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2019 VFL fixture released

Essendon will begin its 2019 VFL campaign with an away match against Frankston on April 7. (Photo: AFL Media)

Essendon will begin its 2019 VFL campaign with a trip to Skybus Stadium to face Frankston on Sunday, April 7.

Renamed the 2019 Hard Yakka/Totally Workwear VFL, the newly revealed fixture will see the Bombers play at least seven games at Windy Hill as they look to build on an impressive 2018 campaign which saw them reach a preliminary final.

In a win for Essendon fans, just one VFL game (round 18 against Sandringham) will clash with an AFL match (round 20 against Port Adelaide), while there will be a total of seven double-headers featuring the Bombers' VFL and VFLW sides.

Click here to view the 2019 VFLW fixture

A potential curtain-raiser to Essendon's annual Country Match against Geelong at the MCG is also in discussions. While a VFL match between the two sides is locked in a few hours before the blockbuster AFL clash on Sunday, May 5, the venue is yet to be confirmed.

A total of four Essendon VFL games will be broadcast live on Channel 7, including the matches against Geelong (round five), Northern Blues (round nine), Port Melbourne (round 12) and Werribee (round 13).

Essendon's 2019 VFL fixture:

Round Date Opponent Venue Home/Away Local Time
1 Sunday, April 7 Frankston Skybus Stadium Away 2:00pm
2 Bye
3 Saturday, April 20 North Melbourne Avalon Airport Oval Away 11:00am
4 Saturday, April 27 Collingwood Windy Hill Home 2:00pm
5 Sunday, May 5 Geelong MCG/Windy Hill (TBC) Home 11:40am*
6 Saturday, May 11 Casey Demons Windy Hill Home 2:00pm
7 Sunday, May 19 Sandringham Trevor Barker Beach Oval Away 2:10pm
8 Saturday, May 25 Richmond Swinburne Centre Away 2:30pm
9 Sunday, June 2 Northern Blues Windy Hill Home 11:40am*
10 Bye
11 Saturday, June 15 Box Hill Windy Hill Home 2:00pm
12 Sunday, June 23 Port Melbourne Adcon Stadium Away 2:10pm*
13 Sunday, June 30 Werribee Avalon Airport Oval Away 11:40am*
14 Sunday, July 7 Coburg Piranha Park Away 12:30pm
15 Saturday, July 13 North Melbourne Windy Hill Home 12:00pm
16 Bye
17 Saturday, July 27 Williamstown Point Gellibrand Away 2:00pm
18 Saturday, August 3 Sandringham Windy Hill Home 2:00pm
19 Saturday, August 10 Footscray Victoria University Whitten Oval Away 1:00pm
20 Saturday, August 17 Richmond Windy Hill Home 2:00pm
21 Date TBC Geelong GMHBA Stadium Away Time TBC

*Channel 7 broadcast game