett and Nigel Carmody will call both games in Round 1. Daisy Pearce and Patrick Dangerfield will be the commentary experts for the Collingwood v Carlton clash, while Lauren Arnell and Josh Gibson will take the Western Bulldog and Fremantle match.
Seven’s Sam Lane will take up field commentary for both games, bringing stories and insights from the coaches and players.
The eight-team competition will see 28 matches staged over seven weeks, and across seven states, with Fox Footy the only place to see every match of the home and away rounds.
Spearheading Fox Footy’s coverage will be Kelli Underwood, who will call the matches with Fox Sports’ Neroli Meadows hosting. The two will be joined by fellow Fox Footy commentators including Adam Papalia and Tanya Armstrong.
Meanwhile, Crocmedia is launching a TV show on the Nine Network this weekend covering the AFLW which will be hosted by Tiffany Cherry.
Called Women’s Footy, the show will be an 8-part TV series on Nine and Southern Cross Nine across February and March, airing on Sundays at 11am or 12 noon, highlighting some of the wonderful women in footy.
Crocmedia will also launch Women’s Footy Radio with an expert panel including female footy caller Jo Wotton, female footy talent expert Chyloe Kurdas and Women’s Footy TV regular Ros Lanigan.
The team will be joined weekly by AFL Nation hosts such as Chris Connolly and Terry Wallace when the women’s games align with men’s pre-season matches.
Women’s Footy Radio will be hosted on AFL.com.au.