The 2019 Hard Yakka / Totally Workwear VFL Fixture has now been released by AFL Victoria.
Refer to the below image for a rundown of what the Borough’s season will look like!
Some of the key points to take out of the Fixture release are as follows:
– The season is spread across 21 rounds, with each side to partake in three Byes during the course of the year for a total of 18 games played.
– The Borough will once again enjoy the luxury of an extra home game at Adcon Stadium in 2019 for a total of 10 – as opposed to the usual nine of years gone by.
– The season will officially commence with a historic clash against our oldest and fiercest rivals Williamstown under lights on Saturday 6th April at Point Gellibrand; where the two clubs will face off in an inaugural clash for the newly-struck ‘Johnson-Callahan Cup’, in honour of the two respective past legends from each club, Frank Johnson and Gerry Callahan.
– The four sides that we play twice during the year are pleasingly all fellow standalone rivals, including Williamstown, Werribee, Coburg and Frankston.
– The club has three Byes in rounds 8, 14 and 21.
– The first home game at the newly-refurbished Adcon Stadium will take place in Round 3 against reigning Premiers the Box Hill Hawks. It will also mark Port Melbourne-turned-Hawk star Damian Mascitti’s first official clash against his old club.
– All bar three games are currently slated in for the traditional and ‘family-friendly’ starting time of 2:00pm. Two of the exceptions occur in the first two rounds, with the Round 1 clash with arch rivals Williamstown slated in for a 7:15pm start at Point Gellibrand; and the round 2 game against Richmond set to start at 11:00am at the Swinburne Centre (Punt Road). The other game not set down for a 2 o’clock start is a Sunday fixture at Piranha Park against Coburg at 12:30pm in round 5.
– Two Channel 7 TV games for the club have so far been locked in: round 11 on Sunday 16th June when the Borough clashes with Williamstown at Adcon Stadium in the club’s annual ‘Frank Johnson Heritage Day’; as well as another home game the following Sunday in round 12 against Essendon on 23rd June. There will be a further announcement of broadcasted games in the second half of the season once the footy officially gets underway.
– As part of the third annual ‘Frank Johnson Tribute Day’ that will take place in Round 11 at home against Williamstown, the player adjudged to be the best afield on the day will once again be awarded the Frank Johnson Tribute Medal. This clash will also mark the second of the clubs’ playing off for the aforementioned ‘Johnson-Callahan Cup’.
All in all, the club is pleased with the balance of our fixture and look forward to sharing in the excitement of season 2019 with all of our loyal fans. Bring on April!
Click on the below link to download a copy of the Port Melbourne season 2019 Fixture (Word format):
To view the full 2019 Hard Yakka / Totally Workwear VFL Fixture for all clubs, visit the VFL website via the below link:
To view our current schedule of practice matches leading into the season proper, please visit the following link:
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Image Credit: Bryce Peterson.