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