2nds 2021 VFL and East Coast Second-Tier Competition

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BruceFromBalnarring

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Thanks. We’re pretty poor too. It’s frustrating like when you’re a yachtie and there’s good stuff going on with the Aussies in the sailing and they show the windsurfing on the sailing stream. 🙄
 

Cubs2Lions

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Thanks. We’re pretty poor too. It’s frustrating like when you’re a yachtie and there’s good stuff going on with the Aussies in the sailing and they show the windsurfing on the sailing stream. 🙄
No worries mate, good luck for the rest of the season for both the AFL & VFL teams competing this season as well.
 

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Cubs2Lions

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Looks like we’ve taken about 30 down to tassie (or will take?)

Also have Jake Stein, Jake Riccardi and Matt Buntine from the Giants coming over to our VFL lineup this week, for additional top-up support for our VFL squad due to us bringing an large playing squad over for the interstate matches against the Hawks & Dockers these next 2 weeks.
 

McIvor

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Why bother with this. I feel for some of the younger guys at the club who basically got 15 v 15 matches last year and now running around getting spanked each week while other clubs have two AFL teams joining forces while we have a bunch of kids that would barely get games in a WAFL or SAFL reserves team. Guys like the 4 x Smiths, CEY, Michael, Joyce and the rests development is screwed because of this mickey mouse comp.
 

pulpdriver

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Why bother with this. I feel for some of the younger guys at the club who basically got 15 v 15 matches last year and now running around getting spanked each week while other clubs have two AFL teams joining forces while we have a bunch of kids that would barely get games in a WAFL or SAFL reserves team. Guys like the 4 x Smiths, CEY, Michael, Joyce and the rests development is screwed because of this mickey mouse comp.
Playing against AFL level opponents is going to contribute to our youngster's development, even if it's in losses. Hell of a lot better for them than not playing any footy at all.
 

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M Malice

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The AFL has today announced an update to the 2021 VFL Premiership Season.

As a result of the evolving COVID-19 situation across the country, previous interruptions to scheduled games and an extension to the Victorian State Government lockdown, the 2021 VFL home-and-away season has finished. The league has confirmed the match ratio system has determined the final ladder positions ahead of the 2021 VFL Finals Series starting on Saturday September 4, 2021.

The finals will retain the top eight clubs but in an elimination format should they be able to start on the weekend of September 4. The AFL has put a contingency in place should there be any further delays.

Currently placed 17th on the ladder, Tuesday's announcement brings the Brisbane Lions VFL season to a close.
 

Dalions

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The AFL has today announced an update to the 2021 VFL Premiership Season.

As a result of the evolving COVID-19 situation across the country, previous interruptions to scheduled games and an extension to the Victorian State Government lockdown, the 2021 VFL home-and-away season has finished. The league has confirmed the match ratio system has determined the final ladder positions ahead of the 2021 VFL Finals Series starting on Saturday September 4, 2021.

The finals will retain the top eight clubs but in an elimination format should they be able to start on the weekend of September 4. The AFL has put a contingency in place should there be any further delays.

Currently placed 17th on the ladder, Tuesday's announcement brings the Brisbane Lions VFL season to a close.
Not great for the depth players like, Dev, Matho, Payne (Prior and Coleman) if they get dropped this week. With the Seniors finals beginning next week it would be nice for them to stay in touch.
 

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ASPLEY will not take part in the 2022 VFL season after withdrawing its licence from the competition this week.

The Hornets, who won the wooden spoon in their first season in the competition with a 1-9 record after suffering a host of injuries to key players and being among several clubs to struggle to deal with the stop-start nature of the season, advised the AFL and AFL Queensland of their intention to renew their focus on the QAFL competition next year.

They will field seniors, reserves and colts teams in that league, alongside their Bond University QAFLW teams and provide a participation pathway from NAB AFL Auskick to the Queensland state league.

The Hornets joined the VFL this season alongside Southport, Brisbane Lions, Gold Coast, Sydney and GWS from the now defunct NEAFL, creating a 22-team competition up the eastern seaboard.

They announced their arrival with a stunning 10-goal first quarter against Port Melbourne in the opening round, and put in some significant performances despite not managing to win another game, including leading Frankston by 22 points in the second quarter of their only trip to Melbourne at Skybus Stadium in round three and holding healthy leads over Gold Coast and Brisbane Lions before losing by a kick.

