• Wed. Apr 21st, 2021

The Draw has been announced for the 2012 Footy Season . GWS joins the competition , making it an 18 team fixture , with more interstate matches , and a bye period of rest breaks , for all teams.

 

crows
crows

All Clubs are required to travel interstate at least five times . Collingwood , Hawthorn and Geelong , the top three finishers in 2011 have big games scheduled. The  AFL hopes these games can draw large crowds ,  will provide great entertainment , and  help to consolidate these teams ,  and footy’s popularity .

 

Geelong unfurls its premiership flag in round 4 , and the Saints face Freo in their first game since the coach poaching saga  .The Blues play six games on Friday night , and North Melbourne  make the most interstate trips with Games scheduled in Hobart .

 

north
north

Queensland Clubs , the Lions and Suns , play the most games in the Saturday afternoon twilight timeslot , and the Cats and Magpies meet twice in GF replays in rounds 8 & 16 .

Big Games will continue with the  Magpies playing the Bombers on Anzac Day, Freo versus Carlton in the annual Len Hall Tribute Match , Demons tackling the Magpies on Queen’s Birthday Monday, Essendon and Richmond clashing in the ‘Dreamtime at the ‘G‘ match in round eight, and St Kilda hosting Carlton on a Monday night match.

 

tigers
tigers

Interstate teams will continue to play each other in the two ‘Derbies’ between Fremantle and West Coast, two ‘Showdowns’ between Adelaide and Port Adelaide, two Brisbane Lions- Gold Coast ‘Q-Clashes’ and, for the first time, two all-Sydney clashes between the Giants and Swans.

carlton
carlton

The 2012 AFL fixture promises much.  Football fans will be along to watch , wearing their   football jumpers , jerseys , guernseys .