WANGARATTA Magpies will put its best case forward to host the 2018 Ovens and Murray Football Netball (O&M) grand final after it receives paperwork from the league early next week.
It’s likely to be a two-horse-race alongside Albury Football Netball Club for the rights to host the event, with Lavington Oval ruled out until 2020 due to delays in works.
O&M general manager Sean Barrett confirmed that submission information will be distributed next week with Wangaratta and Albury the only two to show interest in hosting the Sunday, September 23 event.
The league met with representatives during the round one Wangaratta versus Lavington clash at the showgrounds to survey the facilities and identify any improvements that could be made.
Wangaratta Football Netball Club president Tony Goodison said if the club was successful, one of the actions would be to install tiered seating near the netball courts on the day.