AFL Barwon

2021 Recognition of Highest Ranked Teams

The AFL Barwon Commission has decided at Monday evening’s meeting that a form of recognition will be
awarded to the highest ranked team at the point the season was cancelled.

This will be for all competitions that were cancelled due to the Victorian Government’s Roadmap to deliver the
National Plan.

This recognition will be presented to clubs at the 2021 presentation dinner. The date of this event remains to
be confirmed due to the current restrictions on patrons at indoor venues.

List of cancelled competitions

  • All Geelong Football Netball League Competitions
  • All Bellarine Football Netball League Competitions
  • All Senior and Junior Female Football Competitions
  • All AFL Barwon Under 19 Football Competitions
  • All AFL Barwon Junior Football Competitions
  • All AFL Barwon Junior Netball Competition

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2022 Junior Representative Coaching Applications - NOW OPEN

Applications are now open for our 2022 Junior Representative Coaching Positions.

Positions Available:

BFNL 13/U, 15/U & 17/U

GFNL 13/U, 15/U & 17/U

Successful applicants will be responsible for a minimum 6 weeks of training sessions, followed by the Central West Association Championships Day on Sunday 22nd May 2022.

If successful at the Central West day, teams will then take part in the Association Championships Finals Day on Sunday 24th of July 2022.

Applicants must be available to assist with selection on Sunday February 6th and 13th.

Requirements and responsibilities of the role are as follows:

  1. Participate as a member of the team Selection Panel for your appointed team.
  2. Adhere to all league policies and guidelines.
  3. Develop the team training program including skill development sessions, in line with player workloads and availability
  4. Provide coaching instruction to team members in the areas of technique, specialist positional skills and team skills.
  5. Identify and maximise underlying potential to deliver long term growth in individual athletes.
  6. Evaluate and assess individual and team performance, ensuring individuals are appropriately challenged, and provided with constructive feedback.
  7. Take appropriate action to ensure that underperformance is effectively dealt with.
  8. Develop, implement, and adapt match play strategies.
  9. Team coaches will supervise and mentor assistant coaches in both the training and competition environment.
  10. Communicate clearly, concisely and with a high level of integrity to both the player and parent group.
  11. Current Working with Children’s Check required.
  12. Minimum Foundation Level coaching accreditation required.

Please submit your application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. detailing your experience, coaching ideology, and anything else you think we should know, along with a nomination of which age groups/league you would be willing to coach:

i.e. BFNL  15/U or 17/U

Coaches will receive an honorarium for their contribution.

Applications close Monday 31st of January.

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2022 Total Team Points for Senior Football & Netball

AFL Barwon wishes to advise the Total Team Points (TPP) for the 2022 Senior Football and Netball seasons. This encompasses Senior Male Football, Senior Female Football and A Grade Netball across the Blood Toyota Geelong Football Netball League, DOW Bellarine Football Netball League, Colac and District Football Netball League, Geelong and District Football League and Epworth Senior Female Competitions.

The AFL Barwon Player Points System Policy (PPSP) local by-laws document is reviewed annually, in conjunction with the Community Club Sustainability Program (CCSP) working party and AFL Victoria.

The updated AFL Victoria Player Points System Policy, AFL Barwon Senior Female Football Player Points System Policy, AFL Barwon Netball Player Points System Policy, and local by-laws document will be circulated to clubs over the coming weeks.

2022 TPP Allocations

2022 Senior Male Football 2022 A Grade Netball
GFNL Club Pts BFNL Club Pts GFNL Club Pts BFNL Club Pts
Bell Park 40 Anglesea 40   Bell Park 24 Anglesea 28
Colac 40 Barwon Heads 40   Colac 24 Barwon Heads 24
Grovedale 42 Drysdale 40   Grovedale 28 Drysdale 26
GWG 42 Geelong Amateur 40   GWG 24 Geelong Amateur 24
Lara 46 Modewarre 40   Lara 26 Modewarre 24
Leopold 40 Newcomb 44   Leopold 24 Newcomb 30
Newtown & Chilwell 40 Ocean Grove 40   Newtown & Chilwell 22 Ocean Grove 24
North Shore 46 Portarlington 46   North Shore 30 Portarlington 26
South Barwon 40 Queenscliff 43   South Barwon 24 Queenscliff 26
St Albans 46 Torquay 40   St Albans 24 Torquay 24
St Joseph’s 40       St Joseph’s 24    
St Mary’s 40       St Mary’s 24  

CDFNL Club Pts GDFL Club Pts 2022 Senior Female Football  
Alvie 40 Anakie 46 2022 All teams 44
Apollo Bay 42 Bannockburn 40 2023 starting base points 40
Birregurra 40 Bell Post Hill 40    
Colac Imperials 40 Belmont Lions 44    
Irrewarra-Beeac 40 Corio 46
Lorne 40 East Geelong 40
Otway Districts 46 GWG 42
Simpson 44 Inverleigh 40
South Colac 40 North Geelong 44
Western Eagles 46 Thomson 40
    Werribee Centrals 40
    Winchelsea 44

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AFL Barwon and CDFNL Annual General Meetings

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, both meetings will be held electronically with the meeting login codes detailed below.

