VFL Round 14

SATURDAY JULY 12
Collingwood vs Werribee at Victoria Park 1pm
(Development League Werribee vs Box Hill Hawks at 9:30am)
Footscray vs Box Hill Hawks at Whitten Oval 1:10pm(ABC1TV,3WBC)
Port Melbourne vs Essendon at North Port Oval 2pm
(Development League Port Melbourne vs Casey Scorpions at 11am)
Bendigo Gold vs Casey Scorpions at QEO,Bendigo 2pm(Casey Radio)
Geelong vs Richmond at Simonds Stadium 7:30pm

SUNDAY JULY 13
Coburg vs Williamstown at Piranha Park,Coburg 2pm
(Development League match starts at 11am)
North Ballarat vs Northern Blues at Eureka Stadium 2pm(VFL Radio)
Sandringham vs Frankston at Trevor Barker Oval,Sandringham 2pm
(Development League match starts at 11am)

Development League Bye: Northern Blues

VFL Round 13

TUESDAY JULY 1
(Foxtel Cup 2nd Semi)East Perth vs Williamstown at Patersons Stadium 8:35pm(Melb Time)(Fox Footy)

SATURDAY JULY 5
Richmond vs Casey Scorpions at Punt Road Oval 11am(Casey Radio)
Werribee vs North Ballarat at Avalon Airport Oval,Werribee 1pm
(Development League Werribee vs Casey Scorpions starts at 4pm)
Essendon vs Box Hill Hawks at Highgate Reserve,Craigieburn 1pm(3WBC)
Sandringham vs Port Melbourne at Trevor Barker Oval,Sandringham 1:10pm(ABC1TV)
(Development League match starts at 10am)

SUNDAY JULY 6
Geelong vs Footscray at Simonds Stadium 1pm
Northern Blues vs Collingwood at Preston City Oval 2:15pm(VFL Radio)
(Development League match Northern Blues vs Box Hill Hawks at 11:15am)

VFL Byes: Bendigo,Coburg,Frankston,Williamstown

Development League Byes: Coburg,Frankston,Williamstown

President John Barry says Frankston Football Club needs more support to stay in the VFL

From the Frankston Standard Leader
Reported by Simon McEvoy
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FRANKSTON Football Club president John Barry says the Dolphins at a delicate stage in their existence.

Struggling on and off the field, Frankston is in need of help, Barry insists.

Bendigo Gold announced last Wednesday that it would fold at the end of the season, unable to afford to continue as costs rise to field a stand-alone club in the VFL.

Barry said Frankston, more than any other time in its history, needed support.

He said once the new function centre, construction of which begins in a few weeks, was built the club will “make good money’’.

“It’s just holding on ’till then,’’ he said.

Barry said the Dolphins needed three things.
“We need support. We’ve still got supporter base even though we are losing,’’ he said.

Bendigo Gold to fold

From the Bendigo Advertiser
Reported by Luke West
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THE Bendigo Gold will not renew its licence at the end of the season, bringing to an end Bendigo's VFL involvement.

REACTION: Bendigo Gold coach Aussie Jones says decision to call time the right move

REACTION: Executive chairman says financial tightrope wears down the Gold

FROM THE HEART: A player's perspective of the decision

EDITORIAL: Gold's demise hurts our city

COMMENT: Disappointing day but decision was inevitable

PICTURES: A look back at the players who proudly supported the blue and gold

The Gold's playing group and staff were told at the QEO tonight of the board's decision to call it quits at the end of the season.

Wednesday night’s announcement comes less than a year after the Gold’s successful survival campaign late in the 2013 season when the club put its future on the line seeking more support.

"We've been going through the planning with what's involved with the licence renewal at the end of the year, but the one thing we've come to as a board is we can't see VFL football is sustainable longer-term in the town," Gold chairman Tim Dickson said.

"One of the reasons is the VFL is becoming much more competitive. An average club ran on three quaters of a million dollars a few years ago. That's probably up near around one million dollars now, so it's moving forward fairly quickly."

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VFL Round 12

SATURDAY JUNE 28
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

SUNDAY JUNE 29
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

SATURDAY JUNE 21
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)

SUNDAY JUNE 22
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

SATURDAY JUNE 14
(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

SUNDAY JUNE 15
(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

SATURDAY JUNE 7
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)

SUNDAY JUNE 8
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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