The 2018 Australian Football League season will be the 122nd season of the elite Australian rules football competition. The Aussie Rules top leagues is commonly known as the AFL. There are 18 teams competing in the league, the same as the previous six seasons. The first game of the season was held on Thursday, 22 March, and the season is scheduled to conclude with the 2018 AFL Grand Final on Saturday, 29 September.
The opening tame was held Thursday, 22 March, in the evening at the Melbourne Cricket Grounds. In the game Richmond 17.19 (121) defeated Carlton 15.5 (95) before a crowd of 90,151. The second game of the season was held at the Etihad Stadium last night, posing Essendon against Adelaide. Essendon 14.15 (99) defeated Adelaide 12.15 (87) before a crowd of 43,016. Today, St Kilda takes on the Brisbane Lions at the Etihad Stadium, Port Adelaide meets Fremantle at home, the Adelaide Oval, Gold Coast meets North Melbourne at Cazaly's Stadium, and Hawthorn meets Collingwood in an evening match at the Melbourne Cricket Grounds. Sunday's matches include Greater Western Sydney vs. the Western Bulldogs at the UNSW Canberra Oval, Melbourne vs. Geelong at the Melbourne Cricket Grounds, and West Coast vs. Sydney at the Optus Stadium.
We congratulate the AFL on the successful start of another season, and look forward to the excitement!