GVFL heads to­wards sea­son’s end

Mansfield Courier - - SPORT - By DAVID ROFF

WE are head­ing into the fi­nal four rounds of the com­pe­ti­tion and while most sup­port­ers think the fi­nal six (in re­la­tion to who is in there) is set, Mooroopna are still in with a chance to snatch a spot.

Fi­nals are an ex­cit­ing time of year - it’s the busi­ness end of the year where we see some qual­ity games of football be­ing played by very good teams right across the board.

All three com­pe­ti­tions (se­niors, re­serves and u18s) will be played in a hard and fair man­ner with the best team com­ing out on top in that first Sun­day in Oc­to­ber.

I would like to say thanks to all the vol­un­teers who have been help­ing their clubs out since the start of the year (which we know usu­ally starts Novem­ber of the pre­vi­ous year) and im­plore you to keep work­ing hard and strong over the next cou­ple of weeks.

I would also like to con­grat­u­late our two nom­i­nees (so far) Matty Caraffa (Shep­par­ton Football Net­ball Club) and Baden Ed­mond­stone (Be­nalla Football Net­ball Club) for the Vol­un­teer of the Year award.

We are look­ing for three more to round out the year so get your nom­i­na­tions into your club to send to the league.

The first two weeks of fi­nals will be held at Be­nalla, Euroa, Echuca, Mooroopna and Rochester, with the ac­tual struc­ture and al­lo­ca­tion of fi­nals to be de­cided closer to the end of the home and away sea­son.

The last two weeks of the sea­son are played at Deakin Re­serve with the league and board fa­cil­i­tat­ing the day to en­sure those vol­un­teers that have clubs play­ing on the day can watch the football and sup­port their team.

As a board we look for sup­port from some vol­un­teers to help as­sist to make sure these two fi­nals (pre­lim­i­nary and grand) are man­aged in a very high stan­dard.

With the as­sis­tance of the op­er­a­tional arm (AFL Goul­burn Mur­ray staff) some roles are filled, but we would still like some as­sis­tance from vol­un­teers even if it is only for the one game.

We will be look­ing for help with time keep­ing, score­board at­ten­dants, in­ter­change stew­ard, um­pire es­cort among oth­ers, so if any­one out there in club land is will­ing to as­sist can you send an email to Si­mon Devine at si­[email protected] aflgo­ul­burn­mur­ray.com.au.

I again want to thank all club vol­un­teers for their help and sup­port in en­sur­ing this league con­tin­ues to go from strength to strength and I, like ev­ery­one else, am look­ing for­ward to a fan­tas­tic fi­nals se­ries.

Good luck to all clubs for the re­main­ing four weeks and please get out and sup­port your team ir­re­spec­tive of where they are on the lad­der.

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