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Kick-to-kick set to go back-to-back

Fans have a kick of the footy after the 2015 AFL Round 07 match between the Richmond Tigers and the Collingwood Magpies at the MCG, Melbourne on May 17, 2015. (Photo: Darrian Traynor/AFL Media)
Fans can again enjoy a kick on the MCG after games this season

FOOTY fans will have the chance to take part in kick-to-kick on the ground after the final siren at nearly half of all home-and-away games this season.

In a significant boost to the popular activity, supporters across Australia will be allowed onto the playing arena after 96 matches as part of the League's continued 'Sunday Funday' push. 

Children under 15 will again be given free general admission entry to MCG and Etihad Stadium matches on Sundays, provided they are accompanied by an adult.

"One of our major objectives over the past 18 months has been to improve the accessibility and affordability of attending matches," AFL general manager of clubs and operations Travis Auld said. 

"Free entry for children under 15 on Sundays at Etihad Stadium and the MCG makes attending the football really affordable for families at a really appealing time-slot, and this proved a great success in 2015."

Kick-to-kick will start in round one and will be available to fans after games in every state and territory. 

"There is no doubt our fans love the tradition of having a kick on the ground after the final siren," Auld said.

"With close to half the matches during the home-and-away season including this opportunity, it shows that the AFL and our stadium partners are committed to continuing this tradition.

"We appreciate our partners accommodating this initiative while also balancing the need to prepare their grounds to such high standards.” 

Due to the difficulty maintaining surfaces in winter, kick-to-kick won't be available after games at the MCG or Etihad Stadium in June or July.

