The Southern Football League is very pleased to announce the 2013 Finals Series venues, subject to Council approval.
The early announcement of Finals Series venues is unprecedented for the League, which has revamped its Finals Series tender process this year.
All clubs were sent an Expression of Interest response document in May this year, where upon seven clubs took the opportunity to register their interest in being Manager Clubs for the 2013 Finals Series.
All seven clubs were sent a Request for Tender document which explained the requirements of the League and the Manager Club. The quality and professionalism of the seven tenders was exceptional and made for a difficult decision for the SFL Board.
The SFL Final Series venues for 2013, subject to Council approval are:
- Division 1 and Under 19s Springvale Reserve (Springvale Districts Football Club)
- Division 2 Meade Reserve (Clayton Football Club)
- Division 3 and Thirds Cheltenham Recreation Reserve (Cheltenham Football Club)
Speaking earlier today on the Sunday Footy Show on 88.3 Southern FM, Chief Executive Officer David Cannizzo expressed his thanks to all clubs that tendered this year.
The SFL wish to thank and acknowledge all seven clubs for the enormous work that went into each of their tender submissions. The board and administration have been truly impressed with the quality of what has been presented this year and it made for a difficult task in choosing the three selected venues.
On review of the process we strongly believe it has been a transparent, thorough and fair process for all parties involved and as a result we look forward to an equitable partnership for the hosting clubs and league.
Please see below for confirmed Finals fixtures for the 2013 Finals Series:
Qualifying Finals (all grades/divisions)
Elimination Finals (all grades/divisions)
2nd Semi Finals (all grades/divisions)
1st Semi Finals (all grades/divisions)
Division2 Preliminary Final
Division 3 & Thirds Preliminary Final
Division 1 & Under 19s Preliminary Final
Division 2 Grand Final
Division 3 & Thirds Grand Final
Division 1 & Under 19s Grand Final