Warrack Eagles to play home game at Brim for first time since 2015

EXCITED: Graeme Holland, Brim Sports and Social Club secretary, Oliver Holland, Mathew Crisp, Brim Sports and Social Club board member and manager of the ground upgrade inspect the surface at Brim. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI
EXCITED: Graeme Holland, Brim Sports and Social Club secretary, Oliver Holland, Mathew Crisp, Brim Sports and Social Club board member and manager of the ground upgrade inspect the surface at Brim. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI

FOR the first time since the 2015 Wimmera Football Leauge season the Warrack Eagles will host a home fixture at Brim on Saturday.

The side will line up against Minyip-Murtoa with the ground now in a playable state.

The last time the Warrack Eagles played at Brim was in round 10 of 2015 – a 145-51 loss to Stawell. 

Warrack Eagles president Adrian Bibby said returning to Brim was a priority for the club to pay homage to its history as a merger between the town and Warracknabeal. 

“I think it’s great for the town to get a few people there at the weekend and it’s just important for our club as a whole,” he said. 

“We are in our 18th year of our club since the merger and the Brim ground is a part of our identity.”

“The ground has been completely refurbished – new drains and sprinkler systems,” Mr Bibby said.

“Last year we were going to play at Brim and there was an issue after it was resown with bird damage. With a lack of rain we have just been unlucky not to play there.

“It will be great to see football back at Brim. Mainly because of the weather conditions it hasn’t been able to happen the last few years.

READY TO GO: Warrack Eagles president Adrian Bibby and Brim Sports and Social Club president Chris McPherson at Brim. A new electronic scoreboard will also be used on Saturday. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI

READY TO GO: Warrack Eagles president Adrian Bibby and Brim Sports and Social Club president Chris McPherson at Brim. A new electronic scoreboard will also be used on Saturday. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI

“Hundreds of hours of work from volunteers of the Brim community has gone into this. They have all done a great job in getting the ground ready.”

The Warrack Eagles will also host Ararat at Brim on July 28 in their round 14 clash. 

Mr Bibby said it was an aim for the club to rotate home games between the two home grounds at Warracknabeal and Brim moving forward.

“From the outset when the two clubs merged we wanted to rotate home games between Warracknabeal and Brim, so we would still like to do that,” Mr Bibby said.

“The problem is the Brim ground just hasn’t been ready at the start of the season because of seasonal differences, but hopefully that will all change.

“Brim is obviously a big part of our club’s history being a merger, so it’s good to get back there.”