The series is known as the Marsh Community Series after the JLT Group was taken over by the insurance firm Marsh earlier this year.

The 2020 Marsh Community Series is to be played before the pre-season competitions of the Australian Football League (AFL) before the home season of 2020. Three weekends will feature 18 matches. The competition will not be a grand final winner or general winner as it has since 2014. All matches will broadcast directly through Fox Footy and the AFL Live app.

The pre-season 2020 event will begin on 20 February in St Kilda and Hawthorn. This will be the first game to start, and in more than 25 years it will be now known as RSEA Oval.

AFL 2020 Schedule for Pre-season:

Week 1

February 20 ThursdaySt Kilda at Hawthorn7:10 pmRSEA Park
February 21 FridayWestern Bulldogs at North Melbourne7:10 pmMarvel Stadium
February 22 SaturdayMelbourne at Adelaide4:40 pmCasey Fields
February 22 SaturdayGold Coast at Geelong7:40 pmMetricon Stadium
February 23 SundayBrisbane Lions at Port Adelaide4:10 pmMoreton Bay Central Sports Complex

Week 2

February 28 FridayWest Coast at Essendon7:40 pmMineral Resources Park
February 29 SaturdayGWS Giants at Sydney Swans4:10 pmBlacktown International Sportspark
February 29 SaturdayFremantle at Carlton7:10 pmDavid Grays Arena
March 1 SundayRichmond at Collingwood4:10 pmNorm Minns Oval

Week 3

March 6 FridayAdelaide at Gold Coast4:50 pmHickinbotham Oval
March 6 FridayHawthorn at Melbourne7:40 pmUTAS Stadium
March 7 SaturdayPort Adelaide at Western Bulldogs4:10 pmBennett Oval
March 7 SaturdayWest Coast at Fremantle7:10 pmHBF Arena
March 8 SundayGWS Giants at Richmond12:40 pmRobertson Oval
March 8 SundayCollingwood at St Kilda3:50 pmMorwell Recreation Reserve
March 8 SundayCarlton at Brisbane Lions6:40 pmIkon Park
March 9 MondayNorth Melbourne at Sydney Swans1:40 pmKingston Twin Ovals
March 9 MondayGeelong at Essendon4:40 pmCentral Reserve

The AFL 2020 Pre-season Ends on Monday, 9 March and then it goes to AFL Premiership Regular Season Round 1 on March 19.