Sport

Blue socks a lucky charm

By Seymour Telegraph

Nagambie were equipped with new outfits on Saturday.

The Lakers girls rocked bright blue socks in support of MND, one week after the Big Freeze for MND round in the AFL.

The bold sock colour choice proved to give the Lakers an edge, and they defeated Merrigum 73-24.

Playing coach Abby Misiti said it was great to see so many people around the club getting involved with the initiative.

‘‘All of the netballers and footballers were in blue socks and we sold 50 pairs to the community so there was great support shown,’’ Misiti said.

Merrigum were also on board, wearing white socks for MND as the away team.

The socks couldn’t have come at a better time, as cold playing conditions swept across the state.

‘‘Last year’s grand final was so hot and at this stage of the season it’s so cold so we’ll just have to make sure we keep training our fitness and run hard for the later part of the season,’’ Misiti said.

The Lakers’ mid court worked exceptionally hard all game, with Morgan and Sarah taking out best-on-court performances.

Nagambie will be looking to continue their winning form when they travel to take on Murchison Toolamba on Saturday.

The two teams will be battling it out for the inaugural Kirwans Bridge Cup, an initiative on behalf of the clubs’ two major sponsors, Royal Hotel Nagambie and Railway Hotel Murchison East.

As well as the cup at stake, the most valuable player from the seniors and A-grade will also be presented with a medal named in honour of legends from the club.

Misiti said she hoped the first year initiative is a success, with all players going back to the Railway Hotel in Murchison for awards after the game.

‘‘They’re fourth on the ladder so we’re looking forward to the challenge and hope we can get the win,’’ Misiti said.

That game will be played at 2.15pm Saturday.