Wild winds and dust storms early on Saturday, and the prospect of showers, didn't help the Riverina League's showpiece event, with grand final day drawing its lowest crowd in more than a decade.
The gate figure of $22,534 at Narrandera Sportsground was down more than $5500 on last year, and comfortably the lowest takings for a grand final in 13 years.
It's the first time since 2006 that the gate has been less than $25,000.
"It's down on previous years but I guess given the weather and the conditions when people woke up, it was like armageddon this morning," Riverina League president Chris Flanigan said.
"We also had Griffith with two (football) sides in, and Tigers had two in. And Collingullie had three in the netball so it wasn't a real big spread of clubs.
"But that's footy. That's what you get sometimes."
The success was shared around, with three different clubs claiming football flags and four clubs sharing the five netball premierships.
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