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AFLW: Get set for Round 1 It's going to be a historic night when we kick off the 2019 AFLW season against Geelong at GMHBA stadium.

Collingwood kicks off the 2019 NAB AFLW season by taking on Geelong’s inaugural side on Saturday night at GMHBA Stadium.

Geelong enters the AFLW competition with high hopes having made the VFLW Grand Final in 2018.

However, the Cats will be without star recruit Richelle Cranston after she accepted a two-match ban for an incident in a recent practice match.  

The Pies are likely to have a number of new players in Saturday’s line up including Irish recruit Sarah Rowe, former Australian Diamond Sharni Layton and a number of draftees.

Collingwood’s team for Saturday’s match will be released on Thursday evening.

Geelong will be hosting a free festival before the match with giveaways, face painting and food trucks as well as a live performance from Alice Ivy.

AFLW Round 1 Information

Geelong v Collingwood
Date: Saturday 2nd February, 6.45pm
Venue: GMHBA Stadium, Geelong

FREE entry

Live on Channel 7 from 6:45pm EDT

Getting there

Catching the V-Line from Southern Cross Station will take approximately one hour to South Geelong Station, which is located 450 metres to the east of GMHBA Stadium. 

For all timetables and live updates visit the V/Line or Public Transport Victoria websites.

Car Parking
Please note there is limited parking available within GMHBA Stadium and on event days parking costs $15 for the general public.

Entry into the GMHBA Stadium Precinct is via a number of points:

Kilgour Street – Entrance A
Park Crescent – Entrance C
The city end of Moorabool Street – Entrance E which is utilised for Accessible Parking

On-street parking is available but please be aware of Council permit restrictions.

Social Media
Follow @CollingwoodFCW Twitter + @Collingwood_fcw Instagram for live updates throughout the match.