WDFNL Easter Sunday fixture moved

TIMBOON Demons officials say they are unsure if they will pursue a football-netball showcase on Easter Sunday in coming years.

The Demons and Nirranda were set to play their Warrnambool and District league round four clash at Timboon on Sunday.

But the clubs have agreed to revert the match to a Saturday fixture, despite late last year requesting the WDFNL add the showcase to the 2014 fixture. Demons president Dennis Rosolin said feedback suggested playing football and netball on Easter Sunday was unpopular among club members.

He said talks with his Nirranda counterpart Anthony Foster had shown Blues members were likewise disappointed with the scheduling.

“Sunday footy is all right and we don’t mind playing Sunday footy, but not on Easter Sunday,” he said.

Rosolin said there was a slim chance football and netball on Easter Sunday could become a reality in coming years. “If we looked at it again and the idea grew on us, we’d consider it, certainly. It wasn’t backlash but we preferred not to play on Easter Sunday,” he said.

Meanwhile, Nirranda officials are still searching for an alternative venue for their WDFNL round seven fixtures against Kolora-Noorat.

The Blues had hoped to use Terang Recreation Reserve for the May 10 fixtures due to redevelopment works at their home ground.

But the ground is unavailable, despite Terang Mortlake playing its Hampden league match at Mortlake that weekend.

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