THE START date for the 2023 NAB AFLW Season has been confirmed. 

The AFL announced the news on Friday, notifying all 18 clubs that the season would commence on the first weekend in September, with pre-season preparations to begin on May 29. 

AFL EGM Football Operations, Legal and Integrity Andrew Dillon said he was pleased to provide certainty to players and clubs in preparation for the season ahead.

“We want to provide certainty to AFLW players, clubs and fans while the CBA negotiations are ongoing,” Dillon said.

“The first weekend of September is the best time for the 2023 season to start, with all eyes on the AFLW due to the bye in the AFL.

“Season length and structure continue to be discussed as part of CBA negotiations. Planning is well underway and we are excited for the AFLW season ahead.”

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