2017 Around the Grounds (Week 22)

While the 2017 football season may be over, there is still a heap of Victorian football news from across the state this week in our Around the Grounds segment.

Zara named NAB AFL Auskicker of the Year

Eight-year-old Zara Winterton from Berwick in Victoria has enjoyed a Toyota AFL Grand Final experience she will never forget, after being named the 2017 NAB AFL Auskicker of the Year.

Vics ready for Female Diversity Champs

Squads featuring some of Victoria’s best Under 15 multicultural and Indigenous female talent are preparing to head north next week to compete in the 2017 AFL Female Diversity Championships. Mitch Wynd reports. 

Lou named State Volunteer of the Year

Doncaster Junior Football Club volunteer Lou Ioan has been recognised for his tireless work with the Victorian AFL State Volunteer of the Year Award. Jake Morris reports.

Dogs star gives back to the community

Injured Western Bulldogs midfielder Lin Jong has put his time on the sidelines to great use by organising and running a Family Footy Fun Day in the western suburbs on Wednesday. Mitch Wynd reports.

V/Line Cup returns to Latrobe City Council

AFL Victoria CEO Steven Reaper has announced Latrobe City Council will host the V/Line Cup carnival in season 2018.

2017 School Ambassadors of the Year

Two Victorian teachers have been recognised for their work in developing the game of Australian Football for students this season, following the announcement of the 2017 AFL Victoria School Ambassadors of the Year on Sunday. Mitch Wynd reports.

FREE Footy Festivals return in 2017

AFL Victoria is bringing AFL finals fever to regional Victoria this month for the second FREE Footy Festival on September 29.

Falcons claim first flag in 17 years

The Geelong Falcons have claimed their third TAC Cup premiership in remarkable circumstances with a two-point triumph over the Sandringham Dragons in Sunday night’s Grand Final at Etihad Stadium.

Port Melbourne wins 17th VFL flag

Port Melbourne ended Richmond’s hopes of dream VFL and AFL seasons with a thrilling four-point triumph in Sunday’s Peter Jackson VFL ‘Love the Game’ Grand Final at Etihad Stadium.

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