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FV shuts down senior season

Football Victoria early last week placed a full stop next to the 2020 season for senior teams in the metropolitan region. However the state body clings to the hope that junior competition at both NPL and community club levels can resume in September pending state government approval. The anticipated end to the 2020 season was […]

Joy of sport lets the claustophobic real world spin without us for a bit

Up, up, away — Western Bulldogs youngster Cody Weightman has done more than have a blinder on debut. He’s reminded us of why we have fallen in love with sport in the first place.  Why we have first played it like there’s nothing more important nor entertaining on this Earth. Why we have first watched […]

The 2020 asterisk: what will this AFL season’s top honours be worth?

Among music journalists, pub quiz enthusiasts and other friendless pedants, there is a phrase for the hoary fact which everybody knows, but which is nevertheless occasionally floated as a dazzling revelation by some gormless neophyte. The phrase is ‘Frank Beard’, in honour of ZZ Top’s drummer, the only member of the trio who chooses to […]

Reserve on track for revamp

A new design for Balnarring Recreation Reserve is aimed at taking the ground to the next level. Mornington Peninsula Shire says an improved surface and updated infrastructure will provide a safe and accessible high-quality sports ground. The mayor Cr Sam Hearn says council supported the project while recognising the importance of quality sporting venues across […]

Sorrento sporting great Geoff Morgan dies at the age of 82

The Locker Room pays tribute this Saturday to Sorrento football and cricket clubs member, Geoff Morgan. Described as a “tue legend”, Morgan was a tireless worker at both clubs, where he was the only person to have received life membership of both, having served on the executive of both clubs over many, many years. “Indeed, […]

Yawa favoured for pool centre name

AS the time for voting on a name for the $50 million aquatic centre draws to a close Aboriginals and their supporters are making it clear that Yawa is their preferred title. Mornington Peninsula Shire councillors last month rejected a recommendation that the aquatic centre be called Gunawarra and instead shortlisted five names for a […]

VAFA season 50/50 chance to go ahead, says CEO

The Victorian Amateur Football Association’s season is in doubt and restrictions on crowds will be the biggest sticking point when the board meets on Monday afternoon. On Saturday, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced public gatherings would be slashed from 20 to 10 from Monday, which would dent AFL Victoria’s hopes of hosting crowds at local […]

Local sport in limbo

The 2020 MPNFL season hangs in the balance, with its future set to be evaluated later this month. AFL South East head Richard Black, AFL South East CEO Shaun Connell, and officials from each of the 22 MPNFL clubs all met on 3 June to discuss the 2020 season. It was decided that a further […]

Soccer bosses let clubs choose

Football Victoria last week gave clubs the opportunity to decide their short-term future without penalty. The state body announced that there would be promotion this year throughout the leagues but no relegation. FV’s “Guiding principles for the resumption of football in Victoria” was generally well-received and for the most part took an even-handed approach when […]