Travelling Tigers hop on down the road

Werribee will play its only local fixture of 2017 when it takes on the Casey Demons at Hogans Road Reserve in Hoppers Crossing on Sunday.

The headline act of the Welcome to Wyndham Day, the match will provide an important opportunity to engage with the local community for the “Travelling Tigers”, which have been left without a home base while Avalon Airport Oval at Chirnside Park undergoes an $11.75 million redevelopment.

The choice of Hogans Road Reserve as a host venue is a fitting one given the strong link between Werribee and tenant club Hoppers Crossing.

The Warriors current playing list features nine former Tigers, while Hoppers coach Steven Kretiuk also played and served as an assistant coach at Chirnside Park.

Werribee CEO Mark Penaluna said the ability to arrange for a home game to be held within Wyndham this year was a testament to the strong relationship between his club and others in the region.

“We have shared a wonderful partnership with local football clubs since our inception in 1965, which has further strengthened upon the creation of our full-time community manager,” said Penaluna.

“The facilities of these clubs are constantly improving, and it is fantastic that clubs such as Hoppers Crossing and Glen Orden, where we have trained on a number of occasions, have opened their doors to us during this challenging season.”

“Our decision to become a standalone VFL club in 2018 means it is important that our ongoing healthy working relationships with all clubs in the City of Wyndham continues to prosper for the mutual benefit of all.”

The Welcome to Wyndham Day will be supported by Wyndham City Council and will feature a range of community activities.

Werribee’s senior team kicks off at 2pm on Sunday and will follow the development game at 11am.

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