• Tom Limb (right) and Steve Owen lead Queenscliff off the ground following last year's Round 18 loss to Ocean Grove. Picture: AL PACKER

    Playing with freedom

    TOM Limb feels like a kid again. Free from the pressures of coaching, the Queenscliff great has attacked pre-season with the enthusiasm of a fresh-faced teenager. “I just love turning up...

  • Geelong Amateur coach Rowan McSparron is hoping to take his team to a third straight BFL flag. Picture: AL PACKER

    Quest for greatness

    IN the 45 seasons the BFL has been in existence there been five occasions of a club winning a hat-trick of premierships. Geelong Amateur would love to make that six in...

  • Wade Chapman is back for a second stint as coach of Drysdale. . Picture: AL PACKER

    Hawks embrace challenging start

    AFTER a 2015 that reaped just five wins, being handed a fixture that features four of last year’s finalists to open the season would be considered daunting for most. But according...

  • Baden Dodd will have to wait until Round 7 to make his first appearance with Geelong Amateur on 2016. Picture: AL PACKER

    Suspended duo held back

    WITH their start to 2016 delayed as a result of suspensions from last year’s grand final win over Torquay, Geelong Amateur duo Baden Dodd and Kane Smith made a later start...

  • Andrew Hodgson (pictured in St Joseph's GFL reserves grand final win over Grovedale) and Jono Casey will co-coach BFL club Queenscliff. Picture: ARJ GIESE

    BFL Ins & Outs

    Here is the player movement confirmed by each club. Clearances officially opened on February 1. ANGLESEA IN: Marcus Smith (Grovedale), Tom Leeds (Grovedale) OUT: BARWON HEADS IN: Wayne Barrett (Grovedale), Lachlan...

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    BFL Practice Matches

    Here is a list of confirmed practice matches for BFL clubs.         February 27: vs. St Mary’s @ Alcoa Oval March 5: vs. PEGS (Old Essendon Grammarians) @...

  • Geelong Amateur - Hamish Dahl (2)

    Scans for Ammos big man

    GEELONG Amateur is hopeful big man Hamish Dahl will only be sidelined for a month after suffering an ankle sprain during match simulation against Grovedale on Wednesday night. Dahl, who has...

  • Bell Park premiership star Ben Kennedy (pictured) and Jarrod Thompson have joined Torquay. Picture: VICKI KING

    Former Dragons enter Tigers’ lair

    IF Torquay was keen to add some big-game experience to its list as it looks to end a 10-year premiership drought then is hasn’t gone wrong with its two latest signings....

  • Torquay recruit Brendan Peace has suffered a season-ending knee injury. Picture: BALLARAT COURIER

    Tiger blow

      TORQUAY recruit Brendan Peace will miss the 2016 BFL season after scans revealed a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament. Peace, who had joined the Tigers from Ballarat league club Redan last...

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    Aussie signing excites

    MODEWARRE’s signing of former Melbourne cult figure Austin Wonaeamirri has generated plenty of excitement across the region according to coach Josh Finch. As K rock Football.com.au revealed on January 31, Wonaeamirri...

  • New Newcomb coach Rory Nicol directs traffic at training this week. Picture: AL PACKER

    New energy at the Power

    FOR eight years it has been easy to focus on the negatives at Newcomb Football Club. Finding positives was like trying to find a needle in a haystack. But just three...

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    Hawks secure sponsor for nest

    DRYSDALE has scored a coup after selling the naming rights to its home ground to Mortimer Petroleum for the next three years. The Hawks confirmed the ground will be known as...

  • Modewarre coach Josh Finch presents Austin Wonaeamirri with his Warriors training singlet.

    Former Demon joins Modda

    FORMER Melbourne small forward Austin Wonaeamirri appears set to join Bellarine league club Modewarre. A picture of Wonaeamirri being presented with a Warriors training singlet on coach Josh Finch’s Facebook page...

