Yes looking forward to the vfl season especially the new lights at kars street and would be great to here the sounds of the bongo drums on the hill while having a few cans. Next thing we are all waiting patiently for is the fixtures. Speaking of the mpfl Chelsea have pulled out and some of the club's I hear not keen while others are very keen. Will be interesting to see if that comp goes ahead. By next week we will know which leagues are playing and all fixtures should be out by end of June.
VFA, not a lot of news is coming from the MPNFL themselves.....but based on what I hear from various clubs I think they will end up with 10-12 clubs willing to compete. They must be making plans for a single division comp this year you would think.
This much is certain, among all the clubs and competitions that aren't going ahead this season, there would be at least 150 VFL quality footballers not running around this season. What a great chance for them to be showing their talents in the VFL!
Great chance for the dolphins to grab some great local talent. With the EFL and NFL plus the numerous clubs in the MPFL there would be many players itching for a game as well as testing themselves at VFL level.
Could be perfect chance for the dolphins to build a very competitive team for this year and beyond.
Are they allowed to top up their list? The affiliated clubs are, but doubt the stand alones will be offered the same.
The Dolphins list is already set
top up players needed for Sandy, Box Hill and Casey
With the EFL and NFL not going ahead this year there will be plenty that will be looking at getting on Sandy, Box Hill and Casey's list.
SANFL fixtures are out for the first 2 rounds. The good news is that games will be televised by Ch7 which suggests VFL games will likewise. Great news indeed.
Saturday June 27
Central District v Sturt (Adelaide Oval) 11.50am – SANFL Digital Pass
Eagles v South Adelaide (Adelaide Oval) 2.40pm – SANFL Digital Pass
Sunday June 28
North Adelaide v West Adelaide (Adelaide Oval) 12pm – SANFL Digital Pass
Glenelg v Norwood (Adelaide Oval) 3.05pm – Channel 7 & 7Plus
Saturday July 4
Sturt v Eagles (Adelaide Oval) 12.05pm – Channel 7 & 7Plus
Norwood v North Adelaide (Adelaide Oval) 3.05pm – Channel 7 & 7Plus
Sunday July 5
South Adelaide v Glenelg (Adelaide Oval) 11.50am – SANFL Digital Pass
West Adelaide v Central District (Adelaide Oval) 2.40pm – SANFL Digital Pass
The Hun is reporting today that the 8 team VFA/VFL has the go ahead from the AFL!To start training in less than a month.
From Rupert's Rag .....
VFL set to launch 2020 season on August 1 with eight teams
The VFL will take place as an eight-team competition this year, with clubs to return to training in less than a month after the season was delayed by COVID-19. This is when the 2020 campaign will start.
Jon Ralph, Herald Sun
June 16, 2020 4:57pm
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The VFL will be handed a 2020 lifeline, with an eight-team competition to start a seven-round home-and-away competition and finals series from August 1.
The Herald Sun can reveal AFL Victoria told clubs on Tuesday afternoon that they would be able to return to full contact training from Monday July 13 and then begin playing on Saturday August 1.
No AFL-listed players will take part in the competition but the eight clubs will be Box Hill, Casey, Coburg, Frankston, Port Melbourne, Sandringham, Werribee and Williamstown.
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The competition will include a bye after Round 4 and culminate in a Grand Final on October 10, with the season finishing in time to hand over grounds to cricket for a start date on October 17-18.
AFL state league competition boss Tristan Salter told clubs on Tuesday afternoon, saying it was now safe to begin playing VFL football under social distancing guidelines.
Werribee and Box Hill will be part of an eight-team VFL competition to start in August.
“We want to thank the Victorian Government for their support of Victorian football and thank the wider Victorian community — for an environment where VFL can resume,” he said.
“In line with the variations to the women’s competition this year, the focus for both VFL and VFLW football in 2020 is to ensure talent in both leagues are provided with the best opportunity to develop as footballers and ultimately reach the elite level.
“The VFL Competition will look different in 2020, but in consultation with all eight clubs, have developed a model which enables a fair and equitable season for our fans, clubs, players, coaches and officials. The VFL community has been patient and committed during this time and all players and coaches are ready for training and matches to resume.
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Williamstown players celebrate a goal during last year’s VFL finals series.
The Herald Sun revealed in May those eight teams had banded together to put proposals to the AFL to ensure players would be able to play in an abbreviated season.
It will mean the dozens of players who are desperate to put their names forward for draft consideration will be able to show their wares in at least seven weeks of a home-and-away season.
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The league will provide a fixture in coming days, with clubs having volunteered for their players to play for free if required to get the season underway.
It is now yet known if there will be a salary cap or if players will be paid.
“While the COVID-19 pandemic presents formidable challenges, we hope to start and finish the 2020 VFL season in a safe and responsible manner based on strict protocols now being finalised with the public health officials,” Salter said.
“We know how much these competitions mean to players, coaches, officials, volunteers and fans and we look forward to working together to ensuring all clubs return to play in a safe and well managed environment.”
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