Oh, snow: Group 10 under threat but ‘fingers crossed’ it’s all hot air

ICE, ICE BABY: Wade Park covered in snow, July 2015. Photo: MATT FINDLAY
ICE, ICE BABY: Wade Park covered in snow, July 2015. Photo: MATT FINDLAY

Group 10 chairman Linore Zamparini has his “fingers crossed it’ll just be cold” this weekend, with snow threatening to put the kibosh on an entire round of footy for the second time in four years.

A round of Group 10 was canned in 2015 thanks to snow and this weekend with games at Oberon and Orange coupled with trips from Workies to Bathurst and Blayney to Mudgee, potential road closures could stall the 2018 premiership on Sunday.

“We don’t have any control on that,” Zamparini said.

“It’s purely on safety. If roads are shut that’s it.”

Zamparini said the group would look to help facilitate mid-week replays, if needed, but would ultimately look to share points across all grades and fixtures if no footy is played.

“It’s nearly impossible (to have mid-week games) with the four grades and work committments during the week,” he added.

“But hopefully it doesn’t eventuate.”

Orange Hawks hosts Bathurst Panthers, Oberon plays host to Cowra, Mudgee will welcome the Bears and St Pat’s hosts Workies, all games are on Sunday.

Oberon is tipped to reach a top of six degrees on Sunday while Orange is expecting snow and a top of just four degrees.