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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French footy twist

Romain Georges (right) and Trafalgar reserves coach Brett Tonkin celebrate in the red and white jersey.

In French, a “coup de Trafalgar” or “Trafalgar strike” means to deliver a decisive and unexpected blow to your opponent. That’s exactly what Trafalgar reserves recruit Romain Georges gave to Morwell East last month, when he kicked a decisive and

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Hawks cause upset

Drouin players sense they are well on the way to an upset victory against Maffra on Saturday after a last quarter goal to Bailey Beck.

“This is the reason you play footy,” Drouin centreman Chris Robinson remarked as he accepted a pat on the shoulder, stretched his legs beneath the table in the social club and sipped on his first beer on Saturday evening. Robinson’s

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West Gippy triumph

Dual smothering attempts from Michael Wallace and Waide Symes for West Gippsland put EDFL’s Matt Gray under intense pressure. 

The West Gippsland Football Netball Competition triumphed over the Ellinbank and District Football League 131 to 58 in Saturday’s senior interleague game in Yarragon. It was a disappointing result for the EDFL side, who had an emphatic win over Horsham

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Sarah sets footy trail

Warragul Industrials’ Sarah Alweyn is blazing a trail in local women’s footy, after being picked in the South Eastern Women’s Football League’s interleague side.

Warragul Industrials’ Sarah Alweyn is blazing a trail in local women’s footy, after being picked in the South Eastern Women’s Football League’s interleague side. The team played in Moorabin on Saturday, blowing away the Southern Football Netball League’s interleague team

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Juniors go pink

Kale Dunstan gets last minute instruction from his coach in Yarragon’s under 10 game against Drouin Gold on Saturday.

Mother’s Day was celebrated in round three of Warragul and District Junior Football League with the annual feature resulting in money raised for Breast Cancer Network Australia. Warragul Blues and Warranor have been running a fundraising event now for over

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Bulldogs are benchmark

Phillip Island’s Cam Pedersen tries to break away from two Koo wee rup opponents on Saturday.  The former Melbourne AFL player kicked five goals.

West Gippsland Football Competition’s grand final rematch on Easter Saturday produced a similar result. Reigning premiers Phillip Island have begun the season in ominous form, comfortably accounting for Kilcunda-Bass (83 points), Korumburra-Bena (85 points) and Garfield (54 points) to take

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Footy in top gear

Rhys Salter, named vice-captain at Drouin this year, wins the ball at half forward against Traralgon on Saturday with team mate and captain Jamie Ferguson moving in to block Traralgon’s Tate March as Justin Barnes also looks to intercept. Salter led Drouin’s goal scorers with three to play an important role in the Hawks’ exciting victory. PHOTO: Amanda Emary.

District football moved into top gear at the weekend with Gippsland, Ellinbank and District and Mid Gippsland leagues opening their seasons to join West Gippsland that played round two. Drouin produced the most notable result in Gippsland toppling last year’s

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Stars get win

Warragul’s Tyson Bale is outnumbered by opposition players as he breaks away from Garfield’s Nicholas Macente.

Warragul Industrials showed endeavour in their opening match of the West Gippsland Football Competition, but it wasn’t enough as Garfield ground it out to win 4-3 (27) to 0-5 (5) in a low scoring match. While local grounds had been

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