Inter-league saved: Ballarat v Bendigo next May by Richard Jones

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Ballarat_football_league_logoIt’s generally acknowledged that the Christmas festive season brings with it dollops of good cheer and for Bendigo’s representative players that’s certainly the case for late 2019. Continue reading

Can inter-league footy be revived? by Richard Jones

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Inter-league football has hit a number of speed humps in the past few weeks with AFL Victoria virtually closing the entire road system off. Will the famous Bendigo Blue and Golds still be able to organise a match, say against old rivals Goulburn Valley or Ballarat? At the time of writing it’s still to be figured out although at least the ‘Don’t Enter’ signs haven’t been finally erected just yet. Continue reading

Top four teams all post convincing victories by Richard Jones

A look at Bendigo footy, round 5

BFNLLogo1Strathfieldsaye’s Lachlan Sharp on Saturday displayed the sort of form which won him 2017’s best player Michelsen and Ron Best goalkicking medals. He booted 12 majors in the Storm’s 134-point demolition of Kyneton yet according to his coach, Troy Coates, he could have posted a bit more than a dozen. “Sharpy finished with 12.7 so he should have kicked a few more,” said the coach. And the spearhead wasn’t the only Storm player celebrating hard on Saturday night. Shannon Geary played his 150th match and apart from providing great drive from his half-back flank went forward in the final term and hammered home two goals. Continue reading