2013 JUNIOR INTERLEAGUE NEWS
To keep up to date with all
junior Interleague news please click the INTERLEAGUE tab above.
The U12, U13 and U16 squads have been finalised.
Congratulations to all players who have made these
Jumper presentation for U14 and
U15 squads will be held at Crofts Reserve on Monday 27th
May. Please check the interleague page for each squad's
To view all squads and
for news on all interleague age groups go to the interleague page and click on the relevant
MATCH OF THE ROUND THIS WEEK (23.05)
The Match of the Round this week
will be Division 1, Spotswood v Deer Park at McLean Reserve at 2:15pm on Saturday.
Remember if you're at the
game, tune in to 90.1 WYN FM for an un-buffered live
broadcast of the game, and if you can't make it down to
the match, tune into 88.9 WYN FM for all the latest
results and news from around the grounds that day.
WHAT A MILESTONE! (23.05)
When our children first start
playing football at a young age, we see every game as an
achievement. Before you know it, they reach that
all important 50-games and then their 100th, then 150th
and if they're dedicated enough, they may even play
But for someone to play more
than 500 games for a club, is an achievement like no
Long time Viking's player
Kevin McDonald reached an incredible career total of 500
games last week against Hoppers Crossing. This
Saturday the club will celebrate his achievement at
Grant Reserve when they come up against St.Albans.
We caught up with Kevin to
discuss his thoughts on reaching such a great milestone
and his plans for the future.
Click here for the full
WYN FM WANT YOU!
The WYN FM team are looking for someone with a passion for local
to join the WYN FM caravan for their Match of the Day
coverage for three weeks in June.
Whilst WYN FM’s Stats King Andrew Muscat is away on holiday, the
on-air role will require you to assist fellow reporter
Cade Lucas with around the grounds reporting, collect
take player and team stats
and keep an up to date record of the scoreboard from the
Match of the Day. The three week role will run over
Saturday June 15th, June 22nd and
If you have ever dreamt of being part of a fantastic sports
commentary team and working in radio, this is the
perfect way to gain some valuable experience.
Please email Kevin Hillier at
email@example.com for more
WRFL GIRLS HELP SECURE YOUTH GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP (17.05)
Five young female football stars
from the WRFL have helped the Victorian Metro
representative squad secure the 2013 AFL Under 18
National Youth Girls Championship in Shepparton last
For the full article,
PHOTOGRAPHERS WANTED (17.05)
The WRFL are currently seeking a
number of photography students to join our media team in
If you have a passion for sport
photography, have a keen interest in football and would
like to build up your portfolio of published work, we
want to hear from you!
Please contact our Media and
Communications Officer, Kirstie Fitzgerald on
For more information,
MARC BULLEN INTERVIEW
Tune in and listen to an
interview with Deer Park's Senior Coach Marc Bullen, on
"Bush and the Burbs" with Mark Fine and Paul Daffy.
Click here to hear the full interview...
WRFL COMMUNITY MOURN THE LOSS OF CLUB GREATS
The WRFL community would like to pass on their
condolences to the North Sunshine Football Club for the
passing of club Treasurer, Kerryn Jess.
Our thoughts are with her family during this tough
time, especially for her daughter Anne-Maree, son-in-law
Daniel, son Ross, daughter-in-law Kate and her two
grandchildren Samuel and Ethan.
We would also like to extend our thoughts to the
Albion Football Club, for the death of club foundation
President Ern Davis.
Ern joined Albion in 1961 after many years at
Sunshine FC and was the first Life Member and President
when the club won their first A-Grade Premiership in
LOVETT TO JOIN WRFL
Former Essendon and St.Kilda star, Andrew Lovett,
has signed up with the Deer Park Football Club for
Signing up with the club on Wednesday night, he is
set to make his debut next week in Division 1 against
For a full report by Leader newspaper sports reporter, Luke
please click here...
UMPIRING IS EVERYONE'S BUSINESS
This weekend, the WRFL will celebrate Umpire's
In 2013, the 'Umpiring is Everyone's Business'
campaign will see community football leagues promote the
role of umpiring and recognise the fantastic work they
do week in week out for our great game.
So this Saturday and Sunday, please show your
support for all the men and women in white and thank
them for their contribution to our game, for without
them, our game wouldn't be the same.
For an interview with WRFL senior umpire, Stefan
Bjelosevic, on being accepted into AFL Victoria's Mates
Program as heard on new WYN FM program, Behind the
ANZAC DAY SERVICE
In their fourth annual Anzac Day clash at Pennell
Reserve last Thursday, Division Two's Braybrook
took on competition newcomers Manor Lakes.
In the true spirit of the day, it was a hard fought
battle from all players, with Manor Lakes running out
comfortable winners with a final score 34.11.215 to
For a full match review of the Seniors game, by WRFL
Assistant reporter Lavan Ruban,
PAST LEGENDS OF THE GAME RELIVE GLORY DAYS (01.05)
A number of past Deer Park and
Albanvale players strapped on the boots one more time to
relive their glory days in last Friday night's Legends
Robert Bruce Reserve.
Whilst the Lions won
convincingly over their Cobra counterparts, a great
night was had by all.
