• North Geelong's Luke Parker and Belmont Lions Eugene Stanciu battle it out. The Magpies and Lions will meet in Round 1 of the 2016 season at Jetts Oval. Picture: VICKI KING

    GDFL Fixture 2016

    ANOTHER flag unfurling for Bell Post Hill, a mouth-watering clash between 2015 finalists Belmont Lions and North Geelong, and a rejuvenated Corio hosting Geelong West highlight the opening round of the...

  • Paul Carson has departed St Joseph's to join GDFL club Inverleigh as a playing assistant coach. Picture: AL PACKER

    Carson coup for Inverleigh

    INVERLEIGH has landed what may turn out to be the missing piece in its GDFL premiership puzzle by signing St Joseph’s star Paul Carson. Carson, who kicked 82 goals in 19...

  • Grant Tanner took charge of Belmont Lions training for the first time last night. Picture: AL PACKER

    Lions a good fit: Tanner

    FORMER Grovedale coach Grant Tanner has labelled appointment at GDFL club Belmont Lions as “the right fit”. The former Geelong hardmen, who spent four years in charge of the Tigers, fills...

  • Former Grovedale coach Grant Tanner has been appointed coach of Belmont Lions. Picture: VICKI KING

    Tanner takes on Lions

    BELMONT Lions have appointed former Grovedale grand final mentor Grant Tanner as coach for 2016. Tanner, who played 69 games and kicked 28 goals in four seasons with Geelong during the...

  • Brent Jacques has crossed from North Shore to play under former coach Peter Riccardi. Picture: VICKI KING

    Tigers add handy trio

    BANNOCKBURN has been boosted by the signing of North Shore goal-sneak Brent Jacques and Anakie skipper Tom Parsons and the return of talented youngster Matt Tyquin from Bell Park. It’s more...

  • Steve Lewry's impact as coach is already being felt at Bell Post Hill. Picture: AL PACKER

    Big shoes to fill for Stoofa

    STEVE Lewry doesn’t need to be reminded he is filling the biggest shoes in local football. The man known universally as ‘Stoofa’ has been appointed as Bell Post Hill coach after...

  • Brent Grgic has stood down as Bell Post Hill coach to join Geelong's VFL staff. Picture: VICKI KING

    Grgic joins Cats

    BRENT Grgic has been rewarded for his stunning success on the eve of Bell Post Hill commencing pre-season training by taking a position with the Geelong VFL team. Grgic, who has...

  • Chris Moore (left) and Jamie Grace have been appointed co-coaches of Anakie. Picture: AL PACKER

    Moore and Grace ready for action

    CHRIS Moore doesn’t need to be reminded of the last time Anakie was part of the GDFL finals. The newly-appointed co-coach of the Roos was wearing a red and navy blue...

  • Corey Collins will return to Corio. Picture: VICKI KING

    Former Devils come home

    CORIO’s decision to focus on luring former players back to the club has paid further dividends with B.J O’Toole and Corey Collins returning to Shell Oval. O’Toole started 2015 with the...

  • Shane Bailey has been appointed coach of East Geelong. Picture: AL PACKER

    Natural progression for Bailey

    FOR new East Geelong coach Shane Bailey, his appointment continues a journey that started back in 1993. A veteran of 278 games with the Eagles, Bailey first dipped his toe into...

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    West goes into the Twilight zone

    GEELONG West is aiming to find a point of difference in an increasingly competitive local football landscape after requesting three twilight home games in 2016. The GDFL draw is expected to...

  • Brad Huhn has returned to Corio after time at East Geelong, Thomson and in the NEAFL Picture: VICKI KING

    Active Devils

    CORIO’s quest to move out of the GDFL bomb shelter has been boosted by some handy signings. Brothers Jason and Brad Huhn return to the club after last playing for the...

  • Grovedale have lost star duo Daniel Stanley (pictured) and Ryan McKenzie. Picture: WAYNE PETERS - WOMBAT PHOTOGRAPHY

    GDFL arrivals offset Tiger losses

    GROVEDALE coach Craig McCaughan believes the development of some talented youngsters, complemented with the arrival of some handy GDFL additions, will help offset the loss of a couple key players from...

