Four former AFL players in CHFL showdown

THE countdown is on for a showdown to remember at Ballan on Saturday.

Four former AFL players will line up in the Central Highlands Football League clash between the Blues and Waubra.

Ex-Hawthorn and Gold Coast Suns player Campbell Brown is the headline act and will play a one-off encounter with his former Hawks teammate Mark Williams, who is coach of the Blues.

Tim Boyle also played in the brown and gold and will line up for the Roos, alongside Jarryd Allen, who played a handful of games for St Kilda.

The senior match kicks off from 2.30pm at Ballan.

Dunnstown will also draw a big crowd to its standalone Sunday clash against Gordon to close round two.

Meanwhile, the start to the Ballarat Football Netball League season is just around the corner.

Clubs are busy putting the finishing touches to their preparations ahead of round one this Saturday.

The blockbuster football encounter is a rematch of last year's preliminary final between reigning premiers North Ballarat City and Redan.

2013 senior netball champions Sunbury launches its title defence with a home fixture against Darley.

This follows the start of junior football and netball, which kicked off last weekend.

Round one in the Maryborough Castlemaine District league will also be completed this Saturday after a one-off encounter between Talbot and Maldon last weekend.

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Ballarat teams will await results from today's Victorian under-15 schoolboys and youth girls clashes ahead of classification matches tomorrow.

Defeats yesterday leave Ballarat's division one and three boys teams winless after the opening two rounds, while the youth girls sit 1-1 after also suffering a loss yesterday.

All Ballarat teams have the bye today.

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