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Hetherington realises AFL W dream

VFL News - 21 hours 35 min ago

Her recovery period saw her take over the coaching role at Diamond Creek in 2016, but she returned to the field in 2017 and proved she had something to offer an AFLW club. 

“You always hope that it’ll happen, but I remember when I first did my knee, I remember saying ‘I’m going to be 32 when that opportunity comes’ and that sounded really old at that stage, or really far away,” she said. 

“I thought it might’ve passed me by, but coming back and playing this year, I couldn’t have done any more. I think that I gave it everything I could to have this opportunity.” 

Now, she is an AFLW-listed player after being drafted with pick 17 by the GWS Giants. 

Her coach at Diamond Creek, Scott Gowans, was very proud of her and all drafted players from the Creekers. 

“It’s fantastic for her, I’m just so happy. She worked really hard and reward for effort – that’s what it is,” he said. 

“…at the start of the day, we took the view that one [draftee] would be terrific, two would be even better, but with the standard of the girls in the VFLW and around the country, and interstaters nominating for Victoria – the competition for spots was really tight. To get a few drafted, I’m pretty proud of that.” 

Hetherington herself is still adjusting to the change in her life. 

“I’ll have to pinch myself at some point, it’s crazy. I’m just so excited to have the opportunity and play AFLW, it’s nuts!” 

Open to any and all opportunities, Hetherington made the decision to declare herself available for selection by interstate clubs. 

“I’m realistic with my age and the depth coming through with the youth, I’d love to know the age profile today of how many girls were drafted, so many young girls,” she said. 

“If you just want to play, you have to be prepared to move, so I’m just really grateful that I can do that and go to GWS.” 

Waiting for her in western Sydney will be some of Hetherington’s fiercest rivals from opposition VFLW clubs. 

“[Alicia] Eva, [Jess] Dal Pos, there’s heaps of Victorians…put the rivalry aside for once, it’ll be really good. It’s really good to play with people that you’ve played against for so long.” 

After a longer wait than most, and a long geographic journey, Hetherington will finally realise her AFLW dream.

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3 Rookie AFL W picks from VFL W

VFL News - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:03pm

Adding to the 10 VFL Women’s players selected on Wednesday at the AFL W Draft were –

  • VU Western Spurs Naomi Ferris to Western Bulldogs
  • Cranbourne Football Netball Club & Gippsland Power Football Club’s Holly Whitford to Collingwood Football Club: “Holly has the ability to be a dangerous small forward and despite her height she isn’t afraid to throw her body around. We’re excited to have Holly join our forward line with the likes of Sarah D’Arcy, Moana Hope, Jasmine Garnerand the recently drafted Chloe Molloy.” Collingwood AFL Women’s coach Wayne Siekman
  • Geelong Cats Anna Teague to Melbourne Football Club: “Anna played with Geelong in the VFL after captaining the Geelong Supercats in the SEABL. She was an outstanding and experienced basketballer in the SEABL. She made the transition to footy this year. She was rarely beaten as a key defender this year. We see Anna as someone who can add plenty as a rookie, particularly with her leadership. Anna is a teacher by profession.” Todd Patterson, Melbourne AFLW Talent Manager

Well done to also to VFL W Young Guns game player Tiahna Cochrane from Bendigo Thunder, who was also drafted to Carlton Football Club.

CLICK HERE for the full list of AFL W Draft selections from earlier in the week.

Welcome Naomi & Bonnie

Tributes flow for local footy legend

Victoria Localfooty - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 7:44pm
LOCAL football trailblazer Don Mathieson passed away, aged 97.

10 VFLW players selected in AFLW Draft

VFL News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 11:22pm

Melbourne Uni-listed forward Isabel Huntington was the first overall pick of the draft by the Western Bulldogs and will be joined at her new club by fellow Mugars young gun Monique Conti, who was taken by the Bulldogs with pick no.4.

Joint VFL Women’s Choose Tap Leading Goalkicker Chloe Molloy (pick no.3 to Collingwood) was one of three Diamond Creek players selected, along with the club’s 2017 co-captain Tanya Hetherington (no.17 to GWS) and Reni Hicks (no.29 to Carlton).

Cranbourne duo Darcy Guttridge (no.9 to Collingwood) and Bridie Kennedy (no.36 to Carlton) found AFL Women’s homes, as did this year’s St Kilda Sharks best-and-fairest winner Jenna Bruton (no.11 to the Western Bulldogs) and Box Hill Hawks pair Kristy Stratton (no.21 to Collingwood) and Emma Mackie (no.27 to the Western Bulldogs).

10 players who were part of clubs in the inaugural TAC Cup Girls competition earlier this year were among the 15 Victorians selected, with five draftees graduating from TAC Cup Girls programs to VFL Women’s lists in 2017 (Huntington, Molloy, Conti, Guttridge and Kennedy).

There were 45 total selections in the AFL Women’s Draft.

With picks 1 and 4 both our girls are off to the Kennel!

#AFLWDraft – VFL W coach predictions

VFL News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 8:51am

Jake Morris spoke to each club about their possible selections, and who they believe deserve to hear their name called to start an AFL career.

Diamond Creek’s Chloe Molloy and Melbourne Uni duo Isabel Huntington and Monique Conti are all predicted to feature early on in this year’s draft, but other Victorian names like Cranbourne’s Darcy Guttridge and St Kilda’s Jenna Bruton could also appear in the early selections.

Leading Diamond Creek to a Grand Final berth this season, Molloy showed a lot of upside this year as the 18 year old. An elite goal kicker, Molloy has great hands, a good burst of speed and her lateral movement is at an AFLW standard.

Conti and Huntington are the two Melbourne Uni prospects predicted to be named early on draft day. Prior to injury last year Huntington has played centre half-forward for the most part but also the  ability to join the midfield. Conti has been a great addition to the Melbourne Uni midfield with her speed and quickness around the ball. Huntington is returning from a serious knee injury while Conti is still relatively raw and new to the game, but both will be welcome additions to any AFLW line-up.

Cranbourne’s Darcy Guttridge is also predicted to go early in the draft, with some coaches suggesting she could fall inside the top three. The versatile backman who had stints in the midfield and forward this year, used her explosiveness to break stoppages on the inside, while using her ability to read the play and intercept in the backline to her advantage. Guttridge will be a valuable asset to any side that is lucky enough to pick her up.

Follow the action via twitter @VFL or go behind the scenes on Instagram via @aflvictoria

The draft will also be streamed HERE

Box Hill

Olivia Flanagan had an outstanding year in Box Hill’s inaugural VFL W side after transitioning from the Eastern Ranges. Coach Patrick Hill said he has been excited about the growth of Flanagan and is expecting to make a big impact on her new side next year.

