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Fixture announced for Round Three and Four of the 2021 VFL Competition

The AFL has today announced the fixture for Round Three and Round Four of the 2021 VFL Competition.

North Melbourne will face Casey Demons under lights at Marvel Stadium to kick-off Round Three on Thursday April 29. The game will be broadcast live on Fox Footy from 7.10pm.

Footy will return to Downer Oval, Williamstown for the first time in 2021 when Williamstown host Port Melbourne on Saturday night. Traditional rivals Essendon and Carlton will face off at Windy Hill on Sunday May 2 as the VFL’s match of the day live and free on Seven with fans also able to live-stream it via Seven’s market-leading BVOD platform, 7Plus.

Round Four will feature Geelong and Northern Bullants on Thursday night football on Fox Footy from 7.10pm on Thursday May 6 at Marvel Stadium. Six of the seven games in Round Four will be broadcast live across Fox Footy, Seven and Kayo.

AFL Head of Talent Pathways and State League Competitions Tristan Salter said the league was pleased to confirm the next block of games as the season continues to build after an exciting first round of football.

“Round One was a fantastic start to the 2021 VFL season with record attendances across the majority of games supported by strong broadcast numbers highlighting the appetite for VFL football across the legion of supporters,” Salter said.

“The new era of the VFL produced the highest standard of state league football in Australia across Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland with AFL Clubs, AFL Aligned Clubs and VFL Standalone Clubs all winning matches.”

“We have and will continue to remain adaptable as we work closely with each stakeholder to ensure we achieve the best possible outcome for everyone in the game in fixturing games,” Salter said.

This year’s fixture closely aligns with AFL programs given the VFL involvement of AFL-listed players from 14 AFL clubs and the shared resources across all 14 AFL clubs. The release of rounds Three and Four aligns with the current release of the 2021 Toyota AFL Premiership Season fixture and is central to the fixturing of the season.

The confirmation of dates and times of the 2021 VFL fixture in smaller blocks will continue for the short term, as the VFL continues to balance the alignment with the 2021 Toyota AFL Premiership Season fixture.

The AFL wishes to advise tomorrow night’s game between GWS GIANTS and Footscray will start at 7.15pm not 7.10pm as previously advertised and will be broadcast on Fox Footy.

Round Three   
 TimeVenueBroadcast
Thursday April 29   
North Melbourne vs. Casey Demons7.10pmMarvel StadiumFox Footy
Friday April 30   
Collingwood vs. Gold Coast Suns4.00pmHolden Centre 
Saturday May 1   
Northern Bullants vs. Footscray1.05pmPreston City OvalKayo Freebies
Werribee vs. Richmond2.05pmAvalon Airport Oval7Plus
Sydney Swans vs. Geelong2.35pmTramway Oval (Lakeside Oval)Kayo Freebies
Frankston vs. Aspley7.00pmSkyBus Stadium 
Williamstown vs. Port Melbourne7.10pmDowner Oval 
Sunday May 2   
Brisbane Lions vs. Coburg12.00pmSouth Pine Sporting Complex 
GWS Giants vs. Southport12.05pmBlacktown International Sports ParkKayo Freebies
Essendon vs. Carlton12.05pmWindy HillSeven and 7Plus
Sandringham v Box Hill2.30pmTrevor Barker Oval 
    
Round Four   
 TimeVenueBroadcast
Thursday May 6   
Geelong vs. Northern Bullants7.10pmMarvel StadiumFox Footy
Saturday May 8   
Collingwood vs. Coburg12.05pmVictoria Park7Plus
Williamstown vs. Frankston1.35pmDowner OvalKayo Freebies 
Southport vs. North Melbourne2.00pmFankhauser Reserve 
Box Hill Hawks vs. Werribee2.35pmBox Hill City OvalKayo Freebies
Sunday May 9   
Footscray v Carlton12.05pmVU Whitten OvalSeven and 7Plus
Casey Demons vs. Sydney Swans11.05amCasey FieldsKayo Freebies
Byes: Aspley, Brisbane Lions, Essendon, Gold Coast Suns, GWS Giants, Port Melbourne, Richmond, Sandringham   
Round Three 
  
Thursday April 29 
North Melbourne vs. Casey Demons 
Time7.10pm
VenueMarvel Stadium
BroadcastFox Footy
  
Friday April 30 
Collingwood vs. Gold Coast Suns 
Time4.00pm
VenueHolden Centre
  
Saturday May 1 
Northern Bullants vs. Footscray 
Time1.05pm
VenuePreston City Oval
BroadcastKayo Freebies
  
Werribee vs. Richmond 
Time2.05pm
VenueAvalon Airport Oval
Broadcast7Plus
  
Sydney Swans vs. Geelong 
Time2.35pm
VenueTramway Oval (Lakeside Oval)
BroadcastKayo Freebies
  
Frankston vs. Aspley 
Time7.00pm
VenueSkyBus Stadium
  
Williamstown vs. Port Melbourne 
Time7.10pm
VenueDowner Oval
  
Sunday May 2 
Brisbane Lions vs. Coburg 
Time12.00pm
VenueSouth Pine Sporting Complex
  
GWS Giants vs. Southport 
Time12.05pm
VenueBlacktown International Sports Park
BroadcastKayo Freebies
  
Essendon vs. Carlton 
Time12.05pm
VenueWindy Hill
BroadcastSeven and 7Plus
  
Sandringham v Box Hill 
Time2.30pm
VenueTrevor Barker Oval
  
Round Four 
  
Thursday May 6 
Geelong vs. Northern Bullants 
Time7.10pm
VenueMarvel Stadium
BroadcastFox Footy
  
Saturday May 8 
Collingwood vs. Coburg 
Time12.05pm
VenueVictoria Park
Broadcast7Plus
  
Williamstown vs. Frankston 
Time1.35pm
VenueDowner Oval
BroadcastKayo Freebies
  
Southport vs. North Melbourne 
Time2.00pm
VenueFankhauser Reserve
  
Box Hill Hawks vs. Werribee 
Time2.35pm
VenueBox Hill City Oval
BroadcastKayo Freebies
  
Sunday May 9 
Footscray v Carlton 
Time12.05pm
VenueVU Whitten Oval
BroadcastSeven and 7Plus
  
Casey Demons vs. Sydney Swans 
Time11.05am
VenueCasey Fields
BroadcastKayo Freebies
  
Byes: Aspley, Brisbane Lions, Essendon, Gold Coast Suns, GWS Giants, Port Melbourne, Richmond, Sandringham
 

Matchups for Rounds Five to 19 has been released with dates, times and venues announced following the release of additional rounds of the 2021 Toyota AFL Premiership Season fixture.

The fixture will deliver fans a blockbuster schedule of matches and allow maximised broadcast of the game with the VFL to enter the homes of more fans across more channels in 2021.

Crowds will be permitted at all matches unless otherwise advised. Fans are encouraged to follow the VFL and club digital channels to obtain ticketing information.

All accredited AFL media will be permitted entrance to cover VFL matches. For additional media accreditation please email will.carter@afl.com.au.

The AFL would like to acknowledge the support of all industry stakeholders throughout this process and their patience in the construction of the fixture. The AFL also thanks the legion of fans and supporters for their patience and acknowledge the later release of the fixture will provide more certainty to clubs, players and supporters.

The AFL will continue to review all arrangements in consultation with clubs, the various State Governments and respective Health Officers to ensure the health and safety of everyone involved in this competition remains the priority.

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