On behalf of AFL South East I would like to extend a warm welcome to coaches, officials, players and spectators to the 2019 South East Juniors (SEJ) Finals Series.

Congratulations to all teams that have made it through to this stage of the season, with a lot of hard work taking place, both on and off the field, to make this season a rewarding one. 

The next three weeks is always an exciting time of year when the best performed teams come together to test their skills and teamwork against some high-quality opponents.

It’s a wonderful opportunity for boys and girls to showcase their skills in a great environment, with family and friends flocking to venues to offer their support.

In fact four venues will host SEJ finals across the next three weeks and I thank all of those clubs and their dedicated band of volunteers for their efforts. Beaconsfield (Holm Park Reserve), Narre Warren (Sweeney Reserve), Narre North Foxes (Narre Warren North Reserve) and Pakenham (Major Recreation Reserve) are set for some terrific sporting action over the coming weeks.

This season has been a very important one for junior football in the region with the introduction of the AFL South East Top-Age competition bringing a fresh and vibrant new look – and increased competitiveness – to the under-17 boys and under-18 girls levels.

I would like to thank AFLSE Chief Operating Officer Shaun Connell and League Operations Managers Pauline Pawsey (FDJFL) and Nicole Edney (SEJ) for their hard work in bringing the new competition to life.

Bringing the FDJFL and SEJ clubs together has certainly been done with the betterment of junior football in mind.

And I ask everyone who attends this finals series, the coaches, officials, players and spectators, to keep one thing at the forefront of their mind while at the football.

Respect the game - this is football - this is fun!

The expectation is that the game is treated in a respectful manner both inside and outside the fence.
Parents, guardians and spectators should remember that children play football for fun - they are not miniature professionals – and deserve encouragement, not ridicule or abuse – for making a mistake or losing a game of football.

Players should always play by the rules and support and encourage their teammates.
To the umpires who have been selected to officiate in these big games, congratulations on your appointments and we wish you well.

Australian football is one of the most difficult games to officiate.

Split-second decisions are made, and we implore the football community as a whole to respect the umpire’s decision at all times.

To our major partners, thank you for your ongoing support and for allowing us to service our clubs.

To our Corporate Partners - Totally Workwear, Melbourne Football Club, McDonalds, Chisholm, Garrleigh Trophy Centre, Heatstrip and AJ Recruitment – thank you for playing a huge role in making the 2019 SEJ Finals Series what it is today.
We are also excited to be continuing our digital record app for this year’s finals series. The digital record app was introduced last year and was a great success, with welcome messages, FAQs, fixtures/results, ladders, team lists, live scores, game-day information and maps and directions available for the duration of the finals series.

Please go to www.aflserecord.com.au to keep up to date with all the SEJ finals action. 

And please remember… respect the game - this is football - this is fun!

John Anderson
Region General Manager
AFL South East


Admission Prices
  • Adults (17 years and above) $8
  • Pensioners/Concession $5
  • Juniors/Players (16 years and under) Free
A ticket purchased from one SEJ finals venue will gain access to other SEJ finals venues and AFL South East Top-Age finals venues on the same day.

Entry fees subsidise umpires, paramedics, premiership cups and medallions, digital record, footballs and security.

Digital Football Records

AFL South East is taking an environmentally friendly approach and producing digital records only for the 2019 Junior Finals Series. Being digital eliminates the possibility of running out of records, as has been the case at several venues over the last few years.

A reduction in costs, and ease of access across multiple venues are other benefits of going digital.

The digital record includes a welcome message from AFL South East RGM John Anderson, fixtures/results/ladders, team lists, maps and directions, and offers from AFLSE partners.

Go to www.aflserecord.com.au to access the 2019 AFL South East Finals Record on your mobile device.


No alcohol is to be consumed at any junior game across the AFL South East region. Incidents are to be reported to Ground Marshalls and Ground Management on the day.


Smoking is prohibited at any junior game across the AFL South East region.


Dogs are banned from both the FDJFL and SEJ junior finals series.
Guide Dogs and Service Dogs are the only exception.

Match Manager

Each finals oval will have a host club-appointed Match Manager.

Rooms and Shorts

Clubs will be notified each week regarding home and visitors change rooms and coloured or white shorts.

Officials approaching Umpires
No Officials are to approach the Umpires during the game. Any issues to be addressed are to be presented by the Team Manager to the Match Manager, who will then take up whatever matter that needs to be addressed.

Game Duration

As per the home and away season.

Drawn Games

In the event of a draw in any finals series game, including grand finals, two further periods of five minutes each shall be played to achieve a result. There shall be no break for team instructions either between the completion of normal match time and the start of the first additional five minute period; nor between additional five minute periods. Teams will exchange scoring ends of the field following the first additional five minute period only.

In the event that scores remain tied at the end of the second additional five minute period, the game will continue without signal from the timekeepers until the next score is achieved by one team, whereon the timekeepers will immediately signal the completion of play.
Spectators are not permitted onto the ground during extra time.

Code of Conduct

Codes of Conduct are designed to help improve the environment for players, coaches and supporters during the home and away season and finals series.

It’s important that everyone involved on match days is familiar with what is considered to be ‘reasonable behaviour’.

Parents and Spectators

Junior Coaches 

Senior Coaches 

Junior Players 

Senior Players