Taj Woewodin in action for Casey against Southport in the 2022 VFL Grand Final on September 18, 2022. Picture: AFL Photos

STATE LEAGUE footy returns this weekend for 2024 and you can catch every game LIVE and FREE on the AFL Live Official App and AFL.com.au.

The Smithy's VFL men's season kicked off on Friday afternoon with Collingwood hosting Sandringham in a clash featuring AFL stars Brad Crouch and Dan Butler, while Jack Bytel lined up for the Pies agains his old side. Standalone clubs Frankston and Williamstown did battle on Friday night.

Other highlights of the weekend include three-time All-Australian Jack Macrae turning out for Footscray against GWS Giants from 12.05pm AEDT on Sunday, while reigning premier Gold Coast began its flag defence against Richmond on Saturday. Brisbane recruit Tom Doedee also made his playing return after a knee reconstruction when the Lions took on Essendon on Saturday. 

>> Scroll down to find the live links of the VFL and VFLW games you want to watch
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The rebel VFL Women's competition also started on Friday, when the Southern Saints and Collingwood faced off after the men's VFL game.

Premier Port Melbourne played its first game away to Essendon on Saturday, while Sunday sees the Casey Demons host the Box Hill Hawks from 11.05am AEDT. 

The AFL's commitment to live streaming of the 2024 VFL, VFLW, SANFL and WAFL seasons ensures greater exposure for players and clubs to a national audience, and makes it easier for fans, families and recruiters to watch some of the best state-league prospects as they push for their AFL or AFLW opportunity. 

>> Check out the VFL fixture and watch FREE, LIVE streams of every game
>> Check out the VFLW fixture and watch FREE, LIVE streams of every game 

Now you can cast all elite state league matches from your phone to your SmartTV via Chromecast or AirPlay, and sit back to watch the action on the big screen.

Smithy's VFL fixture, round one

Friday, March 22
Sandringham v Collingwood, RSEA Park, 4.05pm AEDT
Frankston v Williamstown, Kinetic Stadium, 7.35pm AEDT

Saturday, March 23
Gold Coast v Richmond, People First Stadium, 11.05am AEST
Southport v Port Melbourne, Fankhauser Reserve, 12.05pm AEST
Essendon v Brisbane, NEC Hangar, 1.05pm AEDT
Geelong v Werribee, GMHBA Stadium, 2.05pm AEDT
North Melbourne v Northern Bullants, Arden Street Oval, 3.05pm AEDT

Sunday, March 24
Sydney v Coburg, Tramway Oval, 12.05pm AEDT
Footscray v Greater Western Sydney, Whitten Oval, 12.05pm AEDT
Casey Demons v Box Hill Hawks, Casey Fields, 2.05pm AEDT

rebel VFL Women's fixture, round one

Friday, March 22
Southern Saints v Collingwood, RSEA Park, 7.05pm AEDT

Saturday, March 23
Essendon v Port Melbourne, NEC Hangar, 10.05am AEDT
Geelong v Carlton, GMHBA Stadium, 11.15am AEDT
Western Bulldogs v North Melbourne, Whitten Oval, 12.05pm AEDT
Darebin v Williamstown, La Trobe University, Bundoora, 5.05pm AEDT

Sunday, March 24
Casey Demons v Box Hill Hawks, Casey Fields, 11.05am AEDT