Darwin set for a huge AFLW Crows vs Dockers game

Crows AFLW returns to Darwin on Saturday night

Fans can enjoy free entry to TIO Stadium from 7pm (through both gates) on Saturday night to see Round 4 NAB AFLW action when the Adelaide Crows return to Darwin to take on Fremantle.

The game will follow an exciting day of NTFL finals action in the senior divisions, with the AFLW game commencing at 8:05pm ACST. 

The two teams met in Darwin only last month for their annual pre-season trial game, with the Crows enjoying a 20-point victory. And when they met for premiership points in Darwin last season it was the Crows who got the spoils again, that time by four points. 

In 2019 the two teams, who both sit in Conference A of the AFLW competition, have enjoyed positive starts to the season.

The Crows lost their Round 1 game by one point against the reigning premiers, the Western Bulldogs, but have recorded 19- and 29-point victories since, while the Dockers have won all three of their games, by an average of 21-points.

This Saturday’s game is considered a Crows home game due to Adelaide’s ongoing partnership with AFLNT and the Northern Territory Government (NTG), who has backed the Crows in since its inaugural venture into the AFLW. 

On the back of the official guernseys, above the player number, is the flag of the Northern Territory to represent the involvement the NTG and AFL-based programs in the Territory had in forming the original joint Adelaide Football Club/AFLNT license. 

The NT currently has two Darwin-based Crows players; Jasmyn Hewett (injured) and Danielle Ponter, while a number of promising NTFL players also attend Crows training as part of a development squad. The Territory is also credited with launching 2019 Crows players, Angela Foley, Sally Riley and Stevie-Lee Thompson onto the AFLW stage, with the three now residing in Adelaide. 

Fans who come along on Saturday night will be treated to some fun, including free face painting for the kids. 

Both clubs will also host an open captain’s run at TIO Stadium, which fans can attend. 

Fremantle’s will take place on Friday evening at 5pm, and the Crows will have their run on Saturday morning at 9:15am. Both sessions will only last half an hour or so.

NAB AFLW Round 4
Adelaide Crows vs Fremantle
8:05pm Saturday 23 February 2019
TIO Stadium
Cost: Free entry through both Ah Mat and Bonson gates from 7pm, otherwise NTFL entry prices apply prior to 7pm.
Free face painting for the kids and fun activities!