2023 Smithy’s VFL – Round 1 Locked In

The AFL has released the fixtures for Round 1 of the 2023 Smithy’s VFL season.

The competition will commence the weekend of March 24-26, aligning with Round 2 of the 2023 Toyota AFL Premiership season.

The 2023 Smithy’s VFL season will again feature 21 teams from Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. All teams who competed during the 2022 season will feature in the competition this year. Casey Demons defeated Southport Sharks in the 2022 Smithy’s VFL Grand Final. 

AFL Head of State League Competitions, Jennie Loughnan, said: “2023 shapes as a huge year for the Smithy’s VFL and rebel VFLW competitions as we look to build on the success of last year, where we were able to complete seasons and award premierships for the first time since 2019.

“There are many great matches scheduled across Round 1 in both the Smithy’s VFL and rebel VFLW and we look forward to the opening round kickstarting fantastic seasons for both competitions.

“Fixtures for all remaining rounds will be released shortly. This will include scheduling for Rounds 2-14 of the Smithy’s VFL and Rounds 2-13 of the rebel VFLW.”

Broadcast and streaming: All matches in the 2023 Smithy’s VFL and rebel VFLW seasons will be live streamed free via the AFL website (afl.com.au) and AFL Live Official App. Further broadcast details will be confirmed at a later time.

Live scoring and stats: Live scoring and stats will be available via both the AFL Live Official App and VFL App.

Ticketing: Where Smithy’s VFL matches are ticketed, entry is $10 for adults, $5 for concession holders and kids under 15 are free. Some venues don’t charge for entry. For VFL matches played as curtain-raisers and curtain-closers at AFL venues, AFL ticketing prices apply. 

Entry to rebel VFLW matches is free. Where venues host VFL and VFLW double-headers, entry fees will apply after half time of the VFLW match.

Smithy’s VFL Round 1

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