Reserves and Junior Fixtures Finalised
The SANFL has finalised its fixtures for the Reserves, Under-18 and Under-16 competitions, with at least two Grand Finals to be played at Adelaide Oval.Similar to last year, the Reserves will play their Grand Final as the curtain-raiser to the IGA League on September 25 while the Under-18 Macca's Cup title-decider will be held on the weekend of Saturday September 17 at the home of SA football.
Yet to be confirmed, the Under-16 Macca's Cup Grand Final has been pencilled in as a curtain-raiser to a McDonald's SA Under-18 trial match at AAMI Stadium on Saturday May 21.The Under-18 and Under-16 Macca's Cups will kick off with a bang on Thursday March 24 with four double headers to be played between the eight competing clubs.
At two venues Gliderol Stadium and City Mazda Stadium the Under-18 matches will be played under lights from 7pm and 7.30pm respectively.The Under-18 Macca's Cup schedule includes a competition-wide bye in Rounds 12 and 13 to accommodate the AFL Under-18 National Championships.
The best Reserves players in the competition will have the chance to represent the SA Under-20 side against the McDonald's SA Under-18 team in a curtain-raiser to the West End State Game at Adelaide Oval on Sunday May 29.On some occasions, fans of SANFL clubs will have the opportunity to watch three of their teams in action on one day at the same venue.
For example, a triple header has been scheduled between Norwood and South at Coopers Stadium on Saturday July 2.The Redlegs and Panthers will lock horns in the Reserves from 11.25am, with the feature match in the IGA League starting at the regular time of 2.10pm.
After this, the Under-18 Macca's Cup contest will be played under lights, starting at 5pm.For the full SANFL Reserves fixture, click here
For the full Under-18 Macca's Cup fixture, click hereFor the full Under-16 Macca's Cup fixture, click here