Sport

Live stream to bring action to you

By Tyler Maher

An exciting new era of Goulburn Valley League coverage began last weekend for the McPherson Media Group and will continue on Sunday.

The thrilling A-grade netball preliminary final at Deakin Reserve between Shepparton United and Echuca was live-streamed alongside the senior football clash between Echuca and Shepparton, standing alone as a stream for the first time - as it rightfully should.

Those who tuned in to listen to the dulcet tones of News sports journalist Aydin Payne and GVL board member Jacqui Hudgson will be pleased to find out that the dynamic duo will once again take to the airwaves to call Sunday's decider between the Demons and Seymour.

But not only will the A-grade netball be broadcast live to any device of your choosing.

The stream will run for the entire day on the netball court, with interested onlookers able to catch the 15-and-under clash between Rochester and the Murray Bombers, the 17-and-under contest between the Demons and Shepparton Swans, the B-reserve derby between Shepparton and the Demons and Euroa's B-grade battle against Echuca.

The sheppnews.com.au netball stream will run from 9am until the A-grade proceedings wrap up, giving everyone the opportunity to get a taste of the grand final action - or watch every minute of every match as the thrills and spills of the deciders play out live on camera.

Of course, there will also be a football stream running on sheppnews.com.au as well.

Join News sports editor Tyler Maher and sports journalist Alex Mitchell, as well as Benalla Ensign journalist Meg Saultry, from 9am to preview and call the under-18 match between Echuca and Seymour.

The Murray Bombers will be chasing a premiership double after last year's triumph, with the Lions attempting to knock them off of their perch.

News sub-editor Ashleigh Williamson will take the baton from Maher and jump into the hot seat for the reserves contest between the same sides, with Saultry and Mitchell retaining their microphones for the clash.

The Lions booked their place in the decider a fortnight ago, giving themselves plenty of time to visit a barber and snare a grand final trim worthy of being broadcast across the world.

The Murray Bombers were forced to claim their spot the hard way, but with all three football teams making the grand final, there has been an amazing buzz around Echuca all week.

In the senior fixture, Kyabram's quest for redemption on the last day in September against Echuca will be called play-by-play by Shepparton News Foxy and JR Footy Show hosts David Fox and John Ryan.

The duo will be joined in the box - as they were last week - by Magarey, Morrison and O'Dwyer medallist Rhys Archard.

Footage from all eight grand finals will then be available at sheppnews.com.au once the dust has settled for players, coaches, officials, fans and interested onlookers to replay at their personal leisure, reliving the highs and lows of the greatest day of the season.

But the coverage does not stop there.

Monday's News will be overflowing with match reports, pictures and profiles from every grand final across the region, with 11 Murray Football Netball League and 10 Kyabram District League deciders joining the eight GVL clashes in an extravaganza of football and netball.

What it means for you is a 32-page lift-out and four-page wrap of exclusive content capturing the essence of what grand finals mean to those involved in them - whether that be on the field, along the sidelines or behind the scenes.

We hope you enjoy consuming it, because we love bringing it to you.