• Scott (left) and Joel Selwood complete a running session last month. Picture: AL PACKER

    Selwoods at different stages

    ANY hopes of Joel and Scott Selwood playing together for the first time at Geelong in Round 1 are over. The younger brother, who had a third ankle reconstruction the week...

  • James Kelly (left) speaks with assistant coach Nigel Lappin at Geelong training last year. Picture: AL PACKER

    AFL life membership for ex-Cats

    GEELONG greats James Kelly and Paul Chapman will be inducted as AFL Life Members at next month’s Annual General Meeting. Long-serving Geelong club doctor and current board member, Hugh Seward will...

  • Star North Geelong forward Paul Breguet watches on during last year's qualifying final loss to Inverleigh. Picture: AL PACKER

    Froggy to leap again?

    NORTH Geelong hasn’t ruled out star forward Paul Breguet playing some role in the 2016 season. The veteran high-flyer ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament for the second time in less than...

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

    Over to the clubs – Whitley

    GDFL clubs will meet with the league executive next Wednesday to formulate a response to the proposed restructure of local football and netball. Long-serving president Neville Whitley says they received the...

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    Relegation not ruled out for 2017

    AFL Barwon has refused to rule out demoting a poorly performing GFL club to the BFL in 2017 despite promotion-relegation not being slated for introduction until 2018 at the earliest. Both...

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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...

  • AFL Barwon RGM arrives at tonight's meeting. Picture: AL PACKER

    Two options for restructure

    TWO models have been put forward by AFL Barwon for the restructure of local football, which will change the face of the game across the region. The proposed options were revealed...

  • An injury-free Kevin Bourke will be a key to Leopold returning to the GFL finals. Picture: AL PACKER

    Lions look forward without Tom

    LEOPOLD coach Steve Clark hopes some minor tweaks to the Lions’ forward structure will offset the loss of spearhead Jason Tom. Tom, who kicked 207 goals in 72 games after returning...

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    Don’t rush restructure – GFL clubs

    A NUMBER of GFL clubs have called for a bedding down of the newly introduced equalisation measures before any restructure of local football goes ahead. K rock Football.com.au understands eight presidents...

  • Leopold and Modewarre trained together on Monday night. Picture: AL PACKER

    Clubs join forces

    A CHANCE to test out new structures and systems against opponents ahead of practice matches has resulted in a number of local clubs holding joint training sessions during the build-up to...

  • New Corio captain Corey Collins (right) and deputy vice-captain Josh Foster are part of a five-man leadership group at Corio. Picture: AL PACKER

    Devils defensive mindset

    NEW Corio coach Nathan Boyd will instill a defensive mindset into his playing group in 2016. Boyd, who has taken charge of Devils outfit that went winless in 2015, conceding an...

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    Cats fix Players Stand issues

    GEELONG fans who have had to put with a draught in the Players Stand since its opening in 2013 will have a more comfortable experience in 2016. The Cats will undertake...

  • 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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    More juniors for Supersaints

    ST Albans will expand its junior program to include an under-9s and Junior Girls teams for the first time in 2016. The two new sides mark continued growth for the Supersaints,...

  • New Geelong VFL coach Shane O'Bree speaks to the squad at training in December. Picture: AL PACKER

    VFL Cats go into camp

    A CHANCE to build relationships between members of Geelong’s VFL squad will be a focus of a camp at Torquay this weekend. The Cats will head to the Surf Coast tonight...

  • Thomson co-coach Brent Taylor won't rush his return from ongoing hamstring problems. Picture: VICKI KING

    Taylor to take his time

    THOMSON co-coach Brent Taylor is taking a safety-first approach to pre-season after his 2015 was marred by repeated hamstring problems. The former Drysdale star played just seven games – and finished...

  • Geelong big man Rhys Stanley catches his breath after a solid running session this morning. Picture: AL PACKER

    Stanley set sights on NAB

    GEELONG ruckman Rhys Stanley has set his sights on playing in the NAB Challenge as he continues to make solid progress in his recovery from a broken foot. The former St...

  • Former Seymour player Tim O'Keefe has joined Newtown & Chilwell. Picture: AL PACKER

    Local clearances open

    CONFIRMATION a former Essendon rookie will play with Newtown & Chilwell and the departure of a St Joseph’s premiership star has highlighted the first day of local clearances. The Eagles will...

  • Jake Edwards is among the first signings to Geelong's VFL list for 2016. Picture: AL PACKER

    VFL Cats add former Blue

    GEELONG has confirmed its first signing for 2016 with Jake Edwards set to reignite his VFL career at the Cats. Edwards, who played five games for Carlton in 2008, was part...

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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...

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    Foundation applications open

    THE Mark West Foundation has set itself the target of providing 100 scholarships for young local footballers in 2016. Established in late 2014 in memory of West, a talented Newtown &...

  • 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...

  • Former Garfield forward Ash Brown is among some handy additions at East Geelong. Picture: AL PACKER

    Recruits boost Eagles

    SOME handy January recruiting has resulted in renewed optimism at East Geelong ahead of the GDFL season. The Eagles, who missed the finals for the first time since 2006 last year,...

  • AFL Barown Region General Manager Lee Hartman. Picture: ARJ GIESE

    Local restructure to be revealed

    FEBRUARY 10 is looming as the one of most crucial dates in recent local football history in the Geelong region. K rock Football.com.au can reveal AFL Barwon will present its revised...

  • Mitch Clark (right) runs laps with Mitch Duncan and Linc McCarthy at Elderslie Reserve in early January. Picture: AL PACKER

    Scott confident on Clark

    GEELONG coach Chris Scott is confident power forward Mitch Clark will be right for Round 1. Clark, who suffered a season-ending calf injury in Round 9 last year, is being carefully...

  • Geelong CEO Brian Cook speaks at the club's Annual General Meeting on Thursday night. Picture: AL PACKER

    Wiping debt a focus for Cats

    GEELONG CEO Brian Cook has used the club’s Annual General Meeting to reveal an ambitious plan for the club to wipe its debt. The Cats currently owe $3.7 million for the...

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