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VFL Round 12

SATURDAY JULY 8

Richmond vs Casey Demons at Holm Park Reserve,Beaconsfield 1pm

Geelong vs Collingwood at Simonds Stadium 1pm

Coburg vs Werribee at Piranha Park 2pm

(Development League match at 11am)

Northern Blues vs Port Melbourne at Preston 2:10pm (Channel 7)

(Development League match at 11am)

SUNDAY JULY 9

North Ballarat vs Essendon at Mars Stadium,North Ballarat 1pm (VFL Live)

(C/Raiser Women AFL Goldfields vs VAFA at 10am)

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

(Development League match at 11am)

Sandringham vs Footscray at Trevor Barker Oval,Sandringham 2pm (Casey Radio)

(Development League Sandringham vs Casey Demons at 11am)

 Stuart Milligan

Action from last year’s VFL development league grand final between Box Hill and Casey. The future of the league is in doubt. Picture: Stuart Milligan

From LocalFooty.com.au
Reported by Paul Amy and Luke D’Anello, Leader
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June 29, 2017 1:48pm

VFL clubs are campaigning to save the reserves competition, the Development League.

Officials at VFL and TAC Cup level have been saying in the past few weeks that AFL Victoria has all but ruled out the Development League continuing beyond this season.

They are adamant it is needed, describing it as a vital link between the under-18 competition and senior VFL football.

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Without it hundreds of young players will be denied listings at VFL clubs and will go back to local football, the clubs say.

Port Melbourne, Williamstown, Casey Demons, Sandringham, Northern Blues, Coburg, Box Hill Hawks and Werribee all field DL teams.

A handful of presidents met last week to discuss the issue. With general managers they are mustering support and will approach the AFL directly about keeping the competition.

It’s believed some AFL clubs are prepared to contribute to the submission.

VFL clubs had to fight last year to keep the Development League for this season.

 

 David Crosling

Coburg players celebrate after Tyler Curtis kicks a goal against Sandringham. Picture: David Crosling

Coburg VFL’s Blake Mullane wins first senior game at 32nd try against Sandringham
Geordie Cowan, Moreland Leader
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COBURG finally earned its first win of the Victorian Football League season last weekend but the traditional singing of the team song provided somewhat of an unusual sight.

A dozen of the 23-strong team were playing in their first senior victory in the competition, meaning there were more players in the winning circle than outside it.

Coburg’s Ben Allan tries to evade a Sandringham opponent. Picture: David Crosling

One of those 12 was Blake Mullane, enjoying just his first win in his 32nd match.

“I was watching the clock when it was at 19 minutes and we were three goals up,” he said.

“I was thinking ‘surely they can’t come back from here’.

“We just kept the ball on the wing for 10 minutes and then the siren went.

“It was a real weight off the shoulders.

“Then we sang the song and I didn’t know the words, but it was still good.”

 

 

 David Smith.
Picture: David Smith.

Northern Blues crash to heaviest VFL defeat in more than one year against Richmond
Tim Michell, Preston Leader

June 25, 2017 4:02pm

NORTHERN Blues crashed to their heaviest defeat in more than a year on Sunday, annihilated by 84 points by a ruthless Richmond at Punt Road Oval.

The Tigers dominated from quarter-time at their traditional home, recording 29 scoring shots to five after the teams were level at the first break.

Richmond kicked 14 goals to two in the last three quarters, blitzing a Blues side bereft of answers 16.19 (115) to 4.7 (31).

Taylor Hunt signalled the Tigers’ intentions in the second quarter, starting a run of four majors as the hosts kicked 26 points clear.

Liam Sumner snapped truly to end Richmond’s streak, however any thoughts of a comeback were short-lived.

 David Smith.
Picture: David Smith.

Northern Blues crash to heaviest VFL defeat in more than one year against Richmond
Tim Michell, Preston Leader

June 25, 2017 4:02pm

NORTHERN Blues crashed to their heaviest defeat in more than a year on Sunday, annihilated by 84 points by a ruthless Richmond at Punt Road Oval.

The Tigers dominated from quarter-time at their traditional home, recording 29 scoring shots to five after the teams were level at the first break.

Richmond kicked 14 goals to two in the last three quarters, blitzing a Blues side bereft of answers 16.19 (115) to 4.7 (31).

Taylor Hunt signalled the Tigers’ intentions in the second quarter, starting a run of four majors as the hosts kicked 26 points clear.

Liam Sumner snapped truly to end Richmond’s streak, however any thoughts of a comeback were short-lived.

 

VFL Round 11

SATURDAY JULY 1

Geelong vs Coburg at Simonds Stadium 1pm

Port Melbourne vs Casey Demons at North Port Oval 2pm

(Developmenr League match at 11am)

Essendon vs Richmond at Windy Hill 2:10pm (Channel 7)

SUNDAY JULY 2

Collingwood vs Footscray at Victoria Park 11:45am

Northern Blues vs Box Hill Hawks at Preston 2pm (3WBC)

(Development League match at 11am)

Sandringham vs Werribee at Trevor Barker Oval,Sandringham 2pm (VFL Live,Casey Radio)

(Development League match at 11am)

VFL Byes: North Ballarat,Williamstown

Development League Byes: Coburg,Williamstown

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