Finals Series Structure

Finals Series Structure

02 August 2018

The 2018 Sutherland Shire Football Association (SSFA) season is nearing completion – with the Finals series almost upon us. 

Competition teams placed in the first four positions of their table will compete in the Sutherland Shire Football Association’s (SSFA) Finals Series.

Over the weekend of 11th and 12th August, fourth placed teams will be drawn against third placed teams (3 v 4) and second placed teams will be drawn to play minor premiers (1 v 2) in the Semi-final of each competition.

The subsequent week has been reserved for Finals (18th and 19th August) and the following week after that (25th and 26th August) has been reserved for Grand Finals.  (Note that the weekend of 1st and 2nd September are spares days that may be used in the event that a Semi final, final or grand final day is washed out).

Accordingly, the SSFA Executive Committee (EC) are presently reviewing all grounds and will determine the most appropriate/ suitable fields for Hosting relevant Finals and Grand Finals. Notification of Grounds that are to be used will be provided subsequent to the review being completed (the decision to utilise a ground is subject to change at short notice and may depend upon the ongoing condition of the ground, safety concerns, or any other reason deemed appropriate by the EC).

The majority of Clubs have previously advised that they wish to Host Semi Finals at their grounds if a team is successful in gaining the Minor Premiership.

The semi final draw, including teams that are involved in each grade, will be published mid week after Round 18, the Semi Finals and Finals respectively (refer the ‘fixtures’ tab after publication).

Here is the preliminary draw for the 2018 finals and grand finals:
- Saturday teams - Finals/Grand Finals (18/19 August); and
- Sunday teams - Finals/Grand Finals (22/26 August)

The draw is subject to adjustment ONLY for inclement weather or field conditions. NO requests to otherwise move games will be considered.

Wishing all participants the best of luck in their finals endeavours.

Best regards
SSFA