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tigers56
game transfer

Werribee Football Club
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Transfer of Game
The Werribee Football Club advises that the round two game between Werribee and Bendigo Gold will not be played at Avalon Airport Oval this Saturday.
The ground, in particular the centre wicket area, has been deemed by AFL Victoria and
The Werribee Football Club as unsuitable for play this weekend.
Werribee CEO Mark Penaluna expressed the club’s disappointment “The start of any season is filled with expectation and excitement and we were looking forward to hosting our first home game here on Saturday against Bendigo Gold.
Unfortunately with the Werribee Cricket Club Second X1 hosting the Grand Final, work on the ground to prepare it for football began later than normal, and it has not responded well enough to be in the appropriate condition to play this weekend.
We are disappointed for our players and coaches and for our supporters and sponsors.
We have had to cancel our President’s Lunch function which was organised with Victorian Sports Minister Damian Drum as guest speaker, and our first ever coach Brian Holcombe was coming from Bendigo with his wife to attend the game as part of the celebrations for our 50th year.
The game will now be played on Sunday at Highgate Recreational Reserve Craigieburn at 2pm.
Werribee will play its next home game on Saturday April 26th under lights at Avalon Airport Oval against the Northern Blues. Development League at 4pm with the Seniors at 7pm.

NorthPort
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Why Highgate. Surely there's a more suitable ground available?

Surely somewhere between Sunbury and Castlemaine there would have been a ground up to VFL standards that might draw a crowd.

 


tigers56

Dont know NorthPort the sooner cricket moved from Avalon oval the better

NorthPort
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I'm only guessing, but I dare say that the Cricket Club has probably been there for longer than the footy club :)

 


tigers56

No the football club was formed before the cricket club the Werribee cricket club was formed from a merger of local cricket comp there was a story in 1 of local paper about the council in talks with cricket about relocating last year inthe furture i know there a commitee working on the redevelopment of the ground

cobrascorer
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Someone had better inform AFL Vic as I couldn't see anything on VFL or TAC latest news.

NorthPort
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cheers Tiger56, I stand corrected!

 


tigers56

No probs North Port just hope the redevelopment goes ahead from the plan Ive seen I think it will be one best facilities in the comp

cobrascorer
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VFL "fixtures and results" still lists game at Werribee. That is very poor PR. They are quite obviously not interested in promoting VFL football. OR, is it still at Werribee?

I can't see anything about VFL or TAC changes on VFL official site.

cobrascorer
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VFL "latest news" now mentions change of venues for the VFL,DL and TAC games this weekend, and put time of item as 14.09, Thursday. Its "fixtures and results" page, which ridiculously starts with round 15, lists the Werribee v Bendigo match for Sunday 13th but still at Werribee!