This AFL season has been an interesting one, if nothing else.
You’ve gotta commend them for adapting as best as possible in pretty tough conditions, and while the season has been a little weird, it’s been pretty great having footy back on TV.
This weekend will see the first games played in front of huge crowds – WA crowds!
The West Coast Eagles and Fremantle Dockers returned home to WA this week, part of a small hub with Collingwood and Geelong.
And the fixtures for the next two weekends have been revealed.
As we already knew, this Thursday night Collingwood will play Geelong at Optus Stadium, while the Eagles and Dockers face off in another derby on Sunday afternoon.
We now also know that the following week will see the Eagles and Collingwood go head-to-head on Sunday 26 July, followed by a Monday night game between Geelong and Fremantle – a first for the state.
It also looks like Carlton and Hawthorn will be headed to Perth after Round 8 to start a new hub.
Head here for all the upcoming AFL fixtures that have been announced so far.
All games will be played in front of a half full Optus Stadium (which is still an impressive 30,000 fans), barring any changes in restrictions.
In addition, if you’re excited about the prospect of live footy but don’t have an Eagles/Dockers membership or can’t get ticekts, don’t forget the WAFL kicks off its shortened season this weekend.
Round 1 kicks off with four games this Saturday 18 July, and continues with each team playing each other once up until mid-September (head here for the full rundown).
Likewise the WAWFL kicks off this weekend, which is exciting for the Women’s WAFL players given the WAFL season was cut short due to COVID-19.
So there’s no time like this weekend to get out there and support your local footy team!
Header image via West Coast Eagles on Facebook.