New SANFL fixture announced as 2021 season to be completed in full

A new fixture has been announced for the remaining games of SANfL footy to be played in 2021. (Image: SANFL)
A new fixture has been announced for the remaining games of SANfL footy to be played in 2021. (Image: SANFL)

The SANFL has today announced the new dates for the remaining minor rounds as well as finals to be completed in 2021, pushing the conclusion of the season back two weeks.

Whilst the lockdown was lifted on Wednesday this week, it was announced that no community sport competition would take place on the weekend, leaving the SANFL to have to do some reshuffling.

However, it has been revealed that the 2021 season kicks back off with a blockbuster clash between Glenelg and Norwood on Saturday, August 7, whilst West Adelaide and Sturt, Central District and South Adelaide and North Adelaide and the Eagles will all do battle.

Round 16 will also feature the Showdown between Adelaide and Port Adelaide as the curtain-raiser for the AFL Showdown.

The Grand Final will now take place on the October long weekend (October 3), a weekend after the AFL Grand Final, a date last used for the final game of the season in 2013.

“For many years, the October long weekend was a really successful tradition for the SANFL Grand Final,” SANFL Chief Executive Darren Chandler said in a statement.

“So both the League and Clubs agreed this was the most favourable date to conclude what has been another unprecedented season due to the Covid pandemic.”

The first week of finals, consisting of the elimination final and qualifying final will take place on the weekend of Saturday 11 September.

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What was originally a Round 16 split, has been consolidated and will now take place on Saturday, September 4 as Round 19.

Round 18 will be a split across August 21 and August 27/28.

Glenelg currently sits atop the SANFL league ladder, having won 14 games in a row without fault in 2021 – its centenary year.

The competition was postponed until June in 2020 as a result of a South Australian lockdown in March, however, the season continued towards its natural conclusion unaffected.

If you would like to see the new SANFL fixture in full, you can do so here.

More to come.

Revised 2021 SANFL fixtures

Round 16

Saturday August 7

Glenelg v Norwood | ACH Group Stadium | 2:10pm

West Adelaide v Sturt | Hisense Stadium | 2:10pm

Central District v South Adelaide | X Convenience Oval | 2:10pm

North Adelaide v Eagles | Prospect Oval | 2:10pm

Weekend of August 7

Adelaide v Port Adelaide | Adelaide Oval | time TBC

Round 17 

Friday August 13

Norwood v West Adelaide | Coopers Stadium | 7:40pm

Saturday August 14

South Adelaide v North Adelaide | Flinders University Stadium | 2:10pm | Channel 7 and 7plus

Glenelg v Central District | ACH Group Stadium | 2:10pm

Sturt v Port Adelaide | Unley Oval | 2:30pm

Sunday August 15

Eagles v Adelaide | Maughan Thiem Kia Oval | 2:10pm

Round 18 – Split Round

Saturday August 21

Central District v Adelaide | X Convenience Oval | 2:10pm

Weekend of August 21

Port Adelaide v South Adelaide | Alberton Oval | time TBC

Friday August 27

West Adelaide v Glenelg | Hisense Stadium | 7:40pm

Saturday August 28

Sturt v Eagles | Unley Oval | 2:10

North Adelaide v Norwood | Prospect Oval | 2:30pm | Channel 7 and 7plus

Round 19

Saturday September 4

Norwood v Adelaide | Coopers Stadium | 1:10pm

Eagles v Central District | Maughan Thiem Kia Oval | 2:10pm

South Adelaide v West Adelaide | Flinders University Stadium | 2:10pm

Sturt v North Adelaide | Unley Oval | 2:10pm

Weekend of September 4

Port Adelaide v Glenelg | Alberton Oval | time TBC

FINALS SERIES

Weekend of September 11

Elimination and Qualifying Finals | Adelaide Oval

Weekend of September 18

Semi Finals | Adelaide Oval

Weekend of September 25

Preliminary Final | Adelaide Oval

Sunday October 3

Grand Final | Adelaide Oval | time TBC

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