Border closes force AFLW changes

The AFLW has been forced to alter its fixtures ahead of the opening rounds of the competition.

West Coast will now host Adelaide in Perth instead of travelling to play the Gold Coast Suns.

In round two the Eagles will travel to Adelaide to play the GWS Giants who have temporarily relocated to South Australia.

GWS will start their season against the Dockers at Fremantle Oval.

Fremantle was due to play Collingwood away in round two but will instead play Adelaide at Norwood Oval on February 6.

"The adjustments made to the first two rounds provides certainty into the early part of the season and allows the competition to remain as adaptable as possible as the season progresses in a constantly changing environment," AFL head of women's football Nicole Livingstone said.

"Throughout the planning process, we listened to and worked closely with each stakeholder to ensure the best possible outcome for everyone in the game."

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