The Southport Sharks welcome the arrival of the 2024 VFL Fixture, which the AFL have announced today. 

The AFL released the full schedule for Rounds 1-13 of the 2024 VFL season, along with match ups and venues for the remaining eight rounds.

Southport’s season will commence on Saturday, March 23, against Port Melbourne Football Club at Fankhauser Reserve at 12:05 pm.

It will be the first of ten games the Sharks will host in 2024.

The other clubs coming to Fankhauser Reserve in 2024 are Werribee, Brisbane, Collingwood, Frankston, Williamstown, GWS, Box Hill, Sydney, and North Melbourne.

Southport will travel to Melbourne seven times this year to play Williamstown, Essendon, Northern Bullants, Coburg, Carlton, Sandringham and Werribee.

In Round 7, Southport will play the Gold Coast Suns at Heritage Bank Stadium for the annual Mackenzie Cup.

The 2024 VFL home and away season will consist of 21 rounds, with all teams to play 18 matches.  A competition bye will be scheduled across the weekend of April 6-7 when the VFL will take on the SANFL in a representative clash in Adelaide during the AFL Gather Round weekend.  It will be the VFL’s first representative game since 2017 and the first time the VFL has played the SANFL since 2016.  The 2024 VFL season will again feature a Wildcard Round following its introduction in 2023.

Wildcard Round will be played on the weekend of August 24-25 and will see the team that finishes the home and away season in seventh place on the ladder play against the team that finishes 10th, while eighth will take on ninth.  The opening weekend of the 2024 Smithy’s VFL Finals Series, featuring the qualifying and elimination finals, will be played during the AFL pre-finals bye.  The 2024 VFL Grand Final is scheduled to be played on Sunday, September 22, the weekend before the 2024 Toyota AFL Grand Final.

Southport’s General Manager of Football Operations, Jarrod Field, said, “We are happy with the fixture and are eager to get started. We look forward to kicking off our campaign in Round 1 against Port Melbourne.”

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