Beau becomes a Bulldog

Beau Jones was selected as the number one pick for the Bulldogs in the Victorian Blind Football League.

For Longwarry’s Beau Jones, the newly created Victorian Blind Football League is giving him the chance to play the sport he loves. Having formed part of the trial program to set up the competition from the outset, Beau was recently

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Dusties on the move

The Warragul Industrials Football Netball Club recently launched its pre-season with a meet the coaches night.  Pictured, from left, junior development coordinator Vin Rabl, senior football coach Stephen Ryan, club president Dale Bainbridge, netball manager Stacey Lawry and senior netball coach Rachael Chandler.

Warragul Industrials Football Netball Club is looking forward to its move into the West Gippsland Football Netball Competition with anticipation as pre-season training begins next week. The senior football and netball sides will be led by coaches who boast an

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Footy finals begin

Warragul Blues player Jai Mure and Xavier Olsson wrap up Warranor’s Harry Brown in a strong tackle.

The weekend marked the first round of the Warragul and District Junior Football League’s finals series with the elimination and qualifying finals. Eighteen teams across three different age groups battled it out to reach the next round of the series

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Bunyip continue charge

Nicole Cicciari kicks into attack for Bunyip during the win over Morwell East on Sunday.

Second-placed Bunyip continued its charge in the AFL Gippsland women’s competition when they travelled to Morwell East on Sunday. The Bulldogs, who sit below the undefeated Boisdale-Briagolong, travelled to Morwell’s Ronald Reserve to take on the bottom placed Morwell East

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From Darwin to Warragul

Warragul football club newcomers from Darwin, from left, Michael Coombes, Carlyle Jensen and Braxton Ah Mat were looking forward to the final training session last Wednesday before the Gulls kicked off their season on Good Friday.

Some new faces – from Northern Australia – have arrived in Warragul to help boost Warragul Football Club’s on field stocks and experience a different lifestyle. The Gulls’ reigning best and fairest Nathaniel Paredes, who has played the last two

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Catani are premiers

With master coach Paul Alger back at the helm, the Blues broke through for their fourth premiership in the EDFL, denying the Warragul Industrials who couldn’t break their 21-year premiership drought.  Catani’s Nicholas Visser won the medal for best player on the ground. Other players to help the Blues to the premiership were Owen Fitzpatrick, Paul Pattison, Mitchell Davey, Brett Williams, Dylan Williams, Aiden Cuff, Dale Johnson, John Alexander, James Alexander, Hayden Lownds, Ryan Eaton, Brandon Scammell, Cody Banbury, captain Nathaniel Rodda, Antonio Benvenuto, Luke McFarlane, Thomas Van Diemen, Brayden Kennedy, Wade Haysom and Tim Lonsdale.

Catani held on to win its first Ellinbank District Football League premiership since going back-to-back in 2005. With the Industrials kicking to the scoring end in the final term, the Blues withstood a late charge to hold on to win

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Junior winners

Warragul Blues player Jai Mure gets his handball away under pressure during the under 12 grand final against Drouin Jets.

Perfect football conditions greeted the top performing teams of the Warragul and District Junior Football League for this year’s grand final clash. The three games played on the day at Drouin highlighted the raw talent of the squads across the

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Pain for Bloods

Yarragon’s Sam Mattheson looks to win possession during the reserves match against Mirboo North.

Football is painful at times and there was plenty of pain being felt at Trafalgar on Saturday. One measly behind and a meagre two percentage points have cost the Bloods a spot in the Mid Gippsland league finals that begin

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No certainties in Mid Gippsland

Yarragon's Jake Borsato breaks away from his Morwell East opponent in the reserves game on Saturday.

Plenty is still up in the air in Mid Gippsland league where the final “five” is far from settled. The weekend threw up a few more possibilities with three rounds of home and away games to go. Yinnar, Thorpdale and

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Footy finals’ feel

Warragul star Brad Scalzo is one of Gippsland League’s classiest ball winners but not normally seen as a high flyer; that was at least until Saturday with this perfectly judged jump to mark over a Bairnsdale opponent.

Thrillers, upsets and ladder movements – Saturday added a real finals’ feel in all four district leagues as the homeward run in the home and away rounds gains momentum. Mid Gippsland league is building to a great finish. Four sides

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