Battle of the Battlers Announced


One team is on a 62-game losing streak, while the other hasn’t tasted victory for over 1,000 days…and on September 2, one of these streaks will finally end!

It’s Sportsbet’s ‘Battle of the Battlers’ – a clash between two battling Victorian footy clubs, the Nunawading Lions and the Ardmona Cats.

The marquee fixture will be held at Koonung Reserve in Blackburn North with $10,000 going to the winner.

First bounce is at 1pm and entry is free.

The game will be broadcast LIVE via Sportsbet’s social media channels and wagering platforms.

Sportsbet have organised a star studded line-up to attend, including former Western Bulldogs and Richmond star Nathan Brown and the Suburban Footballer Tom Siegert.

Brownlow medallists Dane Swan and Shane Crawford will act as runners on the day. 

The match will help inject much needed funds into the clubs, with both the Lions, who last tasted victory in June 2015, and Ardmona, who haven’t sung their team song since July 18, 2015, receiving match payments to participate and all food and beverage sales being split.

Sportsbet traders have opened a H2H market on the match, with Nunawading a slight favourite (odds of course, subject to change).

$1.80 Nunawading
$1.95 Ardmona

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