Full 2016 schedule of kick-to-kick games

 MCG - Eight matches
RoundDateMatchLocal time
2 Sunday, April 3 Hawthorn v West Coast 3.20pm
4 Sunday, April 17 Collingwood v Melbourne  3.20pm
6 Sunday, May 1 Carlton v Essendon 3.20pm
8 Sunday, May 15 Melbourne v Western Bulldogs  3.20pm
10 Sunday, May 29 Collingwood v Western Bulldogs 3.20pm
20 Sunday, August 7 Carlton v St Kilda 1.10pm
21 Sunday, August 14  Richmond v Geelong 3.20pm
22 Sunday, August 21 Carlton v Melbourne 1.10pm
 Etihad Stadium - 12 matches
RoundDateMatchLocal time
1 Sunday, March 27 Western Bulldogs v Fremantle 1.10pm
2 Sunday, April 3 Carlton v Sydney Swans  4.40pm
3 Sunday, April 10 Western Bulldogs v Hawthorn 3.20pm
4 Sunday, April 17  North Melbourne v Fremantle  4.40pm
5 Sunday, April 24 St Kilda v GWS  1.10pm
7 Sunday, May 8 St Kilda v North Melbourne  3.20pm
8 Sunday, May 15 Carlton v Port Adelaide  1.10pm
9 Sunday, May 22 St Kilda v Essendon 4.40pm 
10 Sunday, May 29  Carlton v Geelong  1.10pm 
20 Sunday, August 7  Geelong v Essendon  3.20pm 
21 Sunday, August 14  Essendon v Gold Coast  1.10pm
22 Sunday, August 21  Essendon v Western Bulldogs  4.40pm  
 Simonds Stadium (Geelong) - Eight matches
RoundDateMatchLocal time
3 Sunday, April 10 Geelong v Brisbane Lions 4.40pm
6 Saturday, April 30 Geelong v Gold Coast 7.25pm
7 Saturday, May 7 Geelong v West Coast 2.10pm
11 Saturday, June 4 Geelong v GWS 4.35pm
16 Friday, July 8 Geelong v Sydney Swans  7.50pm
18 Saturday, July 23 Geelong v Adelaide 7.25pm
19 Friday, July 29 Geelong v Western Bulldogs  7.50pm
23 TBC Geelong v Melbourne TBC
 Aurora Stadium (Launceston) - Four matches
RoundDateMatchLocal time
4 Saturday, April 16 Hawthorn v St Kilda 2.10pm
8 Saturday, May 14 Hawthorn v Fremantle 2.10pm
14 Sunday, June 26 Hawthorn v Gold Coast 3.20pm
19 Saturday, July 30 Hawthorn v Carlton 2.10pm 
 Blundstone Arena (Hobart) - Three matches
RoundDateMatchLocal time
3 Sunday, April 10 North Melbourne v Melbourne 1.10pm
11 Friday, June 3 North Melbourne v Richmond 7.50pm
22 Saturday, August 20 North Melbourne v Sydney Swans 1.45pm
 SCG - Eight matches
RoundDateMatchLocal time
1 Saturday, March 26 Sydney Swans v Collingwood 7.25pm
3 Saturday, April 9 Sydney Swans v GWS 4.35pm
5 Saturday, April 23 Sydney Swans v West Coast 1.40pm
7 Saturday, May 7 Sydney Swans v Essendon 4.35pm
13 Sunday, June 19 Sydney Swans v Melbourne 1.10pm
15 Saturday, July 2 Sydney Swans v Western Bulldogs 4.35pm
18 Saturday, July 23 Sydney Swans v Carlton 1.45pm
20 Saturday, August 6 Sydney Swans v Port Adelaide 1.45pm
 Spotless Stadium (GWS) - Eight matches
RoundDateMatchLocal time
6 Saturday, April 30 GWS v Hawthorn 4.35pm
8 Saturday, May 14 GWS v Gold Coast 4.35pm
9 Sunday, May 22 GWS v Western Bulldogs 3.20pm
12 Sunday, June 12 GWS v Sydney Swans 4.40pm
14 Saturday, June 25 GWS v Carlton 4.35pm
16 Saturday, July 9 GWS v Collingwood 1.40pm
21 Saturday, August 13 GWS v West Coast 4.35pm
22 Saturday, August 20 GWS v Fremantle 4.35pm
 Manuka Oval (Canberra) - Three matches
RoundDateMatchLocal time
2 Sunday, April 3 GWS v Geelong 1.10pm
4 Sunday, April 17 GWS v Port Adelaide 1.10pm
19 Saturday, July 30 GWS v Richmond 1.45pm
 Metricon Stadium (Gold Coast) - 11 matches
RoundDateMatchLocal time
1 Saturday, March 26 Gold Coast v Essendon 3.35pm
3 Saturday, April 9 Gold Coast v Carlton 7.25pm
5 Saturday, April 23 Gold Coast v North Melbourne 4.35pm
7 Saturday, May 7 Gold Coast v Melbourne 5.10pm
9 Saturday, May 21 Gold Coast v Adelaide 2.10pm
11 Saturday, June 4 Gold Coast v Sydney Swans 7.25pm
15 Saturday, July 2 Gold Coast v St Kilda  1.40pm
16 Saturday, July 9 Gold Coast v Brisbane Lions 4.35pm 
18 Saturday, July 23 Gold Coast v Fremantle  2.10pm 
20 Saturday, August 6  Gold Coast v GWS 4.35pm 
23 TBC Gold Coast v Port Adelaide TBC
 Cazaly's Stadium (Cairns) - one match
RoundDateMatchLocal time
17 Saturday, July 16 Western Bulldogs v Gold Coast 7.25pm
 The Gabba - 11 matches
RoundDateMatchLocal time
2 Saturday, April 2 Brisbane Lions v North Melbourne 3.35pm
4 Saturday, April 16 Brisbane Lions v Gold Coast 4.35pm
6 Sunday, May 1 Brisbane Lions v Sydney Swans 1.10pm
8 Saturday, May 14 Brisbane Lions v Collingwood 7.25pm
10 Saturday, May 28 Brisbane Lions v Hawthorn 1.45pm
12 Saturday, June 11 Brisbane Lions v Fremantle 4.35pm
13 Saturday, June 18 Brisbane Lions v West Coast  1.40pm
17 Sunday, July 17 Brisbane Lions v GWS 4.40pm 
19 Saturday, July 30 Brisbane Lions v Port Adelaide  7.25pm 
21 Saturday, August 13 Brisbane Lions v Carlton 1.45pm 
22 Sunday, August 21 Brisbane Lions v Geelong 3.20pm
 Adelaide Oval - Seven matches
RoundDateMatchLocal time
1 Sunday, March 27 Port Adelaide v St Kilda 2.50pm
2 Saturday, April 2 Adelaide v Port Adelaide  1.15pm
6 Saturday, April 30 Adelaide v Fremantle 1.40pm
9 Saturday, May 21 Port Adelaide v West Coast 4.05pm
12 Saturday, June 11 Port Adelaide v Western Bulldogs 1.10pm
18 Sunday, July 24 Port Adelaide v GWS 4.10pm
23 TBC Adelaide v West Coast TBC 
 Domain Stadium (Perth) - 10 matches
RoundDateMatchLocal time
5 Sunday, April 24 Fremantle v Carlton 2.10pm
6 Sunday, May 1 West Coast v Collingwood 2.40pm
8 Sunday, May 15 West Coast v St Kilda 2.40pm
10 Sunday, May 29 West Coast v Gold Coast 2.40pm
12 Saturday, June 11 West Coast v Adelaide 5.40pm
13 Saturday, June 18 Fremantle v Port Adelaide 2.35pm
16 Sunday, July 10 West Coast v North Melbourne 1.20pm
19 Sunday, July 31 Fremantle v Sydney Swans 1.20pm 
21 Sunday, August 14 Fremantle v Adelaide  2.40pm 
23 TBC Fremantle v Western Bulldogs TBC 
 TIO Stadium (Darwin) - One match
RoundDateMatchLocal time
16 Saturday, July 9 Melbourne v Fremantle 7.10pm
 TIO Traeger Park (Alice Springs) - One match
RoundDateMatchLocal time
10 Saturday, May 28 Melbourne v Port Adelaide 1.40pm