THE Bendigo Junior Football League will be aiming to capitalise on home ground advantage in Saturday's challenge with Ballarat for the Goldfields trophy.
Six matches will be played at Strathfieldsaye's Flight Centre Park in Tannery Lane.
Bendigo's young guns won the trophy when the challenge was played at Strathfieldsaye two years ago.
The Ballarat JFL struck back to regain the shield when it hosted last year's carnival.
Play at Strathfieldsaye kicks off at 10am when the under-12s do battle on oval two, aka Enterprise Oval.
Schedule for Saturday's carnival between Bendigo and Ballarat:
Under-12, oval 2 at 10am.
Under-14: oval 1 at 10.20am.
.Under-13: oval 2 at 11.40am.
Under-15: oval 1 at noon.
Under-18 girls: oval 2 at 1.20pm.
Under-16: oval 1 at 2pm.
Meanwhile, Catholic College Bendigo's year 7 boys' football team will contest the Loddon Mallee finals on August 6 in Swan Hill.
CCB scored a 77-point win against Bendigo South East in the Sandhurst Division grand final at Strathfieldsaye.
Best player awards:
CCB: Tetiya Bysouth.
BSC: Riley Wilson.
Crusoe: Jaidyn Berry.
Eaglehawk: Corey Roberts.
Marist: Ethan Roberts.
Weeroona: Jye Formosa.