VFL Round 12

Frankston vs Essendon at Frankston Park 1:10pm(ABC1TV)
Casey Scorpions vs Williamstown at Casey Fields 2pm(Casey Radio)
(Development League match starts at 11am)
Collingwood vs Richmond at Morwell Rec Reserve 2pm
Footscray vs North Ballarat at Simonds Stadium 2pm

Northern Blues vs Geelong at Preston 2pm
Werribee vs Coburg at Avalon Airport Oval,Werribee 2pm(VFL Radio)
(Development League match starts at 11am)
Sandringham vs Bendigo at Trevor Barker Oval,Sandringham 2pm
(Development League match Sandringham vs Northern Blues at 11am)

VFL Bye: Box Hill Hawks,Port Melbourne

Development League Bye: Frankston(Back to Back Bye Rounds),Box Hill Hawks,Port Melbourne

VFL Round 11

Geelong vs Werribee at Simonds Stadium 12pm
Casey Scorpions vs Box Hill Hawks at Casey Fields 1:10pm(ABC1TV,Casey Radio,3WBC)
(Development League match starts at 10am)
Port Melbourne vs Frankston at North Port Oval 2pm
(Development League match starts at 11am)

Bendigo vs Northern Blues at Queen Elizabeth Oval,Bendigo 1:30pm
Williamstown vs Sandringham at Burbank Oval,Williamstown 2pm
(Development League match starts at 11am)
North Ballarat vs Richmond at Eureka Stadium 2:25pm
Coburg vs Essendon at Piranha Park,Coburg 2pm
(Development League match Coburg vs Werribee starts at 11am)
Collingwood vs Footscray at Victoria Park 2pm(VFL Radio)

Development League Bye: Northern Blues

VFL Round 10

(Development League)Werribee vs Frankston at Avalon Airport Oval,Werribee 11am
Richmond vs Northern Blues at Punt Road Oval 11am
Port Melbourne vs Footscray at North Port Oval 1:10pm(ABC1TV)
Box Hill Hawks vs Williamstown at Box Hill 2pm(3WBC)
(Development League match starts at 11am)
North Ballarat vs Casey Scorpions at Eureka Stadium 2pm(Casey Radio)
Coburg vs Geelong at Piranha Park,Coburg 2pm
Sandringham vs Collingwood at Trevor Barker Oval,Sandringham 2pm

(Development League)Port Melbourne vs Northern Blues at North Port Oval 11am
(Development League)Sandringham vs Coburg at Trevor Barker Oval,Sandringham 11am
Werribee vs Essendon at Avalon Airport Oval,Werribee 1pm(VFL Radio)
Frankston vs Bendigo at Frankston Park 2pm

Development League Bye: Casey Scorpions

VFL Round 9

Geelong vs Port Melbourne at Simonds Stadium 1:10pm(ABC1TV)
Box Hill Hawks vs North Ballarat at Box Hill 2pm(3WBC)
(Development League match Box Hill Hawks vs Casey Scorpions starts at 10:30am)
Casey Scorpions vs Collingwood at Casey Fields 2pm(Casey Radio)
Frankston vs Footscray at Frankston Park 2pm
(Development League Frankston vs Coburg starts at 11am)
Northern Blues vs Sandringham at Visy Park 2pm
(Development League match starts at 11am)

Bendigo Gold vs Coburg Lions at QEO,Bendigo 1:30pm
Williamstown vs Werribee at Burbank Oval,Williamstown 2pm(VFL Radio)
(Development League match starts at 11am)

Development League Bye: Port Melbourne

Wundke fires as SANFL finishes strongly to defeat VFL in state game

From Leader Community Newspapers
Reported by Paul Amy
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THE VFL won the possession and clearance counts, and had more forward 50 entries.

But the SANFL won where it mattered, on the scoreboard, in Saturday’s clash at North Port Oval.

Its 22-point victory made it three wins on the spin against the Victorians, in keeping with its record as the best performed state league at representative level in the past decade.

Goals from Scott Clouston, Nick Lower and Josh Scipione (from a dazzling snap) had put the VFL 11 points clear early in the final quarter.

But its run was done: it looked leg-weary as the visitors responded with six of the next seven goals.

The SANFL had the game’s dominant forward in Michael Wundke (five goals), another handy tall in Brett Eddy (three) and the brilliance of Ian Callinan (three).

'Lost for words': AFL's first female coach, Peta Searle

From The Age
Reported by Samantha Lane
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Making history as a woman in football, Peta Searle has been recruited by St Kilda as a development coach.

It is the highest a female has climbed in AFL coaching ranks and comes after Searle, the trailblazer who was the first woman appointed to a VFL assistant coaching job, walked away from the post at second-tier level this season feeling disillusioned by the lack of opportunities to progress.

“I’ve been lost for words. Probably a little bit overwhelmed,” Searle told Fairfax Media, confirming her breakthrough with the Saints.
“I think it’s a bit like when you’re coaching or playing and you win a grand final - you feel a big sense of relief.
“For this situation to have turned around - it’s happening and it’s real – I’ve gone from being grumpy Pete to you can’t wipe the smile off my face.”

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Port Melbourne and Box Hill Hawks play out another thriller

From the Port Phillip Leader
Reported by Paul Amy and Conor Ryan
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IT WAS a typical Port Melbourne-Box Hill Hawks match.

That is, it was compelling stuff, commanding the eye from the first siren to the last.

These clubs have played some engrossing games in the past few years and Sunday’s edition at the City Oval was of the same gold standard. It’s almost a given: when the Borough and Box Hill meet, spectators will be on their feet.

Port won by seven points to stay unbeaten after seven games, and the players gave an ear-piercing rendition of the club song.

Coach Gary Ayres had challenged them to produce their first four-quarter performance of the season and maintain their perfect record going into the week off for the state game. Mission was accomplished against a team Ayres said was clearly the best the Borough had met this year.

The first half produced 19 goals, with both teams scoring freely as the backlines frayed. But only nine came in the second as a shootout developed into hand-to-hand combat.

VFL alignment ‘working well’: McPhee

From the St Kilda FC website
Reported by Tom Morris
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SANDRINGHAM coach and St Kilda development coach Simon McPhee believes the alignment between the two clubs has been a success so far this year, following an impressive start to the season in which the Zebras have lost just two games.

Sandringham won four of its first five games this year, with a draw against Box Hill the only minor hiccup in what was an outstanding response to a lacklustre 2013 campaign.

“We were very happy with the way the team was playing early. The first month was great with everyone up and running,” McPhee told SAINTS.com.au this week.

“We didn’t have too many injuries and our side was full of quality players pushing for higher honours.”

However St Kilda’s spate of casualties began to take its toll before the bye last weekend and the effects filtered through to Sandringham against Footscray and Werribee in consecutive losses earlier this month.

“We lost our way a little bit in the last couple of weeks and we’ve had a few selection issues because we lost so many players to injury,” McPhee said.

State Game and VFL Round 9

VFL vs SANFL at Northport Oval 1:10pm(ABC1TV VIC,SA)
(Curtain Raiser Dev League Rd7 Port Melbourne vs Williamstown 10am)

Richmond vs Essendon at Punt Road Oval 2pm

Who will win this weeks State Representative match?

The Big V
45% (13 votes)
The Croweaters
55% (16 votes)
Total votes: 29