Cats and Falcons set for matches in Colac

Geelong Falcons, including Colac footballers Cooper Stephens, left, and Bryce McDonald, could play two games at Colac’s Central Reserve next year.

Colac football officials say they are rapt to have TAC Cup and VFL Women’s matches in Colac next year, but a Geelong Falcons match under lights will not go ahead.

The TAC Cup released its 2017 fixture last week, with the Falcons scheduled to host Calder Canons at Colac’s Central Reserve in a night match on Friday, May 19.

The reserve’s $3.05-million redevelopment will be complete by April, but Colac Football Club president Matt Gibson said the ground did not have good enough lighting to host night games.

“The end goal is to be able to host night games there, the next stage for us following the redevelopment is to get funding for the lights,” Mr Gibson said yesterday.

“But it definitely won’t be happening in 2017,” he said.

Mr Gibson said he was unsure whether TAC Cup officials and the Colac Otway Shire Council could reschedule the Falcons’ game for Saturday or Sunday, with the Colac Tigers taking on South Barwon at Geelong’s McDonald Reserve that weekend.

The Falcons are also reportedly interested in hosting their round 13 match against the Western Jets in Colac on Saturday, July 15.

“We haven’t really discussed it just yet, but obviously it would be fantastic to host a TAC Cup game in Colac,” Mr Gibson said.

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