CENTRAL Highlands football and netball will gain priceless exposure out of Rokewood today.
Popular radio program The Coodabeen Champions is set to broadcast live from the recreation reserve, with community television station Channel 31 to film the Rokewood-Corindhap versus Beaufort senior clash for their weekly instalment of the Local Footy Show.
It will be the second time this year the league has been showcased on Channel 31, which telecast the senior interleague match against Ellinbank and District FL earlier in the season.
Grasshoppers secretary Shane Anwyl said the “stars had aligned” to allow the club to secure both groups on the one day.
“Our president Wayne Johnstone has pretty much driven this. He had a few contacts with Ian Cover from The Coodabeens, so there’s a connection down Rokewood way and it just seemed to snowball from there,” Anwyl said.
“We have our annual thank you to our sponsors and put on lunch for them. It was to be in a couple of weeks, but this week is probably a pretty good showcase for the club and we thought we’d do the sponsors day at the same time.”
Anwyl said it would be massive occasion for the club, which had worked hard to incorporate Beaufort into the day’s activities.
“We don’t have a lot of success on field – we are working to build on that in the new league – but we think we’re doing a lot of good things off the field and this is all part of it,” he said.
“Rokewood has only got a population of about 150 people, so we find what’s good for Rokewood is good for the football club and vice-versa.”
Anwyl said The Coodabeen Champions would interview a number of Grasshoppers players and supporters during their show between 10am and 12pm.
The Local Footy Show is broadcast on Fridays at 7pm.