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Magpies swoop – Toora triumph

• The celebrations begin for the Toora A grade netball side after their exciting one goal victory
against Mirboo North on Saturday.

The culmination of the Mid Gippsland Football Netball League grand finals, the first ever played since the six local former Alberton League sides joined their league.

The games were played at Morwell East, who one must say did an excellent job of hosting the day in weather conditions not ideal, but the huge crowd that paid $37,000 at the gate managed to keep dry and warm for most of the day.

Toora Football Netball Club triumphed on the day winning the A grade netball in a nail biter against Mirboo North after the siren by one goal, while their reserves won its first premiership since 1966.

It was Toora’s first ever A grade netball premiership, having lost their only other grand final appearance to Tarwin in 1993, 62-40.

You could say its been a couple of very big days in Toora celebrating their achievements over the weekend!

The big crowd were entertained with seven entertaining games of netball with the winners being shared around, while Yinnar, who just snuck into the finals proved too strong for the more fancied Newborough in the senior football game.

The thirds was won by favourites Mirboo North over MDU who never gave up trying all match.

After two very compromised years with COVID-19, it was fantastic to finally get a grand final day and premiers decided in their own right.

The standard of the league in both netball and football is getting higher, and it’s great to see clubs already on the front foot for the 2023 season with new appointments.

Bring on 2023!

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