Spearhead Matthew Hammelmann booted 42 goals from just 10 matches to win the Frosty Miller Medal after claiming the last two leading goalkicker awards in the NEAFL – the first time in the VFA/VFL’s 154-year history that a player has topped the tally in a wooden spoon team.

William Wolbers and Jono Freeman also played their 100th State league games during the year.

Aspley president Keith Hill said the club’s VFL involvement had given it an assessment on its overall strategy as a football club.

"Playing in the VFL this season has been challenging due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, which gave rise for the board to review what is in the best interests of the club going forward," he said.

"For us to maintain a pathway for our juniors, we have realigned our focus to play the highest level of community football in Queensland.

"As disappointing as it is to withdraw from the VFL competition after only one year, we are now excited to be participating in the highest standard of community football in Queensland – as a club we look forward to playing our role in both the QAFL and QAFLW competitions, both of which are in great shape."

AFL Head of Talent Pathways and State League Competitions Tristan Salter said the league was supportive of Aspley’s decision.

"The 2021 season has been a challenge to everyone connected to football and the AFL is very proud of how all VFL clubs, players, officials, supporters and corporate partners managed through a difficult year and kept their communities connected," Salter said.

"The renewed focus for Aspley in targeting a strong link between their junior footballers and their talent pathway to senior football makes sense.

"The inclusion of their elite VFL program into their current football program is not sustainable for them in 2022.

"VFL games in Queensland this season have been hugely successful with large crowds in attendance and increasing broadcast numbers, led by the dominance of Southport, who finished the home-and-away season second on the ladder.

"We hope stability will return to all football competitions in 2022 and this will enable the VFL to continue to have an expanding presence in Queensland and NSW."

Aspley's withdrawal means the VFL will be a 21-team competition next year, with clubs having a scheduled bye during the season.

The VFL home-and-away season has been deemed completed during the latest COVID-19 lockdown, with a sudden death finals series to take place over three weeks from Saturday, September 4, pending any further interruptions.
 

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ASPLEY will not take part in the 2022 VFL season after withdrawing its licence from the competition this week.

The Hornets, who won the wooden spoon in their first season in the competition with a 1-9 record after suffering a host of injuries to key players and being among several clubs to struggle to deal with the stop-start nature of the season, advised the AFL and AFL Queensland of their intention to renew their focus on the QAFL competition next year.

They will field seniors, reserves and colts teams in that league, alongside their Bond University QAFLW teams and provide a participation pathway from NAB AFL Auskick to the Queensland state league.

The Hornets joined the VFL this season alongside Southport, Brisbane Lions, Gold Coast, Sydney and GWS from the now defunct NEAFL, creating a 22-team competition up the eastern seaboard.

They announced their arrival with a stunning 10-goal first quarter against Port Melbourne in the opening round, and put in some significant performances despite not managing to win another game, including leading Frankston by 22 points in the second quarter of their only trip to Melbourne at Skybus Stadium in round three and holding healthy leads over Gold Coast and Brisbane Lions before losing by a kick.

Spearhead Matthew Hammelmann booted 42 goals from just 10 matches to win the Frosty Miller Medal after claiming the last two leading goalkicker awards in the NEAFL – the first time in the VFA/VFL’s 154-year history that a player has topped the tally in a wooden spoon team.

William Wolbers and Jono Freeman also played their 100th State league games during the year.

Aspley president Keith Hill said the club’s VFL involvement had given it an assessment on its overall strategy as a football club.

"Playing in the VFL this season has been challenging due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, which gave rise for the board to review what is in the best interests of the club going forward," he said.

"For us to maintain a pathway for our juniors, we have realigned our focus to play the highest level of community football in Queensland.

"As disappointing as it is to withdraw from the VFL competition after only one year, we are now excited to be participating in the highest standard of community football in Queensland – as a club we look forward to playing our role in both the QAFL and QAFLW competitions, both of which are in great shape."

AFL Head of Talent Pathways and State League Competitions Tristan Salter said the league was supportive of Aspley’s decision.

"The 2021 season has been a challenge to everyone connected to football and the AFL is very proud of how all VFL clubs, players, officials, supporters and corporate partners managed through a difficult year and kept their communities connected," Salter said.

"The renewed focus for Aspley in targeting a strong link between their junior footballers and their talent pathway to senior football makes sense.

"The inclusion of their elite VFL program into their current football program is not sustainable for them in 2022.

