Keen to host more grand events

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SUNDAY’S Ovens and Murray grand final will serve to bolster Wangaratta’s reputation as a major events host, according to Rural City of Wangaratta Mayor Dean Rees.

With a tight timeline before the 2020 finals for completion of works on the Lavington Sports Ground, which hosted the league’s grand finals for 24 years before they returned to Wangaratta in 2018, Cr Rees said he would be advocating for Wangaratta to be considered for hosting duties again next year.

“If it ever goes back to Lavington, we will be putting in bids to say it shouldn’t be there all the time,” Cr Rees said.


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