The Brisbane Lions will be looking to repeat last year's premiership success when the 2024 AFLW season commences in August - Image: Brisbane Lions AFLW/Twitter (X)

The 2024 AFLW season will get under way in the final week of August, the AFL announced on Wednesday.

As seen in past seasons, the opening round will coincide with the pre-finals bye week of the men’s competition, with fixtures, season length and a grand final date yet to be determined.

Players now have a return date to work towards however, with clubs set to return for pre-season training on Monday, June 3.

AFL Executive General Manager of Football, Laura Kane is adamant that season nine will be a showcase of the ever improving standard of the women’s game.

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Building on an electric 2023, one that saw the Brisbane Lions emerge as premiers from a finals series that had three matches decided by less than a goal, Kane believes the competition can go to another level.

“After a record-breaking season eight and our best finals campaign in our history, the NAB AFLW Competition is poised to go from strength to strength this year and is looking forward to having the players back on the training ground in early June,” she said.

“We’re pleased to launch the NAB AFLW Season during the pre-finals bye once again which gives the competition a clear window to get off to a great start and build momentum ahead of another incredible season.”

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