THE AFL has secured a four-year television deal for its women’s competition with all games to be broadcast.
All 38 matches of next year’s AFLW competition will be shown live, with the Seven Network and Foxtel to share the coverage as part of the deal announced on Thursday.
Seven will broadcast two games per round in every state and territory plus all the non-Victorian club matches into their respective local markets on free-to-air television, with Foxtel to air every AFLW game live.
After the expansion to 14 teams in 2020, Seven will broadcast three games per round, with Foxtel continuing to air every game live.
Head of Women’s Football Nicole Livingstone said the broadcast agreement was significant for AFLW and women’s sport in general.
“The anticipation around season three of the AFLW continues to build and the new broadcast agreement is another important milestone in the journey we are on,” Livingstone said.
“Our supporters, players, clubs and the broader community will continue to embrace the growth of women’s football and we are thrilled that every AFLW match will be broadcast live on television for at least the next four years.”
The 2019 AFLW kicks off on Saturday, February 2 when Geelong takes on Collingwood at GMHBA Stadium.
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