Easter’s football netball bonanza

By Robert Muir

It’s the biggest program of football and netball action ever seen in town, with three consecutive days of action over Easter.

It’s all happening at Lonsdale Reserve Mulwala and admission is free for members of the three clubs.

The three big football/netball matches start this Good Friday when Mulwala hosts Congupna. In a second Murray League match, Tungamah plays a home game against Katandra on Easter Saturday.

Then on Easter Sunday, an Ovens and Murray League match featuring Yarrawonga will be played. The feathers will fly when the Pigeons take on the Wangaratta Magpies.

Pigeons’ president Scott Jacques said the three games will be “a fantastic showcase of football and netball for our community and visitors”. 

“Three games over three consecutive days – it’s still not enough!” he told the Yarrawonga Chronicle.

“It’s become a fixture having two days, now it’s three days and usually it’s good weather. We’re up against last year’s grand-finalists in both football and netball. 

“We have a young footy side with lots of kids and they’ll only get better. There’s a great mix of experience and youth in netball. It’s very exciting, can’t wait!”

For Tungamah, it’s a first for the club to be playing at Mulwala in such a big program. “We thought we’d give it a go and see what happens,” Bears’ president Troy Costigan said.

“We’re pretty excited about it. We’ll be very competitive. We have a lot of younger footballers who have added pace to our team which will help on the larger grounds.

“We want to win more than five games like last year – that’s our aim. Our netballers will be very competitive as well. We’ve got great numbers. It’s only our Under 17 football side which is short on numbers.” 

Lonsdale Reserve is in magnificent condition and everything is set for a huge football/netball program according to Mulwala Football Netball Club President Chris McNamara.

“The new roadworks and drainage surrounding the football oval are 90 per cent complete and the whole reserve will look a million dollars,” he said.

“Mulwala will certainly be competitive in both football and netball, and we welcome everyone to Lonsdale Reserve.”