Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) today confirmed dates and locations for each of its three Premier Competitions’ Grand Finals including Youth Divisions for 2019.
For the first time since 2016, the National Premier Leagues Northern NSW (NPL NNSW) Grand Final will return to the community venue of Broadmeadow’s Magic Park on the weekend of 14 & 15 September to return to the fantastic crowds and atmosphere of previous NPL NNSW Grand Finals.
The usual home of Broadmeadow Magic was long used to host the top-flight Grand Final for years before it was moved to McDonald Jones Stadium for the past two seasons.
NNSWF CEO David Eland said the positives of bringing the NPL NNSW Grand Final back to Magic Park were greater than those of hosting it at McDonald Jones Stadium.
“We trialled hosting the NPL Grand Final at McDonald Jones Stadium over recent years, to provide players the opportunity of playing on that ground, however, spectator numbers weren’t increasing, and the expense of the event simply didn’t outweigh the benefits,” Eland said.
“Following the support provided through a survey of club officials, we have made the decision to give the NPL Northern NSW Grand Final back to the clubs and we’re looking forward to a great afternoon kick-off in what will without a doubt, be an atmospheric ground.”
For the second consecutive year, the Herald Women’s Premier League (WPL) Grand Final will be held at Weston’s Rockwell Automation Park on 1 September, while the NEWFM Northern League One (NL1) Grand Final is set to take place at Edgeworth’s Jack McLaughlan Oval on 8 September.
NPL NNSW 20s and First Grade as well as Herald WPL First Grade Grand Finals have been confirmed to be live-streamed.
The NPL NNSW Youth Grand Final will be held at Hamilton’s Darling Street Oval on 7 September and the NEWFM NL1 Grand Final will be contested at West Wallsend’s Johnston Park on 31 August.
Full NNSWF Premier Competitions’ Grand Final Details:
NEWFM NL1 Youth Grand Final – Saturday 31st August @ Johnston Park
Herald WPL Grand Final – Sunday 1st September @ Rockwell Automation Park
NPL NNSW Youth Grand Final – Saturday 7th September @ Darling Street Oval
NEWFM NL1 Seniors Grand Final – Sunday 8th September @ Jack McLaughlan Oval
NPL NNSW Seniors Grand Final – Weekend of 14/15th September @ Magic Park