Eastern Raptors get visit from Special Guest Melbourne Storm great, Ryan Hoffman with the Eastern Raptors Juniors. Image courtesy of Councillor John Mortimore
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VRL train on squads released The Victorian Rugby League is pleased to announce the train on squads for the U/18, Womens and Mens representative teams that travel to Adelaide to play in the Affiliate...
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U/18, Womens and Mens State trials

The Victorian Rugby League is pleased to be hosting its State Trial matches this Sunday at Greaves Reserve, Bennet St, Dandenong. Please see attached the players who are invited to those selection matches.
The U/15 players who will be added to the training squad as required will be notified through their clubs.
PLEASE NOTE: The Citylink has some closures on sunday so please plan your journey.
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Junior & Senior Trial/Gala Day Times

This Saturday 4th April is the date set for the annual VRL Trials/Gala Day.
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Undefeated Hampton Park Primary School Rugby League side teams up for Leader Sports Star win

Courtesy of Berwick Leader March 5, 2014

INFLUENCE from the Melbourne Storm has helped the Hampton Park Primary School Girls Rugby League side become Leader Sports Star’s Southern Division Team of the Year.
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2014 SSV/VRL 12 Years & Under Trial Information Released

The 2014 SSV/VRL 12 Years & Under Rugby League Trial Information has been released. Please click for trial information and nomination form.
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VRL U12s Country of Heritage - Registration

Saturday 22nd March
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Community Carnival Tackles Bullying

As a part of the NRL's One Community Tackle Bullying program, Melbourne Storm players along with NRL Game Development Officers visited over 10,000 primary school children across Victoria. They promoted local VRL Clubs along the way! Here is a snap shot of the carnival.
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Register Early in 2014!

Remember the earlier Juniors Under the Age of 16 Register the earlier they get their NRL/Storm Pass which gives them entry into every week of the NRL Telstra Premiership Series (excluding games where capacity constraints exist).
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Round 1: SG Ball and Harold Matthews

This Saturday 15th February 2014 the Casey Fields hosts Round 1 of the SG Ball and Harold Matthews Season. Come along to show your support!
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New Development Officer for Albury-Wodonga

The National Rugby League (NRL) has today announced the appointment of a new full-time Game Development Officer for the Riverina area to be based in Albury.
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VRL U12 Junior Country of Heritage

Saturday the 22nd of March will see the first ever VRL Junior Country of Heritage. This event is very similar to the VRL Country of Origin however it will be for U12s. Applications are open for team officials.
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VIDEO: 2010 VRL U18s Grand Final South Eastern Titans v Northern Thunder

A look back at at very exciting 2010 VRL U18s Grand Final: South Eastern Titans v Northern Thunder
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VIDEO: 2013 U18s, Women LT, 2nd Div & 1st Grade Grand Finals

Here is links to Video Highlights from 2013 U18s, Women LT, 2nd Div & 1st Grade Grand Finals
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Benefits of Early Registration

As well as the policy of "No Pay No Play" registering early to your VRL Club has added benefits.
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VIDEO: 2013 VRL Second Division Grand Final

North West Wolves overcome a late comeback from Altona Roosters to win the 2013 VRL Second Division Grand Final
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2014 VRL Calendar of Events

Dates for the 2014 Season Revealed
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VIDEO: 2013 VRL Women's League Tag Grand Final Werribee v Doveton

Highlights of the 2013 VRL Women's League Tag Grand Final Werribee v Doveton
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VRL YouTube Channel

Video highlights of VRL games both past and present and an array of other material.

The first highlights package is of the 2013 Under 18s VRL Grand Final between Casey Warriors Rugby League Club and Altona Roosters Rugby League Club.
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Changes to Registration Process in 2014

All players returning to their VRL club, as well as new players to Rugby League wil be required to register themselves online.
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Great Attendance at VRL AGM and Information Session

2014 VRL Board Elected:

Bob Utber Affiliate Leagues
Selma Smith Senior Clubs
Jaimie Taunoa Junior Clubs
Brian Michalowsky VRLRA
Greg Brentnall Melbourne Storm
David Ross Board nominee
Joseph Ryan Board nominee
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2013 VRL Grand Final - Video Highlights

Click on the following link for highlights of the 2013 VRL Grand Final

Altona Roosters vs Sunbury Tigers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUE1UbCb_pE
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Raptors are Recruiting for 2014

Eastern Raptors Rugby League Club are currently recruiting Players, Coaches and Volunteers for the 2014 Season.

For more information:
Email: secretary@easternraptors.com.au
Website: www.easternraptors.com.au
Facebook: www.facebook.com/eastern.raptorsRLC
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2013 VRL Country of Origin

The Victorian Rugby League in conjunction with the Victorian Tongan Community will be hosting the 2013 Country of Origin Finals on Saturday October 26th at Arthur Beachley Reserve in Sunshine.
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2013 VRL Grand Final on C31

The 2013 VRL Grand Final was broadcast on free-to-air TV on C31.

Relive the action by going to Catch Up TV on C31.
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2013 VRL Grand Final Broadcasted on Channel 31

2013 FIRST GRADE GRAND FINAL REPLAY WILL BE PLAYED THIS WEDNESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER AT 9PM BROADCASTED ON CHANNEL 31 OR CHANNEL 44 ON DIGITAL.
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2013 Junior Grand Final Review

By Andrew Marmont
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2013 VRL Senior Grand Final Review

By Andrew Marmont
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Tough Love In The VRL

The VRL has issued Tough Love in its competitions for 2013.

Since the start of the 2013 season there have been 11 players and 1 coach who have received Tough Love by the VRL resulting in a total of 47 weeks of suspensions for Tough Love offences.

The VRL intends to provide an environment of play that is free of violence and abuse on the field. Through Tough Love, the VRL takes a stance of ZERO TOLERANCE for the following:

Punching or Striking
Fighting or Melees
Abuse of Match Officials

Under the Tough Love policy, there are minimum suspensions for the above offences regardless of an individual’s record or plea of guilt and applies to all age groups from U6s to First Grade.

The VRL’s Tough Love policy can be found at the following link:

http://www.sportingpulse.com/get_file.cgi?id=2362799
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NO CARD, NO PLAY.

All registered VRL players must have a VRL hard card to take the field. All VRL matches are sanctioned by NO CARD, NO PLAY. If players do not have a VRL hard card they are NOT entitled to play.
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VRU & VRL Reciprocal Policy to Recognise Sanctions and Suspensions

The Victorian Rugby Union (VRU) and the Victorian Rugby League (VRL) will recognise and enforce sanctions imposed by each organisation.
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2013 VRL Registration Policy - NO PAY NO PLAY

In 2013 players must pay their fees to their club before they take the field.
This is a Victorian Rugby League Policy that all players must abide too. Players should speak to their clubs now regarding 2013 payments so they are able to take the field when the season kicks off May 4.
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