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From www.afl.com.au
Reported by Marc McGowan
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VFL 2016 Rd 12 - Frankston v North Ballarat
​North Ballarat won't be permitted to field a VFL team next year

NORTH Ballarat will not field a Victorian Football League team next year.

AFL Victoria announced on Thursday afternoon it had stripped the Roosters of their VFL licence because of governance issues, but remained hopeful they could return as soon as 2019.

The club has battled "significant" board problems in the past two years and lost the confidence of the state's ruling body, according to AFL Victoria CEO Steven Reaper. 

North Ballarat won a hat-trick of VFL premierships between 2008 and 2010 under legendary coach Gerard FitzGerald, but claimed only four victories from 36 games in the past two seasons.

"AFL Victoria needs to ensure there is a sustainable team in Ballarat, and one that is representative of the region and is fully focused on a state-league presence," Reaper said.

 

From The Age website
Reported by Daniel Cherny
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It was announced on Thursday that the Roosters would not be a part of the league next year after failing to satisfy governance requirements set out by AFL Victoria.

North Ballarat celebrating the 2010 premiership.North Ballarat celebrating the 2010 premiership. Photo: Sebastian Costanzo

Formerly aligned with North Melbourne, the Roosters were a VFL powerhouse less than a decade ago, winning three straight premierships between 2008 and 2010.

However the alignment ended following the 2015 season, with the Roosters subsequently falling on hard times, including finishing last in 2017.

"After significant upheaval at board level in recent years at North Ballarat, AFL Victoria believes the current position the club finds itself from both a governance and on-field perspective doesn't meet the key criteria needed for a continuation of the club's VFL licence," AFL Victoria chief Steven Reaper said.

 

 

VFL Finals Week 3

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 16

AFL Victoria Mens Young Guns Match at Fortburn Stadium,Port Melboune 11:30am

VFL 2nd Preliminary Final

Box Hill Hawks vs Richmond at Fortburn Stadium,Port Melbourne 2:40pm

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 17

AFL Victoria Development League Grand Final

Casey Demons vs Williamstown at Fortburn Stadium,Port Melbourne 11:30am

VFL 1st Preliminary Final

Williamstown vs Port Melbourne at Fortburn Stadiun,Port Melbourne 2:40pm

VFL Semi Finals

​SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 9

​VFL 1st Semi Final

​Casey Demons vs Richmond at Fortburn Stadium,Port Melbourne 12:40pm

​SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 10

​Development League Preliminary Final

​Port Melbourne vs Williamstown vs Fortburn Stadium,Port Melbourne 11:30am

​VFL 2nd Semi Final

​Port Melbourne vs Footscray at Fortburn Stadium,Port Melbourne 2:40pm

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