The RAC AFLW Derby will return to the big stage at Optus Stadium in season 2024 in the highlight of an exciting fixture for the West Coast Eagles. 

New coach Daisy Pearce’s tenure will kick-off at home in primetime on a Friday night, with Richmond coming to Mineral Resources Park on August 30.

It will be followed by another home game against Essendon in week two as part of a six-game home slate, also including Brisbane (week four), Port Adelaide (week six), Fremantle (week eight) and Geelong (week nine).

With the fixture expanding to 11 games, the Eagles will have an extended road trip in weeks three and four.

Pearce’s team will face the Bulldogs at Whitten Oval on a Thursday evening before a ‘Mid-Week Footy’ clash with Collingwood the following Tuesday night at IKON Park.

The Eagles then have another quick five-day turnaround before hosting the Lions in week five on Sunday, September 22.

West Coast also faces away trips against the Giants at Henson Park (week five), Hawthorn at Kinetic Stadium (week seven) and the Swans back at Henson Park in week 10.


The Sydney clash has been left as a floating fixture for the last week before finals.

The NAB AFLW Grand Final will be played on November 30 after a four-week finals series.

Head of Women’s Football Michelle Cowan was pleased to play six home games in 2024, highlighted by the crosstown clash showcasing AFLW at WA’s sporting crown jewel, Optus Stadium.

“It’s great to be playing in front of our home crowd six times and we are excited to enhance our game day experience for all our fans,” Cowan said.

“Our focus immediately is our pre-season, putting in the hard work and building on the strong foundations and preparations for our sixth AFLW season.” 

Pride Round will be celebrated in week seven against Hawthorn, with Indigenous Round across weeks nine and 10.

The Eagles will play five night games, two twilight matches and three day games, with clashes against the Dockers and Tigers featuring Channel 7 as host broadcaster.

All games will be televised live by 7 in WA and on Fox Footy, plus streamed on Kayo and the AFLW app.