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Joeys reveal Super Sunday plans

St Joseph’s co-captain Al Hickey celebrates a goal in last year’s clash with Colac at Drew Oval. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

GFL club St Joseph’s is looking at ways to turn late-season matches against fellow powerhouses Colac and St Mary’s into Super Sundays after being the green light to move the contests in rounds 14 and 15.

Joeys were keen to move both matches due to a clash with consecutive AFL twilight matches involving Geelong at Kardinia Park.

President Todd Devine says clashes with the Cats can cost St Joseph’s up to $10,000 in lost revenue.

“We had an issue a few years back where we had five of our home games compete head-to-head against the Cats, and it was a very bad outcome for us financially and supporter wise,” he said.

“We’re grateful that both Colac and St Mary’s will support us changing those games to a Sunday.”

Devine says St Joseph’s is keen to have matches – both men and women – across the day on both Drew and the neighbouring Walker Oval.

“It’s a great opportunity for us to showcase our club, as well as a Colac and St Mary’s, by being a standalone game.

“And it’s a great opportunity to turn it into a ‘Super Sunday’ event with female footy, potentially, and a host of junior games as well.

“We’re looking forward to having a couple of big days down there.”

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