QEO program a success with big gate

Heathcote District ruckman Lachlan Sidebottom handballs on Saturday.

Heathcote District ruckman Lachlan Sidebottom handballs on Saturday.

SATURDAY’S AFL Victoria Community Championships double-header at the Queen Elizabeth Oval proved a success.

The showcase day of inter-league football and netball action featuring Bendigo clashing with arch-rivals Ballarat and Heathcote District taking on Central Murray exceeded AFL Central Victoria’s expectations with a gate of about $10,000.

Meanwhile, the North Central league’s home game against Geelong District drew a gate of about $3000 at Wedderburn.