Peter Jackson VFL Fixture Released
The Peter Jackson VFL 2013 senior fixture has now been released.
The fixture features a 14 team competition with both Bendigo Gold and Essendon fielding stand alone sides in 2013, and each club set to play 18 games. The season will run for 19 rounds, with one official bye per club, two split rounds (in rounds 1 & 13) plus a break for the state representative game against the West Australian Football League on the weekend of May 11.
Season 2013 of Peter Jackson VFL action will kick off with two games on the Easter weekend as part of a split round start to the season. 2012 VFL finalists – and 2013 Foxtel Cup representatives - Port Melbourne and Werribee Tigers will kick off the season on Easter Saturday with their round 16 clash brought forward to the opening weekend of the season to accommodate their Foxtel Cup fixture.
The Easter weekend will be completed with the now traditional Torquay Easter Sunday clash between Geelong and Williamstown. The remaining 10 VFL clubs will start their season the following weekend, with former aligned sides Bendigo Gold and Essendon opening their seasons under lights at Queens Elizabeth Oval on Friday April 5.
The 2013 Peter Jackson VFL fixture features an increase in night matches and a reduction in byes. Night football will become prominent with five of the nine fixtured night games to be on a Friday night, with Bendigo, Geelong, Werribee and Casey Scorpions all hosting night matches.
“It is pleasing to see VFL Clubs looking at different times to fixture their matches. Geelong will be utilising the recent redevelopment of Simonds Stadium to host night matches, and Bendigo will once again look to Friday nights to build their support in the Bendigo community; giving locals an opportunity to experience state league football,” Williams said
“We have been working with clubs over the last few months to ensure that we have been able to accommodate as many requests as possible into the draw, with a particular focus on requests of aligning VFL and AFL byes, which we have tried to achieve where possible.”
The AFL Victoria Development League fixture is currently being finalised, and will be released once completed.
Click the link below for the full 2013 fixture.