THE REMAINING two rounds of the 2020 NAB AFLW season have been scrapped as a response to the COVID-19 crisis, with finals to be played this weekend.
AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan confirmed the move on Wednesday night.
A disappointing way to end our @catswomens season. Thanks to our fans and players for the year that was.— Geelong Cats (@GeelongCats) March 18, 2020
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Adelaide's very outside chance of defending its premiership is over, while Geelong, the Western Bulldogs, St Kilda, Richmond and West Coast will also miss out on finals.
"We would like to acknowledge and pay tribute to all 14 clubs and players in our competition, who have worked incredibly hard across the season. They should be extremely proud of what they have achieved," AFL head of women's football Nicole Livingstone said.
"Particularly to the clubs that will be concluding their 2020 season; Adelaide Crows, Geelong, Western Bulldogs, and new comers West Coast Eagles, St Kilda and Richmond, thank you for your care and commitment to AFLW, your programs and your players.
"We look forward to the next three weeks of finals, and wish all eight teams the best of luck."