Sharing the cash around

December 01, 2017

Picola District Football Netball League operations manager Shane Railton.

Picola District Football Netball League boasted of significant financial growth at its annual general meeting on Wednesday night.

League operations manager Shane Railton said $6500 was given back to its 17 clubs in the north and south divisions.

The cash back is the result of an operating profit of $84263, on top of $75807 last year.

The league’s total assets sit at $225952.

Railton said the league’s partnership with McPherson Media Group in live-streaming the two senior football grand finals had played a role in its success.

Finals gate takings were up in the north-west and south-east divisions.

Railton said the league was keen to live-stream more games next season.

Next year’s draw is yet to be finalised, but the north-west season is expected to start on Good Friday (March 30) with a game between Tocumwal and Berrigan.

Mathoura is looking to host a game during the Easter weekend, but has not found another interested club to play.

The south-east season could kick off on April 7, with a blockbuster grand final rematch between Rennie and Tungamah to highlight proceedings.

Shepparton East will be at home to Katamatite, Katandra, fresh from bringing in a number of quality recruits, will host Waaia and Katunga is set to face Dookie.

The north-west grand final will be held at Jerilderie on September 8, while the south-east decider will take place on September 15.

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