VFL News

Hailing our unsung footy heroes

Sat, 02/12/2017 - 17:11
Back in 1920 at the age of 20 he won a premiership for Kyabram in country Victoria before being rushed into the Richmond team a week later for the VFL grand final. His one and only goal came late in the last quarter to seal victory for the Tigers. Tragically he would never play again after accidentally ...

Ankle surgery keeps young Demon off track

Fri, 01/12/2017 - 15:41
The 20-year-old kicked 14 goals in 14 VFL matches this season, including six (five in the first half) against Box Hill in a breakout individual performance. McDonald, who is being pencilled in to play more as a permanent forward in 2018, has been progressing steadily in his rehabilitation following dual ...

Cam O&#39;Shea was on Carlton&#39;s radar before his standout 2017 season for <b>VFL</b> affiliate Northern Blues

Fri, 01/12/2017 - 13:37
He balanced training and playing in the VFL with employment at Nike, putting into perspective the opportunity he had playing football full-time at Port Adelaide. Now he's ready to grab his second chance with both hands. O'Shea was granted permission to train with Carlton over the pre-season before ...

David Mirra was ready to give up on AFL dream before finally receiving opportunity at Hawthorn

Fri, 01/12/2017 - 11:45
He turned his attention to the VFL and signed with Box Hill, Hawthorn's VFL affiliate, and stuck it out with the Hawks before finally, eight years later, ...

1489 people later ... Hawk finally drafted

Fri, 01/12/2017 - 10:26
Mirra spent most of that year in the now-defunct development league but worked his way into the senior team and established himself as a VFL star, ...

Tigers to prowl in different jungle

Fri, 01/12/2017 - 09:41
In a potential double blow for the Tigers, fellow Victoria Country representative Nathan Marrone has had interest from three VFL clubs and has been ... ''We're still hopeful he'll (Stroobants) align with us, but he's got a job working with first to third-year players and will play VFL with North Melbourne,'' ...

GFL 2018: Tom Ruggles puts a stressful year behind him, making his grassroots return to Leopold

Thu, 30/11/2017 - 23:56
He returned from the head knock through the VFL and found some strong form, but when he hurt his collarbone in the back half of the season, a door ...

Collingwood&#39;s Brody Mihocek keen to take his chance in the AFL

Thu, 30/11/2017 - 21:07
Mihocek, who has played in premierships at Burnie and at Port Melbourne, won a best and fairest with the Borough and been part of the VFL Team of the Year, was confident he could be able to cope at the elite level. He has played on AFL-listed forwards such as Travis Cloke and Ben Griffiths during his ...

Collingwood forward Jess Duffin says pre-season is tougher ahead of second AFLW season

Thu, 30/11/2017 - 18:18
“You still see them through the VFL season,” she said. “You see what everyone is up to, how they're playing and what they're working on throughout ...

State League players will get chance to play in <b>VFL</b> in 2018 without having to leave Tasmania

Thu, 30/11/2017 - 17:22
AFL Tasmania chief executive Rob Auld said the partnership will see State League players offered the opportunity to play in the VFL with the Roos reserves side. North Melbourne parted ways with Werribee at the end of this season and will field a stand-alone outfit in the competition for the first time ...

New The Basin coach Justin Stanton lures across five recruits from Beaconsfield

Thu, 30/11/2017 - 17:00
Dowler played 16 games for Hawthorn from 2006 to 2009 and played in Noble Park's 2011 premiership before returning to the VFL. Experienced midfielder Galante spent a decade at Noble Park before spending the past three seasons at Beaconsfield but will return to the EFL in 2018. Stanton said ...

Frankston Dolphins sign Richmond defender Jake Batchelor in major boost ahead of comeback ...

Thu, 30/11/2017 - 15:07
His last game in Richmond colours was against Port Melbourne in the VFL grand final. The Dolphins' other signings include 2017 Collingwood rookie Mitch McCarthy, former Dandenong Stingrays captain Lachlan Williams from Box Hill Hawks, Casey Demon Jake Lovett, Sandringham pair Corey Rich ...

Jarrod Bannister and Jonathan Mullins sign on as wave of momentum continues for Dean Rioli&#39;s ...

Thu, 30/11/2017 - 13:03
The Lions have also signed former VFL player Jonathan Mullins for EDFL club Airport West, where he was a member of the club's Division 1 grand final side this year. Rioli said the former Port Melbourne and Coburg player's experience had already rubbed off on his new teammates. “I have known Jono ...

East Ringwood hopes new signings will propel it up Eastern Football League ladder in 2018

Thu, 30/11/2017 - 11:45
EAST Ringwood's bid to remain in the Eastern Football League's top flight could rest on the availability of a number of VFL players throughout the ...

New Collingwood rookie Brody Mihocek has taken a long road to AFL but finally gets chance to live ...

Thu, 30/11/2017 - 11:33
He enjoyed his off-season celebrating Port Melbourne's VFL premiership win and is now knuckling down for his first summer training as an AFL player.

Former SANFL spearhead Andrew Ainger headlines Vermont&#39;s list of recruits

Thu, 30/11/2017 - 11:33
One of the Geelong league's premier players Tom Maas, who played more than 50 VFL games with Geelong, has also signed at Terrara Rd.

The gruelling truth of making it as a mature ager: Collingwood rookie&#39;s story of persistence

Thu, 30/11/2017 - 10:15
Brody Mihocek has taken the hard road to an AFL list. Picture: Sarah MatraySource: News Corp Australia. COLLINGWOOD rookie Brody Mihocek has ...

North records another profit

Thu, 30/11/2017 - 09:52
"The introduction of a VFL side in 2018 and AFLW side in 2019 will provide us with opportunities to grow our supporter base and business, but also ...

<b>VFL</b>: Meet the coach

Wed, 29/11/2017 - 17:11
Ahead of North Melbourne's first season with a standalone VFL side, we'll be following the team's progress from the first training session, right through to the first game. Today, we meet the Roos' inaugural VFL coach, David Loader. It was by no strike of fate Loader landed the job as North's VFL coach; ...

Bone&#39;s beef: Thomas will need to be on best behaviour for Ken Hinkley and Port Adelaide

Wed, 29/11/2017 - 16:37
He was suspended twice in the VFL this year alone. Hinkley will not stand for it. Neither will captain Travis Boak. Thomas must understand a repeat of his undisciplined on-field behaviour of the past will see his days at the Power end very quickly. This is Port Adelaide and a side shaping as a serious ...

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