2017 representative fixtures announced

The 2017 representative fixtures have been announced for the upcoming season. This year AFL Sydney will play against Black Diamond AFL (BDAFL) in both the men’s and women’s as a part of the representative season.

The BDAFL will host the fixture (venue to be determined) which will be played on Saturday, 30 May 2017.

Whilst the BDAFL has previously played AFL Sydney Development squad, it will be the first time they will play against the top Sydney side.

BDAFL Football Operations Manager, Garry Burkinshaw is pleased with the announcement.

“It is fantastic that the BDAFL has been given the opportunity to play against arguably the strongest league in the NSW,” Burkinshaw said.

“Representative football is an important part of the BDAFL calendar, and to give the players the opportunity to test themselves against the best players in the other leagues is vitally important.”

The squads for both of the AFL Sydney and BDAFL representative teams will be announced later in the year.