3 April, 2024

Footy season is here

WITH the local cricket season now won and done, thoughts turn to the upcoming football/netball season – with round one just around the corner.

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The Warrnambool and District Football Netball League kicked off last Friday for a ‘Good Friday clash’ between Merrivale and Old Collegians.

Round one for the league will start this Saturday, April 6, with the usual five games.

And in neighbouring Hampden League, the 2024 season will commence under lights at Reid Oval when the Warrnambool Blues take on the Koroit Saints under lights this Friday, April 5.

The club will play their senior football and open netball fixtures that night, with the remaining football and netball grades to be played on Saturday, April 6.

This will be the second time the newly developed facility at Reid Oval will host a Friday night fixture – the last being in 2022.

League president Shane Threlfall said it would be a “terrific way” to officially open the new season.

“It will be the first game of the opening round, and a great chance for people to come and have a look at some of the big star recruits coming into our league,” he said.

“It’s a great initiative from both Warrnambool and Koroit to move that game from the traditional Saturday to the Friday night.”


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