THE Ballarat Swans juniors might be on the march from Alfredton Oval in the short term as the club appeals for an upgrade to its muddy, saturated ground.
The Swans juniors are hoping to find a venue in the next seven days on which to play their next home game against Bacchus in an attempt to allow Simonds Oval time to recover for the club's senior fixtures.
Ballarat president Shane Manley said the condition of the ground was unacceptable for junior or senior football.
"It is absolutely terrible. It is the most overused ground in the city. There were 11 games on it last weekend," Manley said.
"We have not trained on it for several weeks and there's virtually no grass cover left. Basically we have to stay off it so that it can recover.
"The juniors have three home games scheduled there (next week) and the junior club is in discussion with the league about finding an alternate venue for those games. Maybe Ballarat Grammar or St Pat's. It's a bit like the situation we had when we had the drought."