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Falcons Girls to feature in AFLW curtain raiser

The Geelong Falcons Girls will feature in an AFLW curtain-raiser in the 2020 NAB League season. (Geelong Falcons Image/Brian Bartlett)

GEELONG Falcons Girls team will get a chance to shine under a bright spotlight after being allocated an AFLW curtain-raiser as part of its 2020 fixture.

The Falcons will take on the GWV Rebels ahead of Geelong’s final round meeting with Collingwood at GMHBA Stadium on Saturday, March 28.

Former Western Bulldogs coach Brendan McCartney has taken over as coach of the Falcons, with his first game in charge against the Gippsland Power on February 29.

The Falcons, who finished as beaten semi-finalists in 2019 after winning the premiership the previous year, will play nine home-and-away matches, with two of those at Deakin University’s Waurn Ponds campus.

Meanwhile, the Falcons Boys will play their only match in Geelong to open their season on March 21.

It will also be their only match in the city they represent, with ‘home’ matches also scheduled for Colac’s Central Reserve, MARS Stadium in Ballarat and Werribee’s Avalon Airport Oval.

The Falcons will also travel to Tasmanian for a second-straight year when they meet the Devils in Launceston in July.

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2020 GEELONG FALCONS GIRLS FIXTURE

Round 1
Saturday, February 29
vs. Gippsland Power RMIT – Bundoora 12:00pm
Round 2
Saturday, March 7
vs. Northern Knights RMIT – Bundoora 11:30am
Round 4
Saturday, March 21
vs. Bendigo Pioneers Deakin University 1:30pm
Round 5
Saturday, March 28
GWV Rebels GMHBA Stadium 12:00pm
(AFLW Curtain Raiser)
Round 6
Sunday, April 5
vs. Dandenong Stingrays Epsom Huntly Reserve 11:45am
Round 7
Saturday, April 18
vs. Oakleigh Chargers Warrawee Park 1:00pm
Round 8
Saturday, April 25
Calder Cannons Highgate Recreation Reserve 12:15pm
Round 9
Saturday, May 2
vs. Eastern Ranges Deakin University 12:00pm
Round 10
Saturday, May 9
vs. Sandringham Dragons Avalon Airport Oval 11:00am

2020 GEELONG FALCONS BOYS FIXTURE

Week 1
Saturday, March 21
vs. Bendigo Pioneers GMHBA Stadium 2:45pm
Week 2
Sunday, March 29
vs. GWV Rebels Central Reserve – Colac 1:30pm
Week 3
Saturday, April 4
vs. Dandenong Stingrays QE Oval – Bendigo 12:30pm
Week 4
Saturday, April 18
vs. Giants Academy Avalon Airport Oval 11:00am
Week 5
Saturday, April 25
vs. Calder Cannons Highgate Recreation Reserve 11:00am
Week 7
Saturday, May 9
vs. Western Jets Williamstown 11:30am
Week 8
Saturday, May 16
vs. Eastern Ranges Healesville Sporting Complex 11:30am
Week 9
Saturday, May 30
vs. Northern Knights Preston City Oval 11:00am
Week 11
Sunday, June 14
vs.  Bendigo Pioneers MARS Stadium 1:30pm
Week 13
Sunday, June 28
vs. GWV Rebels MARS Stadium 1:00pm
Week 14
Saturday, July 4
vs. Western Jets Avalon Airport Oval 11:0am
(VFL Curtain Raiser)
Week 16
Sunday, July 19
vs. Tasmania UTAS Stadium – Launceston 12:00pm
Week 17
Saturday, July 25
vs. Swans Academy MARS Stadium 1:30pm
Week 18
Saturday, August 1
vs. Oakleigh Chargers Avalon Airport Oval 3:00pm
Week 19
Sunday, August 16
vs. Dandenong Stingrays MARS Stadium 3:00pm