For the 2021 AFLW season see 2021 AFLW season
Coach: Simon Goodwin
Captain: Max Gawn
Finishing Position: TBD
Best and Fairest: TBD
Leading Goalkicker: TBD
Best Young Player: TBD
Major Sponsor: Zurich/Jaguar
Financial result: TBD
Melbourne won their first three matches for the first time since 2005, first four for the first time since 1994, and first six for the first time since 1965.
The AFL introduced new rules intended to increase scoring, including reducing the interchange cap to 75 and forcing players to be stationary when standing the mark.
Due to the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic, Round 11 was played in front of an empty stadium at Docklands, Round 12 was moved from the scheduled venue of Traeger Park to Sydney Showgrounds, and Round 13 was moved from the MCG to SCG. The loss of the Alice Springs and Queens Birthday games cost Melbourne approximately $1.5 million. Revenue from two further home games were lost due to scheduling changes due to further COVID outbreaks. The Round 18 game against Hawthorn was played with no crowd, moved from an originally scheduled 4.35pm start time to a night game. The following week, a game scheduled against Gold Coast at Marrara was swapped with a match against Western Bulldogs, to again be played in front of no crowd at the MCG.
|Richmond || WIN || 93-82|
Best and Fairest
General Manager of Football Performance - Alan Richardson
Backline coach - Troy Chaplin
Midfield coach - Adem Yze
Forward coach - Greg Stafford
Head of Development - Mark Williams
Casey Demons coach - Mark Corrigan