The AFL Outer East is pleased to release the senior fixtures for season 2019.
FIXTURE | AFL Outer East are pleased to release the Fixtures for 2019 beginning with the Totally Workwear Berwick and Knoxfield Premier Division.
The season will kick off in an unusual manner with the Round Nine fixture of the SEFNL Grand Final re-match Berwick v Narre Warren taking place on the 6th of April, a week before the scheduled start of Round One.
This will provide Berwick an opportunity to unfurl its 2018 Premiership Flag. These sides will then have a bye in Round Nine.
Round One proper will see the reigning Yarra Ranges and SEFNL Premiers do battle, as Wandin host Berwick on the Sunday (14/4). This will also provide the Dogs a chance to celebrate their recent premiership success.
The other fixtures in Round One see Olinda Ferny Creek host Narre Warren and unfurl their 2018 netball premiership flag, Healesville do battle with Upwey-Tecoma and Cranbourne play Beaconsfield at home. Woori Yallock will have the bye.
Round Two (Anzac Round) will see an Anzac Day game, with Berwick playing Healesville. The traditional Narre Warren and Beaconsfield clash will be played two days later alongside the AFL Yarra Ranges Grand Final rematch between Wandin and Woori Yallock and Upwey-Tecoma’s first home game of the season against Olinda Ferny Creek.
The Battle of the Creek (Berwick and Beaconsfield) will be played in Round Four and Round 13, whilst all games in Round Six will pay tribute to our Indigenous Ancestors as we play our Indigenous Round, a week after the AFL. This round will see Woori Yallock and Healesville play their fixture as a night game.
Premier Division will have a full bye on the 18th of May as the AFL Outer East head up to Bendigo for our Interleague clash, whilst the Finals will commence on the 7th of September and carry on through to the Grand Final on the 27th, once again on the (AFL) Grand Final Public Holiday.
AFL Outer East have also released the Hallam & Bayswater Truck Centres 2019 Division One Fixture for Season 2019.
Due to the circumstances of the Division’s make-up, no side, football or netball will unveil a premiership flag in the senior competitions. Mount Evelyn will have the opportunity during their Round One fixture with Warburton-Milgrove to unfurl their Reserves Premiership Flag, however.
Round One sees Pakenham taking on Emerald at home, Belgrave hosting Monbulk, and the aforementioned Mount Evelyn – Warburton Millgrove clash, with this fixture taking place on Sunday the 14th.
Whilst on the 19th of April (Good Friday) Doveton will host ROC/Officer to complete Round One.
Round Two sees Pakenham host Officer on Anzac Day, whilst on the Saturday, Emerald play Belgrave, Mount Evelyn host Monbulk and Warburton-Millgrove take on Doveton at home.
Division One will have two ‘Split Rounds’ the first taking place in Round Seven, the second in Round 13.
Round Six is the league’s Indigenous Round, whilst there will be a full bye on the 18th of May for the Interleague fixture.
It should be noted that due to the eight team competition, each club will play two opponents on three occasions. This has been decided using a combined Yarra Ranges and SEFNL 2018 ladder.
The Division One Finals Series will be played entirely on Sunday’s beginning on the 1st of September, with the Grand Final taking place on the 22nd of September.
The ATC Division Two Fixture has also been announced for season 2019.
Round One kicks off with the traditional rivalry of Powelltown and Yarra Junction, whilst Yea will unfurl their A Grade Netball Premiership Flag when they host Seville. Gembrook Cockatoo will face Kinglake at home, and Yarra Glen travel to Thornton Eildon.
Kinglake and Yea will play an Anzac Day Clash to kick off Round Two, setting up a A Grade Netball Grand Final re-match.
The rest of Round Two’s fixture sees Alexandra kick off their season by hosting Thornton-Eildon, Seville play their first home game against Powelltown whilst Yarra Junction will unveil their Premiership Flag when they host Gembrook Cockatoo.
The Pride Cup will take place in Round Three on the 5th of May when Yarra Glen host Seville, whilst the Grand Final re-match is scheduled for Round Five when Yarra Junction welcome Seville. Round Five will also see Powelltown celebrate their 100 year anniversary at home to Alexandra.
Round Seven will be the Division Two Indigenous Round, whilst the Finals Series begins on the 24th of August with the Grand Final taking place on the 14th of September.