Finals fever lifts spirits
THERE is nothing quite like football finals to excite the community and make the most of the spring weather.
Not only are the conditions generally better for the players but it’s better for the supporters as well.
This weekend kicks off with the Ovens and King Football Netball finals at the WJ Findlay Oval which always attract a massive crowd.
It’s not only a great day out for families it’s also a major economic boots for the city and the club’s involved in staging the day.
Wangaratta City FC feature on Sunday in the Albury Wodonga Football Association finals at Jelbart Park with the women’s seniors, reserves and under 11 girls flying the flag for our local hopes.
Also on Sunday, Wangaratta Magpies seniors, Rovers thirds, Magpies B grade netball and Wangaratta Rovers under 16 netball play off in their cutthroat preliminary finals at Albury Sportsground with the aim to make the following Sunday’s grand final at the Norm Minns Oval right here in Wangaratta.
It’s a big weekend of sport and we wish all the teams involved the best of luck and encourage family, friends and supporters to get along to the respective games to share the excitement with the players.
It’s also a time to support the clubs and countless volunteers who have put in hundreds of hours this season to provide the opportunity for players to play their chosen sport which benefits all of us.
These finals also bring an economic boost to the region and when you take in the investment made by clubs, players and supporters locally it’s a massive part of the economy.
The benefits of club sports are many and we need to show our thanks by getting to games or better yet buying memberships so future generations can experience the same involvement.