By ZAC MILBANK
SANFL has released the fixture for the 2019 Statewide Super League Finals Series.
The fixture will see all Statewide Super League finals played at Adelaide Oval, the major round kicking off with a double-header on Saturday August 31.
‘’With there being no AFL matches on the first weekend of SANFL finals, we saw this as an ideal opportunity to showcase the Elimination and Qualifying Finals in a different timeslot and in doing so, not compromise the Dads out there by keeping free Father’s Day which is celebrated the next day’’ SANFL General Manager of Football Adam Kelly said.
‘’SANFL fans have traditionally supported night football strongly which should make for an exciting atmosphere to launch the 2019 Statewide Super League Finals Series, a series which is shaping as one of quality and intrigue that will build upon the highly successful conclusions to the season that we have witnessed over recent years’’
The remaining SANFL finals will be played on Sundays, including the Statewide Super League Grand Final on Sunday September 22 at 3pm.
Every final will be telecast live on Channel 7. Games will also be live streamed via SANFL Digital Pass, 1079 Life and for the first time, SEN 1629AM.
ABC Radio Adelaide, South Australia and Broken Hill will broadcast the Preliminary and Grand Finals while FIVEaa and Triple M will broadcast the Grand Final.
SANFL has also finalised its fixture for Round 18 of the Statewide Super League.
One match, between West Adelaide and Norwood, will be played under lights on Friday August 23 while the remaining four will start at 2.10pm on Saturday August 24.
This will ensure all competing clubs in Week 1 of the Statewide Super League Finals Series will have a minimum of seven days rest ahead of the Elimination and Qualifying Finals on Saturday August 31.