Rugby Victoria is pleased to announce the Brighton Renault Dewar Shield will return to Channel 31 in season 2019.
After a five-year hiatus from free-to-air TV, Rugby Victoria and Channel 31 have signed a new broadcast agreement for the 2019 season.
The weekly match of the round will be broadcast on Channel 31 each Wednesday from 8.00pm to 9.00pm with a replay on Saturdays from 1.00pm.
Chris Evans, General Manager Rugby Victoria said, “we are thrilled to re-connect our partnership with Channel 31”.
“Increasing Rugby Victoria’s profile has been a strategic focus for Rugby Victoria over the past 12 months. Having the Brighton Renault Dewar Shield broadcast on Channel 31 will take our great game to a new audience”.
Channel 31’s Head of Production, Shane Dunlop said “During Rugby Victoria’s initial broadcast run, the program was one of our most watched and loved shows on air, engaging an audience hungry for more sport on free-to-air television. We’re excited to be once again airing the program and look forward to assisting Rugby Victoria in continuing to expand its fan-base throughout the broadcast and beyond.”
Round 1 of the Brighton Renault Dewar Shield will be played on Saturday 27 April with the match of the round broadcast on Channel 31 on Wednesday 1 May, with a replay on Saturday 4 May.
The Match of the round fixture will be released over the coming weeks.
The Dewar Shield
The Dewar Shield is the premier competition in Victoria. The Dewar Shield has a rich history spanning over 100 years. Eight clubs participate in the Dewar Shield competition, Box Hill, Endeavour Hills, Footscray, Harlequins, Melbourne, Melbourne University, Moorabbin and Power House. Each club has three senior grades that participate in the following divisions:
- Dewar Shield
- Dewar Shield Reserves (Penwill Cup)
- 3rd Grade (Mawhinney Cup)
C31 Melbourne and Geelong (the Melbourne Community Television Consortium) is Victoria's not-for-profit community television service providing locally-based entertainment, education and information. C31 provides access and representation to the many diverse communities within Victoria. You can find faces, voices and issues which are not present in mainstream television.
C31 broadcast over 90 new locally-made programs every week. These programs are produced by community television volunteers and independent television makers.