SWOOPING WITH THE STARS:
Members of Wangaratta Football Netball Club’s Swoopers club and players (from left) Mick Jackel, Dean Stone, Chris Backas, Ben Jackel, Michael Newton, Greg Guy, Paul Dale, Matt Kelly and Jim Bramich pictured with Collingwood’s Lynden Dunn (first on left) and Melbourne’s Max Gawn (middle, back).
The Swoopers’ club has a knack of rubbing shoulders with elite sports personalities and this year could be an opportunity for new members to do the same.
For the past three seasons the Swoopers have sought a club in need (Undera in 2017 and Sorell in 2018) and helped out by putting on a Sportsman’s Night and getting a crew together to watch the game.
WFNC Swoopers’ president Paul Dale said 2019 shapes to be one of the biggest years to date with the aim to help out Border-Walwa FC in the Upper Murray FNC.