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Meagan Lechucki  October 27, 2017 9:30 AM

Doco: Our Debut Take an inside look at Collingwood's groundbreaking inaugural AFL Women's league season. From round one disappointment to an exhilarating first victory, each moment is captured as we learn the stories behind this history-making group of footballers and support staff.

Collingwood’s AFLW team will continue to strengthen its connection with supporters across the country following the release of the 2018 NAB AFL Women’s Fixture on Friday.

Touching down in Perth, Alice Springs, Moe and Moreton Bay, the fixture gives Magpie fans living in rural and metropolitan Australia the opportunity to watch their team up close.

Round five will see the AFLW team hit the road to take on the Western Bulldogs at Ted Summerton Reserve as part of Collingwood’s club-wide partnership with the State Government for the Latrobe Valley Sports and Community Project.

In what could be a homecoming for two of the Pies’ latest recruits Darcy Guttridge and Holly Whitford, the AFLW team will take to Ted Summerton Reserve a week before their AFL counterparts do the same as part of the JLT Community Series in Moe. Magpies Netball will also host a pre-season match in the local area that month.

The Pies will become one of the first teams to play football under the bright lights at the new state-of-the-art Perth Stadium when they head west in round two.

Collingwood Football Club interim CEO Peter Murphy said the fixture afforded the club the opportunity to continue to grow women’s football by gaining exposure across the country.

“We’re pleased the AFLW fixture allows us to bring the game to our supporters all over Australia and build on the positive response we’ve already received for the new competition,” Murphy said.

“Having played a 2017 JLT Community Series match at Ted Summerton Reserve in Moe, we’re thrilled to build on our partnership with the State Government and see our AFL, AFLW and Magpies Netball teams play in the community.”

“Playing the first AFLW game at the newly-built Perth Stadium is such a fantastic opportunity that we share with Fremantle and I’m sure our team and the supporters will be excited for the experience.

The club will once again kick off its season against Carlton at Ikon Park, following the lock-out opener of the inaugural competition which saw Jasmine Garner kick the first goal in AFLW history.

The team will return to Holden Centre Oval for two Sunday games played against GWS Giants in Round three, before closing out the home and away season against the reigning Premiers Adelaide Crows in round seven.

“With the season opener being such an undeniable success in 2017, the team will be eager to get out to Ikon Park for another Friday night opener in front of a big crowd,” Murphy said.

“We’re looking forward to having our supporters at the Holden Centre again this year. With the footy, weather and location it makes for a fantastic day out for the family.”

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COLLINGWOOD'S 2018 AFLW FIXTURE

ROUND ONE
Carlton v Collingwood, Ikon Park, Friday 2 Feb (7.40pm EDT)

ROUND TWO
Fremantle v Collingwood, Perth Stadium, Saturday 10 Feb (4.10pm WST)

ROUND THREE
Collingwood v GWS Giants, Holden Centre, Sunday 18 Feb (4.35pm EDT)

ROUND FOUR

Melbourne v Collingwood, TIO Traeger Park, Saturday 24 Feb (5.40pm CST)

ROUND FIVE
Collingwood v Western Bulldogs, Ted Summerton Reserve, Sunday 4 March (2.35pm EDT)

ROUND SIX
Brisbane Lions v Collingwood, Moreton Bay Central Sports Complex, Saturday 10 March (3.35pm EDT)

ROUND SEVEN
Collingwood v Adelaide Crows, Holden Centre, Sunday 18 March (2.35pm EDT)



Collingwood will kick off the 2018 AFLW season against arch-rivals Carlton at Ikon Park. Image: AFL Photos.