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Former Melbourne Storm boss Ron Gauci says Frankston Dolphins Football Club can survive.ormer Melbourne Storm boss Ron Gauci says Frankston Dolphins Football Club can survive.

THE Frankston Dolphins Football Club can survive its dire financial woes and kick on in the VFL, a packed meeting has been told.

“We are not putting mission impossible on the table. It’s all doable,” former Melbourne Storm boss Ron Gauci said.

Speaking to supporters, members and players at Frankston Park last night, Mr Gauci — who has

been called in to help save the club — said it was essential the right people were put in the right positions.

He noted that community support was vital for the club, which is about $1.5 million in debt, to continue.

In a passionate speech, coach Pat Hill said players and coaching staff wanted to see more support.

“If everyone stands up behind us, we are all on board,” he said.

He made the comment after several people questioned whether players would stick with the club or quit.

Several Dolphins legends including former president Alan Wickes said it was essential supporters showed the same spirit that enabled the club recover from a grave financial position in 1977 before going on to win the Division 2 premiership the following year.

Administrators last night outlined a plan for the club to survive including boosting membership by 25 per cent and increasing sponsorship by $100,000.

 

VFL Finals Week 3

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17

NORTH PORT OVAL

VFL 1st PRELIMINARY FINAL

Collingwood vs Footscray 2:40pm

 

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 18

NORTH PORT OVAL

DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE GRAND FINAL

Box Hill Hawks vs Casey Scorpions 11:30am

VFL 2nd PRELIMINARY FINAL

Casey Scorpions vs Williamstown 2:40pm

PIRANHA PARK,COBURG

VFL WOMENS GRAND FINAL

Darebin vs Melbourne Uni 2:30pm

TREVOR BARKER OVAL,SANDRINGHAM

AFL Victoria Young Guns Game 11:30am

Sandringham too strong for Port Melbourne

From The Age
Reported by Brent Diamond
Full article - Click here

Sandringham had the answers when it mattered most against Port Melbourne to win an intense elimination final by 45 points at North Port Oval on Sunday.
 
Dylan Weickhardt of Sandringham handballs during the VFL elimination final match between Port Melbourne and Sandringham.

 

Dylan Weickhardt of Sandringham handballs during the VFL elimination final match between Port Melbourne and Sandringham. Photo: Graham Denholm/AFL Media

 

The Zebras, who meet reigning premier Williamstown in next Saturday's semi-final at North Port Oval, appeared galvanised after a turbulent finish to the home and away season, in which they lost six of their last seven matches.

VFL Finals Week 2

(All games at North Port Oval)

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 10

VFL 2ND SEMI FINAL

Williamstown vs Sandringham 11:40am (Channel 7,VFL Radio)

DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE PRELIMINARY FINAL

Casey Scorpions vs Williamstown 2:40pm

 

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 11

VFL WOMENS PRELIMINARY FINAL

St Kilda vs Melbourne Uni 12noon

VFL 1ST SEMI FINAL

Footscray vs Essendon 2:40pm (Channel 7,SEN 1116)

From The Sunday Age
Reported by Brent Diamond
Full artcile - Click here

The Casey Scorpions finally broke their finals run of 11 consecutive September losses with a 70-point qualifying final victory over Footscray at Casey Fields on Saturday.

The Scorpions advanced to the preliminary final, just as Collingwood did with their demolition of reigning premier Williamstown at IKON Park.

It is at this time of the year that the Scorpions tend to get the wobbles – they have been knocked out in straight sets in four seasons – and despite a shaky start, they smashed the Dogs to win their first final since 2008.

Admittedly, much of the Scorpions' achievement comes back to affiliate Melbourne's influence – in which this season the Demons have allowed the majority of their developing youngsters to play VFL finals. In contrast, their straight-sets exits in previous seasons have been influenced by the Demons sending players into end-of-season surgery in preparation for the following year.

 Sam Weideman of celebrates after kicking a goal for Casey against Footscray in the VFL qualifying final.

Sting in the tail: Sam Weideman of celebrates after kicking a goal for Casey against Footscray in the VFL qualifying final. Photo: Scott Barbour/AFL Media

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