2019 Season Dates – Senior Competitions


After consultation with all Senior Clubs in both competitions, including five possible draw options being presented to these clubs, it was found that Option Three was the most popular across the two leagues. This option provides two General Byes for the season, one for the traditional Representative Round and one for the Easter Weekend, which lands on 21/22 April in 2019.

Some clubs have expressed interest in the opportunity to play on Good Friday, this is an exciting possibility which AFL Riverina will work through with the interested clubs and relevant parties. AFL Riverina is also looking to finalise the Representative Program for 2019, working with a number of interested leagues to play the Riverina FNL and Farrer FNL respectively, the likely date of any games being Saturday 18th May 2019, noting this is subject to change. AFL Riverina will advise the finalised Representative Program in due course.

A summary of the 2019 Key Season Dates for both leagues can be found below, please note these dates represent the “weekend of” as depending on the competition games will be played on the Saturday and/or Sunday, in the Riverina FNL and Farrer FNL.

  Farrer FNL Riverina FNL
Round One 6th April 13th April
General Bye One 20th April 20th April
General Bye Two (TBC) 18th May 18th May
Last Round 17th August 24th August
Finals – Week One 24th August 31st August
Finals – Week Two 31st August 7th September
Finals – Week Three 7th September 14th September
Finals – Grand Final 14th September 21st September

As part of the feedback process, clubs were provided the opportunity to make requests in regard to the draw, including timing of their club byes, major events, as well as home and away fixturing if they have circumstances that need to be considered. AFL Riverina has been working through the various requests, and will continue to work with clubs from both leagues prior to releasing the 2019 Season Draws.

The AFL Riverina Junior Season Dates for the South West JFNL and the Wagga & District JFNL will be released as soon as finalised.