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Mortlock, Central Midlands Coastal, Great Northern footy leagues ready to go

Reuben CarderGeraldton Guardian
Harry Taylor taking a break from a busy work day in Geraldton to walk along the boardwalk.
Camera IconHarry Taylor taking a break from a busy work day in Geraldton to walk along the boardwalk. Credit: The Geraldton Guardian

Footy leagues across the Mid West are getting ready for bouncedown and looking forward to a big season — for some it will be the first time in more than a year that a ball has been kicked.

Rayelene Wright, operations manager at the Mortlock Football League and Central Midlands Coastal Football League, said clubs were ready to go after last season was cancelled.

“We’re getting straight back into it, full blown,” she said.

“I would think the clubs would be very eager to get going.

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“We’re all looking forward to having a much better season this year than we did last year.”

Bouncedown for both leagues is the weekend of April 17-18,

In Mortlock, Calingiri, Dalwallinu, Gingin, Goomalling, Toodyay and Wongan Ballidu in the Mid West and Wheatbelt will all play on the first weekend, while Dowerin Wylie have a bye.

In the Central Midlands Coastal league, Dandaragan play Moora Mavericks on the first weekend, Jurien Bay Bulldogs play Cervantes Tiger Sharks, and Lancelin Ledge Point Pirates have the bye.

The North Midlands Football League is due to kick off on May 1, with Mingenew playing Morawa, Dongara playing Coorow, and Carnamah-Perenjori playing Three Springs.

In Geraldton, the Great Northern Football League’s pre-season carnival will kick off April 7.

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