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African-Australian players plead for unity

VFL News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 08:01
Signatories to the open letter included Reuben William, a former Brisbane Lions player now with Footscray in the VFL, and Gach Nyuon, who was with Essendon for one season and now plays with VFL side Frankston. Another to sign was Akec Makur Chuot, who was drafted by Fremantle in the AFLW ...

Melbourne star Daisy Pearce has added weight to her frame in bid to stay ahead of the game

VFL News - Thu, 01/02/2018 - 20:45
Daisy Pearce has added 4kg to her frame ahead of AFLW02. Picture: Getty Daisy Pearce is primed for the second season. Picture: Getty. Demons coach Mick Stinear is expecting his skipper to reap the benefits of her hard work. “They had a VFL season, into AFLW, then straight back into the VFL season ...

<b>VFL</b>: Up for the fight

VFL News - Thu, 01/02/2018 - 18:52
Previously at the Canberra Demons, Harper jumped at the opportunity to move south and test himself against some of the best. “The opportunity to play with such a great club like North Melbourne, and that AFL-aligned club in the VFL, is just too good to turn away,” Harper said. “To test myself at a higher ...

African-Australian athletes hit back at gangs label

VFL News - Thu, 01/02/2018 - 13:55
African-Australian athletes have united to condemn what they consider the media and political demonisation of their communities. Leading sports figures including AFL stars Majak Daw, Aliir Aliir, Changkouth Jiath and VFL player Reuben William took to social media on Friday to spread a joint statement ...

Jeffries finds stride

VFL News - Thu, 01/02/2018 - 13:37
Last year he played several VFL games at development level, and now has even better chance to develop his craft with the Roos' standalone team. “Working with the development coaches has been massive. They really help me each week on the track and help build my understanding when we go ...

Glenroy buoyed by productive off-season ahead of 2018 EDFL Premier Division campaign

VFL News - Thu, 01/02/2018 - 10:48
With a long list of recruits headlined by Zach Smith (Grovedale), Lachie Waite (Coburg VFL) and Aaron Kite (Craigieburn) and only one confirmed departure of note — Matthew Baker — Terranova is confident his side will acquit itself well in Premier Division after a dominant campaign last year that ...

Portland recruit Tom Sharp to call on <b>VFL</b> experience with Footscary in return to Hampden league

VFL News - Thu, 01/02/2018 - 10:15
Portland recruit Tom Sharp to call on VFL experience with Footscary in return to Hampden league .... The utility is happy to fill a variety of roles for the Tigers, having played forward, back and midfield during his time in the VFL. Portland coach Luke Crane is eager to use Sharp's endurance in the midfield.

Local footy: Star Leopold ruckman Jack Berry signs with <b>VFL</b> club Werribee Tigers

VFL News - Wed, 31/01/2018 - 14:22
Away from the VFL, he continued to impress with Geelong Football League side Leopold, the club where he played a key role in orchestrating premiership success in 2016. Berry said he was excited to join Werribee as the club prepares to go it alone and move into its new training and administration ...

Box Hill buoyed by string of key re-signings ahead of <b>VFL</b> 2018 season

VFL News - Wed, 31/01/2018 - 09:40
The Hawks have been buoyed be the re-signings of a host of key personnel, including top three from last year's best and fairest Max Warren, Andrew Moore and Anthony Brolic. Mitch O'Donnell returns for a fifth season in brown and gold after injury has hampered his past two seasons, while Vincent ...

Werribee&#39;s hairy hero hopeful of a grand run in senior side

VFL News - Wed, 31/01/2018 - 09:18
The 28-year-old has been restricted to 32 senior VFL games due to injuries and a logjam of AFL stars returning to VFL level, but that could all be about to change. He is proven at VFL level, having taken out the Tigers' player of the finals award in 2014. As captain of the development league team, Laracy ...

