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Vic metro leagues season guide


16 APR 2021
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AFL Victoria – Metro Football Preview 2021

League name: Essendon District Football League

MEN’S

2019 Premier: Keilor

Premier Division men’s teams 2021: Aberfeldie, Avondale Heights, Craigieburn, Essendon Doutta Stars, Glenroy, Greenvale, Keilor, Maribyrnong Park, Pascoe Vale, Strathmore

Favourites for men’s top 4: Keilor, Aberfeldie, Strathmore, Pascoe Vale

Star signing: Heath Shaw (East Keilor)

Season starts: April 2

WOMEN’S

2019 Premier: Aberfeldie

Premier Division women’s teams 2021: Aberfeldie, Burnside Heights, Essendon Doutta Stars, Hillside, Keilor, Maribyrnong Park, Oak Park, Westmeadows

Favourites for women’s top 4: Aberfeldie, Keilor, Hillside, Westmeadows

Season starts: April 10

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League name: Southern Football Netball League

MEN’S

2019 men’s premier: Dingley

Div 1 teams men’s 2021: Bentleigh, Cheltenham, Dingley, East Malvern, Highett, Mordialloc, Oakleigh District, Port Melbourne Colts, St Kilda City and St Paul’s McKinnon

Season starts: 10 April 2021

Favourites for top 4: Dingley, Cheltenham, Port Melbourne Colts and St Kilda City

Star signing: Marley Williams (Port Melbourne Colts)

WOMEN’S

Women’s football teams: Bentleigh, Casey Thunder, Clayton, East Brighton, Endeavour Hills, Frankston Dolphins, Hallam, Lyndale, Mordialloc, Murrumbeena, South Yarra, St Paul’s Mackinnon, Skye

Women’s football grading matches will commence May 1.

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League name: Northern Football Netball League

MEN’S

2019 Premier: West Preston- Lakeside (Men’s),

Div 1 teams 2021 (Men’s): Bundoora, Greensborough, Heidelberg, Hurstbridge, Macleod, Montmorency, Northcote Park, North Heidelberg, West Preston-Lakeside, Whittlesea

Season starts: Friday 9th April – Northcote Park V Montmorency 7.10pm at Bill Lawry Oval, Northcote.

Favourites for top 5: West Preston-Lakeside, Greensborough, Montmorency, North Heidelberg, Macleod

Star signing: Sam Lloyd (Western Bulldogs to Bundoora)

WOMEN’S

2019 Premier: VU Western Spurs (Women’s)

Women’s Football teams: Banyule, Bundoora, Darebin, Diamond Creek, Eltham, Fitzroy Stars, Greensborough, Heidelberg, Hurstbridge, Laurimar, Lower Plenty, Mernda, Montmorency, Reservoir, St Mary’s, VU Western Spurs, Wallan, West Preston Lakeside, Whittlesea

Women’s Div 1 teams: TBC. Grading matches commence on April 10.

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League name: Eastern Football Netball League

MEN’S

Premier Division 2019 Premier: Vermont

2021 Premier Division teams: Balwyn, Blackburn, Berwick, Doncaster, Doncaster East, Noble Park, North Ringwood, Norwood, Rowville, South Croydon, Vermont

Season Starts: 17/4/2021

Predicted Top Five: Vermont, Blackburn, Norwood, Balwyn, South Croydon

Star Signing: Jordan Lisle (Balwyn)

WOMEN’S

Premier Division Women’s 2019 Premier: Chirnside Park

Premier Division Women's teams: Blackburn, Chirnside Park, Donvale, South Croydon, Vermont, Whitehorse Suns

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League name: Western Region Football League

MEN’S

2019 premier: Deer Park

Div 1 teams 2021 Men’s: Altona, Caroline Springs, Deer Park, Hoppers Crossing, Point Cook, Spotswood, St Albans, Sunshine, Werribee Districts, Yarraville Seddon

Season starts: Fri Apr 9

Favourites for top 4: Altona, Spotswood, Hoppers Crossing, Deer Park

Star signing: Nick Graham (Former CarltonAFL player joins Spotswood) and Brendan Fevola (Deer Park)

WOMEN’S

2019 Women’s Senior Premier: Spotswood

Senior Women’s Competition teams: Braybrook / Albanvale, Caroline Springs, Hoppers Crossing, Laverton, Manor Lakes, North Sunshine, Point Cook, Point Cook Centrals, Spotswood, Werribee Centrals, West Footscray, Wyndhamvale, Yarraville Seddon Eagles

Favourites for top 4: Manor Lakes, Spotswood, Caroline Springs, Yarraville Seddon Eagles

Season starts: April 17

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League name: Outer East Football Netball League

MEN’S

2019 Premier: Narre Warren

Premier Division teams 2021: Beaconsfield, Cranbourne, Doveton, Narre Warren, Olinda- Ferny Creek, Pakenham, Wandin, Woori Yallock, Upwey-Tecoma

Season starts: April 24th

Favourites for top 4: Beaconsfield, Narre Warren, Woori Yallock, Cranbourne

Star signing: biggest name to join the league Matt Scharenberg (Olinda Ferny Creek)

WOMEN’S

The Outer East will run a stand-alone women’s competition for the first time in 2021, having previously worked in conjunction with the Eastern Football League. The league will also offer an U19s women’s competition for the very first time.

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League name: Victorian Amateur Football Association (VAFA)

MEN’S

2019 Premier Division Men’s Premier: University Blues

Premier Division Men’s teams 2021: Caulfield Grammarians, Collegians, Old Brighton, Old Melburnians, Old Scotch, Old Trinity, Old Xaverians, St Bernards, St Kevins, University Blues

Season starts: April 10

Favourites for top 4: University Blues, St Kevins, Collegians, Old Xaverians

Star signings: Tom Sheridan (Collegians), Alex Fasolo (University Blues), Rupert Wills (Old Scotch)

WOMEN’S

2019 Premier Division Women’s Premier: St Kevins

Premier Division Men’s teams 2021: Caulfield Grammarians, Kew, Marcellin, St Kevins, St Marys Salesian, Old Trinity, Old Xaverians, West Brunswick

Season starts: April 10

Favourites for top 4: Old Trinity, St Kevins, Marcellin, West Brunswick

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League name: Riddell District Football Netball League

2019 Senior Men’s Premier: Rupertswood

2021 Senior Men’s teams: Diggers Rest, Lancefield, Macedon, Melton Centrals, Riddell, Romsey, Wallan, Western Rams, Woodend Hesket

Season starts: April 17

Favourites for top 4: Diggers Rest, Romsey, Wallan, Macedon

Star signings: Mitch Brockwell and Ben McMahon (Joined Diggers Rest from Ballarat league club Melton), Josh Pound (Woodend-Hesket)