  • St Kilda great Danny Frawley has been named Portarlington's Junior No.1 ticket holder. Picture: PORTARLINGTON FOOTBALL CLUB

    Spud chips in at Portarlington

    ST Kilda great and former Richmond coach Danny Frawley will play an active role in the development at Portarlington after being named the BFL club’s Junior No.1 ticket holder. Frawley, who...

  • Jarrod Mather is still undecided about his playing future. Picture: VICKI KING

    Mather future up in the air

    TORQUAY midfielder Jarrod Mather’s footballing future remains up in the air as he considers whether to play on in 2016. The former Werribee star needed emergency surgery for a dislocated vocal...

  • Torquay recruit Brendan Peace has suffered a season-ending knee injury. Picture: BALLARAT COURIER

    Tigers add experience

    BELLARINE league runner-up Torquay has topped up its list with experienced Ballarat league duo Brendan Peace and Adam Sewell as it looks to go one better in 2016. Peace, who played...

  • Queenscliff spearhead Daniel DeGois has returned after a year in the ACT. Picture: VICKI KING

    Coup for Coutas

    QUEENSCLIFF may have arguably the most potent forward line in the BFL in 2016 after confirming the return of dual-premiership spearhead Daniel DeGois from Canberra. DeGois, who was part of the...

  • Adam Wiseman has stood down as co-coach of Barwon Heads and retired from playing. Picture: VICKI KING

    Wizza steps down at Seagulls

    FAMILY reasons are behind the decision by Adam Wiseman to step down as co-coach of Barwon Heads. The 34-year-old had shared the top job at the Seagulls alongside South Barwon premiership...

  • Micah Buchanan signed with reigning BFL premier Geelong Amateur Picture: VICKI KING

    Micah makes Ammos home

    GEELONG Amateur has become the second BFL club to add a Colac premiership star to its ranks after winning the race for the signature of Micah Buchanan. The signing of Buchanan,...

  • Marcus Kellett has crossed from Ocean Grove to Portarlington. Picture: VICKI KING

    Boost for Demons

    PORTARLINGTON has been boosted by the return of talented youngster Will Foott and the addition of veteran Ocean Grove defender Marcus Kellett. Foott returns to Ron Evans Oval after four injury-interrupted...

  • Ocean Grove has signed Colac star James Linton. Picture: WAYNE PETERS - WOMBAT PHOTOGRAPHY

    Gun join Grubbers

    OCEAN Grove has landed arguably the most decisive recruiting blow of the BFL off-season after adding GFL star James Linton. Linton arrives from Colac, where he was a key part in...

  • The facility at Shell Road under development. Picture: AL PACKER

    Grubbers, Hawks to christen Shell Road

    OCEAN Grove’s request to play Drysdale in the first ever BFL match at Shell Road Oval has been granted in a bumper opening round of the 2016 season. The clash between...

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    New focus for Finch

    FOR the best part of the decade Josh Finch has been leading from the front for Modewarre. The star midfielder has been the beacon for a club that has played in...

  • Jayden Durran will return to Queenscliff after a season with GDFL club Thomson. Picture: VICKI KING

    Durran returns to Coutas

    QUEENSCLIFF has regained the services of another premiership player with the return of Jayden Durran. Durran, who played in all three of the Coutas 2011-13 BFL flags, spent 2015 with GDFL...

  • Kyle Davis has returned to Drysdale after a stint with the Geelong Falcons. Picture: BRIAN BARTLETT

    Hawks signing haul

    WADE Chapman is wasting no time in his quest to ensure his second stint as Drysdale coach is as successful as his first. The two-time Hawks  premiership coach has confirmed a...

  • David King has joined Ocean Grove as assistant coach. Picture: ARJ GIESE

    King joins Grubbers

    OCEAN Grove has signed 2015 Allthorpe medallist David King as assistant coach. King, who played more than 250 games with St Joseph’s, was a runaway winner of the GFL reserves best...

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