“She’s a great overhead mark, has very strong hands and is an elite runner, she just ticks a lot of boxes,” Hill said. He also mentioned the likes of Kristy Stratton, Jade Van Dyke, Abbie Taylor and Emily Glider who could also hear their names called out on October 18.

“Kristy comes from a good pedigree and has fantastic foot skills, Jade is a great half-back and with an exceptional pair of hands, holding her own against Moana Hope earlier in the year. Abbie Taylor had a good year in the ruck, rarely losing a ruck duel, while Emily Glider could be a wildcard due to her flashes of brilliance.”

Cranbourne

Darcy Guttridge is one of several names on the draft radar from Cranbourne this year. One of the standout performers from the U/18 Championships earlier in the year, Guttridge has shown how versatile she from defence to the midfield and forward.

Head coach Sein Clearihan is excited about the prospects of Guttridge, but is also expecting Bridie Kennedy and Georgia Gourlay to hear their names called out.

“Darcy is balanced, she dominated in the backline but also showed she can play in the midfield and up-forward – a great trait that will put her in the top three spots in my opinion.”

“They’re both (Bridie & Georgia) fantastic kids and you can’t question their attitude towards footy, I am expecting and hoping that Bridie will be selected in the middle of the draft and Georgia shortly afterwards.”

Alongside Chloe Molloy, Kennedy was named winner of the inaugural TAC Cup Girls best-and-fairest earlier this year for Dandenong Stingrays.

Darebin

The Falcons once again claimed the VFL Women’s Premiership and despite boasting an already impressive number of AFLW players, coaching director Richard Dal Pos believes Darebin’s potential draftees could be the likes of first year player Annalyse Lister, wily veteran Stephanie Simpson and former AFLW player Meg McDonald.

McDonald was an injury replacement for the Western Bulldogs last season and unfortunately, wasn’t able to hold her spot on the senior list. This time around, she will be looking to really cement herself in a side.

Former Hockey player Lister was also impressive in her first season of football. The 27 year old surprised many with her efficient use of the ball and would make a handy addition to any side that may need a tagger.

Steph Simpson has played for Darebin since 2009 and previously was drafted for Western Bulldogs in 2014 for the exhibition game versus Melbourne.

Diamond Creek

Chloe Molloy continues to garner the most interest from clubs and is expected to be selected early in what has been a rapid rise. Molloy was instrumental in-front of goal this year for her side and will only improve in the coming years.

Head coach Scott Gowans said if he was the selecting, he would take Molloy with the first pick. “She just offers so much upside and is willing to learn and improve, a fantastic quality, I’d take her one but she will definitely go top three.”

Ashleigh Riddell, Sophie Abbatangelo and Reni Hicks are also right in the mix for an AFLW selection and according to Gowans, will all find their way onto a list.

“Ashleigh is good enough to be a first round pick, but with most clubs already possessing a number of traditional midfielders from the draft last year, her number might slide down slightly.”

“I’m expecting Sophie to go in that 15-20 range simply because of how opportunistic she is and has an elite motor to be able to run for days.”

“Reni has never had a bad game and will continue to do her a role every time out, and those are the type of players that coaches love, she’ll find her way onto a list.”

Eastern Devils

The Devils arguably have three draft prospects this year, with Tahni Nestor, Sophie Alexander and Maddie Johns all gathering attention from AFLW sides from their play this season. Nestor in particular is the most likely to be selected, after featuring on Carlton’s AFLW list last season as an injury call-up player, and showed she is more than capable of earning her spot.

Head coach Brendan Major gave credit to the youngster who showed a lot of improvement in areas of development, in particular her physicality around the ball.

“Tahni was always a little hesitant around the ball earlier in the year but has since really improved and developed her ability to use her strength to get the ball and move it forward, she would be an asset to any AFLW side.”

Sophie Alexander also showed some flashes of brilliance for a big bodied midfielder this season, with Major saying that her raw talent and body size for a midfielder would make her hot property come draft day, while outside chance Maddy Johns who played netball until this year, also possess a lot of raw talent that may be worth taking a chance on.

Geelong

Cassie Blakeway, Hannah Burchell and Kate Darby all had fantastic seasons for the club and are very likely to hear their names called out at some stage of the AFL Women’s draft.

“Cassie (Blakeway) played as an inside midfielder and impressed with her decision making, fierce attack on the football and long kicking. She had previously played with the Bendigo Thunder and  played in every game during her first season of VFL W football,” coach Paul Hood said.

“Hannah (Burchell) played as an outside runner this season for the Cats and did so with great success, linking Geelong’s backline and forward line with her booming right foot.”

“Kate (Darby) kicked multiple goals on numerous occasions and was a threat in the air and on the ground by the end of the season. She has a booming kick and kicked some miraculous goals.”

Melbourne University

Isabel Huntington and Monique Conti are arguably two of the top three prospects for this year’s draft, with most coaches around the league agreeing that along with Chloe Molloy from Diamond Creek, they will the first three names to be called out on draft day.

Despite returning from an ACL tear in 2016, Huntington remains one of the top prospects in the draft because of her ability to dominate at half-forward with her elite marking ability and goal-kicking prowess, as well as her ability to push into the midfield when needed.

Conti remains one of the rawer and exciting prospects in this year’s draft. Her speed and lateral quickness from her basketball has allowed her to thrive in Australian Rules Football, impressing head coach Andrew Jago every time she steps onto the park.

“Monique (Conti) played in our final six games and was named best-on-ground in about four of them, she’s in ripping form and would almost certainly improve any side she went to.”

“Isabel’s (Huntington) knee injury shouldn’t deter clubs from picking her, simply because of the ample amount of talent she possess and the style of player she is, almost every club would be better off with her services.”

Seaford

Despite a tough on-field year for Seaford, head coach Brett Alexander believes that two of his players are well in-line for an AFLW selection, with Selena Karlson and Georgia Walker both having great years in a growing side.

“Georgia is a consistent performer and a fantastic crumbing forward that knows what it’s like to play at the AFLW level. Her stint at Collingwood last season as an injury replacement will put her in good stead to be selected this time around,” Alexander said.

“Coming from a soccer background, Selena is still developing her style of play that best suits her. We started her in the forward line in the first half of the year, before moving her into the backline in a key position role where she thrived, showing her versatility.”

St Kilda

Jenna Bruton is arguably the main prospect for the Sharks in this year’s draft. With the best hands that head coach Cassandra Brooks has seen, Bruton has developed the ability to kick the ball on both sides of her body and has been able to develop her game to another level this season.

“She never takes a backward step and should definitely go top 10 this year,” Brooks said.

“She nominated last year and admits now she wasn’t ready, but now she is.”

Sharks ruckman Jenna Colwell could also garner some interest from clubs late in the draft who are in the market for a back-up tall, with the undersized ruck holding her own against some of the big girls of the competition.

“Jenna (Colwell) doesn’t know how to give up, she has a huge engine and is also a fantastic tackler, and I think she could be a welcome addition.”

VU Western Spurs

First-year assistant coach Dale Robinson believes her side will still feature prominently on draft day, with potentially up to four girls being selected for the 2018 AFL Women’s season.

“Sarah Jolley was selected by the Dees last year and has put together an outstanding season for us in our midfield, she’s in rock solid form and I would be very surprised if she isn’t selected draft day,” Robinson said.

“Naomi Ferris is an extremely strong competitor, she’s a fierce defender and despite her quiet nature and lack of voice on field, she uses her physicality to let her opponents know she’s there, a team would be silly not to pick her up.”

Robinson went on to say that ruckman Caroline Hardeman and former basketball star Jessica Francke are also names that could potentially be read out, but maybe will still be another 12 months away.

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AFLW Draft Watch – Sophie Alexander

VFL News - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 7:50pm

With a clear pathway to the elite level in the women’s game emerging recently, the skilful 24-year-old has come back to the sport after a career in basketball.

Alexander kicked six goals in 13 Swisse Wellness VFL Women’s games for the Devils – being named in the team’s best players on four occasions – having previously only played a handful of matches for Redan in the Victorian Women’s FL.

vfl.com.au spoke to Alexander at the recent NAB AFL Women’s Draft Combine at Etihad Stadium in the lead-up to the 2017 NAB AFL Women’s Draft on Wednesday October 18.

 

What strengths of yours have you been using to sell yourself to AFL Women’s clubs?

  • It’s a lot more skill-based than fitness, so mostly my kicking.

 

What is the strangest question you’ve been asked by AFL Women’s club recruiters?

  • I got asked if I had any kids… I don’t.

 

What parts of your game do you know you’ll need to work on if you’re drafted?

  • Definitely speed and a lot of fitness-based things.

 

Which AFL Women’s players do you particularly like to watch and model your game on?

  • I like watching Brianna Davey (Carlton / St Kilda VFL Women’s). She’s a very strong big-bodied midfielder, and people like Daisy Pearce (Melbourne / Darebin VFL Women’s) and Karen Paxman (Melbourne / Darebin). It’s a little daunting (having them as opponents in VFL Women’s), but I think it helps your confidence to know they’re only human and they’re at the same level as you at that time.

 

How would you assess your 2017 season?

  • It was my first real footy season. I think it was OK but there’s always room for improvement. It was good to get it under the belt though. I always wanted to play football as a kid. I was always kicking the footy with the boys at school, so as soon as the pathway came it was a no-brainer.

 

What expectations did you have for yourself at the start of the year?

  • Not a lot! The main goal was just to get through a season and enjoy it. Coming from basketball, I wasn’t enjoying that as much and I just wanted to enjoy playing sport again. Footy’s really ticked that box.

 

What do you think was your best individual performance of the year?

  • I think it was probably against Cranbourne (one goal in a 64-point win in Round 6).

 

Which VFL Women’s opponents caught your eye or were particularly difficult to play on this year?

  • Brianna Davey (St Kilda). She’s so strong. I think it took four of us to tackle her down at one stage. Emma Kearney (Melbourne Uni) and Ellie Blackburn (Melbourne Uni) – those sorts of midfielders that are so fit, and then add their skills to that and you can’t compete.

 

Who do you think has had the biggest influence on your football recently?

  • It’d have to be (Eastern Devils coach) Brendan Major as well as all the other AFL Women’s players in the team.

 

Which of your teammates do you think should also be in draft contention?

  • Tahni Nestor who’s here (at the Draft Combine). Maddie Johns – another young girl.

 

Who do you think will be pick no.1 at the NAB AFL Women’s Draft?

  • I think it might be Chloe Molloy (Diamond Creek). She got that experience at VFL Women’s level playing against those (AFL Women’s) girls.

 

THE FAST FIVE with Sophie Alexander

What food could you not live without?

  • Chocolate.

 

If you weren’t a full-time footballer in the future, what would be your dream job?

  • A paramedic.

 

What karaoke song would you sing to save your life?

  • ‘I Wanna Dance with Somebody’ by Whitney Houston.

 

Which teammate would you want to be stranded on a desert island with and why?

  • Maybe Tahni Nestor – she’s pretty funny.

 

Which teammate would you not want to be stranded on a desert island with and why?

  • I’ll say Meg Hutchins – she’s a bit scary.

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AFLW Draft Watch – Bridie Kennedy

VFL News - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 9:28pm

The 18-year-old’s height and endurance running ability helped her claim the inaugural TAC Cup Girls best-and-fairest award alongside Chloe Molloy (Calder Cannons / Diamond Creek) as well as Team of the Year selection following five games for the Dandenong Stingrays earlier this year.

Kennedy graduated to make nine senior appearances for Cranbourne, being named in the team’s best players twice. She also represented Vic Country in four matches at the NAB AFL Women’s U18 Championships and was subsequently selected in the AFLW U18 All Australian team.

vfl.com.au spoke to Kennedy at the recent NAB AFL Women’s Draft Combine at Etihad Stadium in the lead-up to the 2017 NAB AFL Women’s Draft on Wednesday October 18.

 

What strengths of yours have you been using to sell yourself to AFL Women’s clubs?

  • I’ve definitely been focusing on my endurance. I got the highest score in the Yo-Yo test (at the Draft Combine), so I was very impressed with that. I feel like that would be my main thing to bring to AFL Women’s.

 

What parts of your game do you know you’ll need to work on if you’re drafted?

  • My game sense – positioning on the field would be my main weakness. Probably my skills as well, just because I haven’t been a footballer my whole life and I still need to learn how to kick and handball properly.

 

Which AFL Women’s players do you particularly like to watch and model your game on?

  • I definitely look up to the girls at Cranbourne like Bianca Jakobsson (Melbourne) and I really look up to Breann Moody (Carlton) because I played a lot of ruck this year and she was one of the rucks.

 

How would you assess your 2017 season?

  • I feel like it’s been very successful so far. I had lots of goals at the start of the year and I feel like I’m ticking most of them.

 

What expectations did you have for yourself at the start of the year?

  • It was to do well in TAC Cup Girls at the Dandenong Stingrays and I won the competition best-and-fairest, so that was a big tick for me. Then making it into the AFLW U18 Championships again and the All Australian squad and then the (AFLW U18 All Australian) team made the season good.

 

How did you find the transition from TAC Cup Girls to VFL Women’s this year?

  • It was a very big step up. There are just much bigger bodies in VFL Women’s compared to TAC Cup Girls. I was used to dominating the TAC Cup and being the bigger body and then I felt like I was the little girl playing with the big women.

 

Which VFL Women’s or TAC Cup Girls opponents caught your eye or were particularly difficult to play on this year?

  • The most challenging would probably have to be Chloe Molloy (Diamond Creek / Calder Cannons), just because we’re very similar and we both won the TAC Cup Girls best-and-fairest together. You had to watch out for her.

 

Which of your VFL Women’s or TAC Cup Girls teammates do you think should also be in draft contention?

  • At Cranbourne I played with Darcy Guttridge (Gippsland Power). She’s an amazing leader and an amazing player as well. Definitely look out for her because she’ll be one of the top picks.

 

Who do you think will be pick no.1 at the NAB AFL Women’s Draft?

  • I’d probably say Chloe Molloy (Diamond Creek / Calder Cannons). She’s an amazing forward line player and she’ll definitely be up there.

 

THE FAST FIVE with Bridie Kennedy

What food could you not live without?

  • Definitely sushi. I love sushi.

 

If you weren’t a full-time footballer in the future, what would be your dream job?

  • Somehow travelling the world and being outdoors. I love camping and the beach and just being in the outdoor environment.

 

What karaoke song would you sing to save your life?

  • ‘Greased Lightning’. I love Grease!

 

Which teammate would you want to be stranded on a desert island with and why?

  • Iilish Ross (from Vic Country), because I just feel like she’s a great girl and we’d be awesome together.

 

Which teammate would you not want to be stranded on a desert island with and why?

  • I can’t think of anyone. I feel like I could be on an island with anyone and it’d be good.

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AFLW Draft Watch – Olivia Flanagan

VFL News - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 5:01am

The powerful 18-year-old forward/midfielder was named in the TAC Cup Girls Team of the Year after kicking five goals in all five games for the Eastern Ranges in the competition’s inaugural season earlier in 2017, before being named in the initial AFL Women’s U18 All Australian squad following four matches for Vic Metro at the NAB AFLW U18 Championships.

Flanagan also graduated to play 10 senior games for the Hawks and was named in their best players on three occasions in addition to memorably becoming the club’s inaugural goalkicker.

vfl.com.au spoke to Flanagan at the recent NAB AFL Women’s Draft Combine at Etihad Stadium in the lead-up to the 2017 NAB AFL Women’s Draft on Wednesday October 18.

 

What strengths of yours have you been using to sell yourself to AFL Women’s clubs?

  • Probably (my ability to) run and carry, and knowing where the ball is during a game.

 

What is the strangest question you’ve been asked by AFL Women’s club recruiters?

  • ‘Have my parents had anything to do with the law?’ or something like that… They haven’t.

 

What parts of your game do you know you’ll need to work on if you’re drafted?

  • My defensive skills.

 

Which AFL Women’s players do you particularly like to watch and model your game on?

  • Darcy Vescio (Carlton / Darebin VFL Women’s) and Daisy Pearce (Melbourne / Darebin).

 

How would you assess your 2017 season?

  • I think I had a pretty good season in TAC Cup Girls. I think I had a pretty good season at Box Hill as well, in the 10 games I played there.

 

How did you find the transition from TAC Cup Girls to VFL Women’s this year?

  • It was a massive jump from TAC Cup Girls. The bodies are just so much bigger and stronger (in VFL Women’s). It’s frightening playing against the main ones (AFL Women’s players).

 

What do you think was your best individual performance of the year?

  • Probably kicking the first goal for the Box Hill Hawks (in Round 2 against the VU Western Spurs) was my best one. It was crazy. I didn’t expect it; I just got lucky and kicked it.

 

Which VFL Women’s or TAC Cup Girls opponents caught your eye or were particularly difficult to play on this year?

  • Probably Monique Conti (Melbourne University / Calder Cannons) in TAC Cup Girls. In VFL Women’s, probably the bigger players like Darcy Vescio (Darebin) and Moana Hope (Melbourne University).

 

Who do you think has had the biggest influence on your football recently?

  • Probably my mum. She comes everywhere and she takes me everywhere.

 

Which of your VFL Women’s or TAC Cup Girls teammates do you think should also be in draft contention?

  • Georgia McPherson (Eastern Ranges) definitely. I’ve played with her from the start and she’ll probably be in this spot next year like me.

 

Who do you think will be pick no.1 at the NAB AFL Women’s Draft?

  • I’ll say Chloe Molloy (Diamond Creek / Calder Cannons) or Monique Conti (Melbourne University / Calder Cannons).

 

THE FAST FIVE with Olivia Flanagan

What food could you not live without?

  • Chips.

 

If you weren’t a full-time footballer in the future, what would be your dream job?

  • I actually have no idea.

 

What karaoke song would you sing to save your life?

  • I have no idea!

 

Which teammate would you want to be stranded on a desert island with and why?

  • Madison Prespakis from Vic Metro. We have so much fun and we get along so well. We laugh at everything so it’d be good fun with her.

 

Which teammate would you not want to be stranded on a desert island with and why?

  • Probably one of the older ones at Box Hill. We’re at a different age and we’d probably be into different things.

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AFLW Draft Watch – Georgia Ricardo

VFL News - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 1:47am

After overcoming injuries that impacted her football in previous years, the 18-year-old graduated to play four games for the Tigerettes towards the end of the Swisse Wellness VFL Women’s home-and-away season, being named in the team’s best players on each occasion.

Earlier in 2017, Ricardo played all five matches for the Sandringham Dragons in the inaugural TAC Cup Girls season and was subsequently named in the Team of the Year. She later represented Vic Metro in four games at the NAB AFL Women’s U18 Championships before being selected in the initial AFLW U18 All Australian squad and also played for St Bedes/Mentone Tigers in the South Metro Junior FL.

vfl.com.au spoke to Ricardo at the recent NAB AFL Women’s Draft Combine at Etihad Stadium in the lead-up to the 2017 NAB AFL Women’s Draft on Wednesday October 18.

 

What strengths of yours have you been using to sell yourself to AFL Women’s clubs?

  • I think my kicking with both my right and left foot is something a lot of people like about me. Having that option of both sides really helps. The way I read the play is something I like to pride myself on as well.

 

What parts of your game do you know you’ll need to work on if you’re drafted?

  • I think being a small body, (it’s about) getting a bit more power and winning the one-on-one ball. Probably just a bit more strength and a little bit of fitness as well.

