Collingwood will open the 2021 NAB AFLW season by taking on arch-rival Carlton at Ikon Park on Thursday Jan 28, 7.10pm.

The two sides faced off in both the 2017 and 2018 season-openers before Geelong in 2019 and Richmond in 2020.

Across the 2021 season, the Magpies will host all four of its home games at Collingwood's spiritual home of Victoria Park. 

The first home game will take place in round two with the Magpies hosting Fremantle on a Sunday afternoon as part of the first competition-wide Pride Round. Round four will see the Magpies take on Adelaide on a Sunday night (7.10pm) while round seven will see the GWS Giants arrive for a Saturday afternoon clash (3.10pm).

In the inaugural Indigenous Round (Round five) in the AFL Women’s competition, the Magpies will spend their Saturday night with Geelong at GMHBA Stadium (7.10pm). 

The Pies will also gear up for their first meeting with St Kilda in round six in a Friday night blockbuster at RSEA Park (7.10pm).

Closing out the home and away season, the Pies will host Melbourne on Saturday March 27 at Victoria Park (3.10pm).

Two interstate trips are on the cards for the Pies in 2021 with them set to head West to take on the Eagles in round three and then travel to Queensland to battle it out against the Lions in round eight at the Gabba.

Four of the Pies games will be broadcasted on Channel Seven with the remainder to be aired on Foxtel. All AFL Women’s games throughout the season will also be streamed via and the AFLW Official App. 

As previously announced, the 2021 season will see a single ladder instead of the two-conference system, while all games will now be ticketed with adult tickets costing $10 and under-18s free.

At the end of the home and away season, the top six teams will qualify for the three-week finals series which will start on the weekend of April 3.