For match highlights,
MULLIGAN BECOMES A WARRIOR (24.04)
Former Gold Coast boy and
Ex-Western Bulldogs player, James Mulligan has chosen to
stay in Victoria, to play in the WRFL as a Warrior for
Hoppers Crossing this year.
Joining fellow ex-Bulldog team
mate, Brodie Moles, the pair have regained their passion
for the game and are enjoying their time in the navy and
Listen to Mulligan's full
interview when he talks with WRFL Assistant Reporter,
CONGRATULATIONS ON MAKING 100 (24.04)
Congratulations to Braeden
Perkins from the Port Melbourne Colts Football Club for
reaching 100 games last week!
The Colts will be heading down
to Pekish Restaurant at the Yarraville Club after
their clash against the Yarraville Seddon Eagles this
weekend and all supporters are welcome!
If someone at your club has
reached a milestone game, we want to hear about it!
Email our Media and
Communications Officer, Kirstie Fitzgerald at
EX-DOG MAKES A GREAT NEW WARRIOR (23.04)
27 -year-old, ex-Western
Bulldogs player, Brodie Moles, takes time out of his
busy schedule to talk to our resident WRFL Assistant
Reporter, Anthony Laughton, about his time at the
Kennel, and how is like now as a Warrior.
Stay tuned for fellow
Ex-Bulldogs player and new Warrior, James Mulligan's
interview coming up later in the week...
Listen to the full Brodie Moles
FORMER FALCON MAKES AFL DEBUT (19.04)
Growing up playing his junior
football with the Wyndhamvale Falcons, 22-year old,
Majak Daw will be the first African born man to play
AFL, when he pulls on the blue and white for North
Melbourne this weekend.
Currently playing for VFL
affiliate team, the Werribee Tigers, head coach Scott
West joined WRFL Assistant Reporter, Anthony Laughton,
to talk about Daw's development into the AFL, and his
thoughts on his big debut match against the Brisbane
Listen to the full interview
JAYDEN POST REJOINS ALTONA VIKINGS
WRFL Assistant Reporter, Anthony Laughton takes time
out to chat to ex-Richmond player Jayden Post
about his return to the Altona Vikings, his time at the
Tigers and his expectations for the year ahead.
To listen to the full interview, please
FOOTY IS BACK IN THE WEST IN 2013!
Tune in to 88.9 WYN FM for the 2013 Alan Mance
Motors WRFL Footy Show on Friday Nights between 5pm-6pm.
Join host Kevin Hillier and Steve Thom preview all the
big games for the upcoming round, with special guest
interviews with coaches and players from across the
For all the best players, scores and latest news,
tune in to 88.9 WYN FM for the around the grounds wrap
up every Saturday night between 5pm-6pm for the
Bridgestone Match of the Day Show with
main caller Adam Lux, special comments by Steve Thom,
Stats King Andrew Muscat, on the boundary with Kevin
Hillier and news from around the grounds
with Cade Lucas.
BUDDING SPORTS JOURNALISTS WANTED!
Are you a media or journalism student? Have a passion for local
football? Want to build up your portfolio of work? Well
we want to hear from YOU!
WRFL APPOINT NEW MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
The Western Region Football League welcomes Kirstie Fitzgerald as its
new Media & Communications Officer
SUNSHINE HEIGHTS 'FOOTY'S FUN FOR EVERYONE'
Sunshine Heights Football Club is introducing a new
junior program called 'Footy's Fun for Everyone'. This
program offers boys and girls in the area the
opportunity to participate in an organised football
competition at a very low cost (and free in some
We are currently looking for boys and girls are
aged from 7-11 to come down and join in training. If
you're interested please contact Renato on 0419 150 1542
or Michael on 0421 257 256.
WRFL LEGEND ALAN CLOUGH AWARDED OAM
WRFL life member Alan Clough was honoured with the
award of the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in
the recent Australia Day awards. The award recognises
Alan's services to Australian Rules football, lawn bowls
and the community.
MANOR LAKES WELCOMES 'SHAGGY' BOL
Manor Lakes Football Club continues
to build its presence in Wyndham City and its links with
the Sudanese community with the appointment of Majok
'Shaggy' Bol as their Wellbeing Officer for 2013.
ALTONA CLAIM FIRST-EVER DIVISION ONE PREMIERSHIP
Altona Football Club has won the club's first
Division One Premiership with a remarkable one-point win
over Spotswood, 14.7.91 to 12.18.90. In a see-sawing
battle that saw numerous lead changes, Spotswood's late
charge fell short despite five goals from Jason Cloke.
The win is Altona's first Division One premiership since
the club's inception in 1933, overcoming Spotswood, the
most successful side in the history of the Division One
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FIRST PREMIERSHIP FOR MERGED YARRAVILLE SEDDON
The Yarraville Seddon Eagles have won a historic
first premiership in the club's merged history, coming
from behind to defeat Parkside by 28 points. Trailing by
12 at the first change, and 14 and half-time, the Eagles
kicked nine goals to two in the final half to claim the
Division Two flag. The win capped off a brilliant day
for the Eagles, with the Under-18's winning through to
the Grand Final, and the Reserves claiming the flag over
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