ROUND one of Ovens and King football in 2016 is shaping up to be action-packed, with a highly anticipated clash between Milawa and Whorouly headlining two weekends of blockbusters.
Nathan Hooper’s defection from the Demons to take on the vacant coaching position with the Lions has been a huge talking point over the off season.
And with the two clubs set to lock horns at Milawa in the second week of the split round, on April 2, it is a clash that should draw plenty of interested spectators.
The first weekend of the split round also features some enticing encounters, with old rivals Greta and Moyhu doing battle on Good Friday and a couple of crackers on Easter Saturday, with Bright hosting Tarrawingee and Glenrowan heading out to Whitfield to meet King Valley.
Another highlight of the draw is the now traditional Anzac Day battle between league superpowers Glenrowan and Milawa, who have faced off in the past three grand finals.
League chief Jeremy Wilson said it was shaping up to be a big season.