Hockey Victoria will bring one of its marquee fixtures involving Essendon and Altona to Greater Shepparton this Saturday 20 July.
A total of 200 of players, coaches and officials from the two clubs will take to the Hockey Complex at Shepparton Sports City.
Greater Shepparton City Council Mayor Kim O’Keeffe was pleased to see the event come to the region.
“It is fantastic for Greater Shepparton to be hosting an event such as this, continuing to showcase the municipality as regional Australia’s sporting event capital and also showcases our wonderful facilities at Shepparton Sports City,” O’Keeffe said.
Hockey Victoria Chief Operating Officer Sash Herceg said they are delighted to be bringing such a high standard fixture to the region and showcase the sport and the opportunities that are available for young players in regional cities.
“We are thrilled to be taking Premier League matches to regional Victoria again. While Shepparton is the only regional city that will host Premier League matches in 2019, we are already working with other regional cities, as well as our clubs, on expanding the regional Premier League fixture across Victoria.” Mr Herceg said.
An Essendon Hockey Club representative said that the club was certainly looking forward to coming to Shepparton, especially given it has links to the region through its playing group.
An Altona Hockey Club representative says it will be fitting to come to Shepparton, whereby it could recognise one of its most decorated players in Matt Higgins who was born and bred in the region.
The matches get underway from 12.45pm and entry is free.
The matches will be live streamed via the link here:
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