Footy and community the winner

The Rockatoos hit the ground as the crowd cheers on. Photo: Max Lesser

A massive crowd turned out at the Camp Reserve on Sunday for the fifth instalment of the popular MainFM annual footy fundraiser – the MAIN Game.

Congratulations to the Radio Galahs who won the prestigious title for the third consecutive year despite a determined effort by the talented Rockatoos outfit.

Football and community were the real winners as the crowd once again got into the spirit of the event, donning the colours of their favourite sides and cheering them both as they dug deep and gave their all in the chilly winter conditions.

Highlights of the day were the debut performance by Castlemaine’s own Thompson’s Foundry Band plus local all-girl supergroup, Paddock Bomb, which provided the half-time entertainment.

The MAIN Cheer Squad once again delighted the crowd and the food stalls, MAIN Bar and coffee van kept punters fed and watered, whilst youngsters enjoyed the facepainting and the chance to enjoy a kick of the footy.

A big shout out to the MainFM organisers Steph, Sue, Alex, Steve, the commentators, the merch sellers and the fun makers. It was a great day all round.

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