VFL News

Signs good for big Blue and new grunt mid

Mon, 26/03/2018 - 17:11
Phillips made his return from ongoing foot problems last Thursday, playing his first game in nine months in a VFL practice match for the Northern Blues against Richmond. However, the former Giant played limited game time and will almost certainly need more games in the VFL before he's ready to step ...

Another Pies blow: Defender out for a month

Mon, 26/03/2018 - 17:00
The Pies have another VFL hit-out scheduled for Saturday night against North Melbourne at the club, but key players Jamie Elliott and Jordan De Goey are not expected to take part as they need more training before being thrown in to a competitive environment. Coach Nathan Buckley has indicated ...

Seventh heaven

Mon, 26/03/2018 - 17:00
VFL Coach David Loader was one of many onlookers to be impressed with Larkey's performance. “Nick Larkey was fantastic up forward today, kicking seven goals, and he played a really pivotal role. He looked really dangerous when he could get separation,” Loader told North Media. “He certainly ...

'I've just got to get on with it': Libba set for surgery

Mon, 26/03/2018 - 16:03
It's a bitter blow to the gifted playmaker, as he appeared to be returning to his brilliant best after an underwhelming 2017 campaign that saw him dropped to the VFL for a month. In another hit to coach Luke Beveridge's struggling side, recruit Hayden Crozier is likely to miss up to a month after straining ...

<b>VFL</b> wrap: Practice match

Mon, 26/03/2018 - 11:33
Pat Lipinski was among the goals in Sunday's VFL practice match against Geelong. (Photo: Liz Vagg/Western Bulldogs). The Bulldogs will take plenty of positives from the weekend's final VFL practice match despite Footscray's 18-point loss to Geelong in a VFL practice match at Whitten Oval on Sunday.

Dolphins&#39; domain gets new name

Mon, 26/03/2018 - 11:11
A NAME change for the home of the Frankston Dolphins Football Club was announced last week as part of a major sponsorship on the eve of the club's return to the VFL. Frankston Park will be known as the SkyBus Stadium for the next 12 months after the airport bus service operators decided to sponsor ...

Best of Elton a hit for Lions

Mon, 26/03/2018 - 05:00
It is the latest in a string of VFL alignments for the Lions with Elton joining Alex Johnson, Aiden Adams, Josh Prudden and Jack Murphy with Seymour as a second club. Elton was drafted at pick 26 in the 2011 national draft, but struggled to make an impact at senior level despite his high potential, only ...

<b>VFL</b>: Nakia Cockatoo shows form, Rhys Stanley kicks four goals in practice match win

Sun, 25/03/2018 - 16:26
Cockatoo finished his second VFL pre-season match with two goals, and assuming he pulls up well, will be in contention to play against the Hawks. “Where he has come from, the player he is and the player we need him to be, we need him fully wound up to play a full game of AFL football,” VFL coach ...

<b>VFL</b> Report: Dogs lose cat-fight

Sun, 25/03/2018 - 14:22
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 3: Tom Boyd of Footscray celebrates a goal during the 2017 VFL 2nd Elimination Final match between Essendon and Footscray at Fortburn Stadium on September 3, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/AFL Media). The Footscray Bulldogs ...

Big Cat makes statement against Dogs in <b>VFL</b>

Sun, 25/03/2018 - 13:48
GEELONG forward Rhys Stanley made a statement for an AFL return as Western Bulldogs big men Tom Boyd and Josh Schache rotated in the ruck in a VFL practice match on Sunday. Initially named in Geelong's starting 18 for the season opener against Melbourne despite a suspected calf injury, ...

Dogs&#39; duo &#39;could be like Josh Kennedy&#39;: Bevo

Sun, 25/03/2018 - 11:11
Both Boyd, 22, and Schache, 20, will line up for Footscray on Sunday in a VFL practice match against Geelong at Whitten Oval after missing senior selection for the Bulldogs' opening round clash with Greater Western Sydney in Canberra. Boyd didn't feature in the JLT Community Series after a glute ...

From underdogs to top Dogs (again): How the Bulldogs built a fairytale

Sun, 25/03/2018 - 06:52
Fast forward to now and after finishing on top of the ladder with five wins and two losses, claiming the club's first minor premiership in any league (VFL/AFL/AFLW) in the process, the club has won the second AFL Women's premiership, by defeating the Brisbane Lions by six points in the grand final.

Dogs&#39; Brennan does a Bob after AFLW win

Sun, 25/03/2018 - 03:30
Katie Brennan was delighted with her Bob Murphy moment after she held up the Western Bulldogs' premiership cup. But it remains a bone of contention that she did so having not played in the Dogs' six-point AFLW grand final win over Brisbane. In scenes reminiscent of the Bulldogs' 2016 AFL grand ...

Dogs&#39; Brennan does a Bob after AFLW win

Sun, 25/03/2018 - 03:30
Groves is in favour but also wants the VFL women's league to fall in line. "We don't have a game for them to go back to ... there's no VFL on at the moment," he said of players not selected in the AFLW team. "It's something we need addressed immediately. "I think it needs to start earlier ... start the VFL at ...

<b>VFL</b>: Report

Sat, 24/03/2018 - 19:03
Torrential rain right up until the 2pm bounce Saturday left the Arden St oval extremely slippery as North Melbourne took on the Coburg Lions. The tough conditions had both teams struggling to cope in the initial stages of the game, with the first half riddled with errors from both teams. Coburg started the ...

Hawthorn president pleads for AFLW timeline

Sat, 24/03/2018 - 19:03
The Hawks have a VFL Women's side and announced last week they had gone into partnership with Victorian Netball League club Monash Storm. The Storm will be rebranded 'The Hawks' and will have three teams in this year's VNL competition. "We have a VFL women's team; they are very good (and) ...

Gold Coast Suns vs North Melbourne Kangaroos Tips, Odds and Teams – 2018 AFL Round 1

Sat, 24/03/2018 - 08:11
Loader will join senior coach Brad Scott in the coaches box for the AFLX tournament before overseeing the Kangaroos' new stand-alone VFL team this season. Davies-Uniacke, a classy midfielder recruited from the Dandenong Stingrays, has already sparked considerable excitement among Roos fans.

Gold Coast coach Stuart Dew has backed the idea of a national reserves competition

Fri, 23/03/2018 - 21:18
The AFL sent letters to the WAFL, VFL and NEAFL clubs last week assuring them there was no changes planned for 2019. However, it got the two Queensland clubs thinking. Lions coach Chris Fagan has endorsed the proposal as advantageous for both players and coaches, saying he earnt his first ...

Stars perform strongly in <b>VFL</b> hitout

Fri, 23/03/2018 - 18:31
Reviewing our VFL practice match win Hear from Development Coach Matthew Boyd as he reviews Collingwood's win over Box Hill in Friday's VFL practice match.

Dangerfield keen to play, Geelong says no with cautious injury plan for star

Fri, 23/03/2018 - 18:18
The electric midfielder was a standout in his first game of 2018 in the VFL last week, returning for a calf injury. Scott said the Cats wanted to “play the long game” with Cockatoo and they weren't prepared to risk the youngster given his soft tissue injury history. “There was a very strong case for him to play.