AS football and netball finals take place across the region, police are reminding players and fans to take it easy off the field.
Finals are a time of both celebration and commiseration depending on the score at the final siren.
Officer in Charge of Hills Fleurieu LSA Superintendent Rob Williams said it was timely to remind the football community that safety was always important, both in terms of general behaviour and when driving.
"Whilst we want everyone to have a good time, they need to be aware that police will be present at the finals venues and that traffic patrols will maintain a focus on mobile drug and alcohol testing," he said.
"Police will be keeping a watchful eye during the finals period."
If in a group be mindful that there is a difference between friendly rivalry and disorderly or offensive behaviour.
When planning to drink, find a designated driver to take people home.
Police also remind players and fans to secure their property on game day.