When will the first West Coast Derby be televised?

The West Coast derby, a fixture in the western hemisphere since 2006, has been in limbo since the AFL announced it would broadcast the game in Australia.

The league has yet to announce when the match will be broadcast, but it is understood the match could be broadcast before the end of the season.

The AFL has confirmed it would air the West Coast fixture in 2018.

West Coast coach Mick Malthouse said the club had been told the match would be televised in 2018 but could not confirm whether it would be available to stream online.

“We’re hoping it’s going to be in the summer and then hopefully we’ll have a stream on the AFL website and then we’ll get it on television,” Malthouses said.

“It’ll be very exciting.”

West Coast was unable to provide the exact date on when the game would be broadcast because the AFL said the league would have to wait until the start of the 2018 season to confirm the match’s broadcast.

West’s match against Hawthorn in Melbourne on Saturday night will be the third meeting between the two sides.