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Tigers request Good Friday

Torquay and Modewarre clashed in front of a big crowd at Spring Creek Reserve on Good Friday. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

GOOD Friday football looks set to return to Spring Creek Reserve, with Torquay again hoping to cash-in on the influx of tourists to the Surf Coast across the Easter weekend.

Tigers president Jenny Wood has confirmed the club has requested to AFL Barwon to play reigning premier Modewarre.

“We have a great rivalry between Torquay and Modewarre, but we do understand that they might be interested in having their own Good Friday game,” Wood said.

“That’s fine. We’re happy to have any opposition because we do know we have a good crowd come down to Torquay over the Easter Weekend.

“I’ve caught up with Mick (Modewarre president Michael Fitzgerald) a couple of times … and I’m certainly keen to have a chat with him again.

“We’ll touch base over the next few days, hopefully.”

Wood says the chance to play on Easter weekend is more than just a financial boost for Torquay.

“There’s a lot of visitors who come because they want to watch a game of football over the Easter weekend and enjoy some time with family and friends,” she said.

“It’s good for the town and the club and the community because it draws a range of people that perhaps wouldn’t normally be there.”

The Good Friday match is likely to be one of two games at Spring Creek Reserve across the Easter weekend, with Torquay keen to attract a VFL clash involving Werribee.

The Tigers have clashed with the Cats over the last two years, and Wood is keen to make it three-in-a-row.

“I’m having a conversation with (CEO) Mark Penaluna from Werribee in the next couple of weeks,” she said.

“I’ll have a chat to him about his interest to come and play on Sunday and make it a really good weekend.”

The BFL and GFL fixtures are due to be released later this month, while the GDFL draw could be unveiled as soon as next week.

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