The Geelong and District Football Netball League will finally make its return this weekend after an abandoned 2020 season.
The 12 teams are looking forward to taking to the field and court after not playing a competitive game for more than 18 months.
Winchelsea club president Daniel Greskie said the return of competitive sport is also much needed for the wider community.
“Most clubs have a good following for Thursday night meals and of course on game day. It’s not just the players, but the whole community really benefits from local sport being back this weekend. It’s a wonderful outlet for a lot of people.”
This weekend the Blues’ will face reigning premiers Bannockburn, who will be unfurling two flags in a night game at Victoria Park.
Bannockburn defeated Thomson 11.5 (71) to 9.11 (65) in the 2019 GDFNL seniors grand final to win their first flag since 2003. Bannockburn also took out the A Grade netball grand final by defeating Thomsom 39-36.
Last time they met:
Winchelsea 11.11-77 def by Bannockburn 15.16-106 – Round 8, 2019.
Inverleigh 20.20-140 def Bell Post Hill 2.9-21 – Round 8, 2019.
Belmont Lions 23.18-156 def Corio 9.5-59 – Round 8, 2019.
North Geelong 10.9-69 def Anakie 7.11-53 – Round 8, 2019.
Thomson 15.8-98 def East Geelong 2.11-23 – Round 8, 2019.
Werribee Centrals 10.9-69 def by Geelong West 15.9-99 – Round 8, 2019.
This weekend’s fixtures.
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