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streetspirit

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Nov 1, 2006
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Hawthorn
BHH confirmed last night that the alignment with Hawthorn will continue through the new VFL-NEAFL combined competition


“We’re excited to collaborate with AFL Victoria, the AFL and fellow clubs to re-shape the country’s premier second tier competition,” said [Box Hill Hawks President Ed] Sill.

“Importantly, in what remains a source of great strength and certainty, we look forward to continuing our 20-plus-year alignment with the Hawthorn Football Club.

...

[Hawks' CEO Reeves]

“With the announcement of a new amalgamated VFL competition, combining the NEAFL and VFL into one league, we will work with Box Hill regarding how our affiliation can continue to achieve success for both clubs in 2021 and beyond.”
 

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streetspirit

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Nov 1, 2006
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VFL setup starting to trickle out

Key points
- aligned and AFL clubs will be permitted to list five players over the age of 23. Five will have to be under the age of 23, and 20 other players under 21, sourced from zones that each club has been allocated.
- The zones are seen as a way of having more players coming out of the NAB League – which turns into an Under 19 and Under 17 competition next year – and going directly to the VFL.
- [Zones for BHH:] Eastern Ranges, Gippsland Power, Hawthorn NGA
 

moginie

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Feb 14, 2008
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VFL setup starting to trickle out

Key points
They are seriously reverting to a 17s & 19s league next year?

For ******* years the VFL/AFL pressured the SANFL to get rid of their 17s & 19s, tried to streamline things, make it uniform. And now this.

Who would have thought that good ideas can come from elsewhere?
 

streetspirit

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The article actually mentions that in a bit more detail Moginie,
An AFL recruiter backed the model, and said the onus would be on VFL clubs to work closely with the NAB League teams to create a “one-club’’ feel.

He said he saw it as the VFL’s attempt to replicate the SANFL and WAFL.

“That’s not a bad thing; what they have over there works,’’ he said.
 

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