The AFLW will adopt a conference style system for season 2019, according to AFL.com.au.
The 10 teams will be divided into two conferences of five, with each club playing seven home-and-away games.
The season is slated to begin in early February, with two weekends of finals, and the Grand Final will coincide with Round 2 of next year’s AFL season.
According to the report, teams will battle the four other teams in their conference, enabling them to face three teams from the opposing conference.
“We landed on conferences because part of our mantra with AFLW is to be unique and innovative, and we believe this is part of that progress,” head of AFLW Nicole Livingstone told AFL.com.au.
“We recognise in having a seven-game home and away season not everyone will play each other once, so conferences allow for fairer ladders that reflect that, rather than a traditional ladder.”