GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 21: Brittany Bonnici of the Magpies sings the team song during the 2022 AFLW Round 03 match between the Geelong Cats and the Collingwood Magpies at GMHBA Stadium on January 21, 2022 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

The AFL have confirmed two games have been added next week's fixture following Round 4 fixture on the AFLW schedule.

Following the weekend's action, two matches have been added as part of a double-header on Tuesday, February 1, with Collingwood vs. West Coast and the Western Bulldogs vs. Fremantle set to feature in mid-week time slots.

The decision comes amid the AFLW's ongoing battle in progressing through the COVID-19 pandemic, which has seen multiple matches postponed in the opening three weeks of the season.

With both Western Australia clubs currently residing in Victoria, additional matches following Round 4 have looked to aid the league's planning.

Collingwood will host the Eagles at Victoria Park on Tuesday at 5:10pm AEDT, before the Bulldogs and Dockers clash at Whitten Oval at 7:10pm AEDT.

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Collingwood and West COast were originally set to play in Round 6, while the Dogs and Dockers were initially scheduled for Round 10.

The changes have seen Friday's match between the Suns and Tigers moved to Sunday, allowing the Magpies, Dockers, Bulldogs and Eagles to play earlier in the week.

"We remain committed to completing the season and awarding a Premier and the updates to the fixture aim to provide the competition with greater flexibility as we progress the season," AFL General Manager Competition Management Laura Kane said in a league statement.

"The decision to schedule additional matches to the fixture for Fremantle and the West Coast Eagles was made in close consultation and with strong support from each Club following updates to border restrictions relating to Western Australia.

"We remain cognisant of the outside-football commitments of many players and staff from WA who are currently on the road in Victoria, and we thank them for their commitment and understanding.

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"The league will continue to work closely with each club and the AFLPA, and will remain led by the advice of respective state governments and relevant health authorities as we work through arrangements for the coming rounds. I want to thank the AFLPA for working with us to provide the flexibility required to progress the season.

"Collingwood and the Western Bulldogs will participate in the additional games with the Magpies to have a five-day break between their Round Four game and their match-up against the Eagles next Tuesday night. Meanwhile, the Bulldogs are ready to return for Round Four after two weeks of no matches due to AFL Health and Safety Protocols.

"For the time being, the fixture remains a week-to-week proposition, and as such, we want to thank every AFLW Club, players and the AFLPA, umpires, venues, governments, ticketing agents and all supporters for their understanding."


Thursday, January 27
Collingwood v Fremantle at Victoria Park, 5.40pm AEDT

Friday, January 28
Greater Western Sydney v Western Bulldogs at Henson Park, 5.10pm AEDT
St Kilda v West Coast at SkyBus Stadium, 7.10pm AEDT

Saturday, January 29
Adelaide v Melbourne at Norwood Oval, 2.40pm ACDT
Brisbane v Geelong at Maroochydore Multi Sports Complex, 4.10pm AEST

Sunday, January 30
Carlton v North Melbourne at Ikon Park, 3.10pm AEDT
Gold Coast v Richmond at Metricon Stadium, 4.10pm AEST

Added Matches

Tuesday, February 1
Collingwood v West Coast at Victoria Park, 5.10pm AEDT
Western Bulldogs v Fremantle at Whitten Oval, 7.10pm AEDT