Celebrate Indigenous Round with us as our Bombers take on the Eagles for a twilight delight on Sunday.


Essendon v West Coast
5:05pm AEDT, Sunday October 22
Windy Hill, Essendon


Yarn Strong Sista, an Indigenous owned and run organisation will be positioned behind the Napier Street end goals to provide a FREE interactive and educational facepainting. For more information on Yarn Strong Sista, please click here.

Indigenous Outreach Projects will be hosting a 10-minute hip-hop dance workshop at 4:40pm in the Kids Fun Zone.

This workshop is suitable for all ages and is a guaranteed way to have fun!

At half time, Indigenous Outreach Projects will then perform a dance of their own on field for the crowd to enjoy.

Aunty Di Kerr will lead the Welcome to Country ceremony on-field from 5pm, so we recommend all fans are in their seats before then.


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For all members with an access membership to AFLW games, you must redeem a $0 ticket via Ticketmaster to guarantee your entry into the game for Round 8.

More information on how to use your AFLW membership can be found here.

AFLW members wanting to collect their membership items can visit our merchandise tent and pick up their keep cup and tote bag.

Please ensure you have your QR code emailed to you ready to be scanned by our staff.

Need assistance? Our friendly membership team will be available from 3:30pm from the Membership Marquee inside the Brewster Street gate.

If you’re not yet an AFLW member, it's not too late to sign up for the current season!

Purchase a two-game membership for just $25 to get access to our final two games at Windy Hill for the season, as well as full member benefits by following this link!

Further information on AFLW memberships can be found here.


Bombers fans can grab all the latest and greatest merchandise from the Bomber Shop, located inside the Brewster Street gate.

Members receive 10% off each purchase, so make sure you have your member card handy to receive your discount.



There will be a little something for everyone inside the stadium on Sunday, so we recommend getting to the game nice and early to make the most of everything on offer.

Make sure you swing by the Kids Fun Zone which is located inside Gate 2 to keep the whole family entertained pre-game.

Get your body moving by heading to Liberty’s smoothie-blending bikes before taking on the Coles Healthy Kicks obstacle course.

If arts and crafts are more your style, Coles Jewellery Making will be the place for you! Make sure you visit them pre-game to create your own jewellery.

You can then get your game-face on by visiting our friends at Toyota Forklifts for FREE facepainting!

There will be giveaways from partners Toyota Forklifts, Liberty, NEC and Coles to make sure no-one goes home empty handed!

After you’ve worked up a big appetite in our Kids Fun Zone, head to the food trucks that can be found behind the goals at the Napier Street end, or inside the Brewster Street gate.

Alternatively, the Windy Hill bistro will be open from 6:00pm until 8:30pm so you can enjoy a sit-down meal.

Once you’re well fed, make sure you then check out the Fujitsu Measure Up Wall behind the Napier Street end goals, where you can compare your height to our superstars, Maddy Prespakis, Sophie Van De Heuvel, Brooke Brown and Bonnie Toogood.

We’ll be looking for the best dancer in the crowd at three-quarter time, so make sure you’re out of your seat and showing off your best moves for your chance to win a $60 Bomber Shop voucher.



There is limited street parking available around Windy Hill, so it is recommended that all patrons are use public transport to arrive at the venue.

Windy Hill is only a short 650m walk from Essendon Station, which can be accessed via train, bus and tram.

Make sure you plan your journey ahead of time to make sure you don’t miss the first bounce!

Bringing your own chair is not permitted at AFLW games, if you require a seat we recommend arriving early and finding a seat in the Reynolds or Cookson Stands.

Pets are not allowed inside the Windy Hill precinct on game day.

If you have a service pet, please bring necessary documentation to ensure you and your pet are welcomed into the stadium.



WEST COAST         0.2    2.3    3.6      4.8 (32)
ESSENDON            5.2    9.4    10.4    13.6 (84)  

Essendon came out firing with a five goal to nil first quarter and never looked back.

First-year ruck Steph Wales was one the stars of the Bombers' first-half, kicking three goals, including a running effort from 40m, a long-range set shot and another from a pack mark in the goal square.

Gun midfielders Maddy Prespakis (22 disposals and two goals) and Steph Cain (15 and four clearances) were instrumental, while forward Daria Bannister was strong in the air and sharp with her kicking, booting two goals.

Jacqui Vogt (15 and a goal) spent time at both ends of the ground and was impressive, while draftee Paige Scott booted three goals.

Essendon: Wales 3, Scott 3, Prespakis 2, Bannister 2, Wuetschner 2, Vogt

Essendon: Prespakis, Wales, Bannister, Vogt, Cain, Scott, Wuetschner