Colac & District Football Netball League Annual General Meeting – Inc A0008171S

Wednesday November 17th at 7.00pm

Meeting ID: 818 8710 8046
Passcode: 468179

AFL Barwon Annual General Meeting – A.C.N 160 417 845

Wednesday November 24th at 7.00pm

Meeting ID: 815 6345 7706

Passcode: 047854

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AFL Barwon appoints Region Manager

AFL Barwon is pleased to announce that Bruce Harwood has been appointed as the new Region Manager.

Harwood needs little introduction, currently serving as a City of Greater Geelong Councillor and previous Mayor of the City, he has a long association with football and netball as a player, supporter and administrator and has been a long-time advocate for community sport in this region.

“I am really pleased with this appointment.  We have completed a very thorough process and had a number of excellent applicants,” AFL Barwon Chair Craig Keating said.

“Bruce brings a wealth of experience in business and community engagement to AFL Barwon and his energy and passion for the region will enhance the development of our community sports of football and netball as we move out of the Covid impacted years of 2020 and 2021.”

“I would also like to acknowledge and thank the great work of Georgia Hillman and Sean Atkinson who both led the AFL Barwon team over the past season in the roles as Acting RGM with distinction. Both Georgia and Sean deserve great credit for navigating the challenges of 2021 and can be proud of their work. The whole AFL Barwon team has performed brilliantly under difficult circumstances.”

Harwood will commence in the role on Tuesday 26 October.

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AFL Barwon Commission Resignation - Ian McTaggart

After unparalleled service to the AFL Barwon Commission and the region at a whole Ian McTaggart resigned from the commission last week. McTaggart was an inaugural AFL Barwon Commission member when it was formed in 2012. His service reigns back to the Football Geelong Commission in 2000, he continued his service as the name changed to Football and Netball Geelong Commission and then AFL Barwon Commission.

The AFL Barwon constitution allows for a commissioner to serve for a maximum of three consecutive terms, having served three terms on the AFL Barwon Commission McTaggart resigned his position leaving a casual vacancy.

McTaggart is a life member of the Ocean Grove Football & Netball Club and the Bellarine Football and Netball League, filling numerous roles within the club for over 25 years.

He has been involved in significant projects during his 21 years tenure, notably strategic plan development, policy development, financial benchmarking for clubs, VCFL and AFL Victoria reference groups and played a key role in development and management of football and netball databases. Another invaluable legacy is his mentorship of current and past AFL Barwon staff members.

AFL Barwon Region General Manager Bruce Harwood congratulated Ian for his service.

“Ian McTaggart has been a stalwart within the local Geelong football and netball community for many years. His service and dedication have been unsurpassed as he has been involved in the many changes and developments of the AFL Barwon organisation we see today. His willingness to help and mentor around his beloved Ocean Grove FNC and at AFL Barwon has been of immense benefit to all.” Harwood said.

AFL Barwon Chairman Craig Keating thanked Ian on behalf of the AFL Barwon Commissioners.

“Ian has provided great guidance to me as Chairman of AFL Barwon over the past 10 years for which I am very grateful. He understands the role of the Commission and has made a significant contribution to Community Football and Netball in the Barwon region. I am sure his wise counsel and friendship will continue to be welcomed by all stakeholders.” Keating said.

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AFL Barwon Commission Resignation - Richard Underwood

AFL Barwon has recently received the resignation notice of long-term Commissioner Richard Underwood. Richard has been an AFL Barwon Commissioner for over 10 years serving the maximum three terms under AFL Victoria’s constitution.
On presenting his resignation Richard stated “I am proud of the achievements that I have been involved in over the journey, both individually but more importantly with the co-operation of our commissioners and our wonderful AFL Barwon staff. We are indeed very fortunate to have such a strong and stable organisation looking after football and netball in the area ably lead by the commission.
I would like to thank all the clubs that have always made me welcome and their willingness to be open about there concerns and directions and a willingness to accept our All-Abilities umpires team at junior games.” AFL Barwon Commission Chair Craig Keating was also very proud of Richard’s contribution and long commitment to the organisation. Craig stated “Richard has been a committed Commissioner for his full three terms, with his passion for the local community always at the forefront. His work behind the scenes and with all the AFL Barwon clubs has been hugely appreciated.”
AFL Barwon Regional Manager Bruce Harwood also stated “Richard has been a long-time supporter of local community sport, particularly with his beloved Portarlington Football & Netball Club. And he extended this commitment to being a long-term AFL Barwon Commissioner taking on a number of
important roles. Richard was always available to help with all aspects of the operations of AFL Barwon and we sincerely thank him for his substantial contribution.”

