Local Footy 2018


Here we go. Finals started in most comps last weekend and the rest starting this week.

VAFA Premier has SKOBS v Collegians and Old Brighton v Old Trinity
Premier B is St. Bernards (after Chad Jones kicked his 100th last Saturday) v Old Carey and University Blacks v Caulfield Grammarians
Premier C has Williamstown CYMS v Fitzroy and Old Geelong v Old Camberwell
Ormond are already promoted to Premier C with Hampton Rovers to play Oakleigh (home of the first centurion for the season in Aaron Cloke)
UHS-VU are promoted to Division 1 for the first time since 1979 but it’s Old Paradians v Whitefriars for the other spot.
Coming up into Division 2 is Glen Eira - Hawthorn meet Westbourne this week
And in Division 4, North Brunswick go to Division 3 and this week sees Parkside v St. Francis Xavier


Collegians through to Premier GF…St. Kevins were down to 19 men before halfway through the 2nd quarter. Taylor Hunt report for Collegians who lost Mitch Brown from that incident, then lost Critchley and Stephen Gilham.

Promoted teams:
St. Bernards - to Premier
Fitzroy - to Premier B
Hampton Rovers - to Premier C
Hawthorn Amateurs - to Division 2
Parkside - to Division 3


Aberfeldie through to the EDFL Premier Division Grand Final after beating Keilor in a low scoring slog at a wet Windy Hill yesterday afternoon in the Qualifying Final. Today Strathmore play Greenvale in the Elimination Final, the winner to meet Keilor next week in the Prelim.


Old Paradians get the Division 1 promotion.

So next week:

Premier: St. Kevins v Old Trinity (Reserves - Old Melburnians v Collegians; thirds: Old Scotch v Old Melburnians)
Premier B: Old Carey v University Blacks (Reserves - University Blacks v St.Bernards)
Premier C: Williamstown CYMS v Old Geelong (Reserves - Old Geelong v Marcellin)
Division 1: Ormond v Hampton Rovers (Reserves same sides)
Division 2: UHS-VU v Old Paradians (Reserves - Whitefriars v MHSOB)
Division 3: Glen Eira v Hawthorn Amateurs (Reserves same sides)
Division 4: North Brunswick v Parkside (Reserves same sides)
Under 19 Premier: Old Scotch v Old Xaverians
Under 19 Premier Reserve: Old Xaverians v St. Kevins
Under 19 Section 2: Williamstown CYMS v Old Carey
Under 19 Section 3: Mazenod v Old Brighton
Under 19 Section 4: Aquinas v De La Salle
Under 19 Section 5: Old McKinnon/Glen Eira v PEGS
Division 1:


Your VAFA premiers so far are Ormond and North Brunswick.
Old Carey and Old Geelong won two ripping preliminary finals, ensuring their opponents remain in their respective grades for 2019.

I had the Under 19 2 grand final and what an epic. Williamstown lead by 3 goals 10 minutes into the final term after a tight first 3 quarters. Carey never gave up and ended up winning by 3 goals 12.12 to 9.12.

The wind today will have a huge impact on the results.


One of the more amazing Grand Finals took place yesterday at Windy Hill. Airport West v Tullamarine in the Division 1 decider. According to script, the favoured Eagles were in a dominant position at half-time, holding a 9 goal lead, only to be trailing at the final break thanks to an astonishing 10 goal to zip third term from Tulla. The Demons couldn’t hold on though with Airport West winning by 2 goals and sealing their promotion back into Premier Division after being relegated in 2016. Today Strathmore take on Keilor in the Prelim Final, the winner playing Aberfeldie next Sunday.


20 years of senior footy later… finally get my first premiership medal with Bullioh reserves in the Upper Murray Football League :grin:
Current mood: Silly Sunday!


A good mate finally won his first after 15 or 16 years of seniors.



Another stirring comeback in the EDFL Premier Division Prelim Final. Keilor, staring down the barrel of a straight sets exit, trailed Strathmore by 44 points at the final change but got back up off the canvas to win by 2 points. For the 2nd time in 3 years Aberfeldie and Keilor square off in the big dance at Windy Hill on Sunday.


In the Hampden League, Koroit’s odds for 5 in a row took a dent in losing to Camperdown in the second semi (final 5 in operation). Koroit led 4 goals to 1 and fell apart in the second half to lose 9 goals to 6.

In the first semi, Port Fairy opened a big lead early over South Warrnambool and held on to win by about 7 goals. Port had lost 4 in a row, including last week’s qualifying final against Camperdown.


Not the first time Strathmore have fallen over in the final quarter. Watched a GF some years ago vs Greenvale where they did the same.


Can SKOBS go back to back? They get their chance after seemingly running rings around Old Trinity today at headquarters.

UHSVU go back to back in their own right with a run away win over Old Paradians at Coburg.
Glen Eira won the close one in Division 3 over Hawthorn.

And over in the WRFL:

Hoppers Crossing do a number on Sportswood to set up a preliminary final versus Altona at Williamstown next week. Deer Park are already in the grand final.
Werribee will host the Division 2 Grand Final between Yarraville Seddon and Point Cook (a great result after leaving Division 4 in the VAFA!), whilst at the same venue the following day in Division 3, Point Cook Centrals play Wyndham Suns.


Hawthorn and Glen Eira hardly lost a game in 2016
They hardly won a game in Div 2 in 2017…Hawthorn may have been winless.
This year they go back to Div 2 again with very few losses between them.

Seems to be a gulf in standard.


You could be right. Though Westbourne gave as good as they could against both late in the season.


What are the chances of scores like this in two prelim finals in the same league. Gonna be a close grand final next week. Too bad my team did`t make it.



natte for mine since avoca never seem to make it


Then I saw her face… now I’m on Bealiba… Natte trace… of doubt in my mind…


Both only lost one game during the season. Carisbrook had a massive percentage of 587 % ,with some huge wins throughout the season ,whereas Natte Bealiba had 210 % and were consistant…
It would be nice for Natte to take home the cup.


St. Kevins, St. Bernards and Fitzroy wrap up the Ammos for the season as premiers in the top 3 grades.

Looked a lot of fun at Frankston for the MPNFL grand final between Pines and Sorrento…what with the streaker and kick after the siren for the Pines to win.

Will be at Bayswater this week checking out Vermont v South Croydon.


Two behinds only kicked up the western end of South Warrnambool ‘s ground for the prelim.

Port Fairy kicked 4.6 to nil, half time 4.6 to Koroit’s 5.5.

Ended with Koroit winning 6.13 to 6.7 and up for a chance at their fifth flag in a row, against Camperdown. So it’s St Kilda colours (Koroit) against Collingwood colours.