Richmond AFLW forward Courtney Wakefield says the Tigers are ready to launch into Round 2, with their opening encounter at the highest level now under their belts.
"The first game is done now, we’ll be much better for the experience and we’re on the road next week which we’re really excited about," Wakefield said post-match on Friday night.
Coach Tom Hunter echoed Wakefield’s sentiment, excited for the journey interstate following last year’s successful VFLW trip to the Northern Territory.
"That was a fantastic game (in the Northern Territory), a really resounding win… we were behind and came back and won," Hunter said.
"A lot of the group have travelled together, albeit through VFLW.
"We just love spending time with each other, so that will be really great.
"We’re looking forward to going up and playing against the Gold Coast who are another expansion side."
Hunter said the focus this week will be continuing to build cohesion within the group.
"We saw glimpses of it, so we don’t need to rewrite it or anything, we just need to do what we know we can do, more consistently," he said.
Young gun midfielder Monique Conti agreed the season opener will benefit the Tigers in the weeks to come, telling 'Women’s Footy' that she "couldn’t have asked for a better night".
"There was a lot of hype around Round 1 and there were a lot of nerves but it was really amazing leading up to Round 1," Conti said.
"Despite the result, it was still a really good experience."