Fi­nals fever lifts spir­its

Wangaratta Chronicle - - News -

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.

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