Around the Ground in Aug-Sep

The Werribee Football Club is gearing up for a busy August- September with lots of action coming up on Avalon Airport Oval.

The Tigers will host the Footscray Bulldogs on Sunday August 30th in the final game of the home and away season. This game will be broadcast live from 11.30 on Channel 7.

As part of the club’s annual Multicultural Day activities on the day, the Unity Cup girl’s teams from the New Hope Foundation and MacKillop College students will be playing an exhibition AFL9’s game at half time. The multicultural Auskick centres from Wyndham Park and Baden Powell Primary Schools will be involved in the half time grid games.

WRFL senior finals begin at Avalon Airport Oval this weekend with games in the seniors, reserves and the Werribee Tigers Under 18 competition to be played both days across 3 weekends. Obviously the weekend of the 29/30th there will be no WRFL games.

School football also will be played on the Tigers home turf with local Wyndham Primary Schools taking part in a round robin competition on September 4th. The inaugural Wyndham Girls Cup will take place from 9.30 am till 2.30 pm with girls from years 4, 5 and 6. The day will be run by AFL Victoria staff, SEDA students and our two dedicated Werribee Community Officers- Chris Gallagher and Shaggy Ngong.

Werribee Football Club CEO Mark Penaluna sees great benefits in the use of the oval “Yes, it is a balancing act at times, but for the girls teams, the Auskickers and schools to be playing on this oval, where VFL and AFL players play, is a thrill for them. Last week we hosted three VWFL finals games. We have been hosting the WRFL finals since 2007 and the atmosphere is excellent for the supporters of local clubs.

Who knows, some of those local players might eventually take the step up to our level of football. It is good for local football in general, and we see Avalon Airport Oval as a great asset to the City of Wyndham. We will probably have nearly 30,000 players, officials, supporters and volunteers come into this facility in that 4 week period and that is a significant number”.

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