Hill End history

Hill End’s Jack Hudson was amongst the best on Saturday when the seniors continued their fairytale run to a grand final for the first time since 1981.

Hill End dug as deep as they could, worked harder than they ever have and manufactured a memorable come from behind win over Mirboo North, to earn their first grand final berth since 1981, the final score 13-7-85 to 11-9-75.

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Running in the family


For the Pallots, footy is a family affair. On Saturday, mum Joanne and dad Steve will join sons Noah, Jonah, Flynn and Fletcher in umpiring their first game as a family. The under 16s game between Lang Lang and Yarragon

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Gulls fall to Maroons

Warragul’s Shaun Beecroft battles two Traralgon opponents, Riley Loprese (left) and Lee Stockdale, as the ball spills free in the senior game at Western Park.

Things were not looking good for Warragul even before it ran onto Western Park on Saturday to take on Traralgon in the senior match. Another three “outs” to the line-up joining an already long list of key players with long-term

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Rundell lifts Crows

Longwarry’s Danny Wells comes in to stop Nyora’s Chris Hodges as he handpasses the ball away.

An inspirational left foot checkside from the pocket by Longwarry’s Riley Rundell helped give the Crows the lift they needed to overcome reigning premier Nyora by just two-points, 10-7 (67) to 9-11 (65). While the Crows hit the front late

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Saints march to cup

Nyora celebrated a drought breaking premiership with victory over Longwarry in the Ellinbank District Football League grand final.

Pictured celebrating with Nyora club legend Geoff Glover are players Iian Osman, Ben Schultz, Ryan Spooner, Anthony Galley, Lachlan Fievez, Ben Hallas, Kallon Rigby, Tim Burns, Nick Carrigy, Sam Dixon, Dylan Heylen, Jesse Heylen, Chris Hodges, Shaun Beecroft, Ben Miller, Aiden Cumberland, Adam Tagliaferro, Fia Tootoo, Rhys Bancroft, Jordan Anderson and Sam Burns.

Nyora broke an 11-year premiership drought when it prevailed over Longwarry in a tense and low scoring arm-wrestle in wet conditions at Warragul’s Western Park on Saturday. While Longwarry began its bid for its first senior premiership in 50 years

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Marist win championship

Marist Sion College sports master Dean Hendrikse and Will Broadbent collect the silverware.

A hard, committed and selfless brand of football saw Marist Sion College senior boys team win the Gippsland AFL schools championship. Playing off against Bairnsdale Secondary College, La Valla College Traralgon and Mary MacKillop Leongatha, the College won all three

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Gulls kick off on Good Friday

Warragul’s Simon Fairbairn is caught in a strong tackle against Morwell in last year’s Good Friday match.  The two clubs will again clash on Good Friday in 2018.

Warragul will kick off its Gippsland League campaign on Good Friday, hosting Morwell in the second annual Good Friday match between the two clubs. Reigning Gippsland League premier Leongatha will unfurl its premiership flag on the opening day of the

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Locals pull on Big V

Six goals from Ellinbank footballer Tom Robertson helped Victoria to a big win over the Allies in the All Deaf State of Origin carnival.

Local footballers Tom Robertson and Lachlan Waters helped Victoria to a strong victory in the All Deaf State of Origin carnival. Held in Adelaide over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, Tom and Lachlan pulled on the Big V jumper to

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Footy friends on national stage

Friends Lachlan Brown and Thomas Fitzpatrick will travel with the School Sports Victoria team to Perth, Lachlan as an umpire and Thomas as a player.

Garfield friends Thomas Fitzpatrick and Lachlan Brown will both make the trip to Perth with the School Sports Victoria football team next month, but their roles will differ greatly. While Thomas undertook a rigorous selection process to make the final

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Eagles and Cats lead EDFL

Neerim-Neerim South’s Chris Urie marks on the lead against Warragul Industrials.

Ellinbank, along with Neerim Neerim South, retained the lead in the Ellinbank and District league; Warragul moved into the Gippsland League “five”; surprise packet Thorpdale continued its unbeaten run in Mid Gippsland, and West Gippsland League produced the “thrillers” of

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