No AFL game for Geraldton in 2018

Justin FrisGeraldton Guardian
Josh Kennedy takes a mark in this year’s JLT Community Series match between the West Coast Eagles and the Fremantle Dockers in Geraldton.
Camera IconJosh Kennedy takes a mark in this year’s JLT Community Series match between the West Coast Eagles and the Fremantle Dockers in Geraldton. Credit: Getty Images

The Australian Football League has confirmed Geraldton will not host a pre-season fixture during the 2018 JLT Community Series.

An AFL spokesman today told The Guardian series fixtures would be released on Thursday, with one match to be held in a regional WA location, but not Geraldton.

The Guardian understands Mandurah is likely to host the game, because of a policy of rotating games between regional venues.

Mandurah is also home to Peel Thunder, which has an alignment with Fremantle Football Club.

Geraldton hosted a 2017 JLT Community Series fixture at Wonthella Oval in February between West Coast and Fremantle.

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