BFNL 2022 - FIXTURE ANNOUNCEMENT
The Bendigo FNL are excited to officially release the 2022 season fixture! 🏆
The 2022 BFNL season will commence on 9th April with several Round 1 matches of interest, culminating with Grand Final day scheduled for Saturday 17th September 2022.
Unfortunately, the Bendigo Football Netball League can also confirm they will again not be participating in Interleague football and netball matches during the 2022 season despite ongoing recent positive negotiations with a suitable opposition. The BFNL however remain committed to entering both 17 & Under and Open netball teams into the 2022 Netball Victoria Association Championships.
The BFNL hold representative programs such as interleague in high regard and were fully committed and excited to return to interleague participation in 2022 following several months of negotiations. However, ultimately the BFNL were unable to receive commitment from a suitable opponent, and as such will defer the program until season 2023. The BFNL remain fully committed to returning to interleague football and netball participation in season 2023.
With the continued uncertainty presented by possible future COVID-19 interruptions and risks, the proposed interleague weekend within the fixture will again revert to a split round home and away model for round 6. This in turn offers similar fixturing flexibility implemented in season 2021 should COVID-19 specific interruptions impact the early part of the BFNL season.
Some key features of the 2022 BFNL fixture include:
- Blockbuster Round 1 matches
- Easter Round 2, featuring matches on Good Friday, Good Friday Night, and standalone on Easter Saturday
- South Bendigo hosting Sandhurst for the Graeme Wright Memorial Cup in round 3
- Golden Square hosting Sandhurst for the Ron Best Memorial Cup in round 5
- Round 6 split-round across May 14th – May 21st, featuring a standalone Sandhurst v Eaglehawk on May 21st
- Indigenous Round 7
- Blockbuster Queen’s Birthday Round 9
- League general bye July 2nd
- Blockbuster Round 18, leading into the 2022 BFNL Final’s Series from the 27th & 28th of August
- BFNL Grand Final day on Saturday the 17th of September 2022
As is regular practice, clubs can continue to negotiate changes to start times into the new year, with any changes to be approved, announced, and captured online. The BFNL maintain the right to amend any fixtures from time to time, considering possible future implications of COVID-19 restrictions on season fixturing.
All 2022 fixtures will be uploaded to the new football and netball databases – PlayHQ and Netball Connect, in due course.
Download the FULL 2022 BENDIGO FNL FIXTURE below: