Representative football returns for another year and the Hampden Football Netball League has two very strong teams ready to make a mark on the AFL Victoria Country Championships.
The Bottle Greens will be led once again by Brisbane Lions legend Jonathan Brown as his side searches for a third consecutive victory.
Warrnambool's Sam Cowling will captain the Bottle Greens for a second consecutive year and he is eager to get another win under his belt.
But a tough opponent awaits his side at Mars Stadium in the Ballarat Football League. You can check out the full teams from both sides and what Cowling and his deputies had to say in the link below.
In the cricket another side will fall from the top division of the Warrnambool and District Cricket Association next season as East Warrnambool made the tough decision to step down to the second tier.
The region's golfers will be in full swing this weekend when the Western District Golf Association's junior side heads off to the Victorian Country Championships this weekend in Cobram Barooga.
The association's men's pennant teams will go head-to-head in Port Fairy to see which clubs will have bragging rights for the next season.
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May the best team win,