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Hundreds of Freo supporters packed into Fremantle Oval to watch Friday's open training session

4:33pm  Jan 20, 2017

Ibbotson talks leadership

Garrick Ibbotson says Freo boasts a number of candidates to lead the club when the players cast their votes in the coming weeks

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Which clubs are involved in the AFLW competition?
Adelaide, Brisbane Lions, Carlton, Collingwood, Fremantle, Greater Western Sydney, Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs.

Does the league have an official name yet?
On September 15, the AFL announced the competition would be known as AFL Women's. The competition logo was released on September 19.

How many players will be on each list?
Each club will have 25 players, including two marquee players. The clubs have also listed two priority selection players and an additional two rookies who haven’t played football before. The rest of the clubs' lists were completed at the AFL women’s draft in October. View Freo's AFLW player profiles.

Who will coach the clubs?
Fremantle: Michelle Cowan and her coaching team
Adelaide Crows
: Bec Goddard
Brisbane Lions
: Craig Starcevich
Carlton
: Damien Keeping
Collingwood
: Wayne Siekman
Greater Western Sydney
: Tim Schmidt
Melbourne
: Michael Stinear
Western Bulldogs
: Paul Groves

What jumper numbers will Freo's AFLW players wear?
Jumper numbers were allocated in December.

Will players be required to be full-time professional athletes?
Players in the national women's league will be part-time athletes with access to the best facilities, coaches and player development programs on offer. The training and match requirements will be planned in advance with every measure possible being put in place to avoid any impact on work or study commitments.

Are fans allowed to watch Freo's AFLW team train?
There are a number of training sessions open to the public, these can be viewed here.

When and where will games be played?
The first year of competition will be played in February-March 2017, view the full fixture.

Will be players be subject to Match Review Panel and AFL Tribunal rules. Will they be drug-tested?
The AFL and AFLPA are finalising rules and regulations relating to these and other matters. The AFL will release details once they’re locked in.

What are the rules for the competition?
AFLW rules ae slightly different to AFL rules, view them here.

What will the clubs and players be competing for?
A premiership cup and medals for various awards, including league best and fairest and leading goalkicker. More information on the Grand Final can be viewed here.

Will women’s matches be broadcast?
All 28 home and away games to be broadcast live on Foxtel, the official AFL app and AFL.com.au. Select games will also be broadcast on Seven.