The GIANTS return home to take on Carlton in the final round of the regular home and away season.
Where and When: Blacktown International Sportspark, Sunday March 28 at 4:10pm
Tickets: All AFLW matches are ticketed in 2021 and all attendees must obtain a ticket in advance of the match via ticketmaster. This includes juniors under the age of 18 and GIANTS AFLW members who will have received information on how they can redeem their free ticket.
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Last time they met: The two teams last met back in round three of 2019, also at Blacktown International Sportspark. The 2019 runners-up finished the match with 10 goals, their highest AFLW score at the time. Yvonne Bonner was among the best for the GIANTS, including a contender for goal of the year. Bec Beeson and Alyce Parker were strong, as was Lou Stephenson who spent the match floating between defence, ruck and forward.
TV and Online: All AFLW matches are available live on Foxtel, Kayo, the AFLW Online site, AFL Telstra TV App and on the AFLW and AFL Official Apps. GIANTS matches are also broadcast live into NSW and the ACT free-to-air on 7mate.
What it means for the GIANTS: This match will most likely be the GIANTS last match of the season. Whilst mathematically possible, the GIANTS would need two other matches to go their way, whilst securing the four points and making up a deficit of 70 percentage points. The GIANTS are coming off a win against the Cats in Geelong last week.
Where’s the opposition at: Carlton currently sits in seventh position on the ladder, on equal points with both the Western Bulldogs (8th) and the GIANTS (9th). If North Melbourne lose to Fremantle and the Blues can secure a big-enough win to make up more than 20 percentage points, they could find themselves playing off in the 2021 finals series. Carlton come off a whopping 60-point win, scoring the highest AFLW score in the competition’s five-year history.
The number: 9. The most matches the GIANTS’ AFLW side has played in one season. The changes to the structure of the NAB AFL Women’s 2021 season has seen the highest amount of regular home and away season matches played, as well as reverting back to one singular ladder.
In the mix: After four weeks on the sideline with an ankle injury, defender Tanya Hetherington will be put through her paces this week in an attempt to return for the final match of the season.