localfooty.com.au has just published an update for the 2021 season.
Ins and outs of the VFL for 2021
VFL Six teams from the wound-up North East Australian Football League will join 16 Victorian sides in an expanded state league next year.
Port Melbourne Football Club – Season 2021 Announcement
CEO Paul Malcolm is pleased to announce on behalf of the board that Port Melbourne Football Club will be taking part in the 2021 VFL and East Coast Second-Tier Competition.
We are extremely excited to be taking part in the largest second-tier football competition in Australia which is set to begin in April next year and will consist of a 16-round season, providing all of our players with a premium standard of football.
It will be a true test of our men’s program to compete against the following clubs from across the east coast.
– Standalone Second-Tier Clubs: Aspley, Coburg, Frankston, Northern Bullants, Port Melbourne, Southport, Werribee, Williamstown.
– Standalone AFL Clubs: Brisbane Lions, Carlton, Collingwood, Essendon, Footscray, Geelong Cats, Gold Coast SUNS, GWS GIANTS, North Melbourne, Richmond, Sydney Swans
– Aligned Clubs: Sandringham, Box Hill Hawks, Casey Demons
For more information please on the competition please refer the full AFL/VFL announcement HERE.
With both our Men’s and Women’s teams now taking part at State level and we are excited about what this means for our players, staff, members, supporters, sponsors and volunteers and are very much looking forward to the 2021 seasons kicking off.
Today the AFL announced Richmond vs Carlton game will kick their season off on March 18, back to a normal 22 game season (probably 23 rounds). Rest of round 1 to be released next week,
VFL/ESSL and rest of AFL Fixture for 2021 unlikely to be released until the new year possibly as late as February. Also the likelyhood of the fixtures being floating fixtures so dates and times of games will be released in 4 week blocks. Although not confirmed yet. VFL/ESSL season not due to start before April 23. 22 teams 16 round season because of Covid.
AFLW and VFLW seasons to commence on February 1, fixture due out in next 2-3 weeks.
Most clubs have advised their new signings on here but I'm yet to see anything from Preston/Nthn Bullants,should we be worried?
Yes i was thinking about that myself CGULL. What also concerns me is that i filled out a online survey and said i would buy a membership yet despite being on their mailing list i have yet to hear a membership announcement.
Ive only got one email from them which was a new merchandise email , seems like things are moving slowly at Preston which is leaving people to think that their launch is going to be unconvincing.
A email every few months isnt a good way to get new people on board. We hear from Port on a regular basis (via email) i would imagine most other clubs are the same.
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AFL Fixture is out
VFL comp will start same weekend as Round 6 of AFL season
Fixture not expected until Mid-late January
14 round season
Round 1 February 27/28
Last round June 5/6
weekends off Easter (April 3/4) and Queens Birthday (June 12/13)
Finals will be a top 6 begin on June 19/20
Grand Final July 10/11
CGULL I was out for dinner ladt night in your neck of the woods with a VFL commentator. He said he had been down to Preston recently and aasured me that they are doing ok. Apparently they have good numbers at training with a predominantly young list who he said he expects should win a few games.
As for the lack of social media presence he said that they expect that would increase before season commences and membership packages were estimated to be released around Fed - so to summarize although theve gone under the radar all seems ok ar Kramer st with a coach appointed, a side to be on the park and more news to come in the near future.
Do we know when the fixture will come out?
Queenslander, I believe the fixture isn't coming out until February. Kind of tricky to make any travel plans!
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VFL East Coast Coaches List- Please help me if I have got something wrong!
Aspley- Daniel Webster
Box Hill- Sam Mitchell (First Season)
Brisbane- Mitch Hahn
Carlton- Daniel O'Keefe (First Season)
Casey- Mark Corrigan (First Season)
Coburg- Andrew Sturgess
Foootscray- Stewart Edge (First Season)
Frankston- Danny Ryan
Geelong- Shane O'Bree
Gold Coast- Tate Kaesler (First Season)
GWS Giants- N/A
North Melbourne- N/A
Northern Bullants- Josh Fraser
Port Melbourne- Gary Ayres
Richmond- Xavier Clarke (First Season)
Sandringham- Jake Batchelor (First Season)
Southport- Stephen Daniel
Sydney- Jeremy Laidler
Werribee- Michael Barlow (First Season)
Williamstown- Justin Plapp (First Season)
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