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Proudly supported by naming rights sponsor Bendigo Bank


Bendigo Bank CHFL Prefered Uniform Supplier

The Bendigo Bank Central Highlands F.L. continues its partnership with Loco Sportswear as the preferred uniform supplier within the CHFL providing on and off field uniforms to clubs within the league.

Loco Sportswear is a licensed AFL Victoria Country supplier able to provide matchday jumpers and socks, netball skirts and off field apparel to suit all needs of clubs.

Attached below is a copy of their 2016 catalogue. All orders are recommended to be placed directly with Loco Sportswear.  www.locosportswear.com.au 

For further information contact Gary March on 0412 359936 or e-mail gary@hopgreen.com.au


 CHFL Support to Scotsburn Fire Recovery

Last weekends Scotsburn fire impacted a number of people within the Central Highlands FL community in particular members of the Buninyong FNC. 

Two families who are members of the Buninyong FNC, Graeme Jackson, long time football manager at the club and his wife Sue and the Johnson family both lost their homes and possesions in the fire.

On Thursday night the families were presented with cheques from the league raised through contributions from member clubs and the league to help start their recovery. 

The cheques also included a donation from the Ballarat Football Umpires Association who upon hearing of the plight of the two families within the football community and the CHFL's fundraising efforts added their support.

Over recent years the CHFL has undertaken three such fundraising exercises within the member clubs of the league and have been able to provide significant support to families who are part of the league community when they are in need of some extra help.

Graeme and Buninyong president Andrew Donald on behalf of the Johnson family thanked the league, other member clubs and the BFUA for their support.

All in the total CHFL community hopes that both families are able to start the steps of rebuilding their lives and continue to receive support from across the league.



Lucas House and Land Building Project Complete

The Lucas House and Land Building Project was an initiative of the CHFL Board of management, supported by the leagues member clubs it will ensure financial stability from an outside source for the league to assist its member clubs going forward.

Funds raised over time will assist in decreasing costs incurred to ensure the viability of participation in community sport.

In collaberation with Des Rix from Des Rix Homes the league has achieved its initial aim of getting a building project off the ground which has now come to fruition with unit two sold and a great deal of interest in unit one.

The contributioin from Des Rix has been an enourmous and very generous benefit to the league.

The houses have been built in the new Lucas Estate in Alfredton at Wilmott St and Holgate Rd.

Integra provided great assistance to the league with initial access to a block of land.

Several other sponsors and associated parties have assisted greatly along the way with financial or in kind work.

The leagues major naming rights sponsor the Bendigo Bank and other partners including peter McErvale Real Estate, Cutting Edge Joinery, Gerard McCarty from Heinz & Partners, David Hearn from Dixon Hearn Conveyance and Eureka Concrete have all been major contributiors to the project.

The league express their thanks to all involved for their outstanding generosity.

Pictured in front of unit one at Holgate Rd Lucas - from left, CHFL Board member Paul Elliott, Peter McErvale of McErvale Real Estate, Jim O'Connell, Bendigo Bank manager Ballarat West Branch, Des Rix from Des Rix Homes and Ian Fylnn manager of the Wendouree Branch, Bendigo Bank.

Copies of the draft plans and location of the houses is available at the bottom of this home page.


 RSM Bird Cameron Senior Interleague Coach Appointment

The Bendigo Bank Central Highlands FL congratulates former Hepburn FNC Senior coach Clive Raak on his appointment to the role of senior interelague coach for 2016.

Clive will lead the RSM Bird Cameron Senior interleague squad in its clash aganst Geelong DFL in the WorkSafe AFL Victoria Community Championships.

Clive has been a tremendous advocate of the senior interleague program since its re-introduction and has been part of the coaching panel on two occassions.

The Bendigo Bank CHFL is looking forward to building on the success of its senior interleague program of recent years and hopes that it will be able to achieve its fifth win in succession in 2016 against a league which is sure to be a strong opponent.

AFL Victoria Country Trainers Accreditation Course

Sunday 3rd April 2016

Bendigo Bank Central Highlands FL will be conducting an AFL Victoria Country Trainers Accreditation course at the Bungaree Recreation Reserve on Sunday 3rd April.

This course provides particiants with Level 1 equivalent accreditation approved under the AFL Trainers Policy.

The course costs $120 which includes a subsidy of $70 through AFL Victoria Country.

All registrations and payments for this course are online.

Please find below a flyer outlining the course details and the registration link.

A maximum of 22 people can be catered for within this course so once this number of registrations have been received the course registration process will close.


Advertising Opportunities with the Central Highlands Football League

The CHFL website received over 2.4 million hits this season, if you would like the opportunity to advertise on a monthly basis on the home page contact Diane Ryan on 0448524429 for details!

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