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AFL Barwon Media Coordinator

The AFL Barwon Commission provides governance and strategy development for Football and Netball across the Geelong and Colac regions. We are seeking a creative and motivated person to manage all facets of media and communications in the AFL Barwon Region.

The Media Coordinator is primarily responsible for managing all of AFL Barwon’s social media platforms, strategic media engagement and liaison with local media outlets and internal and external AFL Barwon communications. The role is responsible for of AFL Barwon’s day-to-day media activities, including creative proactive and engaging content. During periods of high activity, the Media Coordinator will lend a hand to assist their colleagues with different projects and campaigns from a digital sense.

The successful applicant will be responsible for managing relationships with other media parties, club stakeholders and internal staff.

Reporting to the Commercial Partnerships Manager, the successful applicant will require:

  • Experience in managing social media platforms and content creation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in creative design
  • Demonstrated expertise in writing for a range of publications, reports and creative pieces for both print and online audiences.
  • Experience managing and producing print publications (eg: newsletters, brochures), including writing, editing and researching content, and basic design.
  • Demonstrated capacity to plan and schedule differing work demands for oneself and the team in order to meet deadlines for multiple tasks in a variety of work areas.

View Full Position Description Here

Relevant tertiary qualifications will be desired but not essential.

If this sounds like a position for you, please email a cover letter and your resume to Georgia Hillman – Commercial Partnerships Manager – AFL Barwon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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AFL Barwon Says No To Sports Betting Sponsors

AFL Barwon today renewed its commitment to the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s Love the Game program, which aims to disrupt the normalisation of sports betting in our community.

AFL Barwon has been a Love the Game partner since (2016), which means saying no to sports betting sponsorships and raising awareness about the risks associated with gambling, especially among young people, who are exposed to gambling ads at saturation levels.

AFL Barwon have over 18,000 registered football and netball players, with 70% of those players being under the age of 18

‘We play AFL for the joy it brings us. At AFL Barwon we build friendships and nurture personal growth, leadership skills and other positive attributes. AFL Barwon respects that gambling is a legal form of entertainment but it is not one we believe should be encouraged or promoted” said Bruce Harwood, (AFL Barwon, Region Manager).

‘The Love the Game program supports us by providing information about how gambling works and the potential for negative consequences. It also helps our young players to develop their critical thinking skills before they are legally allowed to place a bet, so they understand the risks.

‘By doing our bit, we help young people in our community understand that sports and betting do not have to go together.’

Foundation CEO Shane Lucas said that the Love the Game program united sporting clubs at all levels, with 600+ partners signed up across numerous codes throughout the state.

‘Our research shows that young men aged 18–24 make up one-third of sports bettors in Victoria, and participation in young women is rising,’ he said.

‘AFL Barwon play an important role in showing young people that they don’t have to place a bet to have skin in the game or to make it more enjoyable.

‘Sport is about loving the game, not the odds.’

Anyone negatively affected by their own or someone else’s gambling can access confidential free advice, support and referral 24/7 on 1800 858 858.

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AFL Barwon Umpiring Opportunities

2022 AFL Barwon Umpire Coach Vacancies.

  • AFL Barwon Head Umpuire Coach - Colac
  • AFL Barwon Senior Assistant Feild Umpire Coach - Geelong X 2

AFL Barwon are seeking EOI in the above positions for the 2022 season.

All positions come with an honorarium based payment.

For a PD of each role please contact Jock Hillgrove This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

EOI will be closing on the 19th November 2021 at 5pm.

  • A valid Victoria WWC check is manditory.
  • ALF Umpire Coach Accreditation of willing to participate in AFL Upmire Coach Accreditation requirements are manditory.

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AFL Barwon, GFNL and BFNL Annual General Meetings

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, both meetings will be held electronically with the meeting login codes detailed below.

Bellarine Football Netball League Annual General Meeting – Inc A0008493U

Wednesday November 24th at 6.30pm

Meeting ID: 890 3425 9294
Passcode: 325781

Geelong Football Netball League Annual General Meeting – Inc A0006014H

Wednesday November 24th at 6.30pm

Meeting ID: 844 3264 2496

Passcode: 586525

AFL Barwon Annual General Meeting – A.C.N 160 417 845

Wednesday November 24th at 7.00pm

Meeting ID: 815 6345 7706

Passcode: 047854

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AFL Commits a further $8m to Community football bounce back

The AFL has announced a major $8 million extra investment to help bring community football back and ensure the grassroots game thrives, following two years disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Community football is the foundation of the game and the AFL has made supporting community leagues, clubs, players, umpires, coaches, volunteers and administrators across the country a priority in 2022.

The package significantly increases the AFL’s commitment to community football and game development compared to the COVID-affected years of 2020 and 2021.

