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AFL confirms West Coast to face Port Adelaide, Fremantle to play Adelaide in 2021 pre-season

AFL in Perth is back!

The Eagles will host Port Adelaide in a pre-season clash at Leederville Oval late on Sunday, March 7 while the Dockers will host Adelaide at Fremantle Oval on Saturday, March 6 the AFL has confirmed.

In a statement, AFL executive general manager Travis Auld said the 2021 AAMI Community Series was reduced to just a single match in a bid to reduce travel during uncertain COVID times.

“The AAMI Community Series continues to play an important role for AFL clubs and supporters across the country and we thank the regions of Albury (NSW), Coffs Harbour (NSW), Morwell (VIC), Noarlunga (SA), North Hobart (TAS), Mandurah (WA) and Whyalla (SA) for their understanding as we worked through the safest and most straightforward options for players, staff and supporters,” Mr Auld said.

“Each of those regions play an extremely important role in our game and the decision to revise the AAMI Community Series was made to protect the health and safety of the competition and the wider community which remains the priority for the league.

Dom Sheed gets the ball away in the last Leederville Oval meeting between the Eagles and Port Adelaide.
Camera IconDom Sheed gets the ball away in the last Leederville Oval meeting between the Eagles and Port Adelaide. Credit: Daniel Carson/AFL Media

“It is communities like these that are the heartbeat of Australian Football and we hope to be able to return to each of those areas and play games there in the future. While we share the disappointment of these regions, we also look forward to more fans being able to safely attend AAMI Community Series matches, particularly in states where supporters have not been able to attend a men’s game in over a year.”

Carlton and St Kilda will play the first match of the series on Thursday, March 4 before the Richmond-Collingwood clash on Friday, March 5.

The Western Bulldogs will close out the series with a match against Melbourne at Marvel Stadium on Monday, March 8.

Tickets for the two Perth matches will go on sale at a late date.

2021 AAMI COMMUNITY SERIES FIXTURE

Thursday March 4

Carlton v St Kilda Marvel Stadium 4.10pm

Friday March 5

Collingwood v Richmond Marvel Stadium 4.10pm

Saturday March 6

Hawthorn v North Melb University of Tas 10.10am

Fremantle v Adelaide Fremantle Oval 1.10pm

Geelong v Essendon GMHBA Stadium 4.10pm

Sunday March 7 

Sydney v Gold Coast GIANTS Stadium 10.10am

GWS v Brisbane Manuka Oval 1.10pm

West Coast v Port Adel Leederville Oval 4.10pm

Monday March 8

W. Bulldogs v Melbourne Marvel Stadium 12.10pm

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