The Western Bulldogs could debut up to eight players, including top draft picks Izzy Huntington and Monique Conti, on Sunday when they take on Fremantle in the opening round of the 2018 AFLW season at Victoria University Whitten Oval.

Match information: Dogs v Dockers

Captain Katie Brennan, who’s 2017 season was interrupted by injury, has been named as part of a new-look forward line, alongside debutants Conti and draftee Jenna Bruton, and the dangerous Emma Kearney, who’ll line up at full forward.

Huntington will start the game at centre half back and vice-captain Ellie Blackburn will line up in the middle.

The Dogs won the corresponding fixture last season by 32-points on the back of a dominant 23-disposal display from Emma Kearney and two goals from Brennan

AFLW Round 1 Western Bulldogs v Fremantle
Sunday 4 February, 2018, 4:35pm AEDT
Venue: VU Whitten Oval

Full backA UtriA O'ConnorL Birch
Half backH ScottI HuntingtonB Lochland
Centreline E Blackburn 
Half forwardN CallinanB ToogoodD Berry
Full forwardM ContiK BrennanJ Bruton
FollowersT ErnstE KearneyA Gogos
InterchangeD BannisterK LambN Ferres
 H WildesE MackieB Hunt
 L Spark  

J.Bruton (St.Kilda Sharks VFLW)
A.Utri (Hockey)
I.Huntington (Melbourne Uni VFLW)
B.Toogood (Netball)
D.Berry (Melbourne AFLW)
M.Conti (Melbourne Uni VFLW)
E.Mackie (Box Hill VFLW)
D.Bannister (Launceston TSLW)