2016 NAB Challenge

The 2016 NAB Challenge was the Australian Football League (AFL) pre-season competition played before the 2016 home and away season. It featured 27 matches across 25 days, beginning February 18 and ending March 13.[1] It was the third year in a row where the competition did not have a Grand Final or overall winner. The competition was sponsored by the National Australia Bank (NAB). All matches were televised live on Fox Footy as well as on the AFL Live app.

2016 NAB Challenge
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Season2016
Teams18
Matches played27
Attendance191,355 (average 7,087 per match)
2015
2017

The match between Carlton and Essendon, played on 28 February 2016 at Princes Park was umpired by Eleni Glouftsis, the first female field umpire to officiate in a match sanctioned by the AFL.[2][3]

Undefeated in the Challenge:

ResultsEdit

2016 NAB Challenge
Thursday, 18 February (7:10 pm) Hawthorn 0.8.5 (53) def. Carlton 0.4.8 (32) Aurora Stadium (crowd: 9,181) Report
Friday, 19 February (4:10 pm) Fremantle 0.14.6 (90) def. Richmond 0.4.6 (30) Rushton Park (crowd: 7,500) Report
Saturday, 20 February (2:05 pm) St Kilda 1.9.10 (73) def. by North Melbourne 0.18.9 (117) Norm Minns Oval, Wangaratta (crowd: 6,216) Report
Saturday, 20 February (4:40 pm) Sydney 1.10.12 (81) def. Port Adelaide 1.7.9 (60) Blacktown International Sportspark (crowd: 3,172) Report
Sunday, 21 February (1:35 pm) Adelaide 2.20.10 (148) def. West Coast 0.7.6 (48) Unley Oval, Adelaide (crowd: 8,000) Report
Sunday, 21 February (3:40 pm) Brisbane Lions 0.6.7 (43) def. by Gold Coast 0.9.14 (68) Moreton Bay Central Sports Complex, Burpengary (crowd: 3,807) Report
Thursday, 25 February (7:10 pm) Greater Western Sydney 0.11.7 (73) def. by Western Bulldogs 1.13.17 (104) StarTrack Oval (crowd: 5,472) Report
Friday, 26 February (7:10 pm) Geelong 2.16.9 (123) def. by Collingwood 0.21.5 (131) Simonds Stadium (crowd: 20,460) Report
Saturday, 27 February (1:35 pm) Port Adelaide 1.10.7 (76) def. by Melbourne 0.15.5 (95) Playford Alive Oval, Adelaide (crowd: 4,981) Report
Saturday, 27 February (4:40 pm) Richmond 1.15.5 (104) def. Hawthorn 0.4.9 (33) Holm Park Recreation Reserve, Beaconsfield (crowd: 6,384) Report
Sunday, 28 February (2:05 pm) Carlton 1.3.8 (35) def. by Essendon 1.13.8 (95) Ikon Park (crowd: 18,718) Report
Sunday, 28 February (1:40 pm) Fremantle 1.9.6 (69) def. Adelaide 0.8.19 (67) Sounness Park, Mount Barker (crowd: 4,767) Report
Thursday, 3 March (4:10 pm) West Coast 0.7.13 (55) def. Gold Coast 1.6.7 (52) HBF Arena, Joondalup (crowd: 5,021) Report
Friday, 4 March (7:10 pm) Sydney 1.8.3 (60) def. by Greater Western Sydney 0.14.10 (94) Drummoyne Oval, Sydney (crowd: 4,754) Report
Saturday, 5 March (2:05 pm) Essendon 0.3.6 (24) def. by Geelong 0.17.9 (111) Deakin Reserve, Shepparton (crowd: 5,488) Report
Saturday, 5 March (4:40 pm) North Melbourne 1.10.8 (77) def. by Collingwood 0.12.13 (85) Robertson Oval, Wagga Wagga (crowd: 6,000) Report
Sunday, 6 March (2:05 pm) Western Bulldogs 1.7.9 (60) def. by Melbourne 0.10.12 (72) Highgate Recreational Reserve, Craigieburn (crowd: 4,139) Report
Sunday, 6 March (cancelled)[4] Brisbane Lions vs. St Kilda Harrup Park Country Club, Mackay
Thursday, 10 March (7:10 pm) Richmond 1.4.12 (45) def. by Port Adelaide 0.13.15 (93) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 6,584) Report
Friday, 11 March (5:50 pm) Carlton 1.8.12 (69) def. by Sydney 0.14.7 (91) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 6,804) Report
Friday, 11 March (7:40 pm) Gold Coast 0.11.18 (84) def. by Adelaide 3.12.10 (109) Metricon Stadium (crowd: 4,460) Report
Saturday, 12 March (1:10 pm) Collingwood 1.15.8 (107) def. Western Bulldogs 1.14.12 (105) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 12,594) Report
Saturday, 12 March (1:10 pm) Fremantle 2.9.11 (83) def. Geelong 0.10.11 (71) Domain Stadium (crowd: 8,624) Report
Saturday, 12 March (7:10 pm) Hawthorn 2.16.11 (125) def. North Melbourne 0.12.8 (80) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 8,894) Report
Sunday, 13 March (12:10 pm) Brisbane Lions 2.9.11 (83) def. by Greater Western Sydney 1.17.11 (122) Metricon Stadium (crowd: 1,504) Report
Sunday, 13 March (4:10 pm) Melbourne 1.14.14 (107) def. St Kilda 0.12.11 (83) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 8,621) Report
Sunday, 13 March (4:10 pm) West Coast 1.23.11 (158) def. Essendon 0.7.11 (53) Domain Stadium (crowd: 9,210) Report

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Browne, Ashley (27 October 2015). "Bolton's tough opener". AFL.com.au. Telstra Media. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  2. ^ Edwards, Nat (22 February 2016). "Female field umpire Eleni Glouftsis to umpire first match". Australian Football League. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  3. ^ Cherny, Daniel (28 February 2016). "NAB Challenge: 'Courageous' Eleni Glouftsis bounces into history". Sydney, Australia: The Age. Retrieved 15 March 2016.
  4. ^ Whiting, Michael (6 March 2016). "Game over: Rain causes cancellation of Lions-Saints match". AFL.com.au. Telstra Media. Retrieved 6 March 2016.