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Falcons Fixtures released

New Geelong Falcons coach Luke Daffy addresses the playing group during one of his two games in charge during 2018. (Geelong Falcons Image/Brian Bartlett)

GEELONG Falcons will open their 2019 season on March 23 at Colac’s Central Reserve against Bendigo Pioneers.

In what is a new-look under-18 competition, the TAC Cup name is no longer, Tasmania has re-entered the competition, and the Sydney, GWS, Brisbane and Gold Coast academy teams will play from rounds two to six.

The Falcons, who will be coached by Luke Daffy, will play 15 matches in what will be a seventeen round season, followed by a Wildcard round featuring teams that finish 5th-13th to determine the eight sides to contest the finals.

They will just play just one match in Geelong (Round 14 vs. GWV Rebels at GMHBA Stadium).

The Falcons will head across Bass Strait in Round 16 to take on Tasmania at North Hobart Oval.

A meeting with the Swans at Carlton’s IKON Park in Round 6 will be their only clash with an academy team.

Meanwhile, the Falcons Girls will open their premiership defence with a trip to Frankston’s Skybus Stadium for a meeting with Sandringham Dragons.

Jason Armistead’s team will again play a nine round season, with three home games at Deakin University and one at Avalon Airport Oval.

The finals series has been extended to feature four teams.

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1 Sunday, March 24 Bendigo Pioneers Central Reserve – Colac 2:00pm
2 Sunday, March 31 GWV Rebels MARS Stadium – Ballarat 1:00pm
3 Sunday, April 7 Dandenong Stingrays QEO Oval – Bendigo 12:30pm
4 Bye
5 Saturday, April 27 Calder Cannons RAMS Arena – Craigieburn 2:00pm
6 Sunday, May 5 Swans Academy IKON Park – Carlton 11:30am
7 Saturday, May 11 Murray Bushrangers Avalon Airport Oval – Werribee 2:00pm
8 Saturday, May 18 Western Jets Avalon Airport Oval – Werribee 2:00pm
9 Sunday, June 2 Eastern Ranges Box Hill City Oval 1:00pm
10 Saturday, June 8 Sandringham Dragons MARS Stadium – Ballarat 11:30am
11 Sunday, June 23 Bendigo Pioneers QEO Oval – Bendigo 1:00pm
12 Saturday, June 29 Gippsland Power Shepley Oval – Dandenong 2:30pm
13 Sunday, July 7 Oakleigh Chargers Avalon Airport Oval 11:30am
14 Sunday, July 21 GWV Rebels GMHBA Stadium 1:30pm
15 Bye
16 Saturday, August 3 Tasmania Devils North Hobart Oval 11:30am
17 Sunday, August 18 Dandenong Stingrays QEO Oval – Bendigo 12:30pm


1 Sunday, March 3 Sandringham Dragons Skybus Stadium – Frankston 2:00pm
2 Sunday, March 17 Gippsland Power Deakin University 12:45pm
3 Sunday, March 24 Bendigo Pioneers Deakin University 1:00pm
4 Saturday, March 30 GWV Rebels City Oval – Ballarat 2:30pm
5 Saturday, April 6 Dandenong Stingrays Skybus Stadium – Frankston 1:00pm
6 Sunday, April 14 Western Jets Point Gellibrand – Williamstown 12:45pm
7 Sunday, April 28 Calder Cannons RAMS Arena – Craigieburn 12:45pm
8 Sunday, May 5 Northern Knights Deakin University 1:00pm
9 Saturday, May 11 Murray Bushrangers Avalon Airport Oval – Werribee 12:00pm