A BUMPER crowd is expected to make its way to the netball courts at Reid Oval on Saturday to soak up the latest installment of what is fast becoming a marquee rivalry.
For the second year in a row, Dennington will play Nirranda in the grand final.
The Dogs are aiming to be the first team in the history of the league to win four A grade netball premierships in a row.
Nirranda will be shooting for its first flag since it went back-to-back in 1999-2000.
Warrnambool and District league netball chairperson Sara Quinn said all signs pointed to a packed house at the netball courts.
“Nirranda has a couple of football and netball teams in grand finals so we are expecting a lot of support from down that way coming through the gates,” Quinn said.
“Dennington also has a strong following and given the netballers are going for a four-peat, there will be plenty of red and white in the crowd.
“To have such a great rivalry happening is very exciting, it certainly adds another layer to the game.”
One court at Reid Oval will be used for the grand finals to be played on while presentations and warm ups will take place on the other court.
Spectators at the netball will be looked after with marquees to be erected on the far side of the court.
“We want to have as much in place as we can to make it a comfortable and enjoyable day for spectators,” Quinn said.
DID YOU KNOW
In 2017, Nirranda finished in top spot, with Dennington second. The Dogs defeated the Blues in the second semi-final. Nirranda went on to play Timboon Demons in the preliminary final. Dennington defeated Nirranda in the grand final.
Fast forward to 2018, Dennington finished on top, with Nirranda close behind. The second semi-final saw a win to Nirranda, and, like in 2017, Timboon Demons was again the defeated preliminary finalist.