HDFNL to feature first night game since 2017
LEITCHVILLE-GUNBOWER will begin their 2019 premiership defence against Mount Pleasant on April 13 at Leitchville.
While LBU will look to unveil its revamped lineup side at home in round one against Heathcote, as it looks to continue its resurgence after a strong 2018 season.
The HDFNL announced its 2019 season fixture on Thursday, which will feature a Friday night game for the first time since 2017.
White Hills will host Mount Pleasant on a Friday night in round two of the season under lights, in what can hopefully be a catalyst for more night games.
The first big game on the calendar for our local clubs will be April 20, as LG faces off with grand final foes North Bendigo for the first time.
The two clubs will play again in round 11 on June 29.
Both sides produced yet another stunner on grand final day, with a late charge by North Bendigo not enough to prevent back-to-back flags for the Bombers, who won by nine points in one of the games of the year.
Local derbies will take place between LG and LBU in round four on May 4 and round 13 on July 13.
The league will break for the AFL Victoria Community Club Championships on May 18.
The season will culminate with the HDFNL grand final on September 14.
2018 HDFNL PREMIERS: Leitchville-Gunbower celebrates its premiership this year. The team will start its 2019 premiership defence against Mount Pleasant on April 13 at Leitchville.