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Blues learn VFLW fate

Pound on pre-season AFLW defender Gab Pound spoke to Carlton Media on pre-season and the upcoming camp.

Carlton’s VFLW side will play four home games at La Trobe University in 2019, with next year’s fixture announced earlier today.

Over the course of the 16-round season, the Blues will play the majority of their games at the Bundoora ground, with another three to take place at Ikon Park.

A platinum partner of Carlton’s AFLW team, it’s another sign of the burgeoning partnership between the two organisations and the dual investment to developing women’s football.

The Blues will play their first game at the venue in Round 5, when they host the NT Thunder. The remaining three games will be against Hawthorn (Round 10), Richmond (Round 14) and Darebin (Round 15).

Round Game Venue Date Time
1 BYE
2 Casey Demons vs. Carlton Casey Fields Saturday 18 May 11:30am
3 Southern Saints vs. Carlton Skybus Stadium Sunday 26 May 11:50am
4 Essendon vs. Carlton Windy Hill Saturday 1 June 11:30am
5 Carlton vs. NT Thunder La Trobe University Saturday 8 June 11am
6 Carlton vs. Western Bulldogs Ikon Park Saturday 15 June 11am
7 BYE
8 Carlton vs. Geelong Ikon Park Saturday 29 June 11am
9 NT Thunder vs. Carlton TIO Stadium Saturday 6 July 3:30pm
10 Carlton vs. Hawthorn La Trobe University Saturday 13 July 11am
11 Carlton vs. Williamstown Ikon Park Sunday 21 July 2pm
12 Melbourne Uni vs. Carlton Arden Street Saturday 27 July 11:30am
13 Collingwood vs. Carlton Victoria Park Sunday 4 August 11am
14 Carlton vs. Richmond La Trobe University Saturday 10 August 11am
15 Carlton vs. Darebin La Trobe University Saturday 17 August 11am
16 Geelong vs. Carlton GMHBA Stadium Saturday 24 August 2pm

Carlton’s three home games at Ikon Park will kick off against the Western Bulldogs in Round 6, followed by Geelong in Round 8 and Williamstown in Round 11.

Opening the year with a bye, the first game will be against the Casey Demons on Saturday 18 May.

Carlton will also be one of five teams to travel to take on the Northern Territory, heading to Darwin’s TIO Stadium in Round 9.

The AFLW season kicks off for Carlton on Sunday 3 February, when the Blues take on North Melbourne in the inaugural AFLW game in Tasmania.