The Benalla Showgrounds is ready for the upcoming football season following the installation of AFL standard goal posts.March 13, 2014 4:17am
Benalla Saints senior players Nick Warnock and James Dalton are keen to test out the new AFL standard goalposts at Benalla Showgrounds this weekend.
The Benalla Showgrounds last week added a lot of height to its facilities with the installation of new AFL standard goal posts.
Benalla Saints president Bruce Biggs said the new addition helped improve the standard of the ground.
‘‘We are trying to get the ground to standard where we can at least run NAB cup games or AFL practice matches or VFL practice matches, so realistically now the ground needs a little bit of change, but it’s certainly getting closer,’’ Biggs said.
‘‘It is great for the town and great for the junior kids, because I’ve noticed such an influx of kids down there since we put them in.’’
The installation was a $15
David Plum and Duncan McKenzie donated their time to install the 15
‘‘It’s nearly impossible to kick over the goalposts now,’’ Biggs said.
‘‘It’s much easier for the umpires to gauge whether it’s a goal or not, so it’s a much better way to go.’’
The installation has been under development for about 12 months, with a group of dedicated supporters driving the project.
The new goal posts will be put to the test this Saturday in the first of the Saints’ pre-season games.
The Saints will host Lavington with the under-18 game beginning at 1
The Saints will host Albury on Saturday, February 22 with the same format.
The club’s final pre-season game will be held on Friday, March 28 against Wangaratta Rovers at Benalla Showgrounds, with under-18s playing at 5
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