 

Which AFL Women’s players do you particularly like to watch and model your game on?

  • Lauren Arnell (Carlton / Darebin VFL Women’s) is one. She coached me as a kid, so that helped me. Daisy Pearce (Melbourne / Darebin) – one of the big names. One of my friends actually plays – Nat Plane (Carlton / Seaford VFL Women’s). We get along very well so I’ve sort of looked at her.

 

How would you assess your 2017 season?

  • I had a successful season this year coming back from a fair few setbacks. (I had) a few injuries which caused me to miss out on state teams and a couple of other little things I had to overcome. This year has sort of gone to plan really well. It’s given me a really good opportunity this year, so we’ll see what happens.

 

What expectations did you have for yourself at the start of the year?

  • Not many. I wasn’t really aiming for being here right now (at the Draft Combine), but the good run I had of making a lot of different teams has helped me get here. I was always sort of aiming to be at the Combine and get drafted next year, so this year’s a bonus if I happen to get picked up.

 

How did you find the transition from TAC Cup Girls to VFL Women’s this year?

  • Not too bad. There was a bit of a step up. I think just the bigger bodies were something I had to get used to, but once you played your first game you sort of got comfortable with that.

 

What do you think was your best individual performance of the year?

  • Probably out on Etihad Stadium in the U18 State of Origin game. I had a good run-down tackle which helped us get a goal, so I was happy with that.

 

Which VFL Women’s or TAC Cup Girls opponents caught your eye or were particularly difficult to play on this year?

  • I played alongside Sarah Hosking (Seaford) and she was really good. She was a really nice person as well and I got to know her pretty well. Darcy Guttridge (Cranbourne / Gippsland Power) is an absolute ripper.

 

Who do you think has had the biggest influence on your football recently?

  • Probably my coach from U16 School Sport Victoria, Leanne Gill. She mentored me for ages and has probably had the biggest influence on my career.

 

Which of your VFL Women’s or TAC Cup Girls teammates do you think should also be in draft contention?

  • Izzy Huntington (Sandringham Dragons) is a huge one. I’ve played alongside her for a couple of years and she’s an absolute gun. I played alongside Monique Conti (Melbourne Uni / Calder Cannons) with Vic Metro as well. Those girls are definitely ones to watch out for.

 

Who do you think will be pick no.1 at the NAB AFL Women’s Draft?

  • I’m calling Izzy Huntington (Sandringham Dragons), but it could be anyone.

 

THE FAST FIVE with Georgia Ricardo

What food could you not live without?

  • Pasta.

 

If you weren’t a full-time footballer in the future, what would be your dream job?

  • I’d love to do personal training, but also strength and conditioning or something along those lines.

 

What karaoke song would you sing to save your life?

  • I don’t sing! I haven’t got one in mind.

 

Which teammate would you want to be stranded on a desert island with and why?

  • Izzy Huntington, because she’s really smart.

 

Which teammate would you not want to be stranded on a desert island with and why?

  • Monique Conti, because she doesn’t do much.

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AFLW Draft Watch – Jenna Bruton

VFL News - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 1:26am

The 21-year-old speedy midfielder/forward played all 16 games for the preliminary-finalist Sharks in 2017 in her fourth season as a senior player at the club. She was named in the team’s best players on seven occasions and was rewarded with selection in the VFL Women’s Team of the Year alongside AFL Women’s-listed teammates Brianna Davey and Jasmine Garner.

Bruton has played 66 games for St Kilda after previously playing for Golden Point in the Ballarat FL and originally for Trentham in the Kyneton District Junior FL.

vfl.com.au spoke to Bruton at the recent NAB AFL Women’s Draft Combine at Etihad Stadium in the lead-up to the 2017 NAB AFL Women’s Draft on Wednesday October 18.

 

What strengths of yours have you been using to sell yourself to AFL Women’s clubs?

  • My agility and speed.

 

What parts of your game do you know you’ll need to work on if you’re drafted?

  • Definitely my fitness.

 

Which AFL Women’s players do you particularly like to watch and model your game on?

  • Brianna Davey (Carlton / St Kilda VFL Women’s) – she’s a gun. I’d love to play like her but it’s a bit hard.

 

How would you assess your 2017 season?

  • I did better than 2016. I got a little bit fitter and worked on my confidence to get the ball. I tackled a lot more than usual and just wanted to get the ball.

 

What expectations did you have for yourself at the start of the year?

  • I wanted to win a flag, so I didn’t get there in the end.

 

Which VFL Women’s opponents caught your eye or were particularly difficult to play on this year?

  • Daisy Pearce and Karen Paxman (both Darebin) as usual.

 

Who do you think will be pick no.1 at the NAB AFL Women’s Draft?

  • Probably Chloe Molloy (Diamond Creek / Calder Cannons).

 

THE FAST FIVE with Jenna Bruton

What food could you not live without?

  • Chicken.

 

If you weren’t a full-time footballer in the future, what would be your dream job?

  • I’m a farmer, so just a farmer.

 

What karaoke song would you sing to save your life?

  • Probably none!

 

Which teammate would you want to be stranded on a desert island with and why?

  • I don’t know.

 

Which teammate would you not want to be stranded on a desert island with and why?

  • I don’t know that one either!

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Skrobalak to lead Frankston return

VFL News - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 1:20am

Skrobalak’s wealth of coaching knowledge has Frankston in good hands as it returns to the VFL.

After coaching a premiership for the Torquay Tigers in the Bellarine Football League and East Geelong in the Geelong and District Football League, as well as working as an assistant for the Western Jets in the TAC Cup and coaching Vic Metro’s under 17 squad, Skrobalak is more than qualified for the role of leading Frankston in the next chapter of the club’s history.

Dolphins General Manager Gary Buckenara said he is thrilled with the signing.

“I am very excited with the appointment of Adam Skrobalak as our Senior Coach for 2018 & 2019.

“Adam will bring a tremendous football, coaching & development background to the club and I am looking forward to working with Adam and the new team as we re-build this club into the future,” Buckenara said.

“There (are) lots of hard work ahead for everyone involved at the club as we put together the rest of the on and off-field teams and Adam’s appointment is really the main piece of the puzzle, and now we will place the rest of the pieces in place to complete our requirements.”

This signing for the Dolphins comes at one of the most exciting periods for the football club, as they can now see a clear pathway to establish their goal of creating a hub of football on the Peninsula, and provide a team that every football lover in the region can proudly call their own.

The new Dolphins head coach said that being assigned this position is an honour, and is confident he can create a club culture that will put Frankston in good stead.

