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Tiger clocks up the Miles in crucial year

VFL News - Wed, 07/02/2018 - 09:30
We saw at VFL level he was able to dominate games," McQualter said. "It was a challenge getting into the AFL midfield towards the end of the year but Lloydy proved that he's above the level at VFL for the second half of the year." Lloyd won the Norm Goss Medal for best afield in the Tigers' Grand Final ...

Wright returns

VFL News - Tue, 06/02/2018 - 13:37
Hard-luck defender Sam Wright has entered the next stage of his recovery from persistent foot and ankle problems, rejoining the main training group at North Melbourne. The 116-gamer last played an AFL match in round 11, 2016 and had repeated setbacks that restricted him to three VFL appearances ...

Big signings confirmed at Tigerland for season 2018

VFL News - Tue, 06/02/2018 - 13:26
Wall is a decorated VFL player with Casey Scorpions, Williamstown and Richmond, with his career in the statewide competition returning multiple league team of the year honours. ... He can obviously play being at two AFL clubs and being a VFL (club) best and fairest,” Beamond told The Courier.

<b>VFL</b>: Sync your calendar

VFL News - Tue, 06/02/2018 - 11:56
With North Melbourne entering a standalone team in the VFL, there's even more footy to follow in 2018. And we've got you covered when it comes to making sure you don't miss a game! With two teams to support and twice as many games, syncing your calendar will ensure you don't miss a moment of ...

Atkins to lead Cats&#39; <b>VFL</b> side

VFL News - Tue, 06/02/2018 - 07:37
The 22 year-old is joining James Tsitas, Ben Reid, Jordan Keras and Luke Kiel in the leadership group. Atkins has played 39 games with the side after joining as a development player and says it's a big responsibility. “Going into this year I'm one of the more senior blokes in the team now," he said.

AFL set to make VWFL call on Hannah Mouncey

VFL News - Mon, 05/02/2018 - 20:00
... football and medical experts – including a renowned endrocrinologist – gathered to begin discussing the transgender issue. Mouncey, whose draft application was rejected by an AFL panel – partly due to the strength assessments she provided – confirmed that she was interested in joining the VFL, ...

Corowa Spiders champ John Lane has died, aged 79

VFL News - Mon, 05/02/2018 - 17:33
... final at the W.J. Findlay Oval by seven points under the coaching of Fred Swift, who had captained Richmond the VFL premiership the previous season. ... George Tobias, Geoff McLean, Lindsay Jacob, Terry Phibbs, George Tobias and Peter Chisnall with the latter going onto play in a VFL premiership ...

Sandringham legend John Mennie is calling a close to his long career in football administration

VFL News - Mon, 05/02/2018 - 16:54
Linkages between VFL and AFL clubs began in 2000, and the Zebras were the first club to sign off on a deal, with Melbourne. It produced the 2000, '04, '05 and '06 flags, but in 2009 Sandy took up with St Kilda. More than most Mennie understands the lament of former VFA luminaries like Phil Cleary the ...

Geelong Cats <b>VFL</b>: Tom Atkins named as skipper for 2018

VFL News - Mon, 05/02/2018 - 15:30
GEELONG has scrapped its rotational captaincy policy in naming Tom Atkins as the stand-alone VFL skipper for 2018. Atkins, 22, shared the ... “But there is probably another bunch of five VFL boys that can step up and really help that our leadership group and lead in that way too. “I reckon we've got a ...

<b>VFL</b>: New Roos excite

VFL News - Mon, 05/02/2018 - 14:11
VFL recruit Chris Jansen believes North's 24-man VFL squad is capable of anything in 2018. Jansen, who has moved to Victoria after stints in both the NEAFL and SANFL, says the Roos' mix of youth and experience is more than capable of matching it with the best. “It looks very good and we're all very ...

Gisborne&#39;s young guns ready to fire this season

VFL News - Mon, 05/02/2018 - 13:48
Jack Baker is heading overseas and won't play much football, if any, but he is the only key out. The club has signed VFL-listed player Ross Celano, while other VFL-listed players Darrean Wyatt and Matt Goodyear will again be aligned with the club. Wyatt didn't play a game for the club, while Goodyear, ...

Second season of the AFLW draws same questions of when will the goals flow freely

VFL News - Mon, 05/02/2018 - 12:52
That would be 1898, the second season of the 12-team VFL. There were 46 goals in the VFL's opening six games in May, 1898. Only two teams managed double figures on their goal tallies in two-hour games - Essendon with 10 and Melbourne with 13. Four teams scored no more than three goals.

Daw backed in

VFL News - Mon, 05/02/2018 - 08:45
“Last week he played a half in the VFL squad and half with the AFL boys during match simulation to get a bit of experience playing on a quality player in Ben Brown.” Daw had no trouble settling in, despite finding himself in unfamiliar territory. “It was a really good hit-out for him, ” Drummond said.

Western Bulldogs captain Katie Brennan hungry to prove herself on AFL stage

VFL News - Sat, 03/02/2018 - 21:52
However, Brennan was cautious of placing high expectations on herself. Instead, she intended to take the same attitude which served her so well in last year's VFLW season into the upcoming AFLW season. "I know that I play my best footy when I'm having fun and that's exactly what I did in the VFL last ...

Western Bulldogs captain Katie Brennan hungry to prove herself on AFL stage

VFL News - Sat, 03/02/2018 - 21:52
Brennan returned to the action with a vengeance following an intense period of rehabilitation as she led the goalkicking in the VFL Women's with 35 majors for Darebin and won the state league's competition best-and-fairest on the way to winning the premiership. "Certainly I think that's probably the ...

Stroobants among North Melbourne leaders in <b>VFL</b> return

VFL News - Sat, 03/02/2018 - 15:30
FORMER Bendigo Gold skipper Steven Stroobants has been named among North Melbourne's leadership group in his return to the VFL. Stroobants is back in the VFL this year with the Kangaroos in their inaugural stand-alone season and has been named among their leadership group of six. Following ...

Richmond awards life membership to every 2017 premiership player

VFL News - Sat, 03/02/2018 - 15:07
RANCE: DIMMA AND I NOT THAT TIGHT. SUPERCOACH: PREMOS NO-ONE IS TALKING ABOUT. Before the December vote only multiple VFL/AFL premiership winners or a single VFL/AFL premiership player who had played a minimum of 100 senior games could be considered for life membership.

Australian football&#39;s national agenda is not complete without the AFL grand final away from the MCG

VFL News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 15:30
In these 51 years, the VFL-AFL grand final has always stayed in the same Australian city — Melbourne. And in the same stadium for every VFL-AFL season except 1991 when Waverley offered the alternative as the MCG was amid a rebuild. This fixed theme in Melbourne has remained unchallenged ...

<b>VFL</b> leaders announced

VFL News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 14:11
“It was imperative that the selection of the Leadership group was going to benefit the club and team in our inaugural season,” VFL Coach David Loader told North Media. The selection was based off on-field and off-field performance, presence at training, strength and influence of character, performance ...

Melton loses big forward Grigg

VFL News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 10:15
A former North Ballarat Rooster in the VFL, he arrived at the Bloods with a fanfare as a key goalkicking forward from Aberfeldie in the Essendon ... From Keilor and a former Western Jet, Greiser was a big improver for the Seagulls last year – playing 16 VFL games as close checking “lock-down” defender.