The rain came in sideways and the players were deep in mud trying to chase the elusive ball across the increasingly slippery ground. YVMDFL CEO Stephen Walter said, “It was the worst day for the season weather wise.”
The YVMDFL had been trying to get the fundraiser off the ground for a couple of years and with the concerted efforts from Fiona Spencer and Bernie Blair from Macclesfield brigade it finally happened.
It was a huge logistics effort covering three CFA districts and football grounds from Belgrave to Yea and Alexandra.
The fundraiser managed to get just over $4,000, which was incredible considering the weather.
Brigades involved were: Alexandra, Belgrave, Selby, Macclesfield, Sassafras and Ferny Creek, Emerald, Glenburn, Yarra Junction, Little Yarra, Upwey, Wandin, Warburton, Wesburn-Millgrove, Hillcrest, Yellingbo, Gruyere and Seville.
This was a fantastic effort by all the brigades involved and hopefully will become an annual event.
By Sharon Merritt