VFL News

State League footy 2018: Geelong VFLW side heading to Darwin, while TAC Cup fixture receives ...

Fri, 22/12/2017 - 12:18
A PAIR of AFL curtain raisers showcase an exciting fixture for Geelong's VFL Women's side in 2018. ... Of seven home and seven away matches, the Cats will play four home games at GMHBA Stadium, two at Deakin University and one at Anthony Costa Oval as a VFL double header with the men's team.

2018 VFLW fixture released

Fri, 22/12/2017 - 12:07
CARLTON will kick things off against the Southern Saints in 2018 after the announcement of the Swisse VFL Women's fixture. In their inaugural game, the Blues will head to Skybus Stadium (Frankston Oval) from 11:15am on Saturday, May 5. Five of Carlton's seven home games will be played at Preston ...

GFL 2018: New South Barwon recruit Louis Herbert holding onto hope of an AFL lifeline

Fri, 22/12/2017 - 11:56
The 23-year-old has signed at South Barwon for next season after spending the last two years on North Ballarat's VFL list. With his former club now defunct, Herbert has turned his attention towards finishing his sports management degree. Gold Coast Suns' Louis Herbert in action at Suns training.

De-listed West Coast Eagles forward Josh Hill lands at the Northern Blues in the <b>VFL</b>

Thu, 21/12/2017 - 21:52
Ross Glendinning medallist Josh Hill will move to Victoria for season 2018, signing with Carlton's VFL affiliate the Northern Blues. Hill was de-listed by the Eagles at the end of last season after 107 games and 151 goals for the club. He had previously played 66 games at the Western Bulldogs before ...

New look for new <b>VFL</b> Magpies

Thu, 21/12/2017 - 20:00
A touch of experience joins the VFL Magpies in VFL premiership player Nick Sing. Arriving at the Holden Centre with 90 games under his belt, the 26-year-old immediately becomes Collingwood's second most senior player. Only captain Jack Hellier (93 games) has played more VFL football.

CHFL young star Brown to try luck in BFL

Thu, 21/12/2017 - 17:56
As well as stepping up to the BFL, Brown's move to East Point also fits in with his aspirations to pursue a VFL career. Brown is doing his pre-season training with an expanded Essendon's VFL squad after being invited to try out by the Bombers. Essendon coach Dan Jordan said earlier this month that ...

GFL 2018: South Barwon signs former Gold Coast Sun as first key recruit under coach David Farrell

Thu, 21/12/2017 - 15:52
“Louis has been exposed to TAC, VFL and AFL Programs in recent years so brings in a heap of experience which will fast track the development of our younger players,” South Barwon coach David Farrell said. The Swans are set to announce a handful of new recruits tonight including a North Melbourne ...

Kyabram loses two more flag guns in Burstin and Reeves

Thu, 21/12/2017 - 14:56
Smith was tossing up between Footscray and Geelong in the VFL. Kyabram has also lost its long-serving skipper Josh Vick through retirement, while former thirds player Eamonn Ogden — who has made his mark in the Essendon and District league for the past two seasons — has had a change of mind ...

Ankle surgery for second-year Dons defender

Thu, 21/12/2017 - 13:26
Ridley averaged 15.5 disposals and 6.7 marks in 11 VFL games in 2017 after a stress fracture in his back delayed his debut until June. The No.22 selection in last year's NAB AFL Draft, who stands 192cm, played for the Bombers against Gold Coast in the JLT Community Series. Ridley is highly ...

Bombers lose key players

Thu, 21/12/2017 - 11:33
Smith, who missed out on the national rookies draft, will have a final fling at making AFL football via Footscray's VFL side, while Clark has joined Gold Coast club Southport where former Seymour and Tatura premiership coach and GVL coach Steve Daniel is in charge. Smith was tossing up between ...

Notable Australian sports deaths in 2017

Thu, 21/12/2017 - 02:11
John Bahen (1943-2017) – played 67 VFL games for the Fitzroy Lions from 1962 to 1967. Neil Betts (1926-2017) – played seven Tests for the Wallabies between 1949 and 1954. Harry Beitzel (1927-2017) – an Aussie Rules umpire, sports broadcaster and media personality. He is credited with ...

GFL 2018: St Albans stock up on talent, but still have room in the Christmas stocking

Thu, 21/12/2017 - 00:30
The club last night announced former Collingwood VFL player and Mansfield captain Adam Boshevski as a playing-assistant coach, someone who will become a vital cog to the Supersaints' chances next year. The co-coaches are also excited to have Geelong Falcons pair Hayden Elliot and Samuel ...

Geelong Cats 2018: Harry Taylor believes young key defender Ryan Gardner could be ready to ...

Thu, 21/12/2017 - 00:07
Gardner is yet to make his AFL debut despite some impressive performances at VFL level, although the retirement of key backman Tom Lonergan has provided him with a clear the path to senior football in 2018. Taylor, who Geelong coach Chris Scott this week declared would be spending more time in ...

Ex-Collingwood player Sam Dwyer is returning to the South-West and to Old Collegians Football ...

Wed, 20/12/2017 - 17:22
He will play for Old Collegians in 2018. Old Collegians has pulled off a major recruiting coup, signing former Collingwood midfielder Sam Dwyer. Dwyer, whose brother also plays with the Warriors, joins the club after retiring from VFL powerhouse Port Melbourne. Old Collegians coach Josh Reichman is ...

Dwyer signs for Old Collegians

Wed, 20/12/2017 - 17:00
... Gold Coast during the 2014 AFL season, he will play for Old Collegians in 2018. Old Collegians has pulled off a major recruiting coup, signing former Collingwood midfielder Sam Dwyer. Dwyer, whose brother plays with the Warriors, joins the club after retiring from VFL powerhouse Port Melbourne.

Ben Moloney signs for <b>VFL</b> club Werribee

Wed, 20/12/2017 - 16:15
The former Kolora-Noorat junior returns to newly-standalone club after a five-year stint with Collingwood and Geelong. While Moloney debuted for Werribee in 2010 after graduating Geelong Falcons' TAC Cup program, his best football emerged at Collingwood. Can Werribee push for VFL finals? Yes

Aaron Willitts is making the move from Epping, where he has been a stalwart for a decade in NFL ...

Wed, 20/12/2017 - 14:22
He will continued his VFL career with Werribee Tigers, but will have Bacchus Marsh as his home club. King played five VFL games this year, when Werribee had a full AFL alignment with North Melbourne. Hodgson said now that Werribee was standing alone, King was likely to play more VFL games.

Ghost clubs loom ominously

Wed, 20/12/2017 - 09:18
No longer do you get the same number of players going to the country after finishing up in the AFL or, even, the VFL. Country clubs used to be able to offer an appealing place for quality recruits, creating a great competition where others would want to be. Outstanding footballers would take less money to ...

O&#39;Shea taking nothing for granted

Wed, 20/12/2017 - 07:48
The former Eastern Ranges player had already been told by Carlton coach Brendon Bolton and list manager Stephen Silvagni that if he performed well enough with their VFL affiliate he could start the 2018 pre-season with the Blues. But before that could happen O'Shea would get a taste of life in the ...

&#39;Working does put things in perspective&#39;: Blue

Wed, 20/12/2017 - 07:15
O'Shea gave Carlton little choice but to grant him the promised 2018 pre-season after he won the Northern Blues' 2017 best and fairest award and selection in the VFL's team of the year. He had felt his best chance of joining Carlton would be in the NAB AFL Rookie Draft. But on the morning of that draft, ...