By NEAFL MEDIA
All the key details for the 2018 NEAFL Grand Final between Southport and Sydney to be played on Sunday, September 16 at Fankhauser Reserve.
Entry to Fankhauser Reserve is FREE.
Over 500 FREE car parks are available at Southport FC in a first-in, best-dressed basis.
An extra 209 spaces allocated to Mantra at Sharks and Southport Sharks Health + Fitness members
Disability Parking, for club members and guests, is available in three locations.
- Adjacent to Mantra at Sharks, when entering from Melia Court, drive straight ahead toward to taxi turning circle.
- When entering from Musgrave Avenue, take the second entrance on the right – this is on a flat area of the car park.
- Also, the third turning on the right when entering from Musgrave Avenue, will lead you to allocated parking spaces.
Public transport to Southport Sharks is available via bus, lightrail or trains from all major Gold Coast suburbs.
For more information, click here.
Southport FC offers a courtesy bus service. Call 0412 752 319 to make a booking.
FOOD, DRINKS & ATMs
There are public bars and kiosk facilities at Southport FC in multiple locations.
- Regular canteen near away rooms (food & beverage/licensed area)
- Far side of the ground near scoreboard (food & beverage/licensed area)
There are also several restaurants, bars and ATM’s located inside the clubhouse. For more information click here.
BYO is not permitted.
Amenities are available both inside the clubhouse as well as the following locations:
- Public toilets near away rooms
- Public toilets on southern end of far side of the oval
- Portaloos on northern end of far side of the oval (near licensed area)
- Wheelchair portaloos on terraces (near side) or inside the clubhouse
2018 NEAFL Grand Final begins at 1pm.
12:15pm – access to field for warm ups
12:45pm – umpires enter field
12:47pm – Sydney enters field
12:49pm – Southport enters field
12:55pm – national anthem
1:00pm – game begins
3:35pm – approx. end of game
3:45pm – official presentations commence
4:00pm – presentations complete
*Patrons are allowed access to the field during quarter-time breaks.
LIVE BROADCAST AND MEDIA COVERAGE
The 2018 NEAFL Grand Final will be broadcast live on NEAFL TV from 12.30pm at youtube.com/northeastafl.
The Grand Final will be replayed nationally on NITV next Wednesday night. Check local guides for times.
Follow the Grand Final live on social media and on the Official NEAFL App
– Facebook: facebook.com/neaflofficial
– Twitter: @neaflofficial
– Instagram: @neaflofficial
GRAND FINAL PROGRAM
Download the Official NEAFL App for full player profiles and Champion Data statistics.
FREE KIDS ACTIVITIES
From 12pm the action starts with FREE kids activities including face painting outside Wobbygongs in the club and kids climbing inflatables situated on the Sharks Junior Oval.
Southport’s mascot ‘Mr Sharky’ will also be at the game to cheer on the players. You can say hi and grab a selfie with him from 12.15pm around the oval.
There will also be a half-time Auskick match on the main oval.
MEDICAL EMERGENCIES & ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR
In the event of a medical emergency please flag down the closest staff member (in NEAFL polo shirt) who will be able to get the attention of the onsite St John Ambulance crew.
Anti-social behaviour should be reported to security, police or the closest staff member.
Southport Sharks clubhouse is a smoke-free venue.
EMERGENCY EVACUATION PROCEDURES
In the event of an emergency an announcement will be made over the PA system. If Fankhauser Reserve needs to be evacuated patrons will be directed to the safest route.
Don’t forget to download our free NEAFL App, featuring live Champion Data stats, player bios and more! Available now from the Google Play and Apple stores.
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