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VFL Round 2 (ANZAC Centenary weekend)

Werribee vs North Ballarat at Avalon Airport Oval 2pm(VFL Radio)
(Development League Werribee vs Casey Scorpions at 11am)
Port Melbourne vs Northern Blues at North Port Oval 2pm
(Development League match at 11am)
Frankston vs Richmond at Frankston Park 2:15pm

Essendon vs Collingwood at Windy Hill 11:42am(Channel 7)
Footscray vs Casey Scorpions at Whitten Oval 12pm(Casey Radio)
Box Hill Hawks vs Coburg at Box Hill 2pm(3WBC)
(Development League match at 10:45am)
Williamstown vs Sandringham at Burbank Oval 2pm
(Development League match at 11am)

VFL Bye:Geelong
Development League Bye: Frankston

From the Maribyrnong Leader
Reported by Mark Smith
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THE Footscray Bulldogs will kick off its 2015 VFL campaign this weekend with a rematch against last year’s grand final opponent the Box Hill Hawks.

The club will unfurl its 2014 VFL premiership flag ahead of the round 1 clash on Saturday, April 18 at Whitten Oval.

Bulldogs president Peter Gordon urged Bulldogs supporters to make it down to the game.

“We don’t unfurl a premiership flag at the Whitten Oval that often,” he said.

He said the day would include a host of children’s activities and was being marketed as a family event.

It will be the first of nine home matches at the ground this season.

The club’s decision to field a stand alone VFL side under the Footscray name for the first time since 1996 has proved a popular one with fans in the west.

From the Herald Sun
Reported by Paul Amy
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THE 2015 VFL season kicks off on Friday with Werribee hosting Geelong under lights. Leader sports editor Paul Amy rounds up each club’s ins and outs.


Coach: Marco Bello

Last year: runner-up to Footscray Bulldogs

In: Cadeyn Williams (Richmond), Jack Sandric (Hobart City), Lochie Adey, James Handley (Blackburn), Matthew Burt, Chris Jones, Liam Kidd, Matthew Traynor (Eastern Ranges), Billy Murphy, Sam Switkowski (Northern Knights), James Sullivan (Tatura), Patrick Dillon (Donvale), Xavier Dimasi (Assumption/Calder Cannons), Ben Fitzpatrick (Korumburra/Bena), Dalton Graham (Sandringham).

Out: Luke Andrews, Callan Burns, Corey Cassidy, Sam Cust, Jackson Eade, Tom Goodwin, Jake Kalanj, Tom Miles, Xavier Murphy, Matt Northe, Nick Papadopoulos, Kalem Post, Michael Thompson, Brandon Wood.

The verdict: the Hawks have lost top-line midfielders in Xavier Murphy and Luke Andrew as well as the emerging Brandon Wood. But they’ve picked up former Tiger Cadeyn Williams and have good young players coming through in support of senior men Sam Iles, David Mirra, Marc Lock and Liam Tobin. Premiers in 2013 and runners-up last year, there’s no reason to think there will be a slackening of standards.

Player watch: Mitch O’Donnell. He’s as hard as a coffin nail and he’ll be granted more opportunity after an excellent pre-season.

Celebrating season 2014 with the Casey Scorpions and A Positive Move

Click on read more for a full club by club report.

VFL Round 1

Geelong 12.12.84 def Werribee 10.6.66

Footscray 7.15.57 def by Box Hill 11.4.70
Coburg 15.10.100 def Richmond 12.13.85
Northern Blues 12.17.89 def by Williamstown 13.12.90
North Ballarat 11.14.80 def Collingwood 6.9.45
Casey Scorpions 13.21.99 def Frankston 5.9.39
Sandringham 12.11.83 def Essendon 12.10.82

VFL Bye: Port Melbourne

Practice Games (Saturday April 11)

Northern Blues(VFL) vs AFL/AIS Academy at MCG 10:25am (C/R to Rich vs WB)
Richmond vs Footscray at Punt Road 11am
Essendon vs Geelong at True Value Solar Centre 12pm
Collingwood vs North Ballarat at Victoria Park 12:30pm
Port Melbourne vs Coburg at Northport Oval VFL 10am DL 1pm
Williamstown vs Box Hill Hawks at Burbank Oval DL 11am VFL 2pm
Casey Scorpions vs Werribee at Casey Fields DL 11am VFL 2pm
Frankston vs Sandringham at Frankston DL 11am VFL 2pm
Northern Blues(Dev League) vs North Ballarat City at Ikon Park 3pm