While the past two years have seen financial pressure placed on many parts of the game, the funding commitment directs funds to where they’re most needed and has been made in acknowledgement of the importance of community football and the people involved. The package will go towards getting kids active in schools, helping households return to their community clubs and bolstering support for volunteers, coaches and umpires.

Additionally, four-time Hawthorn Football Club premiership coach Alastair Clarkson will be a community coaching ambassador, giving coaches at all levels access to insights from one of the game’s all-time greats.

“There is no greater priority for our game in 2022 than ensuring community football bounces back and thrives,” AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan said.

“Footy means so much to so many people, towns and communities right across the country and we have an important role to play in helping everyone come back together, reconnecting families and friends and getting everyone back, engaged and active.

“Many have done it tough, and we don’t take for granted that community football has been affected. In some markets, particularly Victoria, New South Wales and the ACT, the community game has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to support the thousands of volunteers around the country who keep community clubs going and play our role in reconnecting communities, particularly where so much footy has been missed.

“It’s fantastic that someone of Alastair Clarkson’s calibre and experience has come on board to help community coaches across the country. Alastair is passionate about working with those involved at grassroots level and I’m sure the community football coaching network will benefit from what he has to offer.”

Below are some of the key components of the AFL’s $8 million extra support package for community football nationally:

  • $1.6 million towards volunteer support – more resources on the ground in all markets to benefit volunteers
  • $1.5 million investment into schools – consolidate AFL schools program offerings nationally and help schools/teachers get kids active
  • $1.4 million to remove coaching and umpiring registration fees across Australia
  • $1 million COVID fighting fund to benefit Victoria and New South Wales
  • $800,000 commitment to Victorian clubs for the 2022 season, such as covering certain administrative and insurance costs
  • Four-time Hawthorn Football Club premiership coach Alastair Clarkson will come on board as a community football coaching ambassador

AFL Executive General Manager Game Development, Rob Auld, said: “Despite the challenges and disruptions community sport has faced, our game rebounded strongly this year with grassroots participation back around record levels from 2019. More than 820,000 people were registered to participate in the game from NAB AFL Auskick through to junior and senior club football, women’s and men’s.

“But there have been considerable added responsibilities placed on volunteers and coaches to manage clubs and teams through uncertain periods. We must continue to provide opportunities and remove barriers for everyone involved in the game.

“Covid-related protocols and breaks in seasons have placed a significant burden on those leading and administering the community game, while many players and coaches have missed large chunks of football. Volunteers are a massive part of community football and they need greater support.

“This is why the AFL is prioritising support for community football in 2022 and making this extra investment, to bring people, clubs and communities back and get the game going in the way that makes it such an important and special part of so many lives.”

Further details about the AFL’s commitment to investing in community football in 2022 will follow.

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Apollo Bay FNC - Seeking Senior Football Assistant Coach

The Apollo Bay Football Netball Club is seeking expressions of interest for a Geelong based
Senior Football Assistant Coach for Season 2022.

With a successful history and strong supporter base, the Apollo Bay Hawks are a proud
community football netball club. We have a talented young local player base that are keen
to learn. The club has great facilities, and the town is a growing community with plenty of
career opportunities.

We are affiliated in the Colac & District Football Netball League.
While our home ground is on the Great Ocean Road in Apollo Bay, we have strong
connections in Geelong, where our Senior teams train at least once a week during the

The position of Senior Assistant Coach would suit a young player with coaching aspirations.
We would welcome a 1st time coach with excellent communication and leadership skills and
a positive attitude. The successful applicant would assist and support the Senior Coach on
Game Day and at all training sessions and could base themselves in Geelong or even Apollo

The successful applicant is required to have or willing to obtain a Working with Children
check and Foundation Coaches accreditation. Remuneration negotiable.
Applications close March 21st 2022.
Please contact: John Lugg – Senior Football Executive

Ph: 0434 543 092
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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BFL Wash Up Round 3

Portarlington vs Torquay

It was a massacre at Portarlington Recreation Reserve last Friday as Torquay destroyed the Demons by 198 points. The Tigers now sit comfortably at the top of the ladder with a 400% boost.

Small midfielder James Darke was one of the standouts for Torquay, ending the game with four goals. Equally as impressive was Thomas Burke’s tally of four majors. Callum Currie, Reef and Clay Page were just behind them with three goals apiece.

The Demons were outplayed in every way. Their only major came from Shane Wiffen in the final term. This upcoming Anzac Day, Portarlington will host Drysdale. The Demons will need to be at their best if the Demons are a chance to take it up to the Hawks. Torquay will face Anglesea who are yet to win a game.


Portarlington: S.Wiffen

Torque: 4 J. Darke, 4 T. Burke, 3 C. Currie, 3 C. Page, 3 R. Page, 2 S. Ham, 2 B. Henderson, 2 W. Tamassy, 2 T. Yensch, 2 S. Caruso, M. Croxford, N. Mifsud, J. Heathcote


Final Score

Portarlington: 1.2 (8)

Torquay: 30.26 (206)



Geelong Amateur vs Modewarre

At Queens Park Reserve, Geelong was up in the first term. However, it was Modewarre who came storming home to win by 45 points.