  • Bell Post Hill trio Dylan Witney (pictured), Beau McNamara and Caleb Bacely have all joined Grovedale. Picture: VICKI KING

    Panthers a victim of success

    BELL Post Hill coach Brent Grgic is seeing the positive side of three of his premiership stars joining GFL club Grovedale. Midfield duo Dylan Witney and Caleb Bacely and defender Beau...

  • Bannockburn defender Zach Hickleton has joined Colac league club Otway Districts. Picture: VICKI KING

    Hickleton heads to Otway

    ZACH Hickleton says a chance to further his coaching is behind his decision to join former Bannockburn teammate Tom Mullane-Grant at Otway Districts. The key defender has joined the Colac league...

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    Devils put faith in Boyd

    NEWLY-appointed Corio coach Nathan Boyd says the challenge of changing the culture of a club attracted him to the toughest job in local football. Boyd, who has spent time working with...

  • Leopold spearhead Jason Tom has joined GDFL club Bannockburn Picture: VICKI KING

    Lion becomes a Tiger

    BANNOCKBURN has wasted no time in finding a replacement for star forward Tom Mullane-Grant after signing Leopold spearhead Jason Tom. Tom’s arrival at Victoria Park comes less than a week after...

  • Bannockburn spearhead Tom Mullane-Grant will be a key in the Tigers' elimination final clash with Belmont Lions Picture: VICKI KING

    TMG departs Tigers

    BANNOCKBURN has suffered an off-season blow with veteran spearhead Tom Mullane-Grant joining Colac league club Otway Districts as coach. Mullane-Grant, who kicked 165 goals in 38 games after returning from Drysdale...

  • Peter Riccardi has been named coach of GDFL club Bannockburn. Picture: ARJ GIESE

    Riccardi goes full circle

    PETER RICCARDI has gone full circle at Bannockburn … again. Riccardi, whose football journey started with the Tigers in the mid 1980s, has been appointed coach of the GDFL club for...

  • Winchelsea coach Luke Rayner. Picture: DARREN PHILLIPS

    2016 GDFL Coaches

    Check out the coaching situation at your GDFL club in 2016 Twitter: @tom_king79 ANAKIE Understood to be close to making an announcement on a replacement for Phil Gavin who stood down...

  • David Graham has been elected president of Corio. Picture: DAVID GRAHAM

    New direction for Devils

    NEWLY elected Corio president David Graham is under no illusions as to the mountain that has been climbed for Corio to again be a competitive member of the GDFL. Graham, fills...

  • David McKiernan has stood down as coach of Belmont Lions for 2016. Picture: DARREN PHILLIPS

    McKiernan steps down at Lions

    BELMONT Lions are on the hunt for a new coach following David McKiernan’s decision to step down despite being signed for 2016. McKiernan, who guided the Lions to their first finals...

  • Thomson co-coach Reece Holwell took out the Tigers' best and fairest. Picture: VICKI KING

    GDFL Best & Fairest winners

    RESULTS of local best and fairest awards are starting to roll in. Here’s who claimed the top gong at your GDFL club. Twitter: @tom_king79 Anakie Jordan Kavanagh Bannockburn Lincoln Peters Bell...

  • North Geelong celebrates its 2015 GDFL Reserves Championship. Picture: ARJ GIESE

    Magpies’ perfect season

    NORTH Geelong has gained some small consolation on GDFL Grand Final day with the Magpies’ reserves crowned premiers and champions following a 16-point win over Inverleigh at St Albans Reserve. While...

  • Dejected North Geelong players watch the presentation ceremony. Picture: ARJ GIESE

    Panthers “too good” – Kee

    DESPITE its humbling 85-point loss to Bell Post Hill the yesterday’s grand final, first-year player-coach Daniel Kee remains confident that North Geelong will once again rise to the challenge in 2016. An...

  • Bell Post Hill celebrates its fifth premiership in five years. Picture: ARJ GIESE

    Panthers High Five

      BELL Post Hill’s incredible era of success continued after a an 85-point win over North Geelong in today’s GDFL Grand Final at St Albans Reserve The Panthers’ fifth flag in...

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