Women's AFL Finals Dates announced
The SCMC tonight has set the dates for this years Women's finals. The Preliminary Final between second placed North and third placed West will be played at 11.30am on Saturday 25th August 2012 at the Jubilee Oval, advised SCMC Secretary, Lynda Derham.
The winner of this final will then play Minor Premiers Centrals on Grand Final day Saturday 8th September at 10.15am. Grand Final Day will kick off with an Under 11's All Star game, followed by the first ever Women's Final.
The 10.15am start is required to allow for Presentations of the Premiership Cup for the Women and for this to conclude before the Men's B grade final commences at 12 noon.
Tonight's meeting also confirmed that a medal will be awarded to the Player adjudged the best player for season 2012 in the 12 round Women's competition. The medal, the equivalent of the Men's Lionel Johnston Medal for Men will be named the Jan Corey Medal. Jan has been involved in Football for many years and continues to serve the local Football Community as an AFL BH Board Member. Jan's role for 2012 has been overseeing the Umpiring division, a job that she has handled very professionally.
The Jan Corey Medal winner will be announced & presented at the Lionel Johnston Medal Night on Wednesday 5th September at the Entertainment Centre. Tickets for the night are $35 and each of the Clubs has 40 seats that they must sell. Clubs can request more seats up until Saturday 1st September said Ms Derham. The night begins at 6pm for a 6.30pm start and a 3 course meal will be provided with the Bar also open.
Ms Derham also advised that the Women that represented Broken Hill at AAMI stadium will also be presented with a Medal on the night, in recognition of the first ever REP game for Women.
The LJ night will also see presentations made to the Best & Fairest in the U/13's and U/15's grades who will both receive the McDonalds Medal. McDonalds Broken Hill franchisee Mark Craven has kindly offered to be our major sponsor of the LJ Night advised AFL Board Member Andrew Schmidt. McDonalds have been great supporters of local AFL, both a Club level and at Association level. Their ongoing support of the LJ Night has allowed us to move to the Entertainment Centre and to acknowledge all our award winners from U/13's right the way through all grades on the one night.
Mr Schmidt stated that AFL BH was keen to turn the LJ Night into a "Brownlow" type event and predicted the Women would make it a "night to remember"
All Clubs should have their Tickets by Saturday so Players, Officials , Supporters and Partners should get in quick as AFL BH expect ticket sales to reach 250 pretty quickly said Ms Derham.
Finals dates and times for all grades should be available on sportingpulse by Saturday.