For the Warriors, it was Jeremy Ollis and Matty McKim who led the charge through the midfield. The solid work rate of the pair had their forward line going frantic after a quiet first term. Tom Hornsey finished the day with three majors, complimenting him were Aaron Black, Connor Joseph, and Thomas Worpel with two goals each.

Spiro Alesios and Sam Darley had solid performances for Geelong, as did Jack Scarlett who was a rock in defence. Lachlan Devine provided a good target up forward but only finished with one major for the game.

Modewarre‘s next stop is Howard Harmer Oval where they will meet Barwon Heads. The Warriors are still undefeated, but the Seagulls should provide a challenge after crushing Anglesea with ease. As for Geelong, they will have to face another tough opponent at home when they meet Newcomb.


Geelong Amateur: K. Bucovaz, S. Bucovaz, L. Crichton, L. Devine, L. Reilly

Modewarre Seniors: 3 T. Hornsey, 2 A. Black, 2 C. Joseph, 2 T. Worpel, T. Bartlett, C. Farrell, M. Kasparian, B. Wemyss


Final Score

Geelong Amateur: 6.12 (48)

Modewarre Seniors: 13.15 (93)



Barwon Heads vs Anglesea

With their first win of the season, Barwon Heads destroyed Anglesea last Saturday with a 63-point victory.

Sammy Baker was the hero of the day. Baker finished the game with three majors and was named best on ground. Mitchell Phelps also had a day out, four goals from his boot helped bury the Kangaroos. Noah McGregor-Dawson, Ryan Harvey, Kyle Polley, and Oliver Wiltshire, were also named among the best for the Seagulls.

Dylan Pettingill was the difference for Anglesea. Pettingill snagged three majors with Jordan Keras not far behind him with two. Although Anglesea was keeping pace in the first term, they fell away quickly in the second and could not recover.

Anglesea battles the top of the table Tigers next week while Barwon Heads will test themselves against Modewarre.


Barwon Heads: 4 M. Phelps, 3 S. Baker, 2 M. Hardiman, 2 R. Harvey, 2 C. McKinnon, 2 L. Wilson, B. Close, C. Hurst, N. McGregor-Dawson, L. Vella, O. Wiltshire

Anglesea: 3 D. Pettingill, 2 J. Keras, O. Balderas, L. Beers, D. Elliott, R. Williams          


Final Score

Barwon Heads: 20.9 (129)

Anglesea:  9.12 (66)



Drysdale vs Queenscliff

Without a doubt the match of the round. At halftime, the Coutas took the lead by five goals. But the Hawks managed to claw their way back into the contest and steal the win by one point.

It was Billy Beardsell who kicked the sealer from a tremendous snap with only seconds left, it was his second major of the day. Despite hamstring issues, Tom Ruggles powered through kicking a bag of five majors. Nicholas Egan battled hard through the midfield as did Ben Ryan.

For Queenscliff, Caleb Whitley was strong up forward. Whitley finished the match with three goals, with Sol Bowtell, Brod Dawson, and Jake Hedley finishing with two goals apiece. The defensive efforts from Queenscliff in the last term were outstanding. The Hawks just snuck through.

The Coutas will be very angry from this defeat. They will look to make a statement when they take on Ocean Grove this Saturday. Drysdale, on the other hand, continues their undefeated season and will meet Portarlington on Anzac Day.


Queenscliff: 3 C. Whitley, 2 Sol Bowtell, 2 B. Dawson, 2 J. Hedley, N. Fenby, D. Gibbs, J. Rush

Drysdale: 5 T. Ruggles, 3 M. Hebbard, 2 B. Beardsell, F. Chisholm, J. Hargreaves


Final Score

Queenscliff: 12.9 (81)

Drysdale: 12.10 (82)



Ocean Grove vs Newcomb

The last game of the round finished off Easter in spectacular form with a helicopter ride and another tight contest. Ocean Grove had their chances late in the fourth quarter but couldn’t convert. In the end, Newcomb was the winner by only three points.

Will Farrow and Bray Cullinan were engine room for Power’s midfield. They played the game out until the very end. Richie Hollins led well out from the forward line, but it was tall timber Andrew Steel with two goals including the sealer in the final term. Nathan McDonald was the pillar in defence for Newcomb.

Ocean Grove’s forwards fought hard and although they weren’t accurate in front of goal, the pressure brought by Josh Horton, Harley Pearce, and Tom Chalkley was immense. Their backline was also well served by Kye Annand and Mitch Taylor. Taylor seems to have more time than most players to make a decision with the ball.

Ocean Grove will have to work on their accuracy in front of goal when they take on Queenscliff. The Coutas will be no easy feat after losing to the Hawks by one point. Newcomb will have to travel to Geelong next Saturday and meet the Ammos on their home turf.


