The 2020 Optus WAFL Premiership Season will kick off under lights on Friday, April 3 in a blockbuster night match between Perth and West Coast at Mineral Resources Park.
The 20-round home-and-away season will be followed by a four-week finals series, with the WAFL Grand Final scheduled to be played on the weekend of September 19 & 20 at Optus Stadium.
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The fixture includes traditional clashes and feature rounds, with all 10 teams playing each other twice throughout the season.
Following post-season equalisation measures across the WAFL, the endeavour is to create a highly competitive and exciting season for the State League competition in 2020.
West Coast are set to play four games at Mineral Resources Park including their two clashes against Perth, as well as home fixtures against South Fremantle and East Perth.
WAFC Executive Manager WAFL & Football Operations Scott Baker said the fixture includes many highlights with the season opener on a Friday night set to bring plenty of excitement to fans across WA.
“Clubs will have the opportunity to play each other twice throughout the 2020 season, with everyone to play each other once in the first 10 rounds.” Baker said.
“Beginning the season on a Friday night will create a great buzz for the competition and hopefully build fantastic momentum heading into another exciting campaign of WAFL football.”
The other 2020 fixture highlights include Easter Weekend games, ANZAC Day games, Derbies on WA Day and NAIDOC Round.
Baker said while the traditional timeslot of Saturday afternoon will be prominent, the addition of alternative match days allows the competition to build its family fanbase.
“Games on Fridays, Sundays and public holidays gives flexibility for the WAFL to continue to attract a ‘family friendly’ audience during the 2020 season,” he said.
“Exciting game day activations and fan engagement activities will provide the perfect platform for families to enjoy the WAFL match day experience.”
WAFL pre-season games will be played on March 21 and 29.
The Optus WAFLW Season fixture is in the final stages of being completed and will be announced in early 2020.
All game times and broadcast details will be confirmed early in 2020.