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Extraordinary "LA Crocodiles" Concept Revealed - Herald Sun

VFL News - Mon, 18/12/2017 - 20:45
In the current Australian Rules football climate the idea of a national league team being located outside of Australia is still being viewed as untenable and unnecessary by many. So, imagine how far-fetched an idea it must have been to suggest the re-location of a VFL team to the United States back in ...

<b>VFL</b> side&#39;s early chance

VFL News - Mon, 18/12/2017 - 10:48
North Melbourne VFL Manager Andrew Carson believes there is plenty of opportunity to capitalise early in the season following the release of the fixture on Friday. “We see a real chance to make an impact on the competition within the opening few rounds,” Carson said. “We have signed some elite ...

How a wild plan to send a <b>VFL</b> team to the US went to the top

VFL News - Mon, 18/12/2017 - 07:26
Aylett had stepped down as VFL chairman in December 1984 but was working discretely behind the scenes on potential mergers and relocations. “We were approached by Allen Aylett to take one of six teams out of Melbourne and relocate them to Canberra,” Marron said. Errol Marron in 2013. Picture: ...

Cats&#39; 2018 <b>VFL</b> fixture released

VFL News - Mon, 18/12/2017 - 06:18
Next year's VFL fixture has been released with Geelong set to play eight home games at Kardinia Park. The Cats will kick off their season on Easter Sunday against Werribee, they'll also play three AFL curtain raisers during the season. They will also have a week off between its rounds one and two and ...

Harry wants to be the last to suffer with lung disorder

VFL News - Sun, 17/12/2017 - 22:26
Aspiring VFL umpire Harry Birch, 18, received an ATAR of 99.7. Picture: Josie Hayden. The Maribyrnong College graduate doesn't want other children to suffer as he did — and will for the rest of his life. Every night, he must cough up what his lungs can't clear, but he has also turned to footy umpiring to ...

Harry wants to be the last to suffer with lung disorder

VFL News - Sun, 17/12/2017 - 22:26
Now training as a VFL umpire, he has big plans to help prevent others being dealt the same fate he was. With the ATAR score of 99.7 he got on Friday, Harry will study biomedicine and specialise as a lung doctor. “I want to help people who are where I was five or so years ago,” he said. And although his ...

Revealed: <b>VFL&#39;s</b> crazy plan to relocate a Melbourne team to Los Angeles in 1988

VFL News - Sun, 17/12/2017 - 20:00
Aylett - the VFL's chairman from 1977-84 and a key player behind South Melbourne's shift to Sydney in 1982 - approached a WA consortium about financing the relocation of a club to Canberra before the group presented the Californian counter-plan. “It is proposed to relocate an existing Melbourne ...

Echuca has Gannon locked and loaded

VFL News - Fri, 15/12/2017 - 18:18
Former Essendon VFL player Matt Dornauf has already been added into the midfield mix, while Nick Sheldon and Walker will all be able to push through the centre. Maddox has been buoyed by the off-season as he and Walker are leading Echuca into a new era, taking over from Andrew Briggs who ...

2018 <b>VFL</b> Fixture

VFL News - Fri, 15/12/2017 - 14:45
The match will take place in the second week of the second tier competition with North given an extra week of preparation due to a bye scheduled for the opening round. The 2018 fixture was released on Friday morning and the Roos feature as one of the 15 teams set to compete. The home-and-away ...

Port Melbourne <b>VFL</b> star Toby Pinwill hangs up his boots

VFL News - Fri, 15/12/2017 - 14:42
At 32, he had given Port Melbourne an exemplary season, finishing second in the VFL possession count. And he was outstanding in the grand final, almost winning a second Norm Goss Medal as best-afield. He did win a second premiership medal, helping coach Gary Ayres hoist the cup after a gripping ...

Training photos: December 15

VFL News - Fri, 15/12/2017 - 12:52
The North Melbourne AFL squad, combined with members of the North Melbourne VFL squad have engaged in their first match simulation of the 2018 pre-season. The session was only approximately 30 minutes in length, but was full of intenisity under the warm Melbourne morning sun. Check out the ...

2018 <b>VFL</b> fixture released

VFL News - Fri, 15/12/2017 - 10:26
Curtain-raisers, double-headers and Sunday games dominate a VFL Magpies fixture announced by the VFL on Friday. As has been the ... Fans will be able watch a double dose of Collingwood action with both the AFL and VFL teams playing one after the other six times spread throughout the season.

Trust, sometimes you have to let them go to <b>VFL</b> | From the Press Box with Melanie Whelan

VFL News - Fri, 15/12/2017 - 07:03
Only in the past four seasons, clubs have had potential for in-season access to their VFL players at North Ballarat. The Roosters axed their reserves at the end of 2013 moving to a one-team squad, a model all clubs must adopt next season. Until then, clubs had to let players go completely to push their ...

Tate lands at Seagulls

VFL News - Thu, 14/12/2017 - 19:37
The 26-year old has played 84 VFL senior games with North Ballarat, as well as a stint with Claremont in the Western Australian Football League where he played 25 ... Williamstown finished on top of the VFL ladder after the 2017 home and away season before being knocked out in the preliminary final.

Second shot for Bush boys

VFL News - Thu, 14/12/2017 - 14:33
''We've got quite a few trialling at VFL level, we've got Angus Hicks who won our best-and-fairest doing a pre-season with Richmond VFL and he's been going pretty well,'' Wilson said. Barooga's Daniel Johnston is crossing another border, heading to South Australia to play for SANFL club Norwood.

Former West Coast forward Tom Lamb signs with <b>VFL</b> side Sandringham

VFL News - Wed, 13/12/2017 - 16:48
Former West Coast forward Tom Lamb has found a new home for 2018, signing with VFL outfit Sandringham. The 21-year-old played one game in three seasons at the Eagles, spending the majority of his time with the club's WAFL affiliate East Perth where he booted 57 goals in 48 league appearances.

Sam&#39;s the man for Werribee

VFL News - Wed, 13/12/2017 - 14:33
Highly sought-after former Fremantle key defender Sam Collins has opted to sign with the Werribee Tigers. The 23-year-old wants to reignite his career with the stand-alone VFL club after the disappointment of being delisted by the Dockers. Collins was talked up as a chance to be selected in the AFL ...

Drum beats get louder

VFL News - Wed, 13/12/2017 - 12:07
Mooroopna export Nathan Drummond has eyes set on a round one return after his second knee reconstruction. Drummond, who was drafted to Richmond with pick 52 in the 2014 AFL Draft, is seven months into his recovery after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during a VFL game ...

Richmond flag heroes set to become &#39;lifers&#39;

VFL News - Wed, 13/12/2017 - 07:48
Previously, only multiple VFL/AFL premiership winners or a VFL/AFL premiership player who had played a minimum of 100 senior games could be considered for life membership. That means youngsters Jack Graham (five games), Nathan Broad (12) and Dan Butler (23), for example, would be eligible ...

North adds to <b>VFL</b>

VFL News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 14:11
Amongst the new recruits are inside midfielder Nash Holmes from Essendon, Rochester forward Steve Stroobants, Geelong West tall forward Brandon Ryan, Old Collegians utility Fraser Cameron and Wilston-Grange defender Jordan McIvor-Clark. North VFL Pro Scouting Manager Nick Byrne said the ...