West Coast’s AFLW team is set to return to action for its second season next February after the League confirmed return to play and training dates.
Pre-season will commence with a two-week induction period starting Wednesday, November 4 before the 2021 NAB AFL Women’s competition kicks off from February 1, 2021.
Before all of that, a flurry of activity is set to begin when the AFLW Sign and Trade Period starts this coming Monday, August 3.
During this period, Clubs will be permitted to sign up to 27 players, including rookie players. Rookie players in the AFL Women’s Competition are those that have not been listed with any Australian football team for the past three years.
The Eagles recently received an extra end of first-round draft pick which must be on-traded during this period to bring in readymade talent and help the expansion team become even more competitive next year.
The Trade period closes on Wednesday, August 12, before the Re-signing and Restricted Free Agent period ends (August 17) and Delisted Free Agent Period finishes (August 21).
While the situation relating to COVID-19 remains a challenge for the entire football industry the AFL has advised these dates are subject to change.