Tungamah will host this season's Picola District Football League south-east grand final after the league received assurances facilities would be up to scratch for the big day.MATTHEW GALEA June 20, 2014 3:15am
Picola District Football League president Shane Railton said the south-east grand final was set to be held at Tungamah following strong assurances from Moira Shire Council the Bears’ facilities would be up to scratch.
Tungamah’s right to hold the south-east showcase was in doubt due to the standard of netball facilities, while the cricket pitch also provided cause for concern.
However, at a league meeting on Wednesday night, Railton said assurances from the club and council the issues would be resolved had been received.
‘‘Tungamah are going to upgrade the current netball courts,’’ Railton said.
‘‘Plans had been drawn up for the new courts, but put on hold due to time constraints, but we’ve been assured they’ll be ready.
‘‘I’m confident in saying the grand final will be held at Tungamah.’’
The news was a relief to Tungamah president Troy Costigan.
‘‘We’re getting good backing from the Moira Shire and it’s been tireless work to keep the grand final here,’’ Costigan said.
‘‘We received a grant for $18
‘‘Hopefully they’re ready in time, but we’re very confident.’’
Costigan said Tungamah’s last two home games of the home-and-away season would potentially have to be moved due to construction of the courts.
Railton also reported potential changes to PDFL’s interleague side, with the league announcing its preference to play one football side for interleague, as it already does for netball.
The team would play in a localised competition as opposed to Victorian Country Football Championships, as the south-east and north-west teams did this year.
The league’s tribunal members will also be heading to Melbourne to ensure procedural standards are maintained, but expressed disappointment the regional commission was not more capable of providing such guidelines.
The league will also be launching a new website on Monday, which Railton said had already attracted plenty of sponsorship interest.
‘‘It should be up by Monday and it’s packed with features,’’ Railton said.
‘‘We’ve had a bit of interest already from people who want to advertise on it, so we’re excited about that.’’
The website will have a host of resources, including score cards, vote cards and other game day necessities, as well as the league constitution and a guide to tribunal requirements.
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