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2017 Around the Grounds (Week 16)

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

St Bernard’s claim third HSS

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St. Bernard’s College, Essendon broke through to win their third Herald Sun Shield after defeating St. Patrick’s College, Ballarat by 16 points at Simonds Stadium on Wednesday. Mitch Wynd reports.

AFL Blind receives funding nod

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Blind and vision-impaired Victorians will have the opportunity to participate in Australian Rules football next season, following VicHealth’s Innovation Challenge funding announcement today.

Schools prepare for 41st Herald Sun Shield

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The best senior footballers from St. Patrick’s College Ballarat and St. Bernard’s College are preparing to go head-to-head when they travel to Simonds Stadium to compete for the Herald Sun Shield Division 1 Senior Boys Grand Final on Wednesday. Mitch Wynd reports.

Laguntas + Jim Stynes squads go head-to-head

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The next generation of Victorian AFL Indigenous and Multicultural talent will be on display this weekend, when two of Victoria’s diversity talent programs take to the field on August 12. Jake Morris reports.

Vic clubs lace up to tackle social violence

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A host of Victorian community sports clubs are lacing up to tackle social violence this weekend for Step Back Think’s dedicated Lace Up Week campaign from August 7-13.

Stronger Communities Programme

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Victorian sports clubs are encouraged to work with their local Federal Member of Parliament to apply for  grants of up to $20,000 thanks to the latest Australian Government funding opportunity.

High Performance coaches tour

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Step Ahead is providing Australian Football coaches with a unique and exclusive opportunity to observe, study and review successful high performance training and coaching program of elite professional clubs in Europe. 

Victorian umpires receive AFL IC17 nod

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Over 130 of Victoria’s best community umpires have been selected to adjudicate the 2017 AFL International Cup which kicked off in Melbourne on August 5.

Leagues unite for melanoma awareness

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Three AFL Victoria Region Commissions are joining forces this weekend to raise awareness about the dangers of skin cancer during a dedicated Melanoma Awareness round on August 5. Jake Morris reports

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