The countdown has officially begun for the third installment of the WorkSafe AFL Victoria Community Championships on Saturday May 19.
Over 30 community football leagues from across the state will once again battle it out for the ultimate bragging rights on their quest to be crowned the premier community football league in Victoria.
Highlighted this season is the return of the highest ranked country game between Ballarat FNL v Goulburn Valley FL at the MCG ahead of the Round 9 AFL match between Essendon and Geelong, while the number ranked match between Geelong FNL v Eastern FL will be played at Etihad Stadium ahead of the St Kilda vs Collingwood game on Saturday night.
In addition, Peter Jackson VFL and TAC Cup venues Preston City Oval and Queen Elizabeth Oval (Bendigo), as well as JLT Community Series venues Central Reserve Colac and Moe’s Ted Summerton Reserve will host matches.
With venues and times now locked in, there is no excuse not to pencil in your local match and support your team!
Check out the venues and times for all matches below:
|Participating Leagues||Venue||Senior game time||Under-age game time
|Game 1||Geelong FNL v Eastern FL||Etihad Stadium||4:20pm||N/A|
|Game 2||Mornington Peninsula FL v Northern FNL||Preston City Oval||2:00pm
12 noon (Women)
Northern FL V South East WFL
|Under 19’s 10:00am|
|Game 3||Ovens & Murray FL v Western Region FL||JC Lowe Oval, Yarrawonga||2:15pm||Under 19’s 12pm|
|Game 4||Ballarat FNL v Goulburn Valley FL||MCG||12:45pm||Under 18’s 9:45am
Richmond FC Punt Road
|Game 5||Hampden FNL v Bendigo FNL||Reid Oval, Warrnambool||2:00pm||Under 18’s 11:30am|
|Game 6||AFL Yarra Ranges FNL v South East FNL||Holm Park Reserve, Beaconsfield||10:50am||Under 19’s 9:00am|
|Game 7||Murray FNL v Gippsland FL||Ted Summerton Reserve, Moe||1:00pm||Under 18’s 10:30am|
|Game 8||Bellarine FNL v Wimmera FNL||City Oval, Horsham||2:00pm||N/A|
|Game 9||Central Murray FNL v Sunraysia FNL||Swan Hill Rec Reserve, Swan Hill||2:30pm||Under 18’s 12:45pm|
|Game 10||Geelong & DFNL v Heathcote DFNL||North Geelong FN Club||2:15pm||N/A|
|Game 11||Southern FNL v North Central FNL||Boort Park, Boort||2:15pm||Under 18.5’s 12:00 noon|
|Game 12||Riddell FNL v Central Highlands FNL||Buninyong FNC, Buninyong||2:15pm||Under 18’s 12:00 noon|
|Game 13||Maryborough Castlemaine FNL v West Gippsland FNL||Garfield FNC, Garfield||2:30pm||Under 18’s 12:00 noon|
|Game 14||Horsham DFNL v Ellinbank DFNL||Ballarat City Oval, Ballarat||2:00pm||Under 18’s 12:00 noon|
|Game 15||Kyabram DFNL v Colac & DFNL||Central Reserve, Colac||2:10pm||Under 18’s 12:00 noon|
|Game 16||Golden Rivers FNL v Loddon Valley FNL||QEO, Bendigo||1:30pm||Under 18’s Loddon Valley FL vs Heathcote 11:15am|