• North Geelong coach Daniel Kee. Picture: AL PACKER

    Lessons to be learned for North

    NORTH Geelong coach Daniel Kee has been around football long enough to know you can’t change the past. He also knows that if you don’t learn from it you are doomed...

  • 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...

  • Developing Grovedale big man Lachie Headlam is expected to see more senior football in 2016. Picture: AL PACKER

    Coach backs big man to step up

    GROVEDALE coach Craig McCaughan has backed developing big man Lachie Headlam to play senior football in 2016. The former Geelong Supercats basketballer spent 2015 honing his craft in the Tigers reserves,...

  • 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...

  • North Geelong's Steve Richert at training last month. Picture: AL PACKER

    Richert ready to go one better

    FOR both team and individual, the post-mortem following any humiliating grand final defeat can be confronting. In fact, very few within the four walls of a football club are immune from...

  • Mitch Herbison leads from the front at South Barwon training. Picture: AL PACKER

    Herbie content back at South

    STAR South Barwon midfielder Mitch Herbison is embracing his new role as the Swans start to build what they hope will be another era of success. Herbison, who played 29 VFL...

  • 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...

  • Is Anthony Klisby the man to fill the void left by Jamie Pitman? Picture: AL PACKER

    Magpies add key forward

    NORTH Geelong may have gone some of the way to filling the void left by star forward Jamie Pitman after signing South Australian Anthony Kilsby. The athletic Kilsby arrives at Osborne...

  • Page puts pain behind him

    FOR Joel Page, the image above is one of mixed emotions. Taken just minutes after Bell Post Hill claimed its fifth premiership in six seasons following the Panthers systematic dismantling of...

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

    Fresh voice excites Panthers

    THE man they affectionately call ‘Stoofa’ may have the toughest gig in local football. Steven Lewry was announced in November as club legend Brent Grgic’s coaching replacement at Bell Post Hill...

  • Geelong West coach Andrew Clark looks on at training. Picture: AL PACKER

    Cheetahs keep it real

    GEELONG West coach Andrew Clark is keeping his expectations for 2016 simple; “to win more than we did last year”. After narrowly missing the finals in 2013 and winning seven games...

  • Tom Parsons is looking forward to running out with Bannockburn after overcoming a serious injury suffered in 2015. Picture: AL PACKER

    “I did think about dying”

    FOR a split second, Tom Parsons thought he was going to die. The then Anakie skipper had found himself in the back of ambulance after an o- field collision against Winchelsea...

  • 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...

  • Grovedale junior James Tsitas has joined Geelong's VFL squad after two years at North Ballarat. Picture: AL PACKER

    Cats look to their own backyard

    GEELONG’s focus on developing ‘quality home-grown’ talent through its VFL program has seen the Cats secure four highly-rated youngsters. Geelong Falcons pair Will Sexton and Harrison Kol have joined the Cats...

  • GDFL president Neville Whitley arrives at last week's AFL Barwon restructure meeting. Picture: AL PACKER

    Give us more time – GDFL

    GDFL clubs want an extra six months to respond to the proposed restructure of local football. All 34 local clubs were given until February 29 to have their say on the...

  • Geelong - Simonds Turf Repair

    Simonds turf works underway

    GEELONG chief Brian Cook says next Friday’s NAB Challenge clash with Collingwood will remain at Simonds Stadium despite work getting underway on replacing a 750m2  patch of turf damaged in a...

  • 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....

  • Geleong - Patrick Dangerfield

    The lure of Danger

    WITH their lockers so close together, it’s no surprise Geelong youngster George Horlin-Smith has found himself gravitating to Patrick Dangerfield. And he says the former Adelaide star is more than willing...

  • Zac Hopper, pictured in action for Lavington in the Ovens and Murray league, has joined St Mary's. Picture: BORDER MAIL

    Saints add class

    ST Mary’s quest to put a horror 2015 behind it has been boosted by a trio of key signings. The Saints have added Grovedale star Ryley Hall and talented Ovens and...

  • George Horlin-Smith has been one of Geelong's most impressive during pre-season. Picture: AL PACKER

    Repaying the faith, by George

    GEORGE Horlin-Smith doesn’t have to be told there are no guarantees in football. An impressive, uninterrupted pre-season – and the 23-year-old’s has been well documented – doesn’t necessarily translate into automatic...

  • CDFL - Sean O'Neill (Colac Herald)

    Tigers top-up with talent

    THE return of Sean O’Neill is among a number of handy signings confirmed by GDFL club Thomson. O’Neill, who last played with the Tigers in 2012, has spent the last three...

  • 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...

  • After missing all of 2015 through injury, Damien McMahon is a youngster St Mary's is hoping will step-up this year. Picture: AL PACKER

    Young Saints ready to tackle 2016

    BRYCE Vincent is well aware success at junior level doesn’t necessarily translate to senior success in the GFL. The St Mary’s co-coach has seen the Saints dominate the Colts Division 1...

  • Picture: BRIAN BARTLETT

    Falcons flying towards 2016

    COMPETITION for spots on the Geelong Falcons list is set to intensify as the coaching staff continues to cull its summer training squad ahead of the 2016 TAC Cup season. Currently...

  • Picture: DARREN PHILLIPS

    Community to have say on Devils position

    CORIO will give its local community a chance to shape its response to the planned shake-up of local football and netball. The Devils have called a public meeting for next week...

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