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VFL Umps go back, to go forward

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A host of VFL umpires will return to their old community umpiring groups across the state this week to help strengthen the talent pathway between local and state league umpiring groups. Jake Morris reports.

New Sporting Club grants open


Sport and Recreation Victoria has opened a new round of Sporting Club grants, including a new category around Aboriginal Participation.

2017 Around the Grounds (Week 8)

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Find out what is happening in community and state football this week in our Around the Grounds segment.

V/Line Umpire Academy products make AFL debut

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AFL Victoria’s V/Line Umpire Academy program has produced another elite product for the AFL Umpiring group, with field umpire Hayden Gavine set to make his umpiring debut this weekend for the St Kilda v Gold Coast clash on June 25. Jake Morris reports.

2017 MJC: U15 Grand Finals get underway

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Melbourne’s best under-15 male and female footballers will be on show this weekend, when the first round of Division 1 Metro Junior Championships Grand Finals kick off on June 24.

Footy Frenzy Program

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A new football program is coming to town these school holidays, with the launch of AFL Victoria’s new Footy Frenzy program!

RDs 2 & 3: 2017 Metro Junior Champs


The Grand Finals for the 2017 Metro Junior Championships have been decided, after a fascinating series of Division 1 football wrapped up over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend.

Initial Vic Country senior squad released


Worksafe AFL Victoria Country has released an initial senior representative squad ahead of its 2017 Brian Molony Cup clash against the Victorian Amateur Football Association (VAFA) on July 8. 

2017 Around the Grounds (Week 6)

WDFNL Panmure football training, pictured is Tim McPherson. 140904AS22 Picture: AARON SAWALL

It’s been a big week of Aussie Rules across Victoria this week. Keep up to date with all the latest news from community football with AFL Victoria’s weekly Around the Grounds update.

Diversity All-Stars face Vic Country U16


The next generation of future AFL stars will be on display this weekend as the very best talent from AFL Victoria’s Laguntas and Jim Stynes squads join forces to face off against the class of the Under 16 Vic Country squad. 

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