The AFL has revealed the eight clubs that will field a team in the inaugural national women’s league in 2017.
As expected, the Western Bulldogs and Melbourne have won licences after playing several exhibition games over the three few seasons.
Carlton and Collingwood are the other two Victorian teams that have been granted licenses, beating Geelong, St Kilda, North Melbourne and Richmond who also bid for a women’s side in the competition.
Fremantle, Brisbane, GWS and Adelaide make up the remaining the teams that will play out the inaugural season in 2017.
Hawthorn, Essendon, Sydney and Gold Coast chose not to bid for women’s teams for next season.
— AFL (@AFL) June 15, 2016
The 2017 AFL women’s league:
- Western Bulldogs