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From The Age
By Paul Sakkal & Daniel Cherny
The AFL is set to announce a marked increase in the amount of VFL curtain-raisers to be held before AFL matches in season 2019.
It's understood while curtain-raisers will definitely be played at Marvel Stadium, negotiations are still underway for curtain-raisers to also be played at the MCG.
The move represents a significant increase on the handful of curtain-raisers held in 2018, three of which took place at GMHBA Stadium in Geelong.
Borough Welcome Adcon as Ground Naming Rights Partner
The Port Melbourne Football Club is pleased to announce its ground naming rights partnership with Adcon Vic. North Port Oval will be known as Adcon Stadium for the 2019 VFL and AFL South-Eastern Division 1 Women’s season.
The Adcon Group of Companies are a National concrete structure company, who have recently established Adcon Vic in the Victorian market.
Michael Gibbons was once again overlooked by all AFL clubs. Photo: Mike Owen/AFL Media/Getty Images.Source: Getty Images
What more does Michael Gibbons need to do to get onto an AFL list?
The Williamstown VFL player is a dual JJ Liston Trophy winner (VFL Best & Fairest Winner) at just 23 years of age, but continues to be snubbed by AFL clubs.
Former Melbourne and Sydney coach Paul Roos told Fox Footy’s On The Couch in August that Gibbons was worthy of a spot on an AFL list and could help struggling clubs down the bottom of the ladder.
The three-time VFL Team of the Year winner also won the 2015 Norm Goss Medal as the best player in the VFL Grand Final.
“Now Micky Gibbons is now playing for Williamstown in the VFL, he was as standout young kid that played I think two years in the Rams (NSW-ACT) program as a bottom-age kid and played as a top-age kid.
Retired Borough Champs Form 2019 Assistant Coaching Trio
They were each champions for Port Melbourne on the field, and now three of the club’s greatest ever will be hoping to make an impact together off the field.
Sam Dwyer, Shane Valenti and Robin Nahas have been confirmed by Head Coach Gary Ayres as the three-pronged assistant coaching team to aid Ayres in working with the 2019 crop of Borough players.