The AFL has advised a change of fixture for the AAMI Community Series which will see the GIANTS now take on the Swans at GIANTS Stadium in Sydney on Sunday, March 7.
The GIANTS were previously scheduled to play against Brisbane in Canberra, however the AFL has advised that all clubs will now play their one match in their home city.
AFL Executive General Manager of Clubs and Broadcasting Travis Auld said the decision to revise the fixture was made to minimise risk by avoiding travel for the men’s programs prior to the home-and-away season.
“The AAMI Community Series continues to play an important role for AFL clubs and supporters across the country and we thank everyone in the game for their understanding as we continue to work through the safest and most straightforward options for players, staff and supporters,” Mr Auld said.
“The changes to the fixture are consistent with the league’s approach to best managing the risks around COVID by minimising travel for teams where possible across both the men’s and women’s programs.
“As a result, we have had to make changes to some venues and we thank the people of Canberra (ACT), Joondalup (WA) and Launceston (TAS) for their understanding – each of those areas plays an extremely important role in our game. We hope to be able to return to Joondalup in the near future and we look forward to Canberra and Tasmania hosting AFL games as part of the 2021 Toyota AFL Premiership Season.”
The GIANTS are still scheduled to play two AFL games in Canberra in the early part of the season with round three against Melbourne and round six against the Bulldogs both expected to see fans flock to Manuka Oval.
All 2021 AAMI Community Series matches will be broadcast live on FOX FOOTY, Kayo and through the Official AFL LIVE App, thanks to Telstra.
Ticketing arrangements for the 2021 AAMI Community Series will be advised in due course.
The GIANTS and Swans will also face off in an official match simulation practice match at GIANTS Stadium this Saturday which will be live streamed via the GIANTS' website and app from 11am.
2021 AAMI Community Series
GIANTS v Swans
Sunday, March 7 at 1:10pm