BFL's Tony Lockyer ready for first appearance on MCG | video

Sebastopol defender Tony Lockyer could hardly be more excited about the prospect of playing on the MCG on Saturday.

PRE-GAME TALK: BFL coach Shaun O'Loughlin, right, chats with Tony Lockyer at the City Oval. Picture: Lachlan Bence

PRE-GAME TALK: BFL coach Shaun O'Loughlin, right, chats with Tony Lockyer at the City Oval. Picture: Lachlan Bence

The former North Ballarat Roosters VFL player is not only making his Ballarat Football League representative debut, he is also getting his first opportunity to play on the MCG.

Lockyer has no doubt the experience will be one to savour in the AFL Victoria Community Championships match-up with the Goulburn Valley league.

He said while BFL players were fortunate to play on surfaces as good as the MCG, nothing compared with playing at the home of football.

Being new to the BFL this year, Lockyer said he was also looking forward to lining up alongside the cream of the competition, including many players he was yet to either play against or see play.

He said many had played at a higher level which put Ballarat in good stead for a quicker game.

BFL team members:

Bacchus Marsh: Scott Sherlock, Ben Speight, Aaron Willitts

Ballarat: Daniel Kennedy

Darley: Darren Leonard, Shane Page, Steve Kennedy, Dylan Reid, Brian Graham

East Point: Jake McQueen, Jordan Johnston, Matt Johnston

Lake Wendouree: Nathan Pring

Melton: Billy Crofts, Ben Archard

North Ballarat City: Sam Dunstan

Redan: Liam Hoy, Nathan Horbury

Sebastopol: Tony Lockyer, Lachie Cassidy

Sunbury: Grant Valles, Mitch Conn, Lachlan Bramble.

The BFL and GVFL will also meet in an under-18 match at Punt Road Oval at 9.45am