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AFLW Round 7 – Western Bulldogs v Melbourne

Where: VU Whitten Oval, 417 Barkly St, Footscray VIC
When: Saturday, Mar 17
Gates Open: 5.30pm EDT
Game Starts: 7.10pm EDT
Admission: Free

After six rounds, it all comes down to this. Don’t miss Western Bulldogs and Melbourne at Whitten Oval for the last Saturday night of AFLW this season. An epic blockbuster with trailblazers of women’s football.

It all happens at Victoria University Whitten Oval, Footscray.

With such an outstanding attendance for our previous games we have added plenty more food outlets and bars. Make sure to check out the Cape Grim BBQ, the Food Truck Hill and the Two Birds Brewing Beer tent!

There will be plenty to do with Bulla Dairy handing out Ice-creams, Victoria University giving out free massages and great tunes bought to you by Bob Jane T-Marts. Come down to the fan zone to get your face painted, some cool freebies and to test out your footy skills!

*Due to a total fire ban in Victoria on Saturday 17th of March, it is likely that there will be no fireworks taking place at the Round 7 AFLW game.*

MATCH DAY FAQ'S: Got any questions about what to expect at an AFL Women's Match Day? Or the facilities at VU Whitten Oval? We have answers here.

Fan Zone

It’s more than just a football match so make sure you check out the fan zone featuring loads of activations and activities to entertain the whole family.

  • Bob Jane T-Marts Bus
  • Head and Shoulders massages from Victoria University
  • Swing into adventure like Rapunzel on the Disney Princess High Ropes Courses - the only one like it in Australia!
  • Football drills and activities
  • Pancake Parlours Photoboth
  • Princeline handball competition
  • Entertainment from the Beats by Bob Jane T-Marts DJ
  • Free ice cream from Bulla
  • Real Strength Van featuring giveaways, a chill-out zone and a photo booth
  • And much, much more

Want to request a song for the match day playlist? Beats by Bob Jane T-Marts will be in full swing, to be in with the chance to have your request echo around VU Whitten OVal, tag and tweet your song request with #BJTMBeats on Twitter, or visit the @BulldogsW on Facebook or Instagram between Monday afternoon and Thursday afternoon, and leave your request via a comment on the competition post.

Food Truck Park 

If you are feeling peckish there will be a range of food trucks including Biggie Smalls, Gringo Grill, Mamma Van, Farang Thai Grill and Hot Dog Dynasty. Plus, there’ll be a Cape Grim BBQ and Barkers Café where you can grab a hot dog and pie. 

Two Birds Brewery Bar

A range of boutique beers can be purchased from the Two Birds Brewery Bar including the all new ‘’Trail Blazer’, a crisp, clear and refreshing beer brewed with the best Australian malt and hops developed in partnership with the Western Bulldogs.

The Garden presented by Two Birds

If you’re looking for a VIP match day experience, then the ‘The Garden’ presented by Two Birds Brewing is the place to be.  Located on the playing arena, you’ll be treated to a boundary line view of the field, a drinks package inclusive of Two Birds Brewing premium beers, wine and cider as well as a footy fare throughout the duration of the game.

Tickets $90 per person, with spaces strictly limited. For more information, or to book online, click here.

Getting there

VU Whitten Oval is a short stroll from West Footscray station - on the Sunbury/Watergardens line.

By tram from the city, catch the #57 West Maribyrnong service.

The #57 links at Maribyrnong Road with the #82, which passes within a one-kilometre walk of the ground.

Routes: 410; Sunshine – Footscray, 411; Laverton Railway Station - Altona Meadows – Altona – Footscray (via Millers Road), 412; Laverton - Altona Meadows – Altona – Footscray (via Mills Street), 414; Laverton - Footscray 472 - Williamstown - Moonee Ponds via Footscray. Stops a street away from the ground on Geelong Road. 220 - Sunshine - Gardenvale via City & Footscray. Stops outside the ground in Barkly Street. 219 - Sunshine West - Gardenvale via City & Footscray. Stops around the corner from the ground on Barkly Street. 216 - Caroline Springs - Brighton Beach via City & Footscray. Stops around the corner from the ground on Barkly Street 

Social media

Follow @BulldogsW on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for live updates throughout both matches. Don't forget to tag all your posts with the official club hashtag #RealStrength.

MATCH DAY FAQ'S: Got any questions about what to expect at an AFL Women's Match Day? Or the facilities at VU Whitten Oval? We have answers here.