Box Hill VFL and VFLW Round 1 fixtures confirmed

Box Hill Hawks’ Smithy’s VFL and rebel VFLW Round 1 fixtures have been released, with two enticing openers confirmed.

Box Hill’s VFL team will commence its season on Sunday 26 March against the Sydney Swans at Tramway Oval, with the first bounce at 10.05am AEDT. 

This match will lead into Hawthorn’s Round 2 AFL clash with the Swans at the SCG. 

Box Hill’s VFLW side will also begin its season on Sunday 26 March, travelling to the NEC Hangar to face reigning VFLW premiers, Essendon from 11am AEDT. 

The traditional rivals have played in some thrilling clashes over the years, most notably a draw in Round 12 last year. 

This game also marks the first for the Hawks back under the Box Hill banner in VFLW. 

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. 

The 2023 rebel VFLW season will again be contested by 12 teams, with Essendon having defeated the Southern Saints to win the 2022 flag. 

The AFL has also announced further details about broadcast and streaming, live scoring and stats as well as ticketing. 

Broadcast and streaming: All matches in the 2023 Smithy’s VFL and rebel VFLW seasons will be live streamed free via the AFL website ( 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.

The best way to support the Hawks this season is to sign up and become a Box Hill member. 2023 memberships are now available here! 

Box Hill Hawks VFL Round 1 

Sydney Swans v Box Hill Hawks – Sunday 26 March, 10.05am AEDT at Tramway Oval

Box Hill Hawks VFLW Round 1

Essendon v Box Hill Hawks – Sunday 26 March, 11am AEDT at the NEC Hangar

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