EDFL final a sign of a strong league: Gwynne
 Baw Baw Sport   By // 06:26, Monday 25 September 2017

Warragul Industrials’ one-point loss to Catani in the EDFL seniors final may have been a nail-biter, but the league itself is in a much more comfortable position according to its chief.

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Speaking to the Baw Baw Citizen after the 16 September game, Ellinbank & District Football League president Roger Gwynne said things are going “great.”

“These two clubs; one hasn’t one a premiership in 21 years, the other one hasn’t won in a decade, and it was a good result all over so we’re very very happy,” he said.

“Good strong gate, lots of people here, and we probably had a record crowd.


“We lost five teams to the West Gippsland [League after last season], but we’ve just got on top of that now.

“We find that with the 10 clubs we’ve got now, we’re pretty even. Everybody seems to be happy, we’re getting good crowds at our games, the gate takings probably haven’t suffered all that much, and look, all is going well for the league at the moment.

Asked what spectators can expect when looking forward to the 2018 season, Gwynne said he expects the EDFL to “get bigger and bigger.”

“We won’t get bigger in terms of clubs in the league, but we will probably be a bit more organised with our junior structures,” he said.

“If the clubs get their junior structures right it will make the senior clubs stronger.”

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