Forum topic

100 posts / 0 new
Last post
CGull

It seems that many players who have jobs/young families find it easier to play local or country footy rather than committing to the vfl now with interstate travel,train tuesdays and thursdays and play on a Saturday,makes sense especially when you can get similar money.I think the exodus may continue.

Wally from Will...
Wally from Williamstown's picture

Williamstown will have half a dozen or so delisted AFL players on the list this season, Coburg seemd to have a few also

digs

WHO is he & where's he gone ?

There's NO way I'm giving Murdoch $2.40 to find out.

We might be from the bush. but we ain't green

paul

There was an article before Christmas that had a huge list of ex-AFL players signing on with VFL teams. Surprised me how many there were, but I guess it's the result of more unexpected delistings this year with smaller list sizes, meaning more players hungry to get re-drafted.

Wally from Will...
Wally from Williamstown's picture

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_Pierce

A very good VFL player, received some publicity when he was on St Kilda's list but played with Frankston rather than Sandringham, due to the Frankston coach at the time being an assistant at the Saints. From memory I think he's gone to Mt Eliza which was his original club.  

Bearsman
Bearsman's picture

Frankston B & F winner 2018. Was going really well at St Kilda and looked like he would kick on but got a couple of bad concussions at the end of the season which stopped him in his tracks.

MegaA
MegaA's picture

Does the article say why he left / reneged on his contract? Unfortunately I am not a subscriber to Herald Sun online and therefore can't read the article. 

Theirs probably more EX AFL players in the VFL this year than theirs been for several years. One of the main reasons would be that local footy is now salary capped at 100k therefore not being able to pay the dollars they have in the past and with the VFL salary cap also being reduced i think most clubs will reduce the quantity of hours they are asking their footballers to put in therefore players may find they can play VFL without the big time commitment they faced in years gone by.

17 PREMIERSHIPS, 21 X Runners up

THE VFLS MOST SUCCESSFUL CLUB - THE MIGHTY PORT MELBOURNE BOROUGH!

I'M PORT MELBURNE BORN, I'M PORT MELBOURNE BRED, I'LL BE PORT UNTIL I'M DEAD!!!

Wally from Will...
Wally from Williamstown's picture

he has started a new job which would prevent him playing VFL, according to the article 

MegaA
MegaA's picture

Not a player movement as such but a movement of importance to the club. Shane Valenti has stepped down from his role - the club states work commitements. Its a pity to see Shane go again - a very liked individual down at Northport oval, hopefully we see Valenti and his father at some games in 2021 as they were both great club people and the type of people that every club needs and likes having around.

17 PREMIERSHIPS, 21 X Runners up

THE VFLS MOST SUCCESSFUL CLUB - THE MIGHTY PORT MELBOURNE BOROUGH!

I'M PORT MELBURNE BORN, I'M PORT MELBOURNE BRED, I'LL BE PORT UNTIL I'M DEAD!!!

Pages