From the Geelong Advertiser
Reported by Joel Cresswell
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GEELONG Falcons not picked up in the AFL draft - the Werribee Tigers want you!
This is the message the VFL club is pushing in the Geelong region, stepping up its claim as the key local pathway back to the AFL.
Werribee has launched a bid to have its TAC Cup feeder-club, the Falcons, play several curtain-raisers before home games next year.
Throughout the pre-season, the Tigers will also hold one of their tri-weekly training sessions at Little River, with Geelong-based players allowed to spend another session locally with the Falcons.
The club will also advertise to support its campaign.
Werribee's lure is its presence in both the VFL senior and reserve competitions, while it maintains only a part-time allegiance with an AFL club.
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Wyndhamâ€™s sports lovers will be kicking goals with Chirnside Oval receiving $700,000 in funding to be used for improvements at the ground.
The State Government has committed $500,000 in funding and AFL Victoria has committed $200,000. The money is part of the Improving Community Access to VFL Grounds Initiative and will be used to make several improvements to the facilities at Chirnside Oval.
Wyndham Council will project manage and undertake works that are approved by the State Government and AFL Victoria.
The works will include the installation of:
Ground lighting upgrades
Spectator shade structures
An electronic scoreboard
Terrace seating and
From the Herald-Sun
Reported by Chris Mitchell
Full article Click hereJAMES Podsiadly's week just got a whole lot bigger.
A day after booting eight goals against Casey Scorpions to lead Werribee to a VFL preliminary final, the Tigers captain last night won the league best-and-fairest, the J. J. Liston Trophy.
In a thrilling vote count at Moonee Valley, the star forward polled one vote for booting seven goals in the 66-point win at Bendigo in Round 19 to finish with 16 votes and pip Sandringham skipper Peter Summers and Williamstown captain Brett Johnson by a solitary vote.
Johnson missed the votes in the final-round Williamstown-Werribee clash at Burbank Oval, while Summers failed to poll in Sandy's home loss to North Ballarat, handing Podsiadly victory.
Congratulations James Podsiadly - 2008 J.J. Liston Medallist
In a close vote count held at Moonee Valley Racecourse, Werribee Captain James Podsiadly was voted the competitions most prestigious award as the Best and Fairest player.
Podsiadly narrowly missed out on the goal-kicking award, the Frosty Miller medal at seasons end to prolific VFA/VFL forward Nick Sautner.
Podsiadly (16 Votes) finished just one vote ahead of Peter Summers from Sandringham and Brett Johnson from Williamstown who shared second place with 15 votes. The Dolphins Paul Kennedy also polled strongly, polling 14 votes, reflecting his strong season.
Glen Carrick from the Coburg Tigers took out the A. Todd medal for Reserves Best and Fairest earlier in the night.
James Podsiadly (Werribee) - 16 Votes
Peter Summers (Sandringham) - 15 Votes
Brett Johnson (Williamstown) - 15 Votes
Paul Kennedy (Frankston) - 14 Votes
Greg Tivendale (Coburg) - 14 Votes
Brett Goodes (Nth Ballarat) - 14 Votes