NFC Senior Men

2024 SANFL Fixture

Blockbuster matches in the early rounds are a significant feature of an exciting 2024 Hostplus SANFL League fixture released on Wednesday.

With a marquee Round 1 schedule – including Norwood hosting Sturt under lights at Coopers Stadium in the season-opener on Easter Thursday – enticing match-ups will ensure the high-quality competition begins with great anticipation.

Four matches will be played on Good Friday, complemented by a huge Easter Thursday night clash to be played between neighbouring rivals, the Redlegs and Double Blues, at The Parade.

Norwood will then host reigning premiers Glenelg at Coopers Stadium in Round 2 on Friday, April 12 before heading to Port Lincoln to take on West Adelaide in the annual Eyre Peninsula game on Saturday, April 20.

The Redlegs will take on Port Adelaide at Alberton over the Anzac weekend, and will play Sturt in a King’s Birthday clash on Monday, June 10 at Unley.

“We are really excited about the marquee match-ups, particularly in the opening rounds,” SANFL Head of Football Operations Sean Toohey said.

“It promises to be an intriguing start to the Hostplus SANFL League season while maximising the potential for significant attendances amid the milder weather.

“We are also really excited to be showcasing the competition in South Australia’s regional areas, providing our country followers with a chance to watch their favourite teams up close, in familiar locations.”

The SANFL also released the SANFL Women’s fixtures today – See here.

By Zac Milbank SANFL & Josh Teakle NFC

2024 SANFL Hostplus League Fixture Highlights

  • Four matches on Good Friday in Round 1, with a blockbuster Easter Thursday clash under lights to be played between Norwood and Sturt at The Parade.
  • Four regional matches, including the Neil Kerley Memorial Match, to be played between West Adelaide and Adelaide in Murray Bridge in Round 17. South Adelaide will host North Adelaide in Victor Harbor in Round 14 as part of the SA Country Championships.
  • The traditional Anzac Day Grand Final rematch between 2023 Grand Finalists – Glenelg and Sturt – at Stratarama Stadium on Thursday April 25. Four matches will be played on Saturday April 27, including Port Adelaide against Norwood under lights at Alberton.
  • The West End State team to feature twice in 2024, once against the VFL in Adelaide during Gather Round on April 4-7 and against the WAFL on Sunday May 19 at Optus Stadium in Perth.
  • First Nations Round to be held across two weekends (Rounds 7 and 8), allowing each SANFL club the opportunity to host a First Nations-themed match.
  • Two blockbuster matches on the King’s Birthday Holiday Monday, with Glenelg hosting North Adelaide and Sturt confronting Norwood on June 10.
  • A four-week finals series to be played at Adelaide Oval, culminating in the 2024 Hostplus SANFL League Grand Final on Sunday September 22.