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
Shepparton’s Declo Bisimwa firmly believes education is the key to a better life.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
Garners Boxing Gym in Echuca is encouraging young people to get active with weekly boxing/cardio classes.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
Remembering Australian political giant Gough Whitlam who once called on Benalla police to stop then Treasurer Frank Crean on his journey up the Hume to phone the PM.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.