Carlton's Tom De Koning soars for a mark against Melbourne in the 2022 AAMI Community Series. Picture: Getty Images

THE AFL is pleased to confirm kids and club members will have FREE access to the 2024 AAMI Community Series, as the league extends its partnership with AAMI for the pre-season event for a further two years.

As a long-term partner of the League, AAMI has reinforced its commitment to the AFL by remaining as the Premier Partner of the annual Community Series that will be held from February 27 to March 3 at venues across the country.

Club and AFL Members with Premiership Season entry entitlements will have free access to matches by scanning in with their membership to the venue on match day.

These arrangements will extend across all AAMI Community Series matches, except for the Richmond v Collingwood match, with ticketing details supporting a charity to be communicated tomorrow.

Tickets for the AAMI Community Series will go on sale at 10am for club members and 2pm (venue local time) for the general public on Tuesday, February 6.

AFL Executive General Manager Customer and Commercial Kylie Rogers welcomed the return of the AAMI Community Series.

"AAMI has been our premier partner of the annual Community Series since 2021, and we're proud to welcome the return of the pre-season competition to venues across the country.

"The 2024 AAMI Community Series is a great opportunity for fans to get their first look at their teams for the season. I am looking forward to seeing thousands of fans in attendance in what will be a great day out for the whole family."

Suncorp Executive General Manager, Brand and Customer Experience, Mim Haysom said AAMI was thrilled to be working in partnership with the AFL to revitalise the pre-season competition in 2024.

"The AAMI Community Series is a fantastic opportunity for footy fans to see their favourite players and teams up close and bring the excitement of live footy to supporters in local and regional communities across Australia.

"The AAMI Community Series is designed to provide greater access to top-class football games to AFL fans and we are proud to be part of such a great community event."

Members can scan their membership at the venue in which their Club is competing on match day to access free entry, subject to capacity.

Club members can guarantee their entry by registering for a general admission ticket or upgrading to a reserved seat via the relevant ticket agent using their 2024 membership barcode, subject to availability.

General admission tickets for adults will be $20, while kids aged 14 and under will be free.

Reserved seating tickets for adults will be $30 and $10 for children at those venues with applicable seating.

While access for kids under 14 is free, they must redeem a ticket in advance of the match. Any junior without a pre-purchased ticket will not be permitted access to the match.

Clubs will also have the opportunity to participate in an optional match simulation training session at a date determined by the Clubs prior to the AFL Community Series Matches with details listed below.

AFL Community Series Matches will take on the following format:

  • Four quarters of 20 mins plus time on (as per AFL Premiership Season)​
  • Squad of 30 players, eight interchange and four Emergencies.  Minimum of four players on the Interchange Bench during the match at any time.
  • No interchange Cap.​
  • Full panel of umpires appointed by the AFL​.

All match simulation training sessions and the AAMI Community Series will be broadcast live on Fox Footy, available on Kayo Sports and Foxtel.

As part of the pre-season schedule for AFL clubs ahead of the 2024 season, clubs are heading to regional communities across Australia for the Community Camps program, which is underway and will continue through to early March. The full schedule is available here.

Broadcast and match times for the AAMI Community Series (live on Fox Footy & Kayo):

Tuesday, February 27
Collingwood v Richmond, Ikon Park, 6.40pm AEDT

Wednesday, February 28
Carlton v Melbourne, Ikon Park, 6.40pm AEDT

Thursday, February 29
Sydney v Brisbane, Blacktown International Sportspark, 4.10pm AEDT
Greater Western Sydney v Gold Coast, Manuka Oval, 7.10pm AEDT 

Friday, March 1
Geelong v Essendon, GMHBA Stadium, 5.10pm AEDT
Port Adelaide v Fremantle, Alberton Oval, 7.30pm ACDT

Saturday, March 2
Adelaide v West Coast, Hisense Stadium, 2.40pm ACDT
Hawthorn v Western Bulldogs, University of Tasmania Stadium, 6.10pm AEDT

Sunday, March 3
St Kilda v North Melbourne, RSEA Park, 2.10pm AEDT

Club match simulation match and broadcast timings (live on Kayo):

Sunday, February 18
Melbourne v Richmond, Casey Fields, 10am AEDT

Wednesday, February 21
North Melbourne v Collingwood, AIA Centre, 10am AEDT

Thursday, February 22
Sydney v Greater Western Sydney, Tramway Oval, 10am AEDT
Carlton v Geelong, Ikon Park, 11am AEDT
Brisbane v Gold Coast, Brighton Homes Arena, 5pm AEST

Friday, February 23
Western Bulldogs v Hawthorn, Whitten Oval, 11am AEDT
St Kilda v Essendon, RSEA Park, 2pm AEDT
Port Adelaide v Adelaide, Alberton Oval, 5pm ACDT

Saturday, February 24
West Coast v Fremantle, Mineral Resources Park, 4.45pm AWST