2019 ORFFW Recap In a nutshell we originally planned to have a 6-10 team keeper league in 2019 but ended ip using a non keeper format in order to get enough numbers fro an 8 team league. We used a 15 round banzai draft to fill teams with player positions set by the 2019 prospectus (very few dpp except for a dozen or so F/M players). We made players sitting out 2019 - Daiasy Pearce, Chloe Molloy etc - ineligible for selection. Post PSD there was an opportunity to replace drafted players injured in preseason games or otherwise not named for Round 1 with new players from the Free Agent list. After 3 rounds we held a midseason draft where teams could add a 16th player in Round 1 and delist a current player and replace them with a new player in Round 2. Round 2 was optional although LFF were the only team not to draft in Round 2. The MSD was based on Post Round 3 ladder order and was linear and not snake. Players Under 21 as at 1st January were not eligible for the MSD but were eligible for the earlier drafts. The 5 round regular season was randomly fixtured before some tweaks to ensure 4 rivalry matches spread throughout as we had no previous seasons on which to base a fixture. This was preferred to hosting a full round robin over 7 matches. Unintentionally we created a conference system where teams played 2 cross conference matches but with a best 4 make the finals system resulting in a 3/1 split. If the AFL had followed suit with Confernce Champs plus 2 next best teams finals IMO they would have had a much better outcome than the system they went with. The short season saw the 1st and 3rd highest scoring sides miss finals with 2-3 records while the 7th and 8th highest scoring sides battled it out in a tight finish for 4th and 5th positions. Recap over - what about the future? Whilst exciting for our comp ideally the ORRFW would have a longer season if/when the AFL extends the AFLW season. Until then a 6 team comp with a 2nd vs 3rd prelim,8 team comp with 6 rounds plus a Grand Final, 8 team comp with no finals and 10 team comp with 5 home and away rounds. Thinking more laterally a 12 team Div 1/Div 2 format could also provide a good way to operate from 2020 onwards if the 7 round AFLW stays. Keeper vs draft afresh - ideally in 2020 we have both. Team/squad size/Draft formats etc - I am more than happy to see what others (see @Len's post below) think and put my ideas up later. We now have some real world experience (and a fabulous Ts Stats database) and can tweak the 2019 format according to everyone's input without disadvantaging any existing side. Growth of ORFFW - If we use the next 11 months to get on social media and other fantasy sites to attract new coaches and also target the ORFF* mens team coaches we should be able to get enough new coaches to really kick start the women's footy on the site in a big way. As always please contribute to the discussion regardless of whether or not you participated in ORFFW 2019.