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The 2020 AFLW Season as the 4th season of the elite women's Australian Rules competition. The season featured 14 teams each associated with a current men's AFL team. The season commenced on 7th of February and finished on the 22nd March.

Overview[]

Gold Coast, Richmond, St Kilda and West Coast all joined the competition. As a result the conferences were increased to two lots of seven. There was an increase to 8 games per team, with six games against each of the teams conference members, one against a cross conference rival and two cross-conference matches. This year conferences were decided by a range of factors including competitiveness and list strength. The finals now included the top 3 teams from each conference, with the the first place in each conference obtaining a first round bye.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the last two rounds were cancelled and finals began at an earlier date. The finals was expanded to hold eight teams instead of 6, with a single 8 team knockout. Although following week one of finals the season was cancelled.

In terms of performance, North Melbourne impressed in their debut season finishing top in their conference whilst Geelong managed a solid inaugural campaign. The Adelaide Crows suffered a poor season alongside the Western Bulldogs.

Final Ladder[]

Conference A[]

Position Team Played Won Loss Draw Percentage (%) Points
1 North Melbourne Tasmania Kangaroos 6 5 1 0 227.2 20
2 Greater Western Sydney Giants 6 4 2 0 119.7 16
3 Brisbane Lions 6 3 2 1 107.0 14
4 Gold Coast Suns 6 2 3 1 84.0 10
5 Geelong Cats 6 2 4 0 80.8 8
6 Adelaide Crows 6 2 4 0 80.4 8
7 Richmond Tigers 6 0 6 0 35.7 0

Conference B[]

Position Team Played Win Loss Draw Percentage (%) Points
1 Fremantle Dockers 6 6 0 0 154.7 24
2 Carlton Blues 6 5 1 0 151.8 20
3 Melbourne Demon 6 4 2 0 164.5 16
4 Collingwood Magpies 6 4 2 0 153.7 16
5 St Kilda Saints 6 2 4 0 90.6 8
6 Western Bulldogs 6 1 5 0 72.8 4
7 West Coast Eagles 6 1 5 0 33.2 4

Finals[]

       
                                       
North Melbourne/Tasmania  
Collingwood  
  North Melbourne  
 
  Carlton  
Carlton
Brisbane  
  N/A (Cancelled)
  N/A (Cancelled)
Fremantle  
Gold Coast  
  Fremantle
 
  Melbourne  
Greater Western Sydney
Melbourne  
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