This season format introduces the 'AFL' Bracket or 'Hybrid' Bracket!
Following the lines on the bracket show that the top 4 teams technically get a 2nd chance for the first round.
Winner gets boosted straight to the Preliminary Finals just before the grand final, while the loser drops into the semi finals
Meanwhile, 5th to 8th spots are battling it out from elimination to qualify through to those Semi Finals.
After that, all teams have a fairly clear path THROUGH to that Grand Final, as long as they bring their best on game day!
All matches are played as Best of 5 - with a Best of 7 Grand Final!
Division 2 and Division 1 will have admin pauses and a timeout each for the Grand Final
First round and livestream kicks off at 3pm AEST, with the first quaterfinal and first elimination final (top 2 in the bracket above)
Second round starts directly after, estimated at 3:45pm AEST with the second quarter and elimination final (bottom 2 in bracket above)
After this, all games are streamed in order with an estimated Grand Finals time of around 7:30pm AEST.