The VFLW Bombers’ 2020 fixture has been released and will see the Dons kick off the year with a bang against Geelong at Windy Hill on Saturday, May 9.
The clash with the Cats will is one of eight VFL/W double-headers scheduled for the year and the first of two at the club’s spiritual home.
The Bombers’ annual Dreamtime Match against Richmond at the Swinburne Centre will again be among the season highlights, with the VFLW Dons kicking off proceedings at 11:15am on May 23 before the VFL Bombers take on the Tigers, followed by the senior side’s traditional Dreamtime at the ‘G clash.
The Bombers showed terrific improvement last year in what was just their second season, breaking through for five wins including a convincing victory over eventual premier Collingwood to close out the season.
The talented side will be forced to wait until the penultimate round for its next chance to take on the Magpies when they face the reigning premiers at Windy Hill on Saturday, August 15.
A run of five consecutive home games in Essendon from rounds four to nine will prove important for the Bombers as they look for further improvement in what should be another exciting year.
2020 VFLW FIXTURE
|ROUND||OPPONENT||VENUE||TIME & DATE|
|1*||Geelong||Windy Hill||3pm, Saturday, May 9|
|2*||Southern Saints||Trevor Barker Beach Oval||11:30am, Sunday, May 17|
|3*||Richmond||Swinburne Centre||11:15am, Saturday, May 23|
|4||Williamstown||Windy Hill||11:30am, Saturday, May 30|
|6||Darebin||Windy Hill||11:30am, Saturday, June 13|
|7||Casey Demons||Windy Hill||11:30am, Saturday, June 20|
|8*||Western Bulldogs||Windy Hill||3pm, Saturday, June 27|
|9*||Hawthorn||Windy Hill||11:30am, Saturday, July 4|
|10*||Carlton||Ikon Park||11:30am, Saturday, July 11|
|11||North Melbourne||Arden Street Oval||11am, Sunday, July 19|
|12*||Williamstown||Downer Oval||11:30am, Sunday, July 26|
|13||Darebin||Bill Lawry Oval||12pm, Saturday, August 1|
|14*||Hawthorn||Box Hill City Oval||11:30am, Sunday, August 9|
|15||Collingwood||Windy Hill||11:30am, Saturday, August 15|
*Double-header with the VFL Bombers