AFL Queensland today released the Season 2015 draw for the QWAFL (Queensland Women’s Australia Football League) which will again see Coolangatta Tweed, Coorparoo, Griffith Moorooka, University of Queensland, Wilston Grange, Yeronga and Zillmere battle it out for premiership points.
Female football in South East Queensland received an overhaul in 2014 with the creation of the QWAFL, a state league competition with a focus on attracting and developing talented players, and the QWAFA (Queensland Women’s Football Association), which provides an entry point for new clubs and players.
As in 2014, most QWAFL matches will be played at 4:45pm with a handful of Sunday games in the mix.
The draw comprises 56 home-and-away matches with a top four finals system kicking off in the second week of September.
The grand final is scheduled for the weekend of September 26 and 27 and will be played on the same day as the men’s QAFL decider.
There will be two bye weekends; one to make way for the Queensland Vs. Tasmania state clash and a competition bye in late July.
AFL Queensland Chief Executive Officer, Michael Conlan, said he was expecting another big year for the QWAFL in 2015.
“The restructure of the women’s competition in 2014 and the creation of the QAFL saw a marked rise in the profile and professionalism of female football,” he said.
“AFL continues to grow at a rapid pace and as a result we are seeing more and more talented players enter the competition and an increase the quality of games.
“We saw some classic matches last year and I’m confident we will see more in 2015.”
Games you need to see:
o Round 1, April 18: Coolangatta Tweed v Coorparoo. Armed with a new coach and having done plenty of off-season recruiting, Coolangatta Tweed is on track for a strong season. Round 1 will prove just how hard the Bluebirds have worked and how they measure up against the 2014 premiers. Coorparoo will also be in fresh territory under new head coach Bernie Cantrell.
o Round 2, April 25, ANZAC DAY Wilston Grange v Coolangatta Tweed. Wilston Grange has commandeered the regular senior men’s time slot as host a day of ANZAC footy.
o Round 7, May 30 Grand Final Rematch Zillmere will be out for retribution in a replay of the 2014 grand final.
o Round 15, August 9 Wilston Grange host University of Queensland following the men’s matches. These sides ran neck-and-neck in 2014 and when they met in similar fashion in 2014 UQ scored the points in a nail-biter.
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