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I know that Frankston have stated that they are very keen to have the Stringrays relocated to Frankston Park. That would certainly open up Shepley.
RuckRover
When did the dolphins state that??
Dolphin
They have said it a few time, and approached Football Vic last year. FV were not keen but I know thats still what Frankston wants.
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Waverley last played in VFA in 1987 out of Central Reserve and folded during preseason of the next year. About 1990 or thereabouts Waverley and Clayton United merged to play in the amateurs in a very low grade but still out of Central Reserve. In 1991 Waverley still playing in black and red but not the stripes joined the EDFL as it was known then playing Division 4 and was runners up in 1993/4 to Surrey Park and Heathmont. Mazenod then took over Central Reserve with Waverley then moving to Columbia Reserve in Mulgrave where they played up till 1998 at which point they merged with Mt Waverley Blues to become the Waverley Blues under dual presidents, one an ex VFA player, playing out of Mt Waverley's home ground in Division 4 EFL. After being runners up after the amalgamation to Norwood by 2 points in 99, Waverley defeated Coldstream in 2000 to advance to Division 3. As a 12 year old I used to watch the Panthers in the early 80's when Messrs Angelis and Costello were weaving their magic and was fortunate enough to play with the club just prior to the fold. 1987 saw the crowd drawing talent of Ray Shaw, Ross Brewer and Adam Pearson with some great young local talent like Wayne Briggs and Adrian McKorkell, those were the days when Shawy would make us run 50 x 200m sprints on the Tuesday and for something different on the Thursday 100 x 100's in the wet.....and then we played that week....Grand old days indeed
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I'm wondering if vfa or someone else could tell me, the team in the WRFL known as the "Western Magpies", do they consider themselves any relation whatsoever to the old Brunswick Magpies? Cheers.
Burner
Panther, enjoyed your update on Waverly post 87. Regarding the old VFA clubs there was a good article on Geelong West in the Age on July 29. After leaving the VFA at the end of 1988 they merged with St Peters and compete as Geelong West - St Peters in the Geelong league. They are still known as the Roosters. Guernesy is red, white and blue vertical panels with a stylised rooster. They have not had a lot of success, only 1 Grand Final appearance in 1996 but have improved this year with the arrival of ex-Geelong player Peter Riccardi (playing and assistant coach).
iceman
[quote="Panther"]Waverley last played in VFA in 1987 out of Central Reserve and folded during preseason of the next year. About 1990 or thereabouts Waverley and Clayton United merged to play in the amateurs in a very low grade but still out of Central Reserve. In 1991 Waverley still playing in black and red but not the stripes joined the EDFL as it was known then playing Division 4 and was runners up in 1993/4 to Surrey Park and Heathmont. Mazenod then took over Central Reserve with Waverley then moving to Columbia Reserve in Mulgrave where they played up till 1998 at which point they merged with Mt Waverley Blues to become the Waverley Blues under dual presidents, one an ex VFA player, playing out of Mt Waverley's home ground in Division 4 EFL. After being runners up after the amalgamation to Norwood by 2 points in 99, Waverley defeated Coldstream in 2000 to advance to Division 3. As a 12 year old I used to watch the Panthers in the early 80's when Messrs Angelis and Costello were weaving their magic and was fortunate enough to play with the club just prior to the fold. 1987 saw the crowd drawing talent of Ray Shaw, Ross Brewer and Adam Pearson with some great young local talent like Wayne Briggs and Adrian McKorkell, those were the days when Shawy would make us run 50 x 200m sprints on the Tuesday and for something different on the Thursday 100 x 100's in the wet.....and then we played that week....Grand old days indeed[/quote] Good to hear this re. the Panthers, I have wanted to know for quite some time whether or not the Waverley Blues are in any way linked to Waverley Panthers, as my father played for them. Their Fall from the football world seemed to happen in sync with the rise of Springvale, Central reserve was a top class playing surface aswell! I still get out that way for run when i can.
ExtendtheDUKES
I believe the Waverley Blues were actually Mt Waverley. they then merged with Burwood to become Mt Waverley-Burwood football club. A source has said that when they joined the lower grades of EFL they went in as the Waverley blues. there are some connections with the old Waverley in terms of supporters but not in terms of the football club or its admin.
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Western Magpies is laverton.
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Former Richmond premiership player Kevin Morris was recruited from Waverley. The best year for the panthers would have to be 1965 where they knocked off Port at Port in the Grand Final in what was a huge upset. They also played Port in the Grand the following year but lost. It was a rapid rise as they got promoted courtesy of Moorabbin getting thrown out of the VFA. Waverley only joined the vfa in 1961, the first year of two division structure. Most successful goalkicker was Paul Angelis. The Central Reserve ground is quite a good ground where they occasionally use it for lead up cricket matches for the touring teams, especially Sri Lanka. Some afl practice matches have been played on the ground in the past. VAFA team Mazenod currently use the ground. I remember watching a game between Waverley v Box Hill in the late 70s early 80s where the ground was muddy and it was a freezing cold day and did it pour. For the record Box Hill won its first game after about 26 odd losses in a row. The scoreline was around 6 goals to 3 and plenty of behinds.

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