Three Women’s Exhibition Matches will be television broadcast in 2016. Matches will be broadcast by FOX SPORTS and will be aired live nationally. All three matches will be made available live on afl.com.au and the AFL Live App on mobile and tablet.
West Coast Eagles v Fremantle
Saturday, April 9
3:05pm WST / 5:05pm EST
Melbourne v Queensland
Sunday, May 22
South Australia v New South Wales
Sunday, June 5
1:05pm CST / 1:35pm EST
AFL General Manager Clubs and AFL Operations Travis Auld said FOX SPORTS’ support was unprecedented.
“I thank FOX SPORTS for their outstanding support of the women’s exhibition matches in 2016. To secure three matches on national broadcast is a significant first for our code,” he said.
“The broadcasts will ensure the widest possible audience will see the best female talent across the country as we prepare for the inaugural national women’s competition in 2017.
“Following the success of the first ever national broadcast of a women’s AFL match last year, I’m sure footy fans will be keen to see this exciting development of our game.”
A national broadcast schedule including channel platform and programming times will be issued in the lead up to each match.
FOX SPORTS CEO Patrick Delany said: “These exhibition matches are a fantastic addition to our all-encompassing coverage, adding to AFL fans’ insatiable appetite for footy.”
Crocmedia will supply radio coverage of all matches of the 2016 Women’s Exhibition Series which will also be radio streamed live via afl.com.au.