VFL: Northern Blues take out Frankston at Preston

Northern Blues players shepherd & get chased at Preston City Oval (photo mine)

Northern Blues players shepherd & get chased at Preston City Oval (photo mine)

Six goals in a brilliant performance from Khan Haretuku was not enough to save the Frankston Dolphins, who went down to the Northern Blues at Preston City Oval on Saturday.

The ground was dry and disposal clean, however it was the Blues who got the home crowd fired up, with Luke Mitchell, Kane Lambert and Shaun Hampson all putting goals on the board early. Continue reading

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Football: TAC Cup and VFL upon us once again

Eastern Ranges v Northern Knights, Apr 1, 2012 (photo mine)

Eastern Ranges v Northern Knights, Apr 1, 2012 (photo mine)

State football has always been in the shadow of the AFL.  However, if you go and watch a TAC Cup or VFL game, you will see just how good the talent pool is at both levels.

I had the privilege last year of watching a combined 7 VFL & TAC Cup home and away games, plus both grand finals.  I was amazed at just how well the teams both moved the ball and how mature the players were in the TAC Cup.

The VFL is possibly the best state-based competition in Australia.  I witnessed a VFL Grand Final played to AFL standard.
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