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Carlton Media  September 15, 2016 3:45 PM

Marquee players Darcy Vescio (left) and Bri Davey will lead the Blues in the inaugural AFL Women's. (Photo: AFL Media)

Marquee players Darcy Vescio (left) and Bri Davey will lead the Blues in the inaugural AFL Women's. (Photo: AFL Media)

The AFL today launched AFL Women’s as the official name of the new national women’s league.

AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan said the new name was developed in consultation with past and present players and the Women’s Football Advisory Group. 

Carlton will be one of the eight clubs competing in the AFL Women’s, having been awarded a licence in June.

Since that landmark announcement, there has been unprecedented media coverage and groundswell surrounding AFL Women’s with fans engaging at all levels, culminating in record TV ratings for the All Stars game earlier in September. 

“We have been delighted with the public’s response to the establishment of AFL Women’s,” McLachlan said.

“Our women players have already become inspirations to a new generation of participants, and we know how important their stories are to the future success of the game.” 

The AFL Women’s Draft will be held on October 12. While the fixture is yet to be released, the AFL Women’s season is expected to begin in February.