Interleague arrives at the ’G

By Riverine Herald

GOULBURN Valley League will take on the Ballarat Football Netball League tomorrow at the home of football — the MCG.

The interleague clash is being played as a curtain-raiser to the AFL game between Geelong and Essendon.

The GVL is looking to stop a recent run of losses in interleague but will have to get over a strong Ballarat team which disposed of the Bendigo league last year.

While the unbeaten reigning premier Kyabram is well represented in the squad, no Echuca player has made the final cut.

It’s better news in the GVL under 18 squad with five Murray Bombers selected to take on Ballarat tomorrow at Punt Road Oval.

Jordan Frew, Liam Tenace, Riley Clarke, Fraser Verhey and Trent Campbell will all feature.

The GVL netballers will battle arch rival Ovens and Murray at the JC Lowe Oval in Yarrawonga but no Echuca player will feature in open netball.

However, Bridget Byrne, Meg Eishold, Claudia Mawson and Meg Rohde will all feature in the under 17 team, with Claire Byrne, Asha Gray and Charlotte Groves to feature in under 15s.

■ MURRAY Football League has a big job ahead of it when it takes on the strong Gippsland FL at the Ted Summerton Reserve in Moe.

Moama’s Angus Grigg, Echuca United’s Sam Toulmin and Nick Denahy will join Tongala’s Riley Bacon in a side captained by Tongala coach Jordan Souter.

In the under 18’s, only Moama will be represented with Callum Doyle, James Whitehead, Jake Kneebone and Ash Dewinne all named.

■ HEATHCOTE and District Football Netball League will take on Geelong and District FNL in their interleague match.

The final team has not yet been named, but four LBU and 10 Leitchville-Gunbower players were named in the senior football squad, with a further four LBU and 10 LG players selected in the under 17s.