Victoria University Whitten Oval will be the setting for one of the biggest months’ on the footy calendar when the Festival of Football kicks off with our women’s teams’ historic opening round game under lights on February 4.
More than just a game of football, there’ll be something for everybody, every week for four weeks, as the community comes together to celebrate the girls' journey into history.
Western Bulldogs Fan Day
Western Bulldogs Fan Day/AFLW Round 4 - Western Bulldogs v Collingwood
Saturday 25 February Victoria University Whitten Oval Gates Open 1:00pm Open Training 1:00pm AFL Autograph session (1 hour) 4:00pm AFLW First Bounce 7:10pm
Join us for an afternoon and evening of family fun at Victoria University Whitten Oval, kicking off with an open training session for the reigning AFL premiers and concluding with a fireworks display after the NAB AFLW clash between the Bulldogs and Collingwood.
Gates will open from 1:00pm, with access to the precinct via Spurling Reserve (corner of Barkly St and Whitten Avenue) and Cross Street.
Open training commences at 1:00pm, with the AFL playing list to conduct a one-hour signing session from 4:00pm (approx.).
The NAB AFL Women’s match will commence at 7:10pm, with a fireworks display, and a 30-minute kick to kick on the oval to follow.
A sponsor village featuring Priceline, Bob Jane T-Marts, Pancake Parlour and Bulla Ice Creams will be located behind the goals at the Barkly Street End of the venue, while there will also be a host of football activities for young fans thanks to Victoria University.
There will also be a kids zone with face painting, jumping castles and a photo booth.
Food trucks, including Biggie Smalls, will be on site for those looking for something to eat, while Barkers Café will also be open.
Merchandise will be available from the Bulldogs Shop inside the main building, and also in a marquee down in Spurling Reserve.
The membership team will also be on hand to answer all your questions, or to help you sign-up for season 2017. They will be located in Spurling Reserve at the Barkly Street end of the venue.
Parking around the precinct will be limited, with the main car park at Victoria University Whitten Oval closed. Public transport is recommended as the best mode of transport to and from the event.
Patrons are able to bring their own food into the venue, however no alcohol or glass can be brought in the venue.
NB: No pets are allowed within the Victoria University Whitten Oval precinct.