VFL Round 6


(Dev League) Williamstown vs Werribee at Burbank Oval,Williamstown 11am

North Ballarat vs Werribee at Eureka Stadium 1pm

Coburg vs Essendon at Piranha Park 1pm

(Development League Coburg vs Box Hill Hawks at 9:30am)

Northern Blues vs Sandringham at Preston 2pm

(Development League Match at 11am)

Footscray vs Geelong at Whitten Oval 2:10pm (Channel 7)

Collingwood vs Box Hill Hawks at Holden Centre 3:45pm (3WBC)

Casey Demons vs Port Melbourne at Casey Fields 7pm (Casey Radio)

(Development League Match at 4pm)


Williamstown vs Richmond at Burbank Oval,Williamstown 2pm (VFL Live)



From the Ballarat Courier

Reported by Brendon Wrigley

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The North Ballarat Football Club says it gave the City of Ballarat five months’ notice of its intention to stage a night Victorian Football League fixture this weekend, which has since been rescheduled.   

 Skyline Drone Imaging.

Confusion: The North Ballarat Football Club says it indicated its intention to play a night match at Eureka Stadium against Williamstown to the City of Ballarat in December. Picture: Skyline Drone Imaging.

The Roosters were originally set to take on Williamstown under lights at Eureka Stadium on Friday night, however the fixture was shifted to Saturday afternoon after the council told the club last week the facility, which is still under construction, was not fit for a night match.  

In a statement the club said all VFL fixtures were completed prior to Christmas, however City of Ballarat director of community development Neville Ivey said council indicated to the club back in 2016 that night games should not be scheduled during the construction phase. 

“We made it clear to the club that scheduling any night games during the construction phase wouldn’t be wise,” Mr Ivey said.  “Pretty much from day one when we said we were going to build a stadium we’ve shared that (night games) really shouldn’t be an option.”  


While eight new lights were installed around the oval last year, further lighting will be constructed on the two stands to help visibility on the ground. 

“We never stated we would be ready (to hold night fixtures) by this time.”  

The confusion comes after the club indicated it would likely challenge the compensation offer of $5.5 million for the compulsory acquisition of the Eureka Stadium precinct.   


VFL Round 5


Essendon vs Geelong at Windy Hill 12pm

Werribee vs Collingwood at Norm Minns Oval,Wangaratta 2pm

(TAC Cup Murray Bushrangers vs Sandringham Dragons at 11:45am)

North Ballarat vs Williamstown at Eureka Stadium 2pm

Port Melbourne vs Footscray at North Port Oval 2:10pm (Channel 7)

(Development League Port Melbourne vs Williamstown 10:45am)


Box Hill Hawks vs Richmond at Box Hill 12pm (3WBC)

(Development League Box Hill vs Werribee 9am,VFL Women Box Hill vs Western Spurs 3pm)

Northern Blues vs Casey Demons at Preston 2pm (VFL Live)

(Development League match at 11am)

Coburg vs Sandringham at Piranha Park 2pm (Casey Radio)

(Development League match at 11am)

VFL Round 4


Geelong vs Box Hill Hawks at Simonds Stadium 11am (3WBC)

(VFL Women's match follows at 2pm)

Essendon vs Port Melbourne at Frankston Park 12noon

Sandringham vs North Ballarat at Trevor Barker Oval,Sandringham 2:10pm (Channel 7)

(Development League Sandringham vs Port Melbourne at 11am)

Footscray vs Richmond at Etihad Stadium 3:30pm (AFL C/R)


Collingwood vs Northern Blues at Victoria Park 1pm

Werribee vs Casey Demons at Hogans Rd Reserve, Hoppers Crossing 2pm (Casey Radio)

(Development League match at 11am)

Williamstown vs Coburg at Burbank Oval,Williamstown 2pm (VFL Live)

(Development League match at 11am)


Development League Byes: Box Hill Hawks and Northern Blues

VFL Round 3


Footscray vs North Ballarat at Whitten Oval 7pm


Sandringham vs Collingwood at Trevor Barker Oval,Sandringham 2pm

Werribee vs Essendon at Arden St 2pm

Port Melbourne vs Richmond at North Port Oval 2:40pm(Channel 7)

(Development League Port Melbourne vs Werribee at 10am)

Geelong vs Casey Demons at Simonds Stadium 1pm


(Dev League) Casey Demons vs Sandringham at Casey Fields 11am

Coburg vs Northern Blues at Piranha Park 2pm (VFL Live)

(Development League match at 11am)

Williamstown vs Box Hill Hawks at Burbank Oval,Williamstown 2pm (3WBC)

(Development League match at 11am