Goulburn North East Football Association has announced its six-team Regional Premier League competition will kick-off on Sunday.MATTHEW GALEA March 19, 2014 4:45am
Goulburn North East Football Association has confirmed the league and draw structure for the upcoming season.
The association will run seven leagues with between six and eight clubs in each competition.
Competitions will run for 21 weeks.
Six teams will once again contest the Regional Premier League, with Kyabram Phoenix coming into replace last year’s runners-up Shepparton and starts on Sunday with two games at McEwen Reserve.
Kyabram will take on Cobram Victory in its RPL debut at 3
The first five rounds of RPL fixtures will have games hat the same venue, which GNEFA president Frank Trimboli said would help to pool resources.
‘‘With the Goulburn Valley Suns coming on board, we’ve had a bit of a reduction of players and there are a few holes, but we’re just improvising with what we’ve got,’’ Trimboli said.
‘‘The idea behind sharing the games around the clubs is just about consolidating what we’ve got, plus it will help hosting clubs with bigger attendances and referees as well.’’
Two sets of fixtures were drawn ahead of the new season, with competitions with six teams drawn so that teams play each other three times, starting five weeks earlier than the competitions that have more than six.
Along with the RPL, the boys’ under-17s and girls’ under-16s also have six teams, and will start this weekend.
The under-17s will play at McEwen Reserve as well, starting at 9
The girls’ under-16s competition was also meant to start this weekend, but the first round has been postponed with Shepparton South and Coram playing in other tournaments.
The other four leagues — under-12 and 14 boys, open women and division-two men — will start on May 4.
Shepparton United, Shepparton South and Cobram are the three clubs to have teams in all seven competitions, while the under-12 and 14s boys’ competitions are the two competitions with teams from all eight GNEFA clubs.
Country Fire Authority units are at the scene of a fire on Leithen St in Shepparton this afternoon.
Mulwala Thirds full forward Gus McMillan kicked his 100th goal for the season on Saturday.
Murchison and Tatura SES units were two of 26 Victoria State Emergency Service volunteer units to receive an allocation of new equipment this week as part of the annual AAMI equipment handover program.
The Queensland Fruit Fly was discussed a Murray Shire meeting on Tuesday afternoon - with plans being made for two public forums.
The Rochester Mural Festival will feature murals similar to ones displayed in Sheffield, Tasmania.
Girgarre Primary School students relate what the best book is they have read and why.
Moving ceremony on a cold Seymour night.
A commemorative plaque to mark 100 years of Berrigan Red Cross has been unveiled outside the Berrigan RSL Club.
Lillian King has celebrated her 100th birthday, surrounded by family members and friends.
Tocumwal defeated in Picola and District Football Netball League seniors action on Saturday, with Strathmerton taking a convincing win.
An announcement of NSW Government support for the re-opening of the Deniliquin Abattoir was made in Deniliquin this afternoon.
A $100 million investment program will recommence following parent company Coca-Cola Amatil's decision today to invest $78 million into SPC Ardmona.
She has hypoplastic left heart syndrome and Benalla residents have rallied to raise money to pay for Poppy's ongoing surgical treatment.
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.