Glen Huon Oval “deemed unplayable”

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Poor ground conditions have plagued the past two SWFL games at Glen Huon Reserve.
Camera IconPoor ground conditions have plagued the past two SWFL games at Glen Huon Reserve. Credit: Jon Gellweiler / South Western Times

Sunday’s game between the Eaton Boomers and South Bunbury will be played at Hands Oval after Glen Huon Reserve was “deemed unplayable” by South West Football League officials.

After constant rain over the past few days, the Boomers’ new home ground has been flooded and a number of “big puddles” are not expected to dry before the match.

South West Football League general manager John Vidos said the ground was “underwater”.

“We have had a lot of rain lately and there is more to come,” he said.

“It will be too difficult to get the ground in a reasonable condition for Sunday.”

Vidos said Eaton Boomers Football Club officials suggested the game be moved.

“It is part of the duty of care for players,” he said.

“We felt it would be best to move it to Hands Oval to minimise disruptions.”

Eaton Boomers president Gary Bock said the club was “bitterly disappointed” to miss another home game.

“We did everything we could to get the ground ready,” he said.

Bock said it cost the club between $5000 and $7000 every time they have to move a home game because of lost revenue from the bar and canteen.

The game will be an Eaton Boomers home game at Hands Oval, with the normal start times.

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