Kyneton Tigers' 150th year begins at Showgrounds

The Kyneton Tigers' Under 18s are seeking more players for the 2018 season.

The Kyneton Tigers' Under 18s are seeking more players for the 2018 season.

The Kyneton Tigers' Under 18s are seeking more players for the 2018 season.

The Kyneton Tigers' Under 18s are seeking more players for the 2018 season.

Kyneton Football Netball Club is preparing for a big day at the Showgrounds this coming Saturday with its first home game of the 2018 season.

It’s an especially big year for the Tigers who are celebrating the club’s 150th year, with their first female president at the helm.

“There’s definitely a special feeling around the club at the moment, everybody is excited about the year ahead,”club president Karen O’Sullivan said.

The club’s newly refurbished home and away change rooms and umpires rooms gives players and supporters an extra fresh start to the season.

On Saturday April 14 South Bendigo teams will head to Kyneton where the Under 18s will kick off the day at 10.45am, followed by the Reserves at 12.30 and Senior football at 2.20.

Senior football coach Luke Beattie and his squad have worked hard over the pre-season with strength and conditioning assistant coach Gareth Bowes to ensure players are super fit going into Round 1 after bowing out after the first finals game last year.

Kyneton footballers and netballers had a practise match against Lake Wendouree at the weekend and were impressive, with a draw in the senior football and a close finish in the A res netball.

The Tigers will field three netball teams this season including B reserve, B grade and A reserve under the guidance of experienced coach Dianne Guest-Oakley, with the A Res team strengthened by the return of Steph Penning, Hayley Page and Taylor Durham as well as new recruit Emma Haugh.

The women’s football team and juniors are involved in practise matches this weekend with their seasons due to kick off in a few weeks.

The Under 18s are seeking more players for the 2018 season. Any interested players aged under 19 can call 0409 126 792.