Barnawartha partners with Wodonga Storm for football extravaganza

JOINING FORCES: Barnawartha and Wodonga Storm presidents Chris Peirce and Bill Bell ahead of a huge weekend of football. Picture: MARK JESSER
JOINING FORCES: Barnawartha and Wodonga Storm presidents Chris Peirce and Bill Bell ahead of a huge weekend of football. Picture: MARK JESSER

Rugby league will be played at Barnawartha for the first time with a Murray Cup double-header on Sunday.

The day will feature five games of football, coordinated by Wodonga Storm.

It all kicks off at 10.30am with the Storm and North Eastern Knights clashing in the youth league.

Corowa Cougars and Murray River Warriors’ league tag and rugby league fixtures will be played at 11.30am and 12.30pm, before the Storm and Knights meet in league tag and rugby league at 2pm and 3pm.

Wodonga Storm president Bill Bell thanked Barnawartha for allowing the club to use the ground.

“Both clubs are sponsored by Eddie’s Tavern and have formed a pretty good relationship,” Bell said.

“We’re always asking how each other is going.

“If all goes well this year, it could be an annual thing.”

Barnawartha president Chris Peirce felt it would be a great chance to do something different.

The Tigers host Mitta United on Saturday, making it a huge weekend for the club.