There are many options for local sport enthusiasts during the Easter long weekend.GEORDIE COWAN April 18, 2014 3:34am
The Echuca-Moama district is set for a bumper few days of sport through Easter.
Football, netball, tennis, harness racing and lawn bowls complete the full weekend.
Crowds will flock to Echuca South Oval today to see the football and netball derby between Echuca United and Moama in the Murray Football League, playing for the 3Jacks Trophy, while Tongala travels to take on Nathalia.
Leitchville-Gunbower is also playing a Good Friday match, hosting Heathcote at Leitchville in the Heathcote and District Football League.
The tennis courts at Victoria Park will also receive some heavy usage from today to Monday, with about 400 people taking part in Echuca Lawn Tennis Club’s annual Easter tournament.
Football and netball will also be played tonight, with Rochester travelling to take on last season’s Goulburn Valley Football League premier Kyabram in a heavyweight clash.
The action continues at pace tomorrow, with Echuca set to host its first home game of the season at Victoria Park, against Tatura.
Combined with the action on the neighbouring tennis and netball courts, it is sure to be a fantastic day.
District and visiting bowlers will also be vying for some prizes at City of Echuca Bowls Club, with the Ian Evans memorial men’s pairs to be played tomorrow and mixed pairs on Sunday.
Tomorrow also sees Lockington-Bamawm United and Mathoura play at home, against Elmore and Yarroweyah respectively in the Heathcote and Picola and district leagues.
The tennis players and lawn bowlers continue their tournaments on Sunday, but a feature that evening is Echuca Harness Racing Club’s Easter Cup.
The 10-race meet is free for children, with the first race just before 5pm.
Tyler Hudson will perform from near the start of racing, while children can have free pony rides.
The tennis tournament will wrap up its singles, doubles and mixed doubles events at Victoria Park on Monday, with the semi-finals and finals to be held from 8am.
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