BUNINYONG will host Central Highlands Football League’s interleague clash this season.
The Highlanders are set to take on Ovens and King in the 2013 Victorian Country Football League Country Championships on Saturday, May 25.
Buninyong president Wayne Morgan said the club was thrilled to be chosen as the venue for the fixture, which will include an under-18 intra-league encounter and two netball matches against the north-east Victorian rivals.
“We’ve got good change facilities, a good function area, a verandah all the way along for people to stand under cover and it’s a good viewing ground. The most important thing is it has a terrific playing surface for the players,” Morgan said.
“With the design of the facilities there you can be inside and you’ve got glass on both sides. One side looks to the netball and the other side looks out to the football.”
The senior interleague clash will be a battle between two lowly ranked leagues, with the Highlanders 26th and Ovens and King 27th on overall standings.
Ovens and King is unable to field an under-18 football side, meaning two representative teams from within the Central Highlands will be created, based on ladder positions from the 2012 season.
Team A will feature players from premiers Springbank, Buninyong, Dunnstown, Waubra, Gordon, Learmonth, Ballan, Carngham-Linton and Rokewood-Corindhap with Team B to include players from Clunes, Daylesford, Creswick, Newlyn, Bungaree, Beaufort, Skipton, Hepburn and Illabarook.
Clubs will be invited to nominate up to four players who were under 18 years of age as at January 1, 2013, for selection in the match.