Ocean Grove: 2 J. McDonald, 2 D. Moroney, K. Annand, T. Chalkley, J. Paterson, H. Pearce, T. Ruck

Newcomb:  2 C. Eagle, 2 A. Steele, M. Andrews, F. Anscombe, N. Brown, B. Cullinan, B. Rees, B. Ritchie


Final Score

Ocean Grove: 9.13 (67)

Newcomb: 10.10 (70)

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BFL Wash Up Round 7

Drysdale vs Anglesea

It was another massacre from the Hawks this weekend as Anglesea went down by 54 points. Anglesea came close to edging the score in the second term, but the Hawks stepped it up a notch in the third to become uncachable.

Anglesea will return home this weekend to face Newcomb which will be a less stressful task than Drysdale. The Hawks will remain at home and it will be Modewarre that pays them a visit this Saturday.

Drysdale: L. Dalgleish, J. Breust, J. Jenkins, C. Lynch, M. Hebbard, B. Beardsell
Anglesea: E. Floyd, L. Beers, L. Holland, J. Keras, J. Harrison, D. Elliott

Drysdale: 5 M. Hebbard, 2 B. Beardsell, 2 J. Breust, C. Lynch, B. Fennell, M. Gunn, B. Sykes
Anglesea: 2 J. Harrison, 2 B. Jaska, 2 R. Williams, A. Caldwell, J. Elliott

Final Score
Drysdale: 14.20 (104)
Anglesea: 8.10 (58)


Barwon Heads vs Geelong

It was a very tight contest between the Ammos and the Seagulls. But in the final term, Barwon Heads just wanted the win a little bit more. 14 points were the difference as Barwon Heads continue to prove themselves.

Barwon Heads will have a chance to gain some percentage this weekend when they meet Portarlington. Geelong will take on Ocean Grove who were no pushovers last week.

Geelong: C. Lewis, S. Bain, D. Lovick, S. Bucovaz, L. Devine, C. Kangars
Barwon Heads: K. Polley, R. Harvey, S. Lyle, N. Aulsebrook, L. Mitchell, S. Baker

Geelong: 4 K. Bucovaz, 2 B. Barnett, S. Bucovaz, J. Lee
Barwon Heads: 3 S. Baker, 3 S. Lyle, 2 N. Brown, 2 L. Vella, N. McGregor-Dawson

Final Score
Geelong: 9.7 (61)
Barwon Heads: 11.9 (75)


Modewarre vs Ocean Grove

Modewarre copped quite the scare last week as Ocean Grove led for three terms straight. It was a last gasp effort in the final quarter. The Warriors snagged five goals to Oceans Grove's two that had Modewarre steal victory by nine points.

Ocean Grove will be filthy on that loss to Modewarre. They have shown they can tackle some of the best, and they will get another test against Barwon Heads this weekend. Modewarre, on the other hand, will face the ultimate test with Drysdale as their next stop.

Modewarre: O. Butler, D. Hemphill, B. Wemyss, J. Finch, M. McKim, L. Phillips
Ocean Grove: E. Dayman, J. McDonald, M. Sutton, G. Campbell, J. Horton, K. Annand

Modewarre: 2 A. Black, 2 T. Hornsey, C. Farrell, C. Joseph, B. Wemyss, T. Worpel, T. Anderson
Ocean Grove: 4 E. Dayman, 3 J. Paterson, J. Horton, D. Moroney

Final Score
Modewarre: 9.14 (68)
Ocean Grove: 9.5 (59)


Torquay vs Newcomb

It was an inaccurate day for the Tigers scoring more than twice the amount of behinds than goals. Even though it was the slaughter of Newcomb by 71 points, inaccuracy could be Toquay's undoing against the harder competition.

Torquay will remain at McCartney Oval this Saturday, their next opponent will be Queenscliff. Newcomb will have to fend off Anglesea which might be more challenging than what the Roos scorecard shows.

Torquay: J. Ireland, W. Doyle, L. Findlay, N. Mifsud, E. McCoy, M. Croxford
Newcomb: O. Marshall, B. Rees, J. Duke, N. Brown, F. Anscombe, S. Scolaro

Torquay: 3 W. Doyle, 3 C. Heard, 3 C. Page, 2 T. Grace, S. Ham, N. Mifsud, J. Ireland
Newcomb: 3 J. Duke, 2 A. Steele, O. Marshall

Final Score
Torquay: 14.30 (114)
Newcomb: 6.7 (43)


Portarlington vs Queenscliff

Queenscliff took control of the game from the start of the first siren and the trend continued until the final horn. Another blow for the Demons this time defeated by 81 points.

Queenscliff will not find their next match so easy playing the Tigers on their home deck. For the Demons, their next match will be against Barwon Heads who have been on a roll lately.

