Bumper Easter crowd

A large turnout was in force for Ocean Grove''s Easter home weekend clash against Queenscliff at Shell Road''s Ray Menzies Memorial Oval. (Mark Heenan Media) 192752

By Mark Heenan

Ocean Grove’s Shell Road sports precinct was a hive of activity with a large turnout for the annual Easter long weekend BFL home game on Saturday 20 April.

Ocean Grove Football Netball Club vice-president Peter Smith said despite the Grubbers’ narrow four-point loss in the senior game it was a significant day for the club and community.

The Grubbers’ annual Easter home game is the single most attended home game for the season.

A huge crowd was in attendance for the Round 3 Ocean Grove v Queenscliff senior footy fixture played in warm conditions and blue skies.

“Aside from the senior footy, it was a great day for the club and community,” Smith told the Voice.

“Big crowd and beautiful weather.

“Wins in 12 of the 14 games played (across netball and football for Ocean Grove).

Smith thanked the tireless work from club volunteers and the work of junior club Ocean Grove Cobras at the main gate.

Grubber club volunteers transported holiday goers via bus in town for the Easter long weekend from the local holiday caravan parks to the Shell Road sporting complex to watch the footy and netball action.

“Massive thanks to our volunteers who worked tirelessly showing the spirit around the club and thanks to the Ocean Grove Cobras for their help throughout the day,” Smith said.

“We were pleased to welcome members of the Ocean Grove Barwon Heads RSL, who were selling Anzac Day badges at the footy.” 

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