Werribee Tigers news

From The Age website - Reported by Marc McGowan

Werribee VFL standout Shaun Mannagh still had not done enough to convince recruiters he was AFL-worthy when this year’s mid-season draft came and went.

Six months later – and after adding an extraordinary six-goal, 27-disposal grand final performance in a losing cause to his AFL pitch – Geelong made his dream a reality by taking him with the No.36 selection on Tuesday night.

From Code Sports written by Paul Amy. 

Werribee’s Tom Gribble out to make JJ Liston Trophy history with third VFL best and fairest win

Werribee’s Tom Gribble may become the first VFA/VFL player to win three JJ Liston Trophies, writes PAUL AMY. Here are the leading contenders for the league best and fairest gong, with expert picks.


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Three in a row for Werribee

Reported by Tara Murray from The Wyndham Star Weekly

Bailey Henderson lays a strong tackle. (Belinda Vitacca Photography)

The growth of Werribee was on show in its Victorian Football League win against the Footscray Bulldogs on Sunday.

Werribee showed it had learned lessons from earlier in the season, to capitalise on its dominance of the game.

Despite a good late patch from the Bulldogs late, Werribee managed to hold on to win, 13.13 (91)-8.9 (57).

Werribee coach Michael Barlow walked away pretty happy with the result.

Rea's the full article here - https://wyndham.starweekly.com.au/sport/three-in-a-row-for-werribee

From www.localfooty.com.au (Wyndham Leader)
Reported by 
Luke D’Anello,
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WERRIBEE coach John Lamont referenced mosquitos and camels in a bid to inspire his team to victory in Sunday’s VFL clash against Northern Blues.

“Who’s been bitten by a mosquito? All of us, we all have been,” Lamont said to his players in the three-quarter-time huddle.

erribee coach John Lamont. Picture: Carmelo Bazzano

“Not many of us have been bitten by a camel, have we?

“It’s the little things that bite you.”

His words of wisdom had the desired effect as the Tigers booted 11 goals in the final half-hour and toppled the Blues by 63 points, 25.15 (165) to 15.12 (102), at Avalon Airport Oval.

Lamont’s address has since received plenty of attention on social media.

“It’s the little things that bite you — that was the crux of it,” he said today.

“As a coach you use things like that. It might resonate and stick in their head a bit more.

“They had a bit of a laugh and took the piss out of the coach a bit afterwards, but hopefully it sticks with them a little bit.

“I felt that we just made a few little errors that were costly.


Richmond Tigers flattened by Werribee

From the Richmond FC website
Reported by Catherine Durkin
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Richmond’s VFL squad has suffered a crushing 96-point defeat at the hands of Werribee at Avalon Airport Oval on Saturday afternoon.

The Tigers struggled to match Werribee’s intensity early, with the home side piling on six goals to one in the first quarter.

Werribee took a 32-point lead into the first break, and continued their ascendancy for the remainder of the game, keeping Richmond goalless in the third quarter.

VFL coach Tim Clarke attributed the loss to his team’s inability to gain any control of the contest.

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

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THE VFL investigated an incident that saw North Melbourne’s Majak Daw knocked out behind play in a practice match last week.

But it won’t be taking action against St Kilda’s Josh Bruce after inconclusive video failed to show anything untoward in the Werri-bee-Sandringham clash at Moorabbin last Saturday.

VFL state league and talent manager John Hook confirmed an investigation had been launched after an umpires report detailed Daw’s injury. But after looking at two different versions of video Hook insisted the VFL did not have enough evidence to take the matter any further.

“There was no formal complaint and we acted off an umpires report in trying to get to the bottom of the incident,” Hook said.

“There was a little bit of footage we have looked at, but we couldn’t really see anything other than the two of them bumping into each other.”

“On the video evidence we have before us, I couldn’t cite anyone on that.”

North Melbourne would not be drawn on the incident yesterday, saying it was in the hands of the VFL. The Kangaroos do not intend to take the matter further.