Portarlington: M. Ruiter, J. Jones, T. Benham, S. Walton, L. Hart, S. Beeston
Queenscliff: D. Gibbs, C. Durran, B. Dawson, C. Whitley, J. McIvor-Clark, S. Bowtell

Portarlington: J. Benjamin, L. Hart, S. Wiffen, J. Woodhams, N. Woodhams
Queenscliff: 4 J. Durran, 3 B. Dawson, 2 T. Dickinson, 2 C. Durran, 2 J. Hedley, S. Bowtell, J. Maher, C. Turner, C. Whitley

Final Score
Portarlington: 5.10 (40)
Queenscliff: 17.19 (121)

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BFL Weekend Wrap Round 4

Barwon Heads vs Modewarre Seniors

It was a dominant display from Barwon Heads as Modewarre didn’t even come close to Barwon. The final result was a 50-point smashing by Barwon led by Nathan Brown with six goals to his name. The Warriors will need to regroup next week when they face Newbcomb at Mount Moriac Reserve. For Barwon Heads, their next challenger is Queenscliff.


Barwon Heads: M. Dyer, K. Polley, R. Harvey, N. Aulsebrook, S. Lyle, J. Mclauchlan

Modewarre: N. Matthews, D. Beames, J. Finch, O. Butler, M. Fenton, M. Kasparian


Barwon Heads: 6 N. Brown, 3 B. Harvey, 2 L. Wilson, S. Baker, S. Lyle, N. McGregor-Dawson, M. Phelps

Modewarre: 2 T. Hornsey, A. Black, C. Joseph, M. Overman, M. Harper

Final Score

Barwon Heads: 15.14 (104)

Modewarre: 7.12 (54)


Geelong vs Newcomb

Geelong is starting to regain their momentum after smashing Newcomb by 66 points. Newcomb had no answers for Harry Kershaw who kicked six majors in a dominant display. Anglesea is the next stop for Geelong while Newcomb will want a better effort when they meet Modewarre.


Geelong: T. Stephen, H. Kershaw, J. Scarlett, L. Devine, S. Darley, D. McNeel

Newcomb: J. Scott, R. Jackman, E. Taylor, J. Duke, F. Anscombe, B. Berry


Geelong: 6 H. Kershaw, 3 B. Barnett, 3 T. Stephen, 2 E. Farley, K. Bucovaz, S. Bucovaz, S. Darley, L. Devine, J. Edwards, S. Hosking, D. McNeel, L. Reilly

Newcomb: 4 J. Duke, 2 A. Steele, 2 E. Taylor, B. Berry, B. Ritchie

Final Score

Geelong: 22.8 (140)

Newcomb: 10.14 (74)


Queenscliff vs Ocean Grove

Another strong effort from Ocean Grove, saw them slip away again just finding victory out of reach. In the end, it was Queenscliff that snatched the win by 13 points. Ocean Grove has been pushing their opponents lately, perhaps it will be the next match against Portarlington that finally gives them the win they need. Queenscliff will have an even greater challenge on their hands at home when they face Barwon Heads.


Queenscliff: N. Maishman, N. Fenby, D. Whitley, J. Rush, L. Cohen, A. Hogan

Ocean Grove: M. Taylor, J. McHenry, J. Paterson, C. Snookes, K. Annand, J. McDonald


Queenscliff: 2 N. Maishman, 2 J. Rush, S. Bowtell, B. Dawson, L. Kidd, J. McIvor-Clark, A. Naylor, C. Turner, C. Whitley, D. Whitley

Ocean Grove: 3 J. McHenry, 3 J. Paterson, J. Brew, J. Horton, J. McDonald

Final Score

Queenscliff: 12.7 (79)

Ocean Grove: 9.12 (66)


Torquay vs Anglesea

The Tigers continue to maul through the competition, this time, their prey was the Kangaroos who were completely destroyed by 132 points. Callum Currie and Lucas Anderson ran rampart kicking over a big of six majors each. Torquay is yet to find a true challenge, but with Drysdale undefeated they yet find one in the Hawks. Anglesea will have to their focus to Geelong when they return home next Saturday.


Torquay: C. Currie, N. Mifsud, W. Tamassy, Sh. Ham, L. Anderson, S. Caruso

Anglesea: A Caldwell, S. Umbers, R. Williams, K. Iversen-Smith, B. Jaska, J. Keras


Torquay: 6 L. Anderson, 6 C. Currie, 3 T. Grace, 2 J. Darke, 2 B. Henderson, 2 N. Mifsud, 2 B. Raidme, 2 H. Darke, W. Doyle, W. Tamassy, T. Yensch, S. Caruso

Anglesea: 2 B. Jaska, 2 J. Keras, O. Balderas, J. Elliott, J. Harrison, M. Mauderer, D. Pettingill

Final Score

Torquay: 29.18 (192)

Anglesea: 9.6 (60)


Portarlington vs Drysdale

It was another day of hell for the Demons, while the Hawks are flying high. 127 points was the deficit as Portarlington take another pounding. Drysdale is up and about, but the celebrations will have to be cut short. Torquay is the only thing standing between them, and the top of the ladder. This is the real test come next Saturday.


