Box Hill Hawks to host historic double-header in Wonthaggi
The Box Hill Hawks and Bass Coast Shire Council are excited to announce that the Hawks will host a Victorian Football League (VFL) and Victorian Football League Women's (VFLW) double-header at Wonthaggi Recreation Reserve on Sunday 30 April against the Casey Demons.
Entry to both games is free, with the VFLW commencing at 11:30 am and the VFL kicking off at 2:05 pm.
Both matches are expected to be exciting contests, with both Box Hill and Casey coming off 2022 finals berths in the VFL and VFLW.
The entertainment won’t just be on-field though, with a range of activations around the ground set to make the day a memorable one for all.
The announcement comes off the back of the AFL confirming the Smithy’s VFL and rebel VFLW Round 1 fixtures, with both Box Hill teams set to commence their season on Sunday 26 March.
Box Hill Hawks General Manager Pat Clancey said this double-header highlights the strength of the Hawks’ partnership with the Bass Coast Shire Council.
“We’re really excited to give the Wonthaggi and wider Bass Coast community a great taste of Hawks VFL and VFLW football on Sunday 30 April,” Clancey said.
“Both Box Hill and the Bass Coast Shire Council share a committed vision to promote Australian Rules football in the region and in particular women’s participation, which is why games like this are so important to stage.
“Having just come off a successful pre-season camp in Wonthaggi and Phillip Island, both teams are looking forward to a big turn-out from the Bass Coast’s footy-loving locals at Wonthaggi Recreation Reserve on Sunday 30 April.”
Bass Coast Shire Council Mayor Councillor Michael Whelan also expressed his excitement for the double-header.
“As Victoria's fastest growing regional community this is not only an important recognition for Bass Coast but reflects our deep commitment to gender equality, inclusion and diversity,” Cr Whelan said.
Box Hill Hawks v Casey Demons
Sunday 30 April
VFLW: 11:30 am
VFL: 2:05 pm
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