An abandoned game, a grand final re-match and a historic upset - what a way for local football to return.
The Courier's footy experts have dissected all the big news from the opening rounds of the Ballarat Football Netball League and the Central Highlands football netball leagues.
Watch the Sunday Session below to find out all you need to know from a bumper start to the season.
Our experts, Matt Currill (BFNL) and Ollie Nash (CHFL/CHNL), have also analysed some of the most interesting aspects of the opening weekend.
The Courier's photographers were out-and-about too. Check out their great snaps from round one here.
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