All jokes aside, city’s grand final campaign opens on another front

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HEAT IS ON: Mayor Dean Rees under the spotlight on Prime 7’s The Front Bar last Thursday.

WANGARATTA’s push to host the 2020 AFL Grand Final received more national coverage last Thursday night when mayor Dean Rees appeared on an episode of The Front Bar.

Under the scrutiny of hardened sports journalists Mick Malloy, Sam Pang and the other bloke, Cr Rees promoted the rural city’s many attributes including our world class sporting precinct where the big day would be held, the staff and volunteers who had proven themselves in hosting previous blockbuster events as well as renowned entertainers such as Maurice Millani.

“We’ve got a ground as big as the MCG, maybe not take the amount of people there, but at the end of the day I’ll tell you what we haven’t got that Melbourne has got, is COVID,” he said light-heartedly.

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