BENDIGO Bank’s lengthy and on-going support for regional sport is being recognised across this weekend’s footy and netball leagues under AFL Central Victoria’s umbrella.
The Bendigo FNL, Central Victoria FL senior women’s footy, Heathcote DFNL, Loddon Valley FNL, North Central FL and NA, and Bendigo Junior FL will all mark Bendigo Bank round.
The bank is a long-time major sponsor of those competitions.
An initiative to support clubs includes the Bendigo Bank Referrel Program in which money is funnelled to clubs to help toward the cost of team uniforms, facility upgrades, or training programs.
A $350,000 home loan could generate $700 towards your football-netball club, at no cost to you.
Your banking transactions can also generate cash for your club.
Call into a Bendigo Bank branch and tell them you would like to your banking to support AFL Central Victoria.
Just mention the referral code 4910 and the name of the club you support or want to assist.
There are many exciting matches to be played in AFL Central Victoria region this Saturday.
A highlight of round 16 in the Bendigo Bank Bendigo Football Netball League will be the senior footy showdown between Kyneton and Eaglehawk at Tigerland in Kyneton Showgrounds.
A week before they meet in the Heathcote DFNL senior footy qualifying final, Colbinabbin and Mount Pleasant clash on the Grasshoppers’ turf at Colbinabbin’s M.J. Morgan Reserve.
The ladder-leading Marong is on home turf at Malone Park to take on Calivil United.
Panthers’ forward Brandyn Grenfell will start the match on 137 goals in pursuit of breaking the league record of 140 that Bridgewater star Peter Collins achieved 40 years ago.
A highlight of round 15 in the North Central FL will be showdown between the first and third-placed Birchip Watchem and Sea Lake Nandaly Tigers at the home of the Bulls on Birchip’s George Cartwright Oval.
Match of the day in the Central Murray on Saturday will be at Woorinen where the third-placed Tigers take on the fourth-placed Tyntynder.
Top teams in the Golden Rivers competition, Nullawil and Quambatook clash on the Saints’ turf at Quambatook.
Castlemaine’s unbeaten record in the CVFL senior women’s footy competition will be under threat when the Magpies are on home turf at Camp Reserve on Sunday to play Golden Square.
For the region’s rising stars it’s the second last round of the home-and-away series run by the Bendigo Junior Football League.
Hundreds of youngsters will take to the ovals to compete in the under-12, 14 and 16 age groups, as well as the under-14, 16 and 18 girls’ matches.
Written by Nathan Dole.