"VFL games in Queensland this season have been hugely successful with large crowds in attendance and increasing broadcast numbers, led by the dominance of Southport, who finished the home-and-away season second on the ladder.

"We hope stability will return to all football competitions in 2022 and this will enable the VFL to continue to have an expanding presence in Queensland and NSW."

Aspley's withdrawal means the VFL will be a 21-team competition next year, with clubs having a scheduled bye during the season.

The VFL home-and-away season has been deemed completed during the latest COVID-19 lockdown, with a sudden death finals series to take place over three weeks from Saturday, September 4, pending any further interruptions.
I imaging the main "unsaid" reason although hinted in the statement, is the costs of playing in the VFL
They may have had an idea of the costs but that is different to the actual costs they experienced in 2021
Aspley Hornets is nowhere near the size of Southport
I was a little surprised when the joined the VFL

Aspley have taken a very long time to establish themselves on the northside of Brisbane
I remember them being the little sister/brother club and player breeding ground to my old club Windsor-Zillmere in the 70's onward
 

Dalions

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ASPLEY will not take part in the 2022 VFL season after withdrawing its licence from the competition this week.

The Hornets, who won the wooden spoon in their first season in the competition with a 1-9 record after suffering a host of injuries to key players and being among several clubs to struggle to deal with the stop-start nature of the season, advised the AFL and AFL Queensland of their intention to renew their focus on the QAFL competition next year.

They will field seniors, reserves and colts teams in that league, alongside their Bond University QAFLW teams and provide a participation pathway from NAB AFL Auskick to the Queensland state league.

The Hornets joined the VFL this season alongside Southport, Brisbane Lions, Gold Coast, Sydney and GWS from the now defunct NEAFL, creating a 22-team competition up the eastern seaboard.

They announced their arrival with a stunning 10-goal first quarter against Port Melbourne in the opening round, and put in some significant performances despite not managing to win another game, including leading Frankston by 22 points in the second quarter of their only trip to Melbourne at Skybus Stadium in round three and holding healthy leads over Gold Coast and Brisbane Lions before losing by a kick.

Spearhead Matthew Hammelmann booted 42 goals from just 10 matches to win the Frosty Miller Medal after claiming the last two leading goalkicker awards in the NEAFL – the first time in the VFA/VFL’s 154-year history that a player has topped the tally in a wooden spoon team.

William Wolbers and Jono Freeman also played their 100th State league games during the year.

Aspley president Keith Hill said the club’s VFL involvement had given it an assessment on its overall strategy as a football club.

"Playing in the VFL this season has been challenging due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, which gave rise for the board to review what is in the best interests of the club going forward," he said.

"For us to maintain a pathway for our juniors, we have realigned our focus to play the highest level of community football in Queensland.

"As disappointing as it is to withdraw from the VFL competition after only one year, we are now excited to be participating in the highest standard of community football in Queensland – as a club we look forward to playing our role in both the QAFL and QAFLW competitions, both of which are in great shape."

AFL Head of Talent Pathways and State League Competitions Tristan Salter said the league was supportive of Aspley’s decision.

"The 2021 season has been a challenge to everyone connected to football and the AFL is very proud of how all VFL clubs, players, officials, supporters and corporate partners managed through a difficult year and kept their communities connected," Salter said.

"The renewed focus for Aspley in targeting a strong link between their junior footballers and their talent pathway to senior football makes sense.

"The inclusion of their elite VFL program into their current football program is not sustainable for them in 2022.

"VFL games in Queensland this season have been hugely successful with large crowds in attendance and increasing broadcast numbers, led by the dominance of Southport, who finished the home-and-away season second on the ladder.

"We hope stability will return to all football competitions in 2022 and this will enable the VFL to continue to have an expanding presence in Queensland and NSW."

Aspley's withdrawal means the VFL will be a 21-team competition next year, with clubs having a scheduled bye during the season.

The VFL home-and-away season has been deemed completed during the latest COVID-19 lockdown, with a sudden death finals series to take place over three weeks from Saturday, September 4, pending any further interruptions.
Don’t have time just now to read the full article so it may be mentioned in there.
But might be a bit of a chance to sign up some top ups from their squad.
Like Brabstinac and Eagles, Hammelman maybe?
 

POBT

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I think that the intent all along was to have the local Qld clubs to drop out. The AFL just couldn’t be seen to be forcing them out.

