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Southern Football League embraces netball

SLCFThe Southern Football League became the first metropolitan Football League to embrace Netball to the extent that it incorporated it into its name to become the Southern Football Netball League from the 2015 season onwards.

The dramatic rise in popularity after the League included a netball competition has seen the number of teams increase from seven in Unknown-8 the first year to fifty-one playing in six divisions in 2015.

On the same evening, the League also announced its community  partnership with beyondblue.

At the League’s season launch, the Victorian Premier, the Hon Daniel Andrews said “In particular I want to congratulate the League IMG_6585-200x300on its great work to grow a thriving netball comp, not as a sideline but an integral part of its being, alongside its important partnership with beyondblue raising awareness of mental health issues.”

“This League is a labour of love for so many – and there’s so much done behind the scenes, whether it’s the people who wash the kits to those who manage the books – these are the people who ensure the League has gone from strength to strength.”

“The strength and resilience of community sport and recreation is indispensable to the future of our state and our suburbs. I know this League has a great future and I wish all the clubs well as the 2015 season properly gets underway.”


The Gelding’s red hot selections for Caulfield on 20 September 2014

MarkThe Gelding’s attention is on his home track at Caulfield tomorrow and after last week’s stellar day on the punt he is primed and ready to go with some value bets that pack a punch!

As always the bets are on an each way and all up basis.


Race 5 Horse 8 – Spirit of Heaven
Race 6 Horse 1 – Spillway
Race 7 Horse 10 – Silent Achiever (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 8 Horse 1 – Samaready (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 9 Horse 5 – Trust in a Gust

You can hear the Gelding discuss the results with the Professor and the panel this Sunday at 11.00am on Sportzfan Radio live from the Southern Football League Division 1 Grand Final at Springvale oval broadcasting on 88.3 Southern FM.

Good luck and good punting!

The Gelding

Sportzfan Radio show #236.2

@SportzfanRadio now available on iTunes!26 February 2012 236.2 -Wayne Holdsworth , CEO of the Southern Football League explained the reasons behind the expulsion of the Doveton Eagles from the League stemming from racial slurs and intimidation of umpires in a 2011 elimination final. This was not the first time the Club had been expelled as in 2010, their coach had been found guilty of coaching whilst his accreditation had been suspended. Wayne also discussed that due to lack of resources, community leagues don’t conduct drug testing. On a positive note, Wayne firmly believed that within three years there will be a professional Australian Rules national competition for women. The Panel discussed the Sydney Kings choice of Shane Heal as their head coach position for the remainder of this NBL season. Daniel believes that in order to increase interest and attendance at NBL games, something needs to be done to boost scoring to make it more entertaining for spectators who want to watch a more fast-paced game. Paul Dalligan provided his NRL 2012 season preview and weighed in with his picks for the first game of the NRL season picking Newcastle to win the first game of the season at home against the Dragons. He also thought the Bulldogs would beat the Panthers and the Rabbitohs would get over the Roosters.  Paul gave his final 2012 ladder predictions including his top eight. He said it was difficult as the competition is one of the best in years.  Surprisingly, not in the top eight were the reigning premiers, Manly, after losing their coach to the Bulldogs and the Brisbane Bronco’s who he saw finishing in the basement due to the loss of several top players.

Sportzfan Radio 161.2

@SportzfanRadio now available on iTunes!4 July 2010 161.2 -Dr Leslie’s CSA gets a run with the approval of listeners.  The Sydney Colt texts that the estimated first prize in the Sports World Series of Poker is $9 million.  The ‘F’ word talks World Cup quarter finals and Daniel says the Socceroos would win a “make believe” World Cup 4-0.  The Panel query who will welcome the Socceroos back into Australia seeing Kevin Rudd has been sacked, but then decide hardly any of them live here anyway.  The ‘F’ word also ponders the semi finals and thinks it will be a Germany v Netherlands final,  He wants Marcelo Bielsa as the next Socceroos coach.  Dalligan talks State of Origin 3 and thinks the NSW team can win 16-14 and hopes they can take inspiration from the example of the Socceroos bouncing back after their defeat by Germany.  He also calls the Karmichael Hunt experiment a debacle.  The Sports Geek explains his NRL Sports Social Media Index and says the NRL are about 7 to 8 months behind the AFL in social media as 3 teams aren’t even on twitter or facebook.  He is currently advising the Southern Football League on social media policy.