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The CEO's Perspective - Saturday, August 11th

By CRAIG ARMSTEAD


THIS is a very exciting weekend as we will play many of the EDFL junior boys grand finals.

On Sunday, the grand finals for all age groups in Divisions 5, 6, 7, and 8 Boys will be played with matches at Glenroy and Keilor Football Clubs, and at Coburg City Oval.

Congratulations to all the junior players who will play in a grand final over the course of these next two weekends, and to their coaches, volunteers and parents.

It was great to see that 28 different clubs qualified for our junior finals this year.

This weekend will also see preliminary finals for Divisions 1, 2, 3 and 4 for all our junior girls and boys competitions, as well as EDFL Women’s.

These preliminary finals will be played at different venues with the grand finals for these divisions to be played next Sunday, August 19.

Venues for all grand finals will be communicated via our website.

Finals are a great opportunity to celebrate the junior football season and it is important that everyone who attends finals matches this weekend appreciate the effort being put into the finals series, including our players, our officials and our umpires.

Whilst it is great to win, what is most important is that everyone maintains the expected standards of behaviour and treats others with dignity and respect.

Prior to each junior grand final, the best-and-fairest winner and runner-up for each competition will be presented with their medals as recognition of their outstanding performance throughout the season.

Congratulations to all the players who have finished in the top two of their competition’s best-and-fairest count.

On grand final days, the officiating umpires will be presented with medals for their achievement in being selected to umpire in a grand final.

All umpires strive to officiate in a grand final and their selection is reward for their hard work throughout the year and recognition of their on-field performances.

Congratulations to all umpires who have been selected to officiate in the finals series, and to those selected to umpire in grand finals.

We eagerly await the junior grand finals and encourage the EDFL community to get along and support the boys and girls as they strive to win a premiership medal.

This is a timely opportunity to remind everyone that an admission fee is charged for junior grand finals and all senior finals.

Whilst many other metropolitan football leagues charge an admission fee for all junior finals, the EDFL only charges an admission fee for the junior grand finals, to keep costs for families to a minimum.

Admission prices for the junior grand finals are as follows:

Adults: $10.00

Valid Aged Pension Card Holders (must produce aged pension card): $5.00

Valid Secondary Student Concession (must produce photo ID card): $5.00

Children under 14: FREE

Good luck for the weekend.

EDFL Partners