WHILE most football clubs around the region are preparing to take a break over Easter, things are really heating up for the Ballarat Red Devils.
The Reds' busy stretch of matches kicks off tomorrow night with a clash against National Premier Leagues Victoria powerhouse South Melbourne at Lakeside Stadium in Albert Park.
This will be followed by a trip to the Olympic Village to meet Heidelberg United on Easter Monday and then another trek to Coburg North's Hosken Reserve for a game against Pascoe Vale the following Saturday.
Monday's encounter with Heidelberg is a catch-up fixture after the match was postponed due to poor weather last weekend.
Despite playing just two fixtures so far this season, the Reds are unbeaten and sit fifth on the table.
Meanwhile, Ballarat Lady Devils will field a vastly inexperienced side in the opening round of the Football Federation Victoria Women’s State Knockout Cup tonight.
The Blockbuster Reds, featuring just five players from last year’s team, will face off against powerhouse Box Hill United on its home turf at Wembley Park in the second round.
Elsewhere, Ballarat Pride continue their pursuit of a maiden win in the Victorian Netball League in 2014.
Federation University Pride's championship side will tonight take on City West Falcons at the State Netball and Hockey Centre in Parkville.
Pride is the only winless team in the competition.
Division one and 19/under fixtures also take place tonight.