Night opener for VFL Cats

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Updated: December 10, 2015
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New Geelong VFL coach Shane O'Bree will make his debut in the Cats' Round 2 clash with Northern Blues at Simonds Stadium. Picture: AL PACKER

Shane O’Bree will make his debut Geelong VFL coaching debut in the Cats’ Round 2 clash with Northern Blues at Simonds Stadium. Picture: AL PACKER

GEELONG will have to wait until Round 2 to open its 2016 VFL campaign after being handed the bye in Round 1 of the season.

It means new coach Shane O’Bree’s first game in charge will be the Round 2 Friday night clash with Northern Blues at Simonds Stadium.

The Cats will also play under lights in Round 3 against country rivals North Ballarat.

Geelong will have return meetings with Northern Blues, Frankston, Collingwood and Essendon.

However, they play K-ROCK Cup rivals Werribee just once, Round 15 at Simonds Stadium.

As expected there are no AFL curtain raisers.

In good news for fans, there are only two games that crossover.

The Round 5 meeting with Essendon at Windy Hill starts at 12.00pm and the AFL Cats meeting with West Coast at Simonds gets underway 2.10pm, while the Round 19 clash with Richmond is scheduled for a 5.00pm bounce, starting around three-quarter time of the Cats-Tigers meeting at the MCG.

Geelong will play five practice matches:

  • March 12 vs. Essendon @ Tullamarine, 12.00pm.
  • March 18 vs. Richmond @ Punt Road, 6.30pm.
  • March 26 vs. North Ballarat @ Simonds Stadium, 12.00pm.
  • April 2 vs. Collingwood @ Simonds Stadium, 12.00pm
  • April 9 vs. AFL Academy @ Simonds Stadium, 12.00pm

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GEELONG VFL FIXTURE (includes AFL matches)

ROUND 1 – SATURDAY APRIL 9 VENUE TIME
Bye – Practice Match – Geelong vs. AFL Academy Simonds Stadium 12.00pm
AFL Round 3 – Sunday April 10
Geelong vs. Brisbane Lions Simonds Stadium 4.40pm
ROUND 2 – FRIDAY APRIL 15 VENUE TIME
Geelong vs. Northern Blues Simonds Stadium 7.00pm
AFL Round 4 – Saturday April 16
Essendon vs. Geelong MCG 1.45pm
ROUND 3 – FRIDAY APRIL 22 VENUE TIME
North Ballarat vs. Geelong Eureka Stadium 7.00pm
AFL Round 5 – Saturday April 23
Port Adelaide vs. Geelong Adelaide Oval 7.40pm
ROUND 4 – SUNDAY MAY 1 VENUE TIME
Geelong vs. Coburg Simonds Stadium 1.00pm
AFL Round 6 – Saturday April 30
Geelong vs. Gold Coast Suns Simonds Stadium 7.25pm
ROUND 5 – SATURDAY MAY 7 VENUE TIME
Essendon vs. Geelong Windy Hill 12.00pm
AFL Round 7 – Saturday May 7
Geelong vs. West Coast Simonds 2.10pm
ROUND 6 – SATURDAY MAY 14 VENUE TIME
Geelong vs. Collingwood Simonds 1.00pm
AFL Round 8 – Friday May 13
Adelaide vs. Geelong Adelaide Oval 7.50pm
ROUND 7 – SUNDAY MAY 16 VENUE TIME
Frankston vs. Geelong Frankston Oval 11.40am
AFL Round 9 – Saturday May 21
Collingwood vs. Geelong MCG 1.45pm
ROUND 8 – BYE VENUE TIME
VFL vs. SANFL TBC TBC
AFL Round 10 – Sunday May 29
Carlton vs. Geelong Etihad Stadium 1.10pm
ROUND 9 – SUNDAY JUNE 5 VENUE TIME
Geelong vs. Sandringham Simonds Stadium 1.00pm
AFL Round 11 – Saturday June 4
Geelong vs. GWS Giants Simonds Stadium 4.35pm
ROUND 10 – SATURDAY JUNE 11 VENUE TIME
Footscray vs. Geelong Whitten Oval 11.00am
AFL Round 12 – Saturday June 11
Geelong vs. North Melbourne Etihad Stadium 7.25pm
ROUND 11 – SATURDAY JUNE 18 VENUE TIME
Geelong vs. Box Hill Simonds Stadium 2.30pm
AFL Round 13 – Saturday June 18
Western Bulldogs vs. Geelong Etihad Stadium 7.25pm
ROUND 12 – SUNDAY JUNE 26 VENUE TIME
Williamstown vs. Geelong Burbank Oval 2.00pm
AFL Round 14 – Saturday June 25
St Kilda vs. Geelong Etihad Stadium 7.25pm
ROUND 13 – BYE
AFL Round 15 – Bye
ROUND 14 – SATURDAY JULY 9 VENUE TIME
Northern Blues vs. Geelong IKON Park 2.00pm
AFL Round 16 – Friday July 8
Geelong vs. Sydney Swans Simonds Stadium 7.50pm
ROUND 15 – SATURDAY JULY 16 VENUE TIME
Geelong vs. Werribee Simonds Stadium 2.30pm
AFL Round 17 – Friday July 15
Fremantle vs. Geelong Domain Stadium 8.10pm
ROUND 16 – SUNDAY JULY 24 VENUE TIME
Geelong vs. Essendon Simonds Stadium 1.00pm
AFL Round 18 – Saturday July 23
Geelong vs. Adelaide Simonds Stadium 7.25pm
ROUND 17 – SATURDAY JULY 30 VENUE TIME
Collingwood vs. Geelong Victoria Park 12.00pm
AFL Round 19 – Friday July 29
Geelong vs. Western Bulldogs Simonds Stadium 7.50pm
ROUND 18 – SATURDAY AUGUST 6 VENUE TIME
Geelong vs. Frankston Simonds Stadium 1.00pm
AFL Round 20 – Sunday August 7
Geelong vs. Essendon Etihad Stadium 3.20pm
ROUND 19 – SUNDAY AUGUST 14 VENUE TIME
Richmond vs. Geelong Punt Road 5.00pm
AFL Round 21 – Sunday August 14
Richmond vs. Geelong MCG 3.20pm
ROUND 20 – SUNDAY AUGUST 21 VENUE TIME
Geelong vs. Casey Scorpions Simonds Stadium 11.00am
AFL Round 22 – Sunday August 21
Brisbane Lions vs. Geelong Gabba 3.20pm
ROUND 21 – SATURDAY AUGUST 27 VENUE TIME
Port Melbourne vs. Geelong North Port Oval 2.00pm
AFL Round 23 – TBC
Geelong vs. Melbourne Simonds Stadium TBC


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