Wangaratta Rovers&#39; co-coach Sam Carpenter pleased with pre-season

VFL News - Tue, 30/01/2018 - 16:26
Rovers have recently welcomed back brothers Mitch and Darcy Booth, the sons of Hawks' 300-game legend, Mark Booth, on top of signings Lachie Raven, Alex Marklew, when not playing for Essendon in the VFL, and Luke Jones, which has helped boost morale. Carpenter said the side has been ...

Frankston wants to kick membership goals this year, aiming to sign up 2000

VFL News - Tue, 30/01/2018 - 16:15
But as part of the “Bring back the Dolphins'' campaign Frankston lifted its membership to 1250, helping it regain a VFL licence for 2018. Dolphins director and membership expert David Friend said the club needed more members to ensure its return to the state league was a success. And he said ...

NFL: Northcote Park targeting ruckman in off-season after Matt Dennis&#39; impact on last year&#39;s finals ...

VFL News - Tue, 30/01/2018 - 08:56
The make-up of Northcote Park's squad will be determined by the list decisions made by several VFL teams, McNiece tipping the NFL would experience “a real influx” after the axing of the Development League. He said the club had retained most of its senior team, however Steinicke was likely to have a ...

Titans clash adds spice

VFL News - Tue, 30/01/2018 - 08:11
While flag heroes Jake Reeves, Billy Burstin, Rhys Clark and Josh Vick will not return in the red and black this year, Lachie Smith has nominated the Bombers as his home club when not selected to play VFL for Footscray. ''We've lost four, but hopefully we can get a few games out of Lachie and qualify ...

NFL: Whittlesea locks in tough practice matches to be primed for start of 2018 campaign

VFL News - Tue, 30/01/2018 - 06:52
Dimasi, who played twice in the Hawks' VFL senior team last year and 15 times in the Development League, will add polish to Whittlesea's engine room. “Xavier Dimasi will definitely have a lot of impact. For a young bloke he's had so much experience,” Atkins said. “He's a genuine leader and we are ...

Wagga footballer Brendan Myers joins <b>VFL</b> club Northern Blues

VFL News - Mon, 29/01/2018 - 20:00
BLUE BOUND: Brendan Myers has signed with VFL club Northern Blues for the 2018 season. A determined Brendan Myers hopes his move to Melbourne can help launch him into an AFL career. The Wagga Tigers young gun was one of the hard luck stories of last November's AFL Draft when he was ...

<b>VFL</b> list confirmed

VFL News - Mon, 29/01/2018 - 19:15
North Melbourne has taken another step towards fielding its inaugural standalone VFL team, naming its 24-man list for the 2018 season. Amongst the recruits are ex-Brisbane Lion Michael Close, Sydney's Ty Leonardis, Sandringham Dragons defender Max Hayes, Canberra Demons midfielder Jordan ...

Tall&#39;s recovery may lead to Tigers tinkering

VFL News - Sun, 28/01/2018 - 16:37
Hampson is among a small group of Tigers on modified training as he manages a back injury that restricted him to six VFL games last season and will need attention for the rest of his career. Football manager Neil Balme said the Tigers understood Hampson's injury would require constant management, ...

Dixon signs with Tigers: Echuca Football Club star to play in VFLW

VFL News - Fri, 26/01/2018 - 12:07
“The change between Vic Park and Punt Rd is incredible, the intensity is three or four times higher – and that's just pre-season,” Dixon said. “Richmond has its AFL team, VFL team and now the women's VFL team and that means a lot of scheduling to make sure everything goes like clockwork,” she said.

NTFL: Territory Thunder and Frankston Dolphins at loggerheads over Francis Kinathri

VFL News - Fri, 26/01/2018 - 10:26
A WAR of words has erupted between Territory Thunder and Frankston VFL officials after Wadeye and St Mary's footballer Francis Kinthari signed with the NEAFL club. Kinthari told Frankston general manager Gary Buckenara last week he was keen to play in the Melbourne competition in a bid to fast ...

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