Friday’s inaugural football and netball clash between Morwell and Moe was deemed a great success by the host club despite less than favourable weather on the day.
With fundraising on the day for the Good Friday Appeal aligned to senior football and A grade netball results, with $10 for every Morwell score, a total of $3415.10 was raised, comprised of $1380 for football, $480 for netball and $1555.10 from the public. This was a result of the football score of 138 points, netball of 48 points and general collections around the ground and at the gate.
Morwell president Wade Presley said it was a terrific day with the crowd of 1355 in very good spirit.
“We’d expect that this day could develop in the future as most events take three to five years to reach their full potential,” he said.
“In any case we believe that this year’s fundraising of $3415.10 that we’ve been able to donate to the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal is significant.
“Our club, like all successful football and netball clubs rely on the support of the community and it’s great that we can give something back to a cause that’s proven over the years to be so close to the hearts of Victorians.”
Senior coach Harmit Singh said it was fantastic to see such a big effort from the footy club and community on the day.
“It’s really good to be involved with a club that is so proactive and willing to give money towards a good cause,” he said.