By sports editor Russell Bennett
With grand final day on 7 September rapidly approaching, AFL Gippsland has selected the host venues for this year’s West Gippsland Football Netball Competition finals series.
The Gazette understands the series will kick off with the Qualifying Final at Bunyip on Saturday, 17 August – little over a fortnight away – with the Elimination Final at Cora Lynn to follow on Sunday, the 18th.
Kilcunda Bass will host the 2nd Semi Final on Saturday, 24 August with the showgrounds at Korumburra to play host to the 1st Semi Final on Sunday, the 25th.
The all-important Preliminary Final will be hosted at Denhams Road in Kooweerup on 31 August, while the third ever WGFNC grand final will once again take place at Garfield, on 7 September.
Garfield’s Beswick Street ground has long been considered as having one of the best playing surfaces anywhere in the outer south-east of Melbourne, and is the popular choice to once again host this year’s finale.
More to come in next week’s Berwick-Pakenham Gazette.