VFL Round 20 – Williamstown v Port Melbourne: What’s the weather doing? 

Jack Banister gives us a peek at both weather and match in this starkly visual piece.

Beechworth’s Unofficial Ambassador

KB Hill caught up with a legend of Beechworth, Kevin Rhodes, who has led a colourful life on the footy oval and in life.

VFL Prelim Final: Williamstown v Port Melbourne

Rod Oaten was treated to grass roots footy at its best – North Port Oval on a cracking Melbourne Sunday.

Old (Woollen) Footy Jumpers: The Many Jumpers of Keiran

Swans supporter Keiran Croker takes us through the woollen footy jumpers he has worn, from the Melbourne Demons jumper his Mum bought him (easier to keep clean than a mainly white South Melbourne jumper) to a recently purchased old style South Melbourne version. That may contain red wine stains.

How to Watch Footy (part 18): Umbrella organisation

Rain or shine, in this case rain, Vin Maskell can be found watching the footy. Even he learnt a few things from Len, a hardened Williamstown supporter.

How to Watch Footy, part 12

Vin Maskell is operating the scoreboard at a good old-fashioned VFA showdown. But the view from the top of the grandstand is of more than just the clashing jumpers.

2012 VFL Finals – Borough v The Towners

Hey it doesn’t get much better than this, a fine Saturday afternoon and I’m at North Port Oval for a  game of footy between two of the oldest football clubs in Australia, as they play for the right to be in next weeks grand final. Williamstown, established in 1864, known as the Towners or Willie, [Read more]

21 straight – one perfect day, one perfect season.

When it disposed of its oldest and fiercest rival Williamstown by more than nine goals on Grand Final day, the Port Melbourne Football Club ended the longest pennant drought in the famous club’s history, a barren stretch dating back to 1982 when Gary Brice’s underdogs upset Ray Shaw’s heavily favoredPrestonto win the decider by 7 [Read more]

VFL: Port v Scorpions

  I’m back at North Port Oval for the 1st Qualifying VFL Final between Port Melbourne and Casey Scorpions.  The crowd is significantly boosted today by the appearance of Brendan Fevola with the Scorpions.  I’ve been joined by some mates who I play veterans cricket with out atAinsliePark in Croydon.  Chris and I have somewhat [Read more]

Borough Sting Scorpions

What a proud footy club the Borough is. One of only two stand alone clubs in the VFL, the other being Frankston, providing you don’t count Geelong and Collingwood, This year they are making every week a winning week. Undefeated at the end of the home and away, which is a first for the club.  [Read more]

Is this the season for the drought to end?

    I’ve hit record button on Foxtel for the Cats v Swans game and headed off to Port Melbourne to see if my VFL side can win 18 on the trot and remain undefeated in the main season.   Its been a while since I have not made the trip down Princes Highway for [Read more]

Heidi comes to Chirnside Park

Saturday afternoon’s Victorian Football League clash between traditional rivals Williamstown and Port Melbourne, the ABC’s match of the day, proved to be a ripper affair.  The Gulls jumped out of the blocks superbly and led by just over four goals at the first change. The Borough were magnificent in outscoring the old enemy 11 goals [Read more]

11 and 0 – Doubts remain for some.

A 41 point victory over the Geelong VFL team on Saturday has seen Port Melbourne emulate its opponents “big brother’s” perfect start to the season. Standout efforts for the home team included 10 goals from the dynamic duo of Rose & Galea and a fine performance from Tristan Francis in only his second senior game. [Read more]

Time ticking for the Port Melbourne scoreboard

Peter Vesty is not sentimental about  his home away from home for the past 30 years, the Port Melbourne scoreboard. “I’d like to blow it up or burn it down,” he says, in-between hanging up numbers for a reserves match between Port Melbourne and Werribee. Read more about Peter Vesty and about the 80 year [Read more]

Hello old friend

Six weeks in and I’m off to see my first game of VFL football at the North Port Oval for season 2011. Gary Ayres’ Port Melbourne, 4 wins & no losses, are off to the best start for a Borough side since the 1999 model, coached by Darren Crocker, commenced their season 4-0. Port’s efforts [Read more]