VFL News

Missed opportunities drive Switkowski

Wed, 06/12/2017 - 12:52
The 21-year-old finally had his moment last month when, after an agonisingly long wait, he was selected by Fremantle at pick No.73 in the national draft in Sydney. Switkowski had been training at Box Hill on the day with his VFL teammates and a group of them headed upstairs to the club rooms after the ...

James Hird&#39;s daughter Stephanie joins Essendon&#39;s <b>VFL</b> Women&#39;s squad

Wed, 06/12/2017 - 12:48
The 18-year-old hit the track with Essendon's VFL Women's squad on Tuesday alongside the daughter of another club legend, Machaela Long. Michaela Long and Stephanie Hird train with Essendon's women's team. Picture: Essendon FC Facebook. Stephanie was a promising junior tennis player but ...

Key coaching appointments made at Devonport Football Club

Wed, 06/12/2017 - 12:30
Former VFL player Jarryd Drew will be Simon Dent's playing assistant, Peter Fulton has moved from Latrobe to assist Kurt Byard in the NWFL and Burnie TWL premiership player Savahn Overall will guide the Magpies' TWL North-West side. Drew, 23, comes to Devonport Oval after stints with Gippsland ...

Northern Blues general manager role to be absorbed into Carlton staff under shake-up

Wed, 06/12/2017 - 11:11
Papal said those who thought the VFL was not a development competition were “kidding themselves”. “This is my 12th year and it has been like that from day dot,” he said. “Our competition is a development competition to serve the AFL. “We are not a rivalry competition. Anyone who thinks any different is ...

105 years on, who built Jack&#39;s house?

Wed, 06/12/2017 - 09:41
It stands defiantly, one of the few surviving early 20th century grandstands flanking a VFL sporting arena. It carries the name of Victoria's first captain, a leviathan of the Carlton Football Club both on the field and off it. And yet the identity of its architect remains unknown, more than 100 years since ...

Williamstown great flying toward new records

Wed, 06/12/2017 - 09:07
Jolley is coming off a season in which he notched his 250th VFL game and 200th club game. Over that span, the 31-year-old has taken home the ...

Former Saint joins Werribee

Wed, 06/12/2017 - 08:11
He never cracked it for a berth in the Saints team at AFL level, but he impressed in his time with Sandringham in the VFL with intercept marking a ...

How Freo made <b>VFL</b> gun sweat on draft night

Wed, 06/12/2017 - 08:00
Switkowski had been training at Box Hill on the day with his VFL teammates and a group of them headed upstairs to the club rooms after the session to ...

AFLW: Former cycling champ&#39;s journey to Dogs

Tue, 05/12/2017 - 14:56
On the night Mackie collected the award, she spoke to David Mirra, who was a former captain of Box Hill's VFL team. He no longer is, having been recruited as a rookie by Hawthorn last month. However, that only came after years of heartbreak, so Mirra was well placed to give advice. "If you don't get ...

AFL 2018: The existing players still waiting for debuts at your club

Tue, 05/12/2017 - 11:35
He kicked three goals on his VFL debut last season, but struggled at times mixing roles both forward and in the ruck. He also dealt with a few injury ...

Port Melbourne bounces back from a hefty loss to post a $57000 profit to go with its flag

Mon, 04/12/2017 - 15:40
As part of a VFL initiative to support stand-alone clubs, membership expert David Friend will help with the campaign to gain more members and get the number past 3000. Port Melbourne coach Gary Ayres and Toby Pinwill after the grand final. Shulman also raised the possibility of major works at North ...

Michael Searl to play on at Tigerland in season 2018

Mon, 04/12/2017 - 11:00
After a long and decorated career in the VFL with the North Ballarat Roosters, he joined the Tigers for the 2015 campaign. After playing in the club's senior premiership that year, he took over as senior coach in a joint capacity with Nick Couch. The pair then led the Tigers to a second flag before Searl ...

Dumped Tiger left with &#39;sour taste in his mouth&#39;

Sun, 03/12/2017 - 14:11
You're not there to play VFL. "There is a little bit of a sour taste in my mouth, but that's nothing against Damien. "It doesn't always work out the way you want it to, but I'm just hoping to have another crack at a different sport and make a success out of it." Lennon is training with Prokick Australia, who help ...

Staying in footy: Where to find your retired stars

Sun, 03/12/2017 - 13:48
The former Bomber is set to lace up his boots in the VFL next season and is also looking at player development roles. ... After announcing his retirement in April, Dempster has found his way to Hawthorn where he will work in the high-performance department, focusing on the VFL team and academy.

Former Richmond forward Ben Lennon training to pursue NFL punting career

Sun, 03/12/2017 - 12:30
A prodigious kick, Lennon fell out of favour at the Tigers this year and played just two matches at senior level despite consistent performances in the VFL. He realised early in the year he may need to look elsewhere or go down a new path and that's when American football became an option.

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 ...