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AFL confirms start date for 2021 season


Next year’s AFL season will commence on March 18th.

The AFL is planning to hold a normal 22-round season, following a year thrown into chaos by COVID-19.

However, the league is reportedly weighing up a rolling fixture, which will once again give them flexibility should the disease break out once more.

This comes on the back of announcements of new rules for the 2021 season, including a reduction of interchange rotations from 90 to 75.

It is yet to be announced how long games will be, but the expectation is that 20-minute quarters will return.

The Herald Sun is reporting that the AFL is also considering bringing back the Footy Frenzy for 2021 in some capacity.

This would mean a compressed fixture with games played in quick succession before a bye of some kind.

The 2021 AFLW season will commence on February 1st.

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