GVL finals venues announced

By Alex Mitchell

The Goulburn Valley League's finals menu is set, with the region's home of sport to once again host the grand final.

Continuing the long-standing tradition, Deakin Reserve will be the setting of this year's decider, to be played on Sunday, September 22.

The ground will also be used for the preliminary final, which will be played the Sunday before.

The finals series will start on Saturday, August 31 with a day game in Rochester, with the senior football action to have Kyabram take on Echuca.

The duo have already locked in first and second spots on the ladder, respectively, as well as a date with one another at Moon Oval.

But while the GVL announced that game would be in Rochester, it did not state all qualifying finals would be played at that venue, nor did it announce where any other specific finals match-ups would take place.

Later that day, Mooroopna will host night finals while the first weekend of the post-season will wrap up on the Sunday with games in Kyabram.

The semi-finals will be heading to the Strathbogie Shire, with Euroa and Benalla to host the games on Septmeber 7 (Saturday) and September 8 (Sunday), respectively.

The GVL said the remaining fixtures would be announced in due course.