FOSTER hosted the 2012 Alberton Football Netball grand finals on Saturday with the four football premierships going to different clubs, with Kilcunda-Bass seniors making it back to back flags by defeating Dalyston, and Phillip Island kicked the winning goal after the siren to defeat Korumburra-Bena reserves.
Korumburra-Bena thirds defeated MDU in a low scoring match, while Fish Creek fourths became champions after going through the season undefeated with a big win over Dalyston.
The netball premierships were also shared with Korumburra-Bena, Foster and Dalyston all winning two grand finals each.
The day was fine and the conditions very good which is a testament to the Foster Football Club for all the hard work they did in providing a great venue for the occasion.
$30,727 was the gate takings for the day with eight football and netball teams on show. Last year had 10 teams participating at Inverloch with the gate $34,101.
Jacqui Snooks from Korumburra-Bena sang the National Anthem prior to the main game.
League president John Schelling “said the grand final day was a resounding success. Although the gate was down a fraction from last year we had two less clubs represented on the day.
“The Foster Football and netball Clubs as a whole need a special thank you for the commitment they gave to organizing the day and for the professional display of the whole Showgrounds complex. It is certainly a great location for spectators and despite 60mm of rain during the week the ground was in tip top condition.
“Also a very big thank you to the South Gippsland Shire garden team and Tim Tamlin the C.E.O. for their support in tidying up the surrounds and replanting trees etc.
“The crowd were fantastic all day which is mostly due to the Police presence co-ordinated by Sgt. Neil Coates and his team and we are indebted to them for their fantastic support.
“I thought that some of the initiatives such as the standing area between the football and netball really added to the day for spectators and to see so many people in the dry area makes it a success as well.
“The catering from the Toora Football/Netball Club was also extremely well handled with plenty of staff helping out and no shortage of food and drinks.
“Our best wishes to all the winning clubs and our thanks to all involved on a great day.”
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