/ 16 August 2022

You’re gonna need a bigger ground…

The Bombers and the Hawks – it’s an Aussie Rules rivalry almost as old as the league itself. And now Melbourne-based AFL clubs Essendon and Hawthorn have a new battlefield to focus on when they meet in the AFLW for the first time on Saturday, 27 August. And the fans – they’re excited… Both teams are new to the women’s league, and competition organisers have had to shift their encounter from the 12,000-capacity North Port Oval to the 53,000-capacity Docklands stadium because of the high demand for tickets. “Two proud clubs, a historic occasion for them and another historic moment for the AFLW competition,” said broadcasting boss Travis Auld. The season begins on Thursday next week with Carlton taking on Collingwood at Princes Park. It’s the AFLW’s 7th season, and all 18 clubs will be represented. All Essendon has to do now is sort out its internal issues

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