VFL News

Davenport, development and the way forward

Wed, 29/11/2017 - 15:52
Originally taken by Geelong as a rookie in 2006, the boy who first chased the leather as a teenager for Ellinbank (“just out of Warragul where there's no pub, no milk bar, no nothing”) had featured in the Cats' all-conquering VFL premiership team of 2007, the same year he earned VFL Team of the Year ...

Blues to have extra Grunt in 2018

Wed, 29/11/2017 - 15:22
Grunt has previously been the major partner for the Club's Northern Blues VFL program since 2012. Grunt manufactures products including ropes, tie downs, cords, trade and film clean up bags and flat straps, working with major retailer Bunnings Warehouse. Carlton CEO Cain Liddle welcomed the ...

Northcote Park key forward Jackson Starcevich recovering from off-season knee surgery

Wed, 29/11/2017 - 14:45
The Cougars recalled the Collingwood VFL-listed big man after seven weeks on the sidelines due to a medial ligament strain, only for Starcevich to suffer another knee ... Starcevich will be VFL-listed again by the Magpies in 2018, McLennan confident the key target will build on his sole VFL appearance.

West Preston-Lakeside lands signature of former star <b>VFL</b> midfielder Ozgur Uysal from Greenvale

Wed, 29/11/2017 - 14:00
Uysal, who played two VFL games with Essendon this year after spending the previous five seasons at Coburg, crosses to J.E Moore Park after ...

Sebastopol, redan keep seasoned campaigners on board

Wed, 29/11/2017 - 13:53
Goodes played in another VFL premiership with Footscray, in which he was best on the ground, before moving to Sebastopol. Stephenson played in three VFL premierships with the Roosters before being by Geelong at the age of 29 – making him oldest first-time draftee in AFL draft history. He made ...

Coverage comes under notice and earns awards nominations

Wed, 29/11/2017 - 13:26
Bordin has been shortlisted in the VFL, VFL Women's, TAC Cup Best Print/Online feature category for her story on Cobram's Esava Ratugolea before Geelong picked him up in last year's national draft. The News' foray into online video has paid off, with the Foxy and JR Footy Show in the running for Best ...

&#39;Brody is ready&#39; says former coach

Wed, 29/11/2017 - 11:56
Brody Mihocek marks in front of Richmond's Shaun Hampson in the 2017 VFL Grand Final. Image: ... Mihocek, a 25-year-old Tasmanian defender, was picked up by the Magpies on Monday with pick No.22 in the NAB AFL Rookie Draft, after back-to-back impressive seasons at VFL club Port Melbourne.

Northern Blues &#39;absolutely thrilled&#39; for O&#39;Shea

Wed, 29/11/2017 - 11:22
New Blue | Cam O'Shea Watch VFL Highlights from Cam O'Shea, Carlton's selection from the NAB AFL Pre-Season Draft. Related. Blues reward O'Shea · 2018 list finalised. NORTHERN Blues senior coach Josh Fraser has sung the praises of Cameron O'Shea after the defender was drafted to Carlton.

Six times overlooked, new Pie has what it takes

Wed, 29/11/2017 - 08:45
"Hopefully he plays AFL when we play against Collingwood in the VFL so we don't have to worry about him." Veteran Collingwood recruiter Derek Hine said was aware of Mihocek in his first draft year; the year the Magpies took Jackson Paine, Corey Gault and Jarrod Witts, in that order in the national ...

Former Hawthorn premiership winner and Brownlow medallist John Platten joins AFL concussion ...

Wed, 29/11/2017 - 07:37
Former Hawthorn Hawks star John Platten celebrates the 1988 VFL premiership against Melbourne. (Getty). "John went to hospital 10 ... "The VFL/AFL have known for 40 years about the dangers associated with allowing concussed players to continue to play," Griffin said. "And only up until very recently ...

Kyneton FNC elects first female president in 150 years

Tue, 28/11/2017 - 20:33
Max mixed his Kyneton commitments with several appearances in the VFL with Richmond in 2017. He has re-signed with Richmond for 2018, but will remain aligned with Kyneton. Tommy is completing a pre-season with VFL club Port Melbourne, Ned will spend 2018 playing with Xavier College and the ...

Former Bulldog Jack Madgen to pull on Collingwood jumper in 2018

Tue, 28/11/2017 - 16:37
Collingwood expect Madgen to play on medium or tall forwards, starting in the VFL competition. “In addition to impressive defensive capabilities, Jack has a huge work ethic and a real willingness to learn the game,” Collingwood recruiting manager Derek Hine said. “He's mature, professional and will be ...

Box Hill captain David Mirra selected by Hawthorn in AFL rookie draft

Tue, 28/11/2017 - 16:23
DAVID Mirra almost pulled the pin on his decorated VFL career and returned to local football a few weeks ago. But in one of the feel-good ... Mirra has been under Hawthorn's noses since the start of the decade, captaining VFL affiliate Box Hill for a record number of games. He re-signed with Box Hill just ...

Jess Edwards from Wandsworth to Collingwood

Tue, 28/11/2017 - 16:15
AFL London player Jess Edwards has made the journey from playing her first footy with the Wandsworth Demons, (returned home to play in Adelaide in 2017) and now has been selected to play in the Collingwood VFL team in 2018. Tash Gunawardna interviewed Edwards after her selection and asked ...

Sunbury moves closer to finalising senior squad with addition of key-position player Jack Fenner

Tue, 28/11/2017 - 14:11
The Lions have re-signed former Ballarat rookie of the year Mitch Conn for another season as an aligned player as he seeks to continue his VFL ...

Former Calder Cannons coach Andrew Johnston fears players could be &#39;lost to the system&#39; due to ...

Tue, 28/11/2017 - 14:00
AFL Victoria has axed the Development League, a decision which has forced VFL clubs to limit list numbers. Johnston said the change could cause ...

Star Port Melbourne defender Brody Mihocek steps up to AFL level, as a Magpie

Tue, 28/11/2017 - 11:22
His father, Jack, played a few games for Essendon in the 1970s and Mihocek was eventually invited to train with the Bombers' VFL team.

North Ballarat City loses Burke to Wimmera powerhouse

Tue, 28/11/2017 - 11:00
A former Calder Cannon (TAC Cup) and Bendigo Gold (VFL) player, Sheahan was one of just a handful of 2012 Sunbury premiership players to line up with the club in ... He made his VFL debut late last season after an impressive run of form in the AFL development league, which has been disbanded.

AFL rookie draft 2017: David Mirra joins Hawthorn, why you should never give up on a footy dream

Mon, 27/11/2017 - 23:00
Eight years after he was first draft eligible, Mirra's AFL dream was realised, thanks to the club he'd been under the nose of for nearly seven seasons. Hawthorn selected Mirra, the veteran of its VFL affiliate — the Box Hill Hawks — on Monday night with Pick 23 in the rookie draft. During his time at Box Hill ...

The unwanted phone call

Mon, 27/11/2017 - 20:56
He trained with Essendon's VFL team, switched to local club Maribyrnong Park, moved to Werribee for two years and finally landed at Port Melbourne.