Sports fans start rubbing your hands together and get set to lounge out.
Fox Sports is celebrating women’s sport in April, with a dedicated channel to showcase the best in Australian and international sport with the return of FOXW.
From April 1-30, the FOXW pup-up channel (Fox Sports Channel 507) has every minute of women’s sport covered.
From Sam Kerr’s Matildas to Meg Lanning’s Australian tour of New Zealand, Tyler Wright’s World Super League defence to Minjee Lee n the USLPGA Tour, we’ve got it all.
There will also be a number of FOXW Specials too, including a four-part series featuring exclusive interview with some of Australia’s most inspirational sportswomen.
AFLW Finals Series
After an exciting home and away season, the AFLW Finals Series kicks off on Sunday, April 4.
W-LEAGUE Finals Series
The 2021 Westfield W-League comes to its peak with the semi-finals on April 4 and 5 deciding the two qualifying teams to go head-to-head in the grand final on Sunday, April 11.
MATILDAS International Friendlies
With preparations commencing for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, our Matildas play in two international matches, facing European powerhouse Germany on April 11, and FIFA Women’s World Cup silver medallists Netherlands on April 14.
This will be the first time the women’s national team will be in action since qualifying for Tokyo, and will also give us a first look at Matilda’s new head coach Tony Gustavsson at the helm.
CRICKET NZ v AUS ODI Series
Our world champion cricketers went down on the last ball of the second T20I across the ditch to set-up an exciting series decider.
But it doesn’t stop there.
Matthew Mott’s side will face the White Ferns in three ODI’s this April. Captain Meg Lanning will lead the Aussies in the white-ball competition on April 4, 7 and 10. There, Australia will also have the chance to break the world record for the most consecutive ODI wins by any team (women’s or men’s).
The 2021 Women’s Championship Tour of the World Surf League gets underway in April with double-header events hosted on our very own shores. The Rip Curl Newcastle Cup from April 1-11 directly followed by the Rip Curl Narrabeen Classic from April 16-26. Aussie world number one Tyler Wright alongside Sally Fitzgibbons and Stephanie Gilmore headline the field.
FIH PRO-LEAGUE HOCKEY
The month of April will feature Women’s FIH Pro-League Hockey with Argentina, USA, Germany and China all taking to field.
Australia’s Hockeyroos are set to host back-to-back blockbusters against New Zealand on April 24 and 25 in Perth.
And they’ve just announced their new coach, with Katrina Powell taking over as the Hockeyroos with less than four months until the Tokyo Olympics.
The USLPGA Tour features four tournament in April, teeing off with the ANA Inspiration on April 2, the Lotte Championship on April 15, the Hugel-Air Premia LA Open on April 23 – with Australian Minjee Lee the defending champion – and the HSBC Women’s World Championship on April 29.
CHECK OUT THE FULL SCHEDULE BELOW
ALL TIME AEDT
Thursday April 1: New Zealand v Australia – T20I from 1pm
Friday April 2: USPLGA: ANA Inspiration – Round 1 from 3am; World Surf League from 8am at Newcastle; AFLW
Saturday April 3: USPLGA: ANA Inspiration – Round 2 from 3am; World Surf League from 8am; W-League: Semi-Final from 3:30pm; AFLW; ABL Baseball
ALL TIME AEST
Sunday April 4: Augusta Women’s Amateur – Final Day; FIH Pro League: Argentina v German from 6am; WSL; USPLGA: ANA Inspiration – Round 3; New Zealand v Australia ODI Game 1 from 9am; W-League Semi-final from 3:30pm: AFLW; Hockeyroos vs USA 9am
Monday April 5: Athletics: Stawell Gift from midday
Tuesday April 6: WSL from 7am
Wednesday April 7: WSL from 7am; New Zealand v Australia – ODI Game 2
Thursday April 8: WSL from 7am
Friday April 9: WSL from 7am; AFLW
Saturday April 10: WSL from 7am; New Zealand v Australia – ODI Game 3 from midday; W-League from 3:30pm; AFLW
Sunday April 11: WSL final day from 7am; W-League Grand Final; FIH Argentina v China 3:30am, USA v Germany 9am; Australia Matildas vs Germany 12:10am
Monday April 12: FIH Pro League Argentina v China 3:30am, USA v Germany 9am
Wednesday April 14: Australia Matildas vs Netherlands 2:30am
Thursday April 15: USPAGA LOTTE Championship from 9am
Friday April 16: WSL from 7am at Narrabeen; USPAGA LOTTE Championship from 9am
Saturday April 17: WSL from 7am; USPAGA LOTTE Championship from 9am
Sunday April 18: WSL from 7am; USPAGA LOTTE Championship from 9am; FIH Pro League: USA v China 9am
Monday April 19: Super League: Arena Games (Triathlon) from 1am; WSL from 7am; FIH Pro League: USA v China 9am
Tuesday April 20: WSL from 7am
Wednesday April 21: WSL from 7am
Thursday April 22: WSL from 7am; USPLGA: LA Open from 8am
Friday April 23: WSL from 7am; USPLGA: LA Open from 8am
Saturday April 24: WSL from 7am; USPLGA: LA Open from 8am; FIH Pro League Australia vs NZ 4pm, Germany vs China 11pm
Sunday April 25: WSL from 7am; USPLGA: LA Open from 8am
Monday April 26: WSL Final Day (Narrabeen)
Thursday April 29: USLPGA Women’s World Championship from 12:30
Friday April 30: USLPGA Women’s World Championship from 12:30