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Camberwell's Michael Boweden recent passing.

I thought I should re-post this from Camberwell stalwart Roy Kennedy in relation to the recent death of Camberwell's Michael Boweden.  Michael's sons, Rhett, Sean and Kane also played Port Melbourne in the 90s. Michael was still heavily involved in football community and will be sadly missed.


Roy Kennedy‎ to VFA Footy The Halcyon Days

April 13 at 3:20 AM

Easter Sunday Morning as we all know it is a morning with special circumstances that we can't visit or receive visitors from our loved ones and friends due to our lockdown thanks to an invisible ENEMY in the form of a Deadly Virus .
So with the help of Facebook we can at the very least communicate with those people whom we love , my first call was to a Great Frankston Player and good friend after playing against him from 1974 TO 1977 Johnny Locco No.39 , Mr Alan Wickes much respected friend and former Frankston President and VFA President followed but my usual contacting everyone with messages on messenger, my first EASTER message was sent of to MIKE BOWDEN AND his beautiful Family followed by my other EASTER BEST WISHES , I received a message from my good friend Wayne Jordan telling me of the passing of a man who Coached me , Mentored me , a man that I respected so much that he was invited to my Wedding. This year I had messaged MIKE regularly on Facebook, This EASTER afternoon I received the news that stunned me , the Passing of MIKE BOWDEN who had been battling MND for some time .

From The Age
Reported by Roy Ward
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When it comes to a football club making the best of its lot, Port Melbourne is up with the best.

The standalone VFL club are hurting like many others who have seen their seasons shutdown due to the coronavirus outbreak but they have dealt with these challenges before.

The Borough have had to make the most of every dollar to remain competitive against AFL affiliated clubs and AFL clubs who field reserve sides.

 Port Melbourne are weathering the coronavirus pandemic.

Hardy: Port Melbourne are weathering the coronavirus pandemic. CREDIT:EMILY FRASER-ISON

While AFL clubs are battling with how to cut millions from their budgets, clubs like Port Melbourne are perhaps a little better equipped for a cold winter without football.

From The Age website
Reported by Roy Ward and Daniel Cherny
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The Northern Blues should have been playing Essendon on their Preston City Oval home ground on Saturday, continuing a 138-year tradition.

Instead the club is being wound up after AFL affiliates Carlton were forced to pull their support for the venture as they cut costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Northern Bullants in 2004, before they became the Northern Blues.

The Northern Bullants in 2004, before they became the Northern Blues.CREDIT:THE AGE

After years of struggle with debt and identity, those running the Northern Blues, formerly known as the Preston Bullants, felt the club had a bright future, including a recently agreed extension of their partnership with Carlton.

Northern Blues president Stephen Papal knew nothing could keep his club going once Carlton stepped away from a partnership started when it offered the club a lifeline in 2007.



"If it wasn't for Carlton we wouldn't have existed at all," Papal told The Age.

"We felt we were ready for a good season. This feels like we have run a marathon and were about to get the prize only to have it snatched from our hands."

Papal said Carlton couldn't have been more supportive and chief executive Cain Liddle and head of football Brad Lloyd were in regular contact with him to talk through club and player matters.



2018 VFL - Grand Final - Casey v Box Hill
Casey Demons
Box Hill Hawks
Total votes: 11