2018 Fixture Announced

Werribee will host its first VFL match at the redeveloped Avalon Airport Oval when it takes on the Casey Demons under lights on Saturday, April 14 next year.

AFL Victoria has today released its 2018 Peter Jackson VFL fixture, confirming the round-two clash with the Demons as Werribee’s first match for premiership points at its revamped home ground.

The historic occasion will follow a repeat of 2017’s Easter Sunday season opener against Geelong at Torquay’s Spring Creek Reserve, this time with Werribee as the away team, and will kick off a run of five straight home games that will give Werribee a prime opportunity to build some early momentum in its first season as a standalone club in 19 years.

In addition, the club has seen its number of home games increased from nine in 2017 to 10 as part of AFL Victoria’s commitment to supporting standalone VFL sides.

Werribee CEO Mark Penaluna welcomed the release of the fixture.

“The launch of our re-developed facility at Avalon Airport Oval is a special event regardless, but the chance to do it under lights will really add something spectacular to the occasion,” said Penaluna.

“Furthermore, the decision to grant an extra home game to standalone clubs is a great initiative from AFL Victoria and provides us with another important opportunity to showcase our venue.”

Among the highlights of Werribee’s 10 home games are clashes with traditional rivals Williamstown and Port Melbourne in rounds three and 10 respectively, a round-four home match against Richmond that will be broadcast live and free on Channel 7, and a first-time encounter with former AFL alignment partner North Melbourne in the final round of the season.

The club will also play Frankston for the first time since 2016 in an away match, with the Dolphins having been re-instated to the VFL for the 2018 season.

Footy fans in the City of Wyndham will also benefit from Werribee’s ongoing off-field alliance with North Melbourne, with the Kangaroos set to play six home games at Avalon Airport Oval.

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2018 Werribee home-and-away fixture

Round 1: Geelong vs Werribee (A)
Sunday, April 1
2pm at Spring Creek Reserve, Torquay
SPLIT ROUND

Round 2: Werribee vs Casey Demons (H)
Saturday, April 14
7pm at Avalon Airport Oval, Werribee

Round 3: Werribee vs Williamstown (H)
Sunday, April 22
2pm at Avalon Airport Oval, Werribee

Round 4: Werribee vs Richmond (H)
Saturday, April 28
2:10pm at Avalon Airport Oval, Werribee
LIVE AND FREE ON CHANNEL 7

Round 5: Werribee vs Collingwood (H)
Saturday, May 5
3pm at Avalon Airport Oval, Werribee

Round 6: BYE

Round 7: Werribee vs Footscray (H)
Sunday, May 20
2pm at Avalon Airport Oval, Werribee

Round 8: Sandringham vs Werribee (A)
Sunday, May 27
2pm at Trevor Barker Beach Oval, Sandringham

Round 9: Box Hill Hawks vs Werribee (A)
Saturday, June 2
2pm at Box Hill City Oval, Box Hill

Round 10: Werribee vs Port Melbourne (H)
Saturday, June 9
3pm at Avalon Airport Oval, Werribee

Round 11: BYE

Round 12: Frankston vs Werribee (A)
Sunday, June 24
2pm at Frankston Oval, Frankston

Round 13: Geelong vs Werribee (A)
Saturday, June 30
11am at GMHBA Stadium, Geelong

Round 14: Collingwood vs Werribee (A)
Sunday, July 8
11:30am at Victoria Park, Abbotsford

Round 15: Werribee vs Essendon (H)
Saturday, July 14
3pm at Avalon Airport Oval, Werribee

Round 16: Werribee vs Northern Blues (H)
Sunday, July 22
1pm at Avalon Airport Oval, Werribee

Round 17: Richmond vs Werribee (A)
Saturday, July 28
10:45am at Swinburne Centre, East Melbourne

Round 18: Coburg vs Werribee (A)
Saturday, August 4
2pm at Piranha Park, Coburg

Round 19: Werribee vs Box Hill Hawks (H)
Saturday, August 11
1pm at Avalon Airport Oval, Werribee

Round 20: BYE

Round 21: Werribee vs North Melbourne (H)
Saturday, August 25
3pm at Avalon Airport Oval, Werribee

View the full 2018 Peter Jackson VFL fixture

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