The Waves' Bethany Williams-Holthouse.
The Waves' Bethany Williams-Holthouse. Alistair Brightman

AFL keeping an eye on weather

AUSSIE RULES: AFL Wide Bay says it will closely monitor weather conditions during today's women's matches.

Brothers Bulldogs will take on Hervey Bay at home at 4pm this afternoon, with hot conditions forecast even that late in the day.

Temperatures are expected to be 31 degrees in Bundaberg and Maryborough, which is hosting Gympie and Bay Power earlier at 3.30pm.

AFL Wide Bay president Anthony Stothard said if the temperature gets to 36 the games can be postponed to another day.

Stothard said AFL Wide Bay would help players as much as possible during the matches.

"It will be an on the day call,” he said about what they will do.

"To be honest players welfare will always take preference.”

Stothard said breaks after each quarter would be lengthened and drink breaks would be introduced during the contest if it was too hot.

He said a decision on that will be made before the games start.

The Bulldogs will have to battle the heat as well as a rampant Bombers outfit that won by 76 points last week.

In the other game, The Waves will be looking for back-to-back wins when play Maryborough at 5pm.



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