“I am extremely excited to be appointed as Senior Coach of the Frankston Football Club and fully understand the challenge ahead as we enter the VFL,” Skrobalak said.

“Our aim is to create an elite football environment where players can challenge themselves at VFL level and as a group, work to become a revered football club both on and off the field.

“Personally, the opportunity to coach in my own right and lead the on field direction of such a proud club is an honour.”

Skrobalak will be one of six new VFL coaches in 2018, with Jade Rawlings taking over at Casey Demons, David Loader coaching North Melbourne, Leigh Adams announced at Coburg, Dan Jordan at Essendon and Aaron Hamill at Sandringham.

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AFLW Draft Watch – Sophie Abbatangelo

VFL News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 8:52pm

The 27-year-old quickly picked up the pace of the Swisse Wellness VFL Women’s competition after a career in ice hockey and inline hockey, in which she was an Australian and state representative.

Abbatangelo played in all but one match as the Creekers made the Grand Final this year. She booted 15 goals from 15 games – including two majors in the loss to Darebin in the decider – and was named in her team’s best players on four occasions.

vfl.com.au spoke to Abbatangelo at the recent NAB AFL Women’s Draft Combine at Etihad Stadium in the lead-up to the 2017 NAB AFL Women’s Draft on Wednesday October 18.

 

What strengths of yours have you been using to sell yourself to AFL Women’s clubs?

  • My athleticism – I’m pretty quick for my age. Also, my fitness.

 

Do you think your age might count against you in the eyes of AFL Women’s clubs?

  • At the start (of 2017) I thought it might, but then I thought that I’ve never played my best footy before. This is my first year and I’ve got so much to learn, so I’m just a fresh canvas and there’s so much a coach can give me. I’m hoping that’s a benefit. In three years’ time I could be playing my best footy if I get coached by the right people.

 

What parts of your game do you know you’ll need to work on if you’re drafted?

  • Just structure – my positions and where to be and, as a small forward, my leading patterns and things like that. My kicking needs to improve too.

 

What was it like having to make the choice to pursue either football or hockey?

  • It wasn’t too hard. There’s so much more opportunity in women’s footy now. I think I’ve been as far as I can go with hockey and that was because I loved the sport so much, but now that I’ve been introduced to footy I’m starting to really love it.

 

How would you assess your 2017 season?

  • It’s been really challenging. I feel like I’ve been thrown in the deep end and I feel like I’ve had a really good season. Coming from (playing on) a hockey rink which is a lot smaller, I felt that I’ve been able to get in the right positions with footy and read the play a lot better than I thought I would. I got a little bit lost when I played on the wing or through the midfield at the start, but I just needed to focus on one position and get that right before I could move onto the next.

 

What expectations did you have for yourself at the start of the year?

  • I wasn’t too sure how I would go. I’ve got two kids at home too, so it’s been hard to try and juggle that and footy. I thought I’d do everything I can, take it all in and see how I go. Lucky enough I got myself into a good team and made the VFL Women’s Grand Final.

 

Which VFL Women’s opponents caught your eye or were particularly difficult to play on this year?

  • Daisy Pearce (Darebin) has had so many years of experience in footy. She’s intimidating to play on. For a beginner, everyone that plays AFL Women’s is intimidating.

 

Who do you think has had the biggest influence on your football recently?

  • My coach (at Diamond Creek) Scott Gowans. He’s just been amazing. He’s really supportive and really encouraging. He’s just full of so much knowledge and I’m like a sponge.

 

Which of your teammates do you think should also be in draft contention?

  • Reni Hicks, Ash Riddell and Chloe Molloy are here (at the Draft Combine) with me. Tanya Hetherington who’s our co-captain – like myself, she’s a little bit older. She has great leadership skills and she deserves to be up there too.

 

Who do you think will be pick no.1 at the NAB AFL Women’s Draft?

  • I think Chloe Molloy She’s proven to be the best at VFL Women’s level.

 

THE FAST FIVE with Sophie Abbatangelo

What food could you not live without?

  • Chocolate.

 

If you weren’t a full-time footballer in the future, what would be your dream job?

  • I’ve always wanted to be a police officer.

 

What karaoke song would you sing to save your life?

  • I can’t sing, so I don’t know! It’d have to be an oldie.

 

Which teammate would you want to be stranded on a desert island with and why?

  • Brittany Grech – she’s one of my closest friends and she’s so funny.

 

Which teammate would you not want to be stranded on a desert island with and why?

  • None of them!

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2017 COMMUNITY MEDIA AWARDS

VFL News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 1:24am

The Awards acknowledge the outstanding contribution made to community and state league football by media outlets, both big and small, from right across Victoria.

Journalists, broadcasters and photographers can nominate themselves or be nominated by their organisation or an affiliated football league/body.

Award Categories

Community football

  • Best Action Photograph
  • Best ‘Character of the Game’ Photograph
  • Best Print/Online Feature Story
  • Best Print/Online News Story
  • Best Football Column – (Print/Online)
  • Best Football Column – (Football Record)
  • Best Print/Online Coverage (daily)
  • Best Print/Online Coverage (non-daily)
  • Best Radio Match Day Coverage
  • Best Radio Football Show
  • Best Television News or Feature Story
  • Best Use of Online Media – TV Show
  • Best Use of Online Media – Website/Social Media/Technology

Peter Jackson VFL, Swisse Wellness VFL Women’s, TAC Cup & TAC Cup Girls

  • Best Action Photograph
  • Best ‘Character of the Game’ Photograph
  • Best Print/Online Feature Story
  • Best Print/Online Coverage

 

CLICK HERE for full criteria for each category

 

NOMINATIONS CLOSE – TUESDAY OCTOBER 31 

Shortlisted nominations will be announced on MONDAY NOVEMBER 20.

 

Applicants are asked to clearly indicate the media award section for which they wish to be considered and entries are to be submitted online via the following link:

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE: To be eligible, entries must have been published/broadcast between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. 

 

For further information on the categories outlined or about the entry process, please contact:

Kirstie Fitzgerald               kirstie.fitzgerald@afl.com.au

Anthony Stanguts            anthony.stanguts@afl.com.au

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Hocking leaves Panthers, joins Pies

SANFL News - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 11:48pm
GARRY Hocking is leaving SANFL club South Adelaide to return to the AFL — with Collingwood.

NEW CLUBS TO ENTER VFL WOMEN’S

VFL News - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 9:15pm

Six VFL Women’s licences have this week been granted for the 2018 season, with Carlton, Collingwood, Essendon, Richmond, St Kilda (AFL) and Williamstown to join the competition next year, while the VU Western Spurs will be known as the Western Bulldogs and will wear the red, white and blue in a strengthening of the two clubs’ relationship.

