THE AFL’S BACK ON ABC AUSTRALIA!
Football fans in the region will be excited to learn that the AFL season will resume on Thursday, June 11, after a two-month break due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Round two will then continue with another all-Victorian contest on the Friday night, as Hawthorn travels to Kardinia Park to take on rivals Geelong.
Brisbane and Fremantle will meet at the Gabba on Saturday, followed by Carlton and Melbourne at Docklands.
The Showdown between the Crows and Port Adelaide will happen at Adelaide Oval before the two teams travel to the Gold Coast to take part in a hub.
ABC Australia will be showing six games every weekend including a new Sunday night slot.
Thursday, June 11
Collingwood vs. Richmond, MCG, 7:40pm AEST
Friday, June 12
Geelong vs. Hawthorn, GMHBA Stadium, 7:50pm AEST
Saturday, June 13
Carlton vs. Melbourne, Marvel Stadium, 4:35pm AEST
Port Adelaide vs. Adelaide, Adelaide Oval, 7:40pm AEST
Sunday, June 14
Sydney Swans vs. Essendon, SCG, 3:35pm AEST
St Kilda vs. Western Bulldogs, Marvel Stadium, 6:05pm AEST
Thursday, June 18
Richmond vs. Hawthorn, MCG, 7:40pm AEST
Friday, June 19
Western Bulldogs vs. Greater Western Sydney, Marvel Stadium, 7:50pm AEST
Saturday, June 20
Collingwood vs. St Kilda, MCG, 4:35pm AEST
Geelong vs. Carlton, GMHBA Stadium, 7:40pm AEST
Sunday, June 21
Essendon vs. Melbourne, MCG, 3:35pm AEST
Fremantle vs. Port Adelaide, Metricon Stadium, 6:05pm AEST
Thursday, June 25
Sydney vs. Western Bulldogs, SCG, 7:40pm AEST
Friday, June 26
Greater Western Sydney vs. Collingwood, Giants Stadium, 7:50pm AEST
Saturday, June 27
St Kilda vs. Richmond, Marvel Stadium, 4:35pm AEST
Essendon vs. Carlton, MCG, 7:40pm AEST
Sunday, June 28
Melbourne vs. Geelong, MCG, 3:35pm AEST
Hawthorn vs. North Melbourne, Marvel Stadium, 6:05pm AEST
Thursday, July 2
West Coast vs. Richmond, Metricon Stadium, 7:40pm AEST
Friday, July 3
Collingwood vs. Essendon, MCG, 7:50pm AEST
Saturday, July 4
Geelong vs. Gold Coast, GMHBA, 4:35pm AEST
Brisbane vs. Port Adelaide, Gabba, 7:40pm AEST
Sunday, July 5
Sydney vs. Melbourne, SCG, 3:35pm AEST
Greater Western Sydney vs. Hawthorn, Giants Stadium, 6:05pm AEST
Even with the MCG only a quarter full, having a Boxing Day Test crowd will be a moment to savour following Melbourne's winter in sporting purgatory, writes Offsiders columnist Richard Hinds.