Ber­ri­gan to host PDFL grand fi­nal

Southern Riverina news - - Sport -

BER­RI­GAN will host this year’s Pi­cola District Foot­ball League grand fi­nal.

In a mas­sive coup for lo­cal foot­ball and net­ball, the Saints will host the North West con­fer­ence de­cider on Sun­day Septem­ber 11.

The qual­i­fy­ing fi­nal is be­ing played at Blighty on Satur­day Au­gust 20, while Jer­ilderie is host­ing the sec­ond semi fi­nal on Satur­day Au­gust 27.

Strath­mer­ton, Yar­roweyah and Mathoura are the other fi­nals venues.

Ber­ri­gan pres­i­dent Gary Lewis de­scribed the an­nounce­ment as ‘‘a great get’’ for the club.

‘‘It is a great op­por­tu­nity for us to show­case our fa­cil­i­ties and our abil­ity to host a ma­jor event.

‘‘It brings a lot of peo­ple into the area, po­ten­tially we could have rep­re­sen­ta­tives from all eight clubs.

‘‘It will be a big day,’’ Lewis said.

Redeyes pres­i­dent Andrew Cochrane said his club was ex­cited to be host­ing an­other fi­nal.

‘‘We’re re­ally look­ing for­ward to it. It’s a big boost for not just our club, but the com­mu­nity it­self.’’

Full list of fi­nals venues: Qual­i­fy­ing fi­nal (team 2 v team 3) Satur­day Au­gust 20 at Blighty; elim­i­na­tion fi­nal (4 v 5) Sun­day Au­gust 21 at Strath­mer­ton; sec­ond semi fi­nal ( 1 v win­ner of qual­i­fy­ing fi­nal) Satur­day Au­gust 27 at Jer­ilderie; first semi fi­nal (loser of qual­i­fy­ing fi­nal v win­ner of elim­i­na­tion fi­nal) Sun­day Au­gust 28 at Yar­roweyah; pre­lim­i­nary fi­nal (loser 2nd semi fi­nal v win­ner 1st semi fi­nal) Sun­day Septem­ber 4 at Mathoura; grand fi­nal (win­ner 2nd semi fi­nal v win­ner pre­lim­i­nary fi­nal) Sun­day Septem­ber 11 at Ber­ri­gan.

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