The NAB AFL Women's Competition is set to commence in the first week of February next year, the AFL has confirmed. 

Players will return to pre-season with a two-week induction period from Wednesday, November 4. 

The AFL previously announced it intended to run the competition as a nine-week home and away season. The finals campaign will remain the same, played out over a three-week period.

The AFLW Sign & Trade period will commence on Monday, with clubs permitted to sign up to 27 players, including rookies.