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From The Age website
Reported by Daniel Cherny
Full article - Click here

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


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


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


​VFL 1st Semi Final

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


​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

VFL Finals Week 1


Development League Elimination Final

Box Hill Hawks vs Williamstown at Burbank Oval,Williamstown 11am

VFL 1st Qualifying Final

Williamstown vs Casey Demons at Burbank Oval,Williamstown 2pm

VFL 1st Elimination Final

Richmond vs Collingwood at Fortburn Stadium,Port Melbourne 2:40pm


Development League Qualifying Final

Casey Demons vs Port Melbourne at Box Hill 11am

VFL 2nd Qualifying Final

Box Hill vs Port Melbourne at Box Hill 2pm

VFL 2nd Elimination Final

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