AFL Central Victoria regional general manager Carol Cathcart believes Kyneton’s return to the BFNL A-grade netball competition will be welcomed by all involved with the league.
The Tigers, under third-year club coach Dianne Guest-Oakley, will return to the top tier of the competition for the first time in two years.
Kyneton will also have teams in four senior grades, from A-grade through to B-reserve, for the first time since 2016.
Cathcart believed a stronger Kyneton made for a stronger league.
“The BFNL is such a strong netball competition and has always been right up there when it comes to Netball Victoria state championships, so you want to be able to play good strong netball every week,” she said.
“To have another team in the (A-grade) competition gives the girls another game and opportunity.
“Kyneton did very well in the A-reserve and won the premiership; that gives them a lot of belief and self-confidence they can compete at that level.”
The Tigers’ return to A-grade will mean two fewer bye rounds for rival teams in 2019.
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