THE commencement of the 2021 football and netball season proved extremely popular despite terrible conditions due to a polar blast that covered Victoria over the weekend.
The wind, rain, hail and freezing temperatures did not deter locals attending to support their teams, whether it was at Tarwin, Meeniyan or Foster, people were just glad to see it back.
With the six remaining Alberton Football League clubs now in the new combined Mid Gippsland League there was plenty of enthusiasm as to how the local sides would compete.
It will take a few weeks to work out as Tarwin were home to Fish Creek and MDU home to Toora in the first round, while Foster hosted Hill End in a twilight game with the visitors running out winners late in the game.
Most venues sold out of their canteen supplies and bar sales were also high.
It was great to see the budding stars out on the ovals kicking the footballs, or throwing their netballs practicing before games and during the day. It’s been far too long since the 2019 season when we could all do it.
Foster unfurled their 2019 senior and reserves premiership flags prior to Saturday’s senior game and it seemed light years away since the Tigers were successful over Stony Creek.