The Geelong Cats will host the Western Bulldogs, Collingwood, West Coast and Fremantle at GMHBA Stadium in the 2022 AFLW season.

The Cats will play two Friday night home games, facing the Dogs in Round 2, Collingwood in Round 3 - which will celebrate Pride Round - and West Coast in Round 5.

“This is a well balanced fixture for our club,” Geelong CEO Steve Hocking said.

“We have a strong home fixture at GMHBA Stadium, we play a number of away games in Melbourne, and we have strong timeslots, both to aid attendance and draw supporters to be able to watch from home if they cannot make it to the game.

“We are all looking forward to welcoming bigger crowds back to the footy and want to see as many supporters at the games as possible. Membership is tracking very well, showing the interest in our AFLW program is growing.”

Playing a 10-round season for the first time, the Cats will also have away games against rivals in North Melbourne (Arden Street), St Kilda (Moorabbin) and Richmond (Punt Road).

The Cats will travel twice to Queensland, with trips to face the reigning premiers Brisbane, and Gold Coast.

The final round is yet to be announced, with the expectation the game will be at GMHBA Stadium.