AFL confirms West Coast Eagles, Fremantle Dockers to play second Western Derby on Sunday at Fremantle Oval

The AFL has confirmed the AFLW derby between West Coast and Fremantle will go forward this weekend after per week in lockdown.

Initially scheduled for February 20, the easing of restrictions from 6pm tonight have enabled a sudden Derby to kick off at 4:15pm on Sunday afternoon at Fremantle Oval.

However the sport shall be closed to the general public due to present authorities pointers in place in Western Australia which permit a most capability of 150-people permitted at the venue.

It follows per week of fixture chaos after 4 groups – West Coast, Fremantle, Higher Western Sydney and Adelaide – have been pressured into self-isolation on Sunday.

With Adelaide travelling to Sydney on Thursday to play the Giants, it means all 14 groups will play this weekend after it was initially feared two video games could be deserted.

The Derby shall be broadcast reside on the Seven Community in Perth.

Fremantle gained the inaugural 2020 AFLW derby 60-15 in entrance of a crowd of 35,185 at Optus Stadium.

Mim Strom during the AFLW Derby.
Digicam IconMim Strom in the course of the AFLW Derby. Credit score: Daniel Carson/AFL Photographs/AFL Photographs

“Excellent news: We get to play footy on Sunday,” Fremantle Dockers’ official Twitter account posted following the announcement. 

“Unhappy information: It is going to be locked out to followers however we hope you’ll be able to help us from house.”

The Eagles additionally took to social media to affirm particulars of the match, whereas revealing they’re at the moment wanting at methods they will help individuals affected by the devastating bushfires. 

“Our ideas are with those that have sadly misplaced their properties, and people firefighters who proceed to achieve this a lot to minimise additional injury to lives and property throughout such an enormous space,” CEO Trevor Nisbett mentioned. 

“It’s instances like these that communities like ours pull collectively and, when you have the capability to achieve this, the easiest way to help these impacted by the bushfires is to donate to the Lord Mayor’s Misery Reduction Fund at appealswa.org.au.

“The membership is at the moment exploring methods by which we will help these impacted, as soon as the fast hazard has handed, and the fires are introduced below management.”