If this makes the QAFL even stronger, then that’s a great outcome for local footy. I think there’s more local talent than ever before. The big challenge up here with local footy is ensuring the talent doesn’t all go to the strongest few clubs. Some sort of financial equalisation strategy might be required.
 

jackess

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Would a promotion system work? Winner of the QAFL gets the money required to play VFL the following season

Not sure how they’d work out who gets demoted
 

davemc_lions

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Don’t have time just now to read the full article so it may be mentioned in there.
But might be a bit of a chance to sign up some top ups from their squad.
Like Brabstinac and Eagles, Hammelman maybe?
interesting thinking about top ups.
I said for a while having kids to top up our kids has not helped.
Having injured players made it worse.

Forward line been mostly listed players
Prob half our mids

Backline been a problem with injuries
You assume Lester, Adams and Payne playing for the one senior spot if all fit
So have some experience in the VFL.. Although injury wise we very rarely had all three fit
Nor Answerth the whole year or Rayner
CEY been injured most of the year as well
J Berry out meant Dev got senior games so a kid filled that spot.
Prior, Fullarton and K Coleman in and out to cover injury
Sharp injured now for a while

We had a long injury list this year.. So do we top up some mature guys as a assume we be missing people again.
Hippy out you assume until mid year.
 

T Rick

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ASPLEY will not take part in the 2022 VFL season after withdrawing its licence from the competition this week.

The Hornets, who won the wooden spoon in their first season in the competition with a 1-9 record after suffering a host of injuries to key players and being among several clubs to struggle to deal with the stop-start nature of the season, advised the AFL and AFL Queensland of their intention to renew their focus on the QAFL competition next year.

They will field seniors, reserves and colts teams in that league, alongside their Bond University QAFLW teams and provide a participation pathway from NAB AFL Auskick to the Queensland state league.

The Hornets joined the VFL this season alongside Southport, Brisbane Lions, Gold Coast, Sydney and GWS from the now defunct NEAFL, creating a 22-team competition up the eastern seaboard.

They announced their arrival with a stunning 10-goal first quarter against Port Melbourne in the opening round, and put in some significant performances despite not managing to win another game, including leading Frankston by 22 points in the second quarter of their only trip to Melbourne at Skybus Stadium in round three and holding healthy leads over Gold Coast and Brisbane Lions before losing by a kick.

Spearhead Matthew Hammelmann booted 42 goals from just 10 matches to win the Frosty Miller Medal after claiming the last two leading goalkicker awards in the NEAFL – the first time in the VFA/VFL’s 154-year history that a player has topped the tally in a wooden spoon team.

William Wolbers and Jono Freeman also played their 100th State league games during the year.

Aspley president Keith Hill said the club’s VFL involvement had given it an assessment on its overall strategy as a football club.

"Playing in the VFL this season has been challenging due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, which gave rise for the board to review what is in the best interests of the club going forward," he said.

"For us to maintain a pathway for our juniors, we have realigned our focus to play the highest level of community football in Queensland.

"As disappointing as it is to withdraw from the VFL competition after only one year, we are now excited to be participating in the highest standard of community football in Queensland – as a club we look forward to playing our role in both the QAFL and QAFLW competitions, both of which are in great shape."

AFL Head of Talent Pathways and State League Competitions Tristan Salter said the league was supportive of Aspley’s decision.

"The 2021 season has been a challenge to everyone connected to football and the AFL is very proud of how all VFL clubs, players, officials, supporters and corporate partners managed through a difficult year and kept their communities connected," Salter said.

"The renewed focus for Aspley in targeting a strong link between their junior footballers and their talent pathway to senior football makes sense.

"The inclusion of their elite VFL program into their current football program is not sustainable for them in 2022.

"VFL games in Queensland this season have been hugely successful with large crowds in attendance and increasing broadcast numbers, led by the dominance of Southport, who finished the home-and-away season second on the ladder.

"We hope stability will return to all football competitions in 2022 and this will enable the VFL to continue to have an expanding presence in Queensland and NSW."

Aspley's withdrawal means the VFL will be a 21-team competition next year, with clubs having a scheduled bye during the season.

The VFL home-and-away season has been deemed completed during the latest COVID-19 lockdown, with a sudden death finals series to take place over three weeks from Saturday, September 4, pending any further interruptions.
For those who watch the VFL closely, is Matthew Hammelmann a chance to get picked up as a Rookie by any of the AFL clubs?
 

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