2020 senior season cancelled across leagues

The West Gippsland, Gippsland and Mid Gippsland football leagues all cancelled their senior seasons this week, with Ellinbank set to officially cancel their own on July 1 as well.

Senior football and netball will not be played this season with the four leagues – Mid Gippsland, Gippsland, West Gippsland and Ellinbank and District Leagues deciding to cancel all games. Ellinbank and District will not officially cancel its season until

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Umpires return to training at Bellbird Park

Goal Umpire Jeff Bell takes the ball during training at Bellbird Park.

While there has been much talk about the return of local football, an integral part of the game is back with the Gippsland Umpires Association resuming training at Bellbird Park. Training was brought to a halt at the end of

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Warragul Dusties’ side back on the park after almost nine weeks off

Bailey Quaife takes his kick with not another player in sight when training resumed last Monday night.

For the first time since the start of the coronavirus in early March, the Western Park lights were lit up once again as the Warragul Industrials Football Club returned to sanctioned training last week. With a 5:45pm start, players and

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Clubs get back on track as football training resumes

The West Gippsland, Gippsland and Mid Gippsland football leagues all cancelled their senior seasons this week, with Ellinbank set to officially cancel their own on July 1 as well.

For the first time since early March, players have descended upon football fields as sanctioned training restrictions were relaxed last night. Despite the easing, some teams continued to take a wary approach, holding out until committee members and volunteers were

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Coles supermarket supports MND Big Freeze to recognise former Warragul staff member

Wearing the trademark “Big Freeze” beanies that have become a major fund-raiser for the Motor Neuron Disease Foundation are former Coles Warragul staff member Rob Wilson and his wife Tina. The Warragul supermarket is selling the beanies in acknowledgement of Rob, a 30 year employee at the store, now suffering with the disease.

While the “Big Freeze” campaign championed by former AFL great Neale Daniher that has raised awareness and millions of dollars in recent years in the battle against Motor Neuron Disease won’t have its major fund-raising event this year the cause

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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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Serong, Flanders and more realise AFL dream

Caleb Serong is presented with his new guernsey by his new coach, Justin Longmuir as Fremantle snapped up the classy midfielder with pick eight in the national draft. (Credit AFL Photos/Fremantle Dockers)

Two of the regions top young football talents have realized a childhood dream, with Caleb Serong and Sam Flanders both being drafted in the first round of the AFL National Draft on Wednesday night. Caleb was first to come off

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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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Serong set for draft

Warragul’s Caleb Serong was named MVP for Vic Country team in the recent AFL Under 18 Championships grand final.

Warragul local Caleb Serong is expected to be picked in the top 10 in the AFL Draft in November. He might even be picked in the top five. He was named MVP for the Vic Country team in Wednesday’s loss

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