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Vic Park now dancing to winning tune

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June 05, 2018

Echuca Football Netball Club signing Marty Hore with president Ash Byrne. Photo by Luke Hemer.

VICTORIA Park is a great place to be right now.

In fact, it’s close to the best it’s been in years.

Amazing what winning can do.

And winning is something they are doing a lot of at Echuca this year.

In every division in fact.

In netball, it’s almost a weekly occurrence to go five from five.

The U15s sit third, the U17s are on top.

In B-reserve, the Murray Bombers are fourth.

The B graders are third while A grade is in second place.

Across on the football field, the under 18s sit in top spot.

And in a case of good sides mirroring each other’s form, the reserves and seniors are both fifth at 5-3.

With their current success, the Murray Bombers currently lead the running for the George Hunter Champion Club.

It’s an award they haven’t held since 1997.

And that excites Echuca president Ash Byrne.

‘‘That was a trophy that has always meant a lot to our club,’’ he said.

‘‘It’s one of those things we want to win this year, next year, and for the next 100 years.

‘‘Being able to win that means that everyone across our entire club is contributing. We believe in the direction that the netballers have been on for quite a while now, and we love where our footballers are going as well.’’

The challenge is to stay on top in the race for the cup until the end of the season.

Because if Echuca wins, a lot must have gone right on the field or the court.

‘‘We have all of our sides in the top six right now,’’ Byrne said.

‘‘If we can hold onto those spots, it gives us as a club a real chance to deliver multiple premierships to Echuca, which would mean a great deal to us.’’

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