On behalf of AFL South East I would like to extend a warm welcome to coaches, officials, players and spectators to the 2019 South Eastern Women’s Football (SEWF) Finals Series.

Congratulations to all teams that have made it through to this stage of the season.

It takes a lot of hard work and dedication from both sides of the fence to play finals, and I wish all teams involved the very best of luck as you look to progress through to the grand final.

We are all excited by this year’s finals series, with standalone semi-finals taking place at Beaconsfield and Casey Fields before the action moves to Shepley Oval, Dandenong, for preliminary finals on Sunday September 1.

And we return to Shepley Oval, the home of the Dandenong Stingrays, for the biggest day of all – grand final day – where the hopes and dreams of six very talented football teams will go on the line on Sunday September 8. 

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 female footballers to showcase their skills in a great environment, with family and friends flocking to elite venues to offer their support.

It’s been a wonderful season for our female footballers, with the SEWF interleague team backing up last year’s inaugural victory over Northern with a superb performance against the Southern Football Netball League at RSEA Park, Moorabbin.

The very best of SEWF was on show that day, with coach Gary Sanford and captain Belinda Ousley leading their proud group of players to a memorable win.

And the very best of SEWF will shine through again over the next three weeks as well.

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. 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 partner, Bendigo Bank, thank you for your ongoing support and for allowing us to service our SEWF clubs.

To our corporate partners - LoCo Sportswear, Physioworks, Buffalo Sports, Ivan’s Pies and Sherrin - thank you for playing a huge role in making the 2019 SEWF 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 previews, 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 SEWF finals action. 

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

John Anderson
Region General Manager
AFL South East


Admission - All Finals
  • Adults – 17 years and above  $10        
  • Concession/Pensioners $5                             
  • Children -  16 years and under  Free
  • Digital Record  Free
Digital Football Records

AFL South East is taking an environmentally friendly approach and producing digital records only for the 2019 Junior and Women’s 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.

Finals Venues

Week 1 
  • Semi-Finals  Saturday August 24 Beaconsfield
  • Semi-Finals  Sunday August 25 Casey Fields
Week 2 
  • Preliminary Finals Sunday September 1 Shepley Oval
Week 3 
  • Grand Finals  Sunday September 8 Shepley Oval
No BYO Alcohol

It is a condition of entry that if requested by event staff that your vehicle and bags will be searched for alcohol. Any alcohol found will be confiscated or patrons can be refused entry.

Game Durations

Twenty (20) minute quarters with no time on. Breaks 5,15, 5 minutes.

Evening Up Rule

The evening up rule does not apply during finals.

Drawn Games

(a) In the event of a draw in any finals series game, including grand finals, two further periods of five minutes each (plus time-on if applicable) 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. 

(b) If 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.

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