Morwell to host Victorian Superbowl

THE Garden State’s version of the Superbowl is set to take place at Latrobe City Sports and Entertainment complex in Morwell on 15 August.

Katy Perry may not be headlining the half-time entertainment, but the VicBowl on field action is sure to light the field up like fireworks.

The event coincides with the 31st season of senior men’s American Football in Victoria, with the local flag being flown by VicBowl division two side, the Gippsland Gladiators.

“The people of Morwell and the greater Gippsland area have really embraced our sport and we are delighted to be bringing our biggest day of the year to the region,” Gridiron Victoria president Sam Weller said.

“Latrobe City Sports and Entertainment Stadium is a truly first class facility and we expect this to be our biggest and best Vic Bowl yet, building upon the momentum of last year’s event when more than 1000 people made the trip to Bendigo for

Vic Bowl 30.”

Latrobe City mayor Dale Harriman said the event was bound to be huge hit with the sports loving community of Latrobe.

“We love sport here; we love diversity of sport and we enjoy the thrill of live competition,” Harriman said.

“We have built up a reputation as a regional venue of choice for many sports and leisure events over the years, with our variety of top quality facilities and our enthusiastic and knowledgeable audiences.

“We look forward to welcoming the players, officials and fans for this gridiron extravaganza.”

The Vic Bowl is the Division One championship game played between the two best teams in the state.

The program will also feature a curtain raiser with the Division Two championship game played earlier in the day.

Gippsland Gladiators are the current reigning division two premiers.

“I am extremely excited at this opportunity to have Gridiron Victoria’s top teams hit it out in our home town and showcase the great sport that is American Football here in Latrobe City,” Gladiators president Paul Fotheringham said.

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