Girgarre welcomes stars on Sunday

By Kyabram Free Press

THE Girgarre Football Netball Club will welcome North Melbourne star Ben Brown, former AFL player and coach David Parkin and former Australian netballer Julie Corletto to the club on Sunday.

It’s all part of the 2018 Worksafe Game of the Round when Girgarre takes on Tallygaroopna.

The game was originally scheduled for the Saturday but after it was put forward by the league as a potential host for the Worksafe game it was moved to the Sunday to maximise crowd attendance.

Not only will there be entertainment for the adults, face painting, a jumping castle and a petting zoo will also be part of the attraction.

Girgarre president Brendon Nicholson said the club can’t wait for the day.

“AFL Victoria nominated KDL as a competition to hold one of the WorkSafe matches and the KDL put a few games forward that they thought would work; we were lucky enough to be selected,” he said.

“I could be wrong, I think it might be the first time the KDL has ever hosted one.

“I think one of the main reasons is both Tally and Girgarre field all football and netball sides.”

The guest speakers will speak at a luncheon prior to the senior fixture.

“The invite-only luncheon is on from midday until 2pm before the senior match starts, we are hoping to get around 200 people there for that and the guest speakers will talk there,’’ Mr Nicholson said.

“They will also be available outside for a chat or a photo or whatever with the kids, which they will love.”

Mr Nicholson backed the promotion of Worksafe, especially in country areas.

“Out here in the country with so many farmers, it can be a really dangerous job, so it’s a great place to be promoting it,’’ he said.