It’s rare to find a young person in the township of Koroit that doesn’t love their football netball club.
The success of the club since the dawn of the millennium has meant that September is always a busy time in the town with finals more often than not on the agenda.
The colours of red, black and white dominate the landscape as town pride swells and Koroit comes alive.
This season the Saints senior football team is going for a Hampden league record, five premierships in a row.
The open grade netballers are going for back-to-back flags.
In the lower grades, Koroit will play in the under 18.5s grand final while in the netball, the division two and 15 and under teams contest the season decider.
Generations have flowed through the heart of Victoria Park since 1961, taking with them premierships and friendships that now belong with kids.
Moyne Gazette reporter Rebecca Riddle spoke with some of the clubs mini saints in the lead up to the big day in September.
The bunch hail from former premiership players, coaches, club stalwarts, passionate supporters and the club’s reigning football coach.
For football predictions we asked ten year-old Jye Quirk, 12 year-old Finn O’Sullivan and 12 year-old Mitchell Lloyd.
Who will kick the first goal in the battle between Koroit and Camperdown on the weekend?
Jye Quirk: “Jarrod Korewha”. Finn O’Sullivan: “Liam Hoy”.
Who will be top goal kicker? (unanimous) Jarrod Korewha.
How many goals will Koroit win by? Finn O’Sullivan: “As much as we can”. Mitchell Lloyd: 100 points.
When asked who will win Best on Ground in the grand final, the boys all shared the same answer.
All three boys agreed the team’s captain Brett Harrington was a shoe-in.
Over on the netball courts 11 year-old Gretta Bell, ten year-old Shelby O’Sullivan and nine year-old Lucy McLaren were all confident the Saints were coming home with back-to-back wins.
How many goals will Koroit win by? Lucy McLaren: 11. Shelby O’Sullivan and Gretta Bell: 15.
Who will win Best on Court? Once again all three were confident with their answer: Nell Mitchell.