SEASON READY TO GO
The season will start on April 11 and the proposed re-match of the Grand Final between Mirboo North and Newborough will take place at Mirboo North on Sunday April 26th. (All matches at this stage will be on Sunday 26th) in lieu of Anzac Day on the 25th. Yinnar and Boolarra will play a Sunday match on June 7th.
SENIOR COACHES FINALISED
All clubs have finalised senior coaches and most have now started training in what looks like going to be an intensive year of football. New coaches are: Yinnar-Nick Lecchino (although not new to MGFL fans, having had a successive stint at Morwell East), he comes over from Rosedale and is looking to have an exciting season. YYN have picked up Adam Bailey (ex-Morwell) and having a current Trood Award medallist, is a recruiting coup for the Bombers, there are many ex-Bombers expected to heed the call and return to the fold. Yarragon have appointed last year's assistant coach and best & fairest winner in Stuart Edwards who originally came from Bunyip. Colin King has taken over the reins at Morwell East. Dean Caldow has accepted the position at Newborough and has replaced Glenn Michie who resigned due to work and travel. Hill End have been impressed with Brad Sinclair as their new coach but are disappointed that he has resigned due to personal reasons, 2014 coach Phil Town has accepted the role again. All the other clubs have re-appointed their last season coaches. Thorpdale (Nathan Scurrah), Boolarra (Tony Giardina), Trafalgar (Jason McFarlane), and dual premiers Mirboo North have stuck with Troy Hamilton with Clancy Bennett returning from Sth Australia as assistant coach.
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Mid Gippsland will celebrate 80 years in 2015.(1935-2015). How will they celebrate? Any ideas? If you have any ideas on how the league could celebrate this amazing feat contact the league secretary.
SUPER RULES with GIPPSLAND TIGERS
What do you do when you have retired as a player? Play golf?, bowls?. Why not try "Super Rules" for over 47 1/2's. The Gippsland Tigers have been successful at this age group but still require more players for season 2015. Modified rules are played and there are many social activities involved plus if you are selected, interstate carnivals. There will be 11 matches this year, some could be under lights. All away matches by bus. The squad train Wednesday nights (6.30pm) at Stoddart Park in Traralgon. This year's coach is former Rosedaleplayer in Tim Ellan and further details can be obtained by ringing him on 0418 355076
This year the Mid Gippsland season will kick off with an official launch at the RSL in Morwell on March 30th (Monday)Guest speaker will be former Collingwood veteran (313 games) Tony Shaw. All clubs will be notified regarding attendances. The evening will also feature the Hall of Fame inductees as well as a memorabilia auction.
Mid Gippsland will play the Warnambool FL at Morwell East on Saturday May 23rd. Appointed coach is former Trafalgar coach in Chris Kyriacou, training nights are set down for 29th April, 6/13/20 May. All MGFL players are eligible to be selected.
The updated MGFL constitition is now available to view under the 'administration' menu.