Essendon’s VFL and VFLW sides will open their respective 2024 seasons in a double-header at the NEC Hangar on Saturday, March 23.
The Dons’ VFLW team will open proceedings against Port Melbourne at 10:05am AEDT in a rematch of last year’s preliminary finalists.
With a young outfit headed by new Senior Coach Cherie O’Neill, the Bombers will be keen for an early test against the reigning premiers on home deck.
Experience + respect.— Essendon VFLW (@essendonvflw) February 1, 2024
Cherie O’Neill is our Senior Coach for ‘24 🤝 pic.twitter.com/NaZdWtKbfS
The VFL matchup will immediately follow, with the Bombers taking on the Brisbane Lions at 1:05pm AEDT.
The season opener marks a similarly fresh start for the VFL Dons as Senior Coach Blake Caracella looks to get his first campaign off to a strong start.
The full fixtures for both competitions are set to be announced in the coming days.
Essendon VFL/VFLW round one fixtures
VFLW: Essendon v Port Melbourne
NEC Hangar, Saturday March 23, 10:05am AEDT
VFL: Essendon v Brisbane Lions
NEC Hangar, Saturday March 23, 1:05pm AEDT