AFL Barwon confirms finals venues, except GFL decider

July 1, 2022 BY

Newcomb Power president Matt Farrow and junior coordinator Scott Smith at Grinter Reserve prior to the pavilion's extension. Photo: VINNIE VAN OORSCHOT

NEWCOMB Power’s Grinter Reserve will host the Bellarine Football Netball League’s grand finals as AFL Barwon released key information surrounding the end-of-season venues earlier today (Friday, July 1).

AFL Barwon regional manager Edward Wilson was pleased to announce the venue confirmations with the highly anticipated Geelong Football League’s grand final still to be determined.

“We’ve been humbled by the wealth of interest and enthusiasm from clubs, in exploring the opportunity to host finals,” Wilson said.

“This signifies how hotly anticipated this Finals Series is, after two uncompleted seasons due to impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic.”

This year’s CDFNL Grand Final is slated to take place on September 10 at Central Reserve, Colac.

The GDFL’s Grand Final will also be played on September 10 at St. Albans, preceding the GFNL’s on September 17.

AFL Barwon is pushing to enable the later dates in the GFNL finals series through the implementation of a bye/split round for August 20-21.

Clubs will communicate and co-ordinate with their opposing club to ensure certain games can be scheduled as a “Round 19” fixture. This will ensure no club/team has two weeks off in a row, leading into the Finals Series.


Grinter Reserve’s pavilion upgrade is now complete.



Below is a breakdown of the BFNL’s and GFNL’s finals schedules


Week 1:

– Qualifying Finals Saturday, August 13 @ Portarlington Reserve
– Elimination Finals Sunday, August 14 @ Portarlington Reserve

Week 2:

– Semi-Finals 1 Saturday, August 20 @ Portarlington Reserve

– Semi-Finals 2 Sunday, August 21 20 @ Portarlington Reserve

Week 3:

– Preliminary Finals Saturday, August 27 @ Grinter Reserve

Week 4

– Grand Final Saturday, September 3 @ Grinter Reserve


Week 1

– Qualifying Finals Saturday, August 27 @ West Oval
– Elimination Finals Sunday,  August 28 @ West Oval

Week 2

Semi-Finals 1 Saturday, September 3 @ West Oval
Semi-Finals 2 Sunday, September 4 @ West Oval

Week 3

Preliminary Finals Saturday, September 10 @ Venue TBC

Week 4

Grand Final Saturday, September 17 @ Venue TBC