Portarlington: M. Ruiter, T. Benham, J. Cummins, S. Walton, S. Wiffen, J. Woodhams

Drysdale: B. Beardsell, J. Watson, L. Dalgleish, M. Hebbard, B. Fennell, J. Breust


Portarlington: 2 J. Woodhams, J. Benjamin, L. Hart

Drysdale: 7 M. Hebbard, 6 B. Beardsell, 4 J. Breust, 2 J. Hargreaves, F. Chisholm, M. Clark, N. Egan, B. Ryan

Final Score

Portarlington: 4.4 (28)

Drysdale: 22.23 (155)

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Game Development Officer – AFL Barwon Region


As an organisation, the AFL works tirelessly in all states and at all levels to enhance and grow the game – from grassroots to elite. AFL Victoria’s vision is to be regarded as an accountable, respectful and progressive sporting organisation that is responsible for the continued growth of Australian Football in Victoria by:

  • acting collaboratively in the best interests of the game;
  • providing strong leadership and effective guidance;
  • managing relevant and viable state league competitions that form an integral part of the talent pathway;
  • supporting participation pathways and development programs.

We have multiple casual opportunities available in the below location:

  • AFL Barwon – Geelong & Surrounding Areas


An AFL Victoria Game Development Officer is primarily responsible for conducting general Australian Football game development programs within the school and community environment. The role will include but not limited to:

  • Supporting the delivery of school’s clinics,
  • NAB AFL Auskick program,
  • Diversity Programs,
  • AFL club-based activations,
  • Promotional activations,
  • Coaching Initiatives and,
  • Inflatable activations.


  • Demonstrated personal initiative and ability to work effectively unsupervised and in a team environment.
  • Well-developed verbal, interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Confidence and ability to deliver engaging and positive outcomes with a range of AFL programs.
  • Current Victorian Driver License with access to a motor vehicle.
  • Satisfactory Employee “Working with Children” check.
  • First Aid certificate or to be obtained.


• Tertiary qualifications in Teaching, Sports Coaching, Recreation, Education, Marketing or equivalent depth of experience.

• Established ability to bring together and coordinate a diverse range of project partners.



Simply click here to apply

Please submit a Cover Letter and Resume with the subject ‘Game Development Officer’ with your preferred region by 10 December 2021.

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Geelong Cats & AFL Barwon talk sports betting with young locals

Geelong Cats player and Love the Game ambassador Jeremy Cameron will tonight speak about leadership and why he loves footy at an online forum for young footballers and netballers in the AFL Barwon region.

The forum will be preceded by a Sport and Life Training (SALT) session with SEDA College students that will explore the risks associated with sports betting and how young people can resist social pressures to gamble.

‘Young men in the age range of 18–24 years now make up a third of sports bettors in Victoria, and participation by young women is rising,’ Cameron said. ‘I’m not much older than this group, so it’s concerning that they are betting in such large numbers.

‘Kids should be able to enjoy the footy without thinking about the odds or being persuaded by all the gambling ads, that everyone who bets will win and have a great time. That’s not the reality.’

The Geelong Cats and AFL Barwon-hosted events are being held in the lead-up to the Cats’ first Love the Game round of the 2022 season this Saturday (30 April) at its GMHBA home ground.

Throughout May, clubs across all codes and levels in Victoria will participate in Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation Love the Game rounds, during which coaches and parents will be encouraged to talk to kids about the risks of sports betting.

‘Coaches will be asked to make a game plan to talk to their teams about sports betting and to urge parents to do the same during this year’s Love the Game month,’ Foundation CEO Shane Lucas said.

‘The aim is to help young people understand the risks of gambling before they are legally able to bet so that they can make informed decisions when they reach adulthood.’

Bruce Harwood, AFL Barwon General Manager, said that young people are being strategically targeted to engage in gambling through very aggressive advertising campaigns. But through Love the Game, clubs and leagues are taking a stand and educating in the dangers and consequences of gambling.

‘Many of our league members are Love the Game partners, saying no to sports betting sponsorship and taking a proactive role in informing and equipping young people to think carefully about betting.’

AFL Barwon and the Geelong Cats, along with the other nine Victorian AFL clubs, AFL Victoria and 650+ community clubs across the state are Love the Game partners. They all love the game, not the odds.

Media contact:

Geelong Cats

Bianca Wallis, General Manager – Marketing, Digital and Communications | 0421 366 262 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Troy Daniel, Marketing Manager | 0412 724 928 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation

Fiona Skivington, Manager, Media & Communication | 0428 248 931

Anyone affected by their own or someone else’s gambling can contact Gambler’s Help 24/7 on 1800 858 858 to access free, confidential advice, support and referral.

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