PDFNL finals dates locked

By Jamie Lowe

The Picola & District Football Netball League has confirmed its grand final date for its NSW competition, but is still yet to determine a venue.

The PDFNL home and away season will finish on Saturday, August 29 with two weeks of finals.

The semi finals will be held on Saturday, September 5 before the grand final on Saturday, September 12.

League operations manager Shane Railton said the six-week regular season was agreed upon by the majority of clubs competing.

‘‘Whatever the clubs wanted is what we were going to go with,’’ he said.

‘‘Choosing the option of six weeks instead of nine was never a major issue as the draw was constructed for this possibility.

‘‘All teams will play in the semi finals, where it’ll be first on the ladder versus fourth and second versus third. The winners will go through to the grand final.

‘‘It works out well because all teams get seven games minimum for the year, with two teams getting eight.

‘‘The only thing that does need to be worked out is catching up on the round one games between Jerilderie and Berrigan. We still haven’t quite figured out when they will be able to play again.

‘‘When it comes to finals venues, to make it fair we will randomly draw which teams host both the semi finals and grand finals.’’

The PDFNL season will continue with round four tomorrow.

Deni Rovers play host to rivals Blighty at Memorial Park, while Jerilderie and Berrigan will face off for the first time this year at Berrigan.

Footy action in Deni will kick off with fifths (Under 11s) at 10am, while there will be no fifths game between the Demons and Saints. 

For both round four match-ups, netball will start at 10am with the Under 11s and Under 15s netballers.

Netball U13s and U17s will start at 11.10am.

Fourths footy (U14s) will start at 11am and will be followed by the thirds (U17s) at 12.15pm.

Supporters are reminded that only one parent or guardian per family can attend the game, as per COVID-Safe rules.