Three generations of life memberships for Hammond family at Thorpdale

The Hammond family name is renowned at the Thorpdale Football Netball Club, pictured here before Mick's 600th and son Barry's 350th game.

The Hammond family is the heartbeat of the Thorpdale Football Netball Club, evidenced in its three generations of life memberships. The Hammond name has been associated with Thorpdale Football Club for decades. Pioneered by life member Gloria Hammond, it was

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Sport benched again as season comes to a halt

Charlie Brewer takes a Corner Kick during the Mini Roos game at Baxter Park during July, before reimposed restrictions put a stop to community sport.

It’s a case of the weeks that were. With stage three restrictions now reintroduced into regional Victoria, the hope of a full season has quickly faded, with community sport once again sent to the bench. While it is a disappointing

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Junior football returns to Warragul and Drouin

Tom Evans kicks off the ground for Drouin as they came away with a sold win over Moe in their opening match.

For months, football fields and netball courts have laid dormant, but on Saturday that all changed when junior sport returned, much to the delight of many people. Warragul hosted Wonthaggi at Western Park to kick off their season and started

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Community sport gets green light

Community sport has been given the green light, with one team in Warragul United already providing their position to Football Victoria on season 2020.

Return dates have finally been set for the return of community sport. Premier Daniel Andrews has given the green light for full contact training and competition for people under 18 and non-contact competition for people over the age of 18

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Drouin break drought with back to back flags in 1991-92

Coach Steve Hodge holds the premiership cup aloft after winning their second straight flag in 1992.

When Steve Hodge visited a house in Drouin during late 1989, he went in under the idea that he might continue his playing career at Drouin with the opportunity to become an assistant coach. By the end of the night,

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Gulls soar over Stars in 2003 premiership victory

Warragul captain and coach Ash Green celebrates the 2003 premiership win, holding the cup aloft with president Bob Baldry.

In 2002, Warragul were looking on track to breaking their 18 year premiership drought, only to fall short by a couple of goals to ROC in a heartbreaking loss. Then, 2003 rolled around. Warragul were looking to make another charge

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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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Region hopeful for new girls league soon

Aspiring footballer Stephanie Morland alongside Warranor president Graeme Carter. Warranor are looking to fill an all girls under 12 side for the new competition.

In recent weeks, AFL Gippsland have been in consultation with junior clubs in the region around starting an under 12 girls football competition. After receiving some positive feedback from four clubs in particular, the wheels were put into motion and

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Football benched in Gippsland due to coronavirus pandemic

Football has been suspended until May as the coronavirus outbreak shuts down all non-essential activities.

Coronavirus (CODIV-19) has put a “STOP” sign in front of the start to Australian Rules football and associated netball competitions in Gippsland until at least May. All senior and junior football leagues, youth girls and women’s competitions are affected. The

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Yarragon calls for junior footballers

Yarragon junior coaches (from left) Chris Kemp (under 14s) Adam Orgill (under 10s) and Brad Frost (under 12s) are hoping to see more junior footballers call Yarragon home in 2020.

As the year continues to rattle along at breakneck speed one thing is for certain, football is just around the corner and the Yarragon Junior Football Club are hoping that they can encourage a few more numbers down to Dowton

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