Neerim South looking forward to 2021 debut of new ground

The fence and new retaining wall are now nearly complete, with the sowing of the ground to be undertaken in September.

This year was shaping up to be a tough one for the football and netball sides at Neerim South, with a new ground development getting underway leaving them without a place to call home this year. However, things changed when

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History fills void for Pratts during cancelled EDFL season

Adie and Val Pratt have been volunteering and supporting the Ellinbank Football and Netball club for 70 years now.

Football clubs are often the heartbeat of many local communities and one family that knows that to a T, is the Pratt family. Adrian (Adie as he’s more commonly known) and Val Pratt have been avid supporters of Ellinbank Football

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Pattie, Papley reflect on 2012 Bunyip premiership triumph

Cal Pattie alongside Tom Papley after winning the 2012 EDFL premiership together at Bunyip.

The rivalry between Bunyip and Garfield has been well documented over the years. Since last facing each other in a Grand Final in 1939, the two towns had gone 72 years without meeting in another. In 2012, that all changed.

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Mark to Michigan after accepting scholarship to punt at college

Mark Vassett alongside former NFL punter Shayne Graham while training as a punter.

If you wanted to travel from the Ellinbank Recreation Reserve to Michigan State University, it would take you a little over 20 hours and see you cover almost 16,000km. That’s the journey Warragul local Mark Vassett will make in January,

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Jury still out on 2009 Nilma-Darnum flag

Nilma-Darnum broke a 50 year premiership drought when they defeated Cora Lynn in 2009.

The Gippsland football equivalent of the 1992 United States Olympic basketball ‘Dream Team’ all found themselves playing in the somewhat unusual location of Nilma-Darnum for the 2009 Ellinbank and District season. With the injection of three time Brisbane Lions premiership

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Footy off until May 31 at the earliest after AFL Gippsland announcement

There won't be any aerial contests like this one between Luke Bartlett and Thomas Mitchell until at least June, after the latest AFL Gippsland annoucement.

AFL Gippsland have extended their earliest season commencement date to May 31. Originally a date of May 2 was floated, however in hindsight that was always going to be lengthened after Premier Daniel Andrews extended the state of emergency to

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When the stars aligned for Nar Nar Goon in season 2010

Brett Dore holds his framed premiership guernsey. Dore was named best on ground in the grand final, booting six majors on the day.

The Dore name is synonymous with Nar Nar Goon. The family has been associated with the area for decades and for Brett Dore, it was always home. “It was such a great family club and being a small little town,

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Eastwell relives Garfield’s 2011 premiership

2011 Garfield premiership coach Brent Eastwell reminisced with the Gazette this week on his sides triumph over Neerim South.

How quickly the world can change. This time last year the previews were out, and the talking was done, it was time to play footy. Fast forward 12 months and the announcement that the season would be shelved until at

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2020 EDFL fixture released

Longwarry coach Daniel Fry and captain Nathan Fry will be hoping a repeat of 2019 occurs for the Crows in 2020.

The EDFL have released next seasons fixture, with Round 1 kicking off on April 4th next year. Prior to Round 1, Lang Lang will host Poowong at their brand new home ground on Caldermeade Road. The Tigers will be hoping

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Longwarry break 51-year senior football premiership drought in EDFL

Celebrating their senior premiership are (back)Ben Cuckson (obscured), Anthony Salce, coach Daniel Fry (obscured), Jedd Serong, Braydon McHugh; (centre) Andrew Knights, Kane Oldham, Troy Lehman, Danny Wells, captain Nathan Fry; (front) Russell Lehman, Tye Holland, Leigh McDonald, Nick Walsh, Cole Cook, Aaron Serong, Jake Serong, Justin McCleary, assistant coach Glenn Pask; (ground) Cory Lenders, Nick Redley and Riley Rundell.

Longwarry broke a 51-year premiership drought on Saturday, claiming victory over the Ellinbank Eagles by 39 points. Ellinbank led by a hair in the first term, but Longwarry had asserted their dominance by the second term and the Eagles began

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