Since 1984, the ASFA Season has kicked off with the Charity Shield, a friendly fixture between the Premiership champions and the Premier Cup winners.

In 2019, the ASFA introduced the Community Plate, a second season-opening fundraising fixture contested between the winner of League 1 and the winner of the League Cup.

The Society Plate was added in 2020, contested between the winners of the top Masters Division and the Masters Cup.

The 2023 charity shield was shared between 2022 premiership champions Independiente and 2022 Premier Cup Winners Internationale, following a 2-2 draw in May.