North Gippsland FNLLatrobe Valley Express | The grass certainly isn’t greener in Traralgon, Moe or Churchill at the moment.

That’s because the surface of football grounds at Terry Hunter Oval, Ted Summerton Reserve and Gaskin Park are covered in something that barely constitutes grass.

The sight of a yellow tinge has left those abovementioned grounds resembling beaches, making for an ugly look to three venues generally considered to be among the ‘premier’ ovals in the region.

Perhaps most alarmingly, player safety has been put at risk, with reports of grass burn becoming more and more frequent.

The North Gippsland Football-Netball League has moved this weekend’s preliminary final from Gaskin Park to Glengarry, reportedly after a Woodside player’s leg became so infected from grass burn in the first week of finals at Gaskin Park, they were forced to spend a night in hospital.

Not far from Churchill, Ted Summerton Reserve is facing similar issues.

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