It’s official. Werribee will play reigning premiers Box Hill in the first elimination final of the Hard Yakka / Totally Workwear VFL Love the Game Finals Series on Sunday September 1, 2.10pm at Adcon Stadium, Port Melbourne.
Following Saturday night’s win over Williamstown, Werribee clinched fifth spot on the ladder, setting up a do-or-die clash with the eighth-placed Hawks who snuck in ahead of Casey after defeating Collingwood in the final round.
Pre-sale tickets will be available for all finals matches, to help fans avoid any possible queues on game day. All lead-up finals will be at 2018 prices, with adults $15, concession/pensioners $10 and kids under 15 free and will be on sale at midday each Monday at https://vfl.com.au/presale/.
Richmond and Footscray – one and two on the VFL ladder at the end of the home and away season – have secured home finals, with the elimination finals, semi-finals and preliminary finals to be played at Port Melbourne’s Adcon Stadium (North Port Oval).
Four AFL finalists – Richmond, Footscray (Western Bulldogs), Essendon and Geelong – will have aligned teams in the VFL finals, joining Box Hill Hawks and VFL standalone clubs Williamstown, Werribee and Port Melbourne in the 2019 VFL premiership race.
The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation will once again support the finals as naming rights partner, with the Foundations ‘Love the Game’ campaign encouraging football fans, officials and players to think about why they love the game and to appreciate the skills and enjoy the performances of teams that play in the finals.
Channel 7 will broadcast a VFL final Saturday and Sunday throughout the first three weeks of the VFL ‘Love the Game’ Finals Series, starting Saturday afternoon at Punt Road Oval and finishing with the Grand Final at Ikon Park.
Hard Yakka / Totally Workwear VFL Love the Game Finals Series
Week 1: Saturday August 31 / Sunday September 1
Saturday August 31
Qualifying Final 1: Richmond vs Essendon, Swinburne Centre, 2.10pm
Qualifying Final 2: Footscray vs Williamstown, VU Whitten Oval, 1pm
Elimination Final 2: Geelong vs Port Melbourne, Adcon Stadium, 2.10pm
Sunday September 1
Elimination Final 1: Werribee vs Box Hill Hawks, Adcon Stadium, 2.10pm