MATCH OF THE ROUND THIS WEEK (20.06)
The Match of the Round this week
will be Division 1, Spotswood v Altona at McLean Reserve
this Saturday at 2:15pm.
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.
WEST FOOTSCRAY TRIVIA NIGHT (20.06)
Calling all movie, sport, music
and trivia buffs!
The West Footscray Football Club
is holding a trivia night this Saturday June 22 starting
at 7:30pm. Cost is $15 per head, with tables of ten.
Heaps of fun and great prizes to be won.
For all the details, please
2013 JUNIOR INTERLEAGUE NEWS
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL U13 PLAYERS
Tonight's (Wednesday 19th June)
scheduled U13 Interleague match v EDFL has been
cancelled due to the condition of the ground following
the recent rain. Further information on the
re-scheduling of this game will be provided early next
PARKSIDE BUSINESS & SPORTSMAN'S LUNCHEON
Parkside Football Club is holding a Business and
Sportsman's Luncheon on Friday June 28 at the
Moonee Valley Racecourse.
Hosted by Michael Roberts, there
will be plenty of entertainment for guests to enjoy,
including comedians, AFL legends and guest speakers such
as Sam Kekovich and David King.
A great opportunity for any
business enthusiasts to network, take along staff and
listen to terrific business presentations.
For more information
please click here or call Philip O'Keeffe on 0402
CAROLINE SPRINGS FUNDRAISER (19.06)
Caroline Springs Football Club is raising awareness for
cervical cancer over the next two weeks when they take
on West Footscray in Round'10 and Wyndhamvale in Round
All Caroline Springs Senior and
Reserve players will be wearing an aqua coloured arm
band in Round 11 to help raise awareness and
support club member, Amanda Johnson who is fighting
All money raised from the meat
raffle held at the home game in Round 11 will be donated
and the club encourages everyone to dig deep and
purchase raffle tickets.
The club will also be having a
silent auction throughout next week and the Lakers
again encourage all to come down and donate where
possible and help fight cancer.
DON'T FORGET TO NOMINATIONATE YOUR CLUB LEGEND
TO PLAY IN THE GAME! (18.06)
Ever wanted to play alongside of
some the AFL greats?
Well for all those local
footy heroes lamenting an AFL career that could
have been, here's your chance to be part of all the
action in the 2013 Ray White EJ Whitten Legends game on
Wednesday July 10 at Etihad Stadium.
For more information on how to
WERRIBEE CENTRALS TURN 10
The Werribee Centrals Junior
Football Club is celebrating their 10th Anniversary in
the WRFL this season, with a celebration dinner on
Tuesday July 16.
Held at Hotel 520 Sayers Rd
Tarneit, the night will see the return of past players
and special guest and include a three-course meal,
balloon and caricature artists, gift and much more!
The club is asking all past
player, members and supporters to get along and share in
this auspicious occasion.
For more details, please
call Nicole Cachia on 0411 103 149 or
GLENORDEN UNITE TO FIGHT CANCER
Cancer. A word that pulls at the
heartstrings of many Australians as it can, and does,
affect many people of all ages.
With one in three men, and one
in four women directly affected by cancer by the age of
75, the Glenorden Football Club has decided to swap
their traditional brown and yellow stripes for a
daffodil inspired white and yellow jumper, in support of
the Cancer Council's Call to Arms campaign.
For the full story and details
on how you can help contribute to the cause,
WRFL INTERLEAGUE WRAP-UP
Whilst many of us enjoyed the
mid-season break from the regular home and away season,
over 200 of the WRFL's best junior players from
U12-U16 including the Youth Girls, competed in the
2013 Junior Interleague competition and AFL Victoria
For a full wrap up of the
competitions thus far,
click here to read more...
DEER PARK LACES UP AGAINST STREET VIOLENCE
The Deer Park Football Club will
wear orange laces in their football boots this weekend
in support of the Step Back THINK! campaign, which aims
to raise awareness of the dangers street violence can
have on an individual and the community.
For DPFC Under 11's coach, Frank
Politi, the Step Back THINK! campaign will be extra
special for him and his family, after loosing his
22-year-old nephew to street violence last year.
To read the full story,
WRFL-WESTERN BULLDOGS JUNIOR HEARTLAND AWARD
The WRFL-Western Bulldogs
Heartland Award is a new initiative developed to promote
and encourage good sportsmanship for WRFL junior players
from the Under 9s, through to the Under 14s inclusive,
as well as the Under 13 Youth Girls.
The award is an effective way to
teach our young players an important life skills in that
while it's always good to win, the old adage "It's not
whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game that
counts," is an important element in our junior players
For a special player interview
with one of last week's winners, please
To see all of our other Junior
Heartland Award winners from previous weeks,
please click here...
2013 JUNIOR INTERLEAGUE NEWS
To keep up to date with all
junior Interleague news please click the INTERLEAGUE tab above.
The U14 and U15 AFLV
Metropolitan Championships continue over the long
weekend. For scores click on the below link.
AFLV Metropolitan Championships Scores & Information
Our U12, U13 and U16 squads will
also play over the next few days. Results of these games
will be published early next week.
All U16 players and spectators
please note next Tuesday's game v EDFL at Chirnside
Park, Werribee will now start at 7.30pm, not 6.30pm as
COMMUNITY RADIO IN LOCAL FOOTY (07.06)
In it's 10th year calling WRFL
games this season, local radio station 88.9 WYN FM has
giving many listeners the chance to been involved in
local footy, with the introduction of an
un-buffered live broadcast of games on 90.1 WYN FM this
Check out WYN-FM President Amber
Templeton on Channel 31's Local Footy Show this Saturday
morning at 9am where the team looks at the role played
by community radio in local football.
SCOTT WEST INDUCTED INTO THE HALL OF FAME (06.06)
Former Western Bulldogs great
and current Werribee Tigers Senior coach, Scott West has
been inducted into the AFL Hall of Fame on Tuesday
Despite never winning a flag,
West won seven club Best and Fairest awards, five All
Australian selections and runner up in the 2000
For the rest of the story, please
THE WHITTEN PROJECT DEVELOPING YOUNG LEADERS (31.05)
The Western Bulldogs are kicking
goals on and off the field, with the launch of an
inaugural youth leadership program-The Whitten Project.
Targeted at 15-16 year olds who
live in Melbourne's west, the initiative aims at
identifying and growing emerging young leaders in the
For the rest of the story please
BRAYBROOK MAKE IT FOUR ON THE TROT (27.05)
Having been unable to string
together four wins in a row since 2005, Braybrook have
finally broken their eight year drought after defeating
Caroline Springs by 26-points on the weekend.
To read the full story, please
WERRIBEE FOOTBALL CLUB TICKETS (24.05)
The Werribee Tigers Football
Club is providing complimentary Family Membership
tickets to all junior footballers to utilise in season
Valued at $180 the Family
Membership allows free admission for 2 Adults and 2
Children to all WFC 2013 home games.
Clubs can pick up tickets from
the WRFL Office and distribute to junior teams.
For more information,
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
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,
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
STAR NEWS COVERAGE /
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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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