Seaford will transfer its licence to St Kilda (AFL), with the Saints to partner with the Frankston Football Club to form the Southern Saints, while Casey Demons will also form part of the expanded competition after Cranbourne transferred its licence to Casey in August (CLICK HERE for full story on Casey).

AFL Victoria Competitions Manager John Hook said the addition of new clubs to the competition will help create more state-league opportunities for women across Victoria.

“This is certainly an exciting time for our competition, providing more chances for women to showcase their skills at state-league level in Victoria,” Hook said.

“The interest from clubs wanting to join VFL Women’s has been overwhelming, and we have been working with all licensees to ensure they meet key criteria for a strong and sustainable competition moving forward.

“A key focus for all the clubs entering the VFL Women’s competition has been the development of talent in their regions, continuing to expand the pathway from the TAC Cup Girls competition and Next Generation Academies.

“AFL W expansion starts in 2019 with six new clubs entering the competition over two years, so the Victorian female talent pathway has a key role to play in helping develop future and current AFL players.

“Having a strong state-league competition will aid this.”

The final team structure for the 2018 Swisse Wellness VFL Women’s season will be announced at the end of October after all current clubs have assessed their position in the competition for next year. The fixture will be released in mid-December alongside the Peter Jackson VFL fixture.

 

CLICK HERE to register your interest in playing at a VFL Women’s club in 2018

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AFLW Draft Watch – Darcy Guttridge

VFL News - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 8:10am

After four games for the Gippsland Power earlier in 2017 saw her named in the inaugural TAC Cup Girls Team of the Year, the 17-year-old defender/midfielder graduated to make eight Swisse Wellness VFL Women’s appearances for the Eagles – being named in the team’s best players on five occasions.

Guttridge was also a captain of Vic Country during its undefeated 2017 NAB AFL Women’s U18 Championships campaign and was subsequently named skipper of the AFL Women’s U18 All Australian team.

vfl.com.au spoke to Guttridge at the recent NAB AFL Women’s Draft Combine at Etihad Stadium in the lead-up to the 2017 NAB AFL Women’s Draft on Wednesday October 18.

 

What strengths of yours have you been using to sell yourself to AFL Women’s clubs?

  • Something I get asked about a lot is my leadership qualities, because I’ve represented Vic Country as a captain (at the AFLW U18 Championships) and got picked in the AFLW U18 All Australian team as a captain as well. The biggest question I get asked is: ‘What makes a good leader?’ and I just think it’s about whether you’re approachable and if people can come up and talk to you when they need something. It’s truly humbling to be seen as somebody who can captain a side.

 

What is the strangest question you’ve been asked by AFL Women’s club recruiters?

  • I got asked by one club: ‘What’s the worst thing you’ve ever done?’ Maybe they were trying to see whether I was a good person or not. That kind of took me back a bit. I haven’t done anything that came to mind.

 

Which AFL Women’s players do you particularly like to watch and model your game on?

  • Brianna Davey (Carlton / St Kilda VFL Women’s) is definitely my go-to – just how she takes the game on and really runs through packs. If I could ever play like Dustin Martin (Richmond) in the AFL – to just be able to perfect that fend-off – I think that’d definitely make the game interesting.

 

How would you assess your 2017 season?

  • It’s definitely been a long year. I was part of the NAB AFL Women’s Academy and the first training camp was in January, and it’s kind of been ‘go go go’ with football until this moment. It’s been successful. I haven’t done anything where I’ve been upset with myself necessarily and I finished it pretty strongly with the U18 State of Origin match.

 

What expectations did you have for yourself at the start of the year?

  • At the start of the year I was honestly like: ‘Whatever happens, happens.’ I didn’t even see myself as a prospect to be drafted. I just said: ‘If I’m lucky enough, I might get picked up by a club,’ and the further you go into the year the more real it becomes.

 

How did you find the transition from TAC Cup Girls to VFL Women’s this year?

  • You feel the shift in going from the TAC Cup Girls to VFL Women’s, especially going from playing against potential AFL Women’s draftees to those who have been drafted. Even though it’s not crazy different, you can definitely feel they’re professional women (in VFL Women’s).

 

What do you think was your best individual performance of the year?

  • It was probably Vic Country vs Vic Metro at Simonds Stadium (a 27-point win in the AFLW U18 Championships). Something about that game was just great.

 

Which VFL Women’s or TAC Cup Girls opponents caught your eye or were particularly difficult to play on this year?

  • Chloe Molloy (Diamond Creek / Calder Cannons), the leading goalkicker in VFL Women’s and TAC Cup Girls. Bridie Kennedy (Cranbourne / Dandenong Stingrays) – she’s definitely an athlete. Eden Zanker (Bendigo Pioneers) – she’s a very strong forward. She played for Vic Country and won the goalkicking in the U18 Championships.

 

Who do you think has had the biggest influence on your football recently?

  • It’s going to have to be my mum, just because no matter what happens she’s been there for me. If she thinks I need to peg it down a bit, she’ll come in and peg it down. If I need new footy boots, without question she’ll purchase them for me.

 

Which of your VFL Women’s or TAC Cup Girls teammates do you think should also be in draft contention?

  • From the Gippsland Power, Holly Whitford is a small forward or inside midfielder. She’s a good little player. She hasn’t been on the radar too much but she should definitely be there. She’s got a lot of ‘go’ in her and she’s got that base fitness.

 

Who do you think will be pick no.1 at the NAB AFL Women’s Draft?

  • It’s always tossing up between Izzy Huntington (Sandringham Dragons / Melbourne Uni) and Chloe Molloy (Diamond Creek / Calder Cannons).

 

THE FAST FIVE with Darcy Guttridge

What food could you not live without?

  • I love salmon.

 

If you weren’t a full-time footballer in the future, what would be your dream job?

  • I would love to be a police officer.

 

What karaoke song would you sing to save your life?

  • ‘My Heart Will Go On’ by Celine Dion.

 

Which teammate would you want to be stranded on a desert island with and why?

  • Holly Whitford, because she’s my best friend and you can put up with your best friends.

 

Which teammate would you not want to be stranded on a desert island with and why?

  • No one’s coming to mind – I think I could live with anybody!

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Davenport joins Carlton coaching ranks

Victoria Localfooty - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 4:30am
OUTGOING North Shore coach Jason Davenport has joined Carlton as a development coach for 2018.

State Combine results

VFL News - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 7:39am

Williamstown’s Brett Bewley impressed in the new Combine test the Yo Yo, recording the best state time and third best Combine result overall. Essendon’s Nick Hind ran the best State Combine 20m sprint time, and was sixth overall across the State and National Combines.

