JOONDALUP, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 11: Scott Lycett of the Eagles contests a boundary throw in during the AFL 2018 JLT Community Series match between the Fremantle Dockers and the West Coast Eagles at HBF Arena on March 11, 2018 in Joondalup, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Carson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Carlton will open and close the 2019 JLT Community Series fixture with matches against Essendon and Collingwood book-ending the two-week tournament.

Each club with play two matches, with games ranging from Thursday-Monday both weeks.

Three towns will host their first ever pre-season clash, with South Australia’s Port Pirie, New South Wales’ Lismore and Victoria’s Werribee set to host matches.

“The JLT Community Series is all about connecting the elite men’s game to regional and suburban footy grounds, allowing fans the opportunity to see their heroes and new recruits up close before the premiership season begins,” AFL general manager of clubs and broadcasting Travis Auld told afl.com.au.

“The regions hosting 2019 JLT Community Series matches highlight and align to the work JLT undertakes within the football community and experience shows us that football fans from all parts of the country embrace the pre-season matches, while players are able to return to communities that have played a big part in their careers.

“For example, Port Adelaide’s new recruit Sam Mayes will be due to play his first game for his new club in the town of his birth Port Pirie.”

2019 JLT Community Series Fixture

Week one

Thursday, February 28
Carlton v Essendon at Ikon Park, 6.40pm EDT

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Friday, March 1
West Coast v Geelong at Leederville Oval, 4.10pm WST

Saturday, March 2
North Melbourne v St Kilda at Avalon Airport Oval, Werribee, 1.10pm EDT
Adelaide v Port Adelaide at the Memorial Oval, Port Pirie, 3.40pm CDT
GWS Giants v Sydney at Blacktown International Sportspark, 7.10pm EDT

Sunday, March 3
Brisbane v Hawthorn at Moreton Bay Central Sports Complex, 12.40pm EST
Richmond v Melbourne at Deakin Reserve, Shepparton, 4.40pm EDT
Gold Coast v Western Bulldogs at Great Barrier Reef Arena, Mackay, 6.40pm EST

Monday, March 4
Fremantle v Collingwood at HBF Arena, Joondalup, 3.40pm WST

Week two

Thursday, March 7
Geelong v Essendon at GMHBA Stadium, 7.10pm EDT

Friday, March 8
GWS Giants v Adelaide at UNSW Canberra Oval, 7.10pm EDT

Saturday, March 9
Port Adelaide v North Melbourne at Alberton Oval, 12.40pm CDT
Melbourne v Brisbane at Casey Fields, Cranbourne, 4.10pm EDT
Hawthorn v Richmond at UTAS Stadium, 7.10pm EDT

Sunday, March 10
Sydney v Gold Coast at Oakes Oval, Lismore, 1.10pm EDT
Western Bulldogs v St Kilda at Mars Stadium, Ballarat, 4.10pm EDT
Fremantle v West Coast at Rushton Park, Mandurah, 4.10pm WST

Monday, March 11
Collingwood v Carlton at Morwell Recreation Reserve, 2.10pm EDT