Senior Competition Structures Confirmed
AFL South Coast is pleased to be able to confirm the Senior Competition structures for the 2019 season.
For the first time ever, the senior competitions will see five divisions of football with three Men’s divisions and two Women’s divisions.
The Men’s divisions will consist of seven teams each in Premier Division and Division One and six teams in Division Two for a total of twenty mens sides. This is the most men’s teams fielded in AFL South Coast history and is two up on last year with the entry of additional teams from the Wollongong Bulldogs and Port Kembla.
After a ground breaking year in 2018, this year will see thirteen Women’s teams competing across two divisions with the introduction of four new teams including Shellharbour City Suns, Albion Park Crows, Bay and Basin Bombers and a second Wollongong Bulldogs team.
Premier Division will feature seven teams like the men’s competition while the Division One competition will showcase six.
The competition makeups are as follows:
|Men’s Premier Division||Men’s Division One||Men’s Division Two||Women’s Premier Division||Women’s Division One|
|Bomaderry Tigers||Bomaderry Tigers||Dapto City Stallions||Bomaderry Tigers||Albion Park Crows|
|Figtree Kangaroos||Figtree Kangaroos||Northern Districts Tigers||Wollongong Saints||Bay and Basin Bombers|
|Kiama Power||Kiama Power||Port Kembla Blacks||Kiama Power||Dapto City Unicorns|
|Northern Districts Tigers||Nowra Albatross Vikings||Shellharbour City Suns||Northern Districts Tigers||Nowra Albatross Vikings|
|Shellharbour City Suns||Port Kembla Blacks||Ulladulla Dockers||Shellharbour City Suns||Ulladulla Dockers|
|Wollongong Bulldogs||Wollongong Bulldogs||Wollongong Bulldogs||Wollongong Bulldogs||Wollongong Bulldogs|
|Wollongong Lions||Wollongong Lions||Wollongong Lions|
All competitions commence on Saturday 6th April and all teams will play 15 matches each with the final round of the home and away season on Saturday 24th August.
Finals will commence on 31st August with all divisions having a top 4 final series over 3 weeks with the season culminating on Saturday 14th September at North Dalton Park when the five Premiers will be crowned.
Fixtures are currently with the clubs for review and the final fixtures should be on the website over the next week.