See below the unofficial results – full results will be available during the week:

 

Smartspeed 20m sprint

Nick Hind Essendon 2.92

Alex Boyse Essendon 2.98

Brett Bewley Williamstown 3.08

Derick Smith Richmond 3.09

Marty Hore Collingwood 3.11

Bayley Fritsch Casey Demons 3.13

Good start by @EssendonVFL Nick Hind with a 2.92sec 20m sprint at State #AFLCombine @FusionSport pic.twitter.com/kmvYISjjFA

— #PJVFL / #VFLWomens (@VFL) October 6, 2017

Yo Yo test

Brett Bewley Williamstown 22.2

Bayley Fritsch Casey Demons 21.2

Nick Hind Essendon 21

Marty Hore Collingwood 20.8

Brett Bewley @WilliamstownFC with best Yo Yo test so far at State #AFLCombine with 22.1. @EssendonVFL Nick Hind 21. @EtihadStadiumAU pic.twitter.com/mde154Tw9h

— #PJVFL / #VFLWomens (@VFL) October 6, 2017

 

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AFL W Combine results

VFL News - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 2:20am

Cranbourne’s Bridie Kennedy impressed across a number of tests, leading the way in the 2km time trial as well as the new Combine test the Yo Yo.

Diamond Creek’s Sophie Abbatangelo featured in the top 10 of four tests, showcasing her speed in the 20m sprint and agility test, and her endurance in the Yo Yo. Her Creekers teammate Ash Riddell showcased her strong skills in three catergories, leading the VFL Women’s players in the vertical jump.

Tahni Nestor of the Eastern Devils also featured in the top 10 of three tests, highlighting her speed.

See the leading test results below.

The next major event on the AFL W calendar is the Draft on October 18 – stay tuned to the VFL website over the next week for a number of feature interviews with VFL Women’s draft prospects.

2km

Kennedy, Bridie Cranbourne/ Dandenong Stingrays 7m29 Hewett, Jasmyn St. Mary’s 7m40 Zreika, Haneen Auburn Giants 7m51 Riddell, Ashleigh Diamond Creek 7m54 Ochayi, Loveth Launceston 8m02 Webb, Courtney Kingborough Tigers 8m03 Henning, Jessica University of Queensland 8m04 Smyth, Pippa Nelson Bay 8m05 Cochrane, Tiahna Bendigo Thunder 8m09 Nestor, Tahni Eastern Devils 8m10

 

Vertical jump

Allan, Jessica Salisbury/ Glenelg 61cm Hewett, Jasmyn St. Mary’s 60 Cowan, Renee Yeronga South Brisbane 58 Smyth, Pippa Nelson Bay 57 Cochrane, Tiahna Bendigo Thunder 54 Riddell, Ashleigh Diamond Creek 53 Hicks, Reni Diamond Creek 51 Ochayi, Loveth Launceston 51 McAuliffe, Tayla Swan Districts 50 Guerin, Maddy Fitzroy JFC/ Northern Knights 50 Boyd, Calsita Wanderers 49 Ashley, Rachel Perth Angels 49 Wallace, Ruth Adelaide Uni/ Norwood 48 Abbatangelo, Sophie Diamond Creek 48

 

Running vertical jump

Allan, Jessica Salisbury/ Glenelg 76 Smyth, Pippa Nelson Bay 65 Hewett, Jasmyn St. Mary’s 60 Ashley, Rachel Perth Angels 57 Cochrane, Tiahna Bendigo Thunder 56 Guttridge, Darcy Cranbourne/ Gippsland Power 56 Boyd, Calsita Wanderers 55 Bartlett, Kate Peel Thunderbirds 55 Cowan, Renee Yeronga South Brisbane 54 Bannister, Daria Launceston 54 Hicks, Reni Diamond Creek 53 Walling, Brianna Morphettville Park/ Glenelg 52 McAuliffe, Tayla Swan Districts 52 Ochayi, Loveth Launceston 52 Webb, Courtney Kingborough Tigers 52 Blair, Ruby Coolangatta 51 Guerin, Maddy Fitzroy JFC/ Northern Knights 51 Kennedy, Bridie Cranbourne/ Dandenong Stingrays 51 Zanker, Eden Woorineen/ Bendigo Pioneers 51

 

Smartspeed 20m sprint

Smyth, Pippa Nelson Bay 3.24sec Boyd, Calsita Wanderers 3.30 Cowan, Renee Yeronga South Brisbane 3.30 Guerin, Maddy Fitzroy JFC/ Northern Knights 3.32 Ochayi, Loveth Launceston 3.33 Allan, Jessica Salisbury/ Glenelg 3.34 Pittman, Emma University of Queensland 3.35 Abbatangelo, Sophie Diamond Creek 3.35 Blair, Ruby Coolangatta 3.36 Hewett, Jasmyn St. Mary’s 3.39

 

Yo Yo test

Kennedy, Bridie Cranbourne/ Dandenong Stingrays 17.3 Hewett, Jasmyn St. Mary’s 17.1 Ochayi, Loveth Launceston 16.8 Riddell, Ashleigh Diamond Creek 16.6 Abbatangelo, Sophie Diamond Creek 16.5 Smyth, Pippa Nelson Bay 16.4 Zreika, Haneen Auburn Giants 16.3 Webb, Courtney Kingborough Tigers 16.3 Wallace, Ruth Adelaide Uni/ Norwood 16.2 Cowan, Renee Yeronga South Brisbane 16.1 Guerin, Maddy Fitzroy JFC/ Northern Knights 16.1 Allan, Jessica Salisbury/ Glenelg 15.8 Walker, Georgia Seaford 15.8 Alexander, Sophie Eastern Devils 15.8 Nestor, Tahni Eastern Devils 15.8

 

Smartspeed agility 

Blair, Ruby Coolangatta 8.495 Bannister, Daria Launceston 8.574 Abbatangelo, Sophie Diamond Creek 8.681 Guttridge, Darcy Cranbourne/ Gippsland Power 8.723 Cowan, Renee Yeronga South Brisbane 8.726 Hicks, Reni Diamond Creek 8.730 Nestor, Tahni Eastern Devils 8.777 Hewett, Jasmyn St. Mary’s 8.799 Ochayi, Loveth Launceston 8.803 Zanker, Eden Woorineen/ Bendigo Pioneers 8.810

 

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All the local footy coach award winners

Victoria Localfooty - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 9:54pm
WINCHELSEA’S timekeeper of 52 years, Joe Buhrmann, has been recognised with the Geelong Advertiser’s local footy Personality of the Year Award.
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