The ground is being resown today which should result in a beautifully grassed oval for our boys to run on this season.more
Col has been a great contributor to the Bulldogs for many years and coached the Avoca Reserves team from 1961 to 1965, in which the Reserves played in 4 grand finals in succession and were premiers in 1962. Col again coached the Reserves teams to compete in the finals in 1971, 1978 and click moremore
The Avoca Community Bank are once again generously sponsoring The Big Egg Hunt at the Avoca Riverside Market on Sunday March 23rd 2014.
The Easter Egg Hunt commences at 10am with age sections for children 0-3, 4-7 and 8+
Loads of fun Easter Activities and a visit from the Easter Bunny will be a highlight.more
The AFNC is hosting a Goods & Services Auction as part of its inaugural Season Launch event on the 29th of March 2014.
If any supporters of the AFNC would like to donate an item to the Auction (either an item or a service), please email email@example.com with your details and we’ll be in touch to confirm the donation.more
The Avoca Football Netball Club has positions available for at least 2 suitably qualified Sports Trainers.
Trainers are required to have a current Level 1 First Aid Certificate and current Working With Children’s Check. Level 1 Sports Trainer accreditation is advantageous, but not essential.more
It will now be held on the 29th of March to coincide with the practise match against Lexton (with all grades of football and netball to likely play – confirmation to come).
The Goods & Services Auction will be held after themore
Jesse is very pleased to accept the role of coach and is looking forward to the season ahead.
The 17's will commence training at a date to be announced, but junior players are very welcome to train with the senior group on Thursdays at 6pm.more
Make sure you get down to the Riverside Market on Sunday 22nd and grab some fantastic Christmas gifts and goodies! Santa and the Bendigo Bank Piggy will be there for the kids and the popular Petting Zoo is back by gold coin donation!
AFNC Members asked to come along and help run the BBQ, sell merchandise and manage the collections for the petting...more
The AFNC is excited to launch its new smartphone app – TeamApp.
Members of the AFNC are encouraged to download the App (its free) to their smartphone and keep up-to-date with the latest information from the Club. Simply follow the instructions on the flyer and you’ll be using the App in no time.more
The Raffle is essential in keeping our cash contribution to the Sport & rec Committee down.
So if you can spare an hour or two on Saturday, meet at the Punters Club tent at 1pm.
Your entry fee will be refunded if you come out just to help us sell some tickets.more
With a solid new structure and a Committee of dedicated volunteers, the AFNC is looking forward to a very exciting year ahead both on and off the field.
The new Committee now includes fourteen positions, with eleven currently filled to date.
The club is very happy to announce that last season’s A Grade Coach Lucy Walkley will be coaching A, B & C Grades in 2014.
Sarah Neil will be coaching the 17 & Under girls.
Avoca Football Netball Club Coaches for the 2014 season in the following grades
Under 17.5 Football
Under 15 Football
Under 12 Football
A Grade Netball
B Grade Netball
C Grade Netball
Under 17 Netball
Under 15 Netball
Under 13 Netball
Applications to be put in writing and addressed to:
Then stick around and support the B Grade girls later in the day. We wish both teams the best of luck!more
You are invited to the Avoca FNC Night of Nights at the End of Season Ball.
Dress: All of the Movie Stars will be there!
Live Music by AZIO - Back by popular demand.
$25.00 per head for pre-purchased tickeets or $30.00 on the night.
$60.00 for a Family Ticket (Children Under 18 must be accompanied by a Parent)
AFL Goldfields is delighted to roll out a “one night” training and education program for the Avoca Football Netball Club which will presented by Brett Anderson AFL Goldfields Football Development Manager on Thursday 25 July 2013 at 7:30pm.
This program, which will take approximately 1 hour and will cover the following:
It was a great start to Baz’s 500th game after everyone had made a guard of honour for him to break the banner.
When the game started he marked the ball for a shot at goal just 10 seconds into the game, but unfortunately he was a bit astray with the kick, but he soon made up for it with his next shot.
This means the agreed start times will be.
9.30 U15 (1 hour early)
10.30 U17 (1 hour early)
11.30 C grade (1 hour early)
1.30 B Grade. (same)
2.30 A Grade. (same)
Commencing at 6pm to late
$5.00 per song
Purchase your favourite song, playlist is on shuffle and the last song played gets the cash prize.
Come dressed as your favourite singer/ member of a band.more
And we thank Cobram RACV Resort for donating 3rd prize
Tuesday 18th June at 7.30pm there is a special training session for members to show how to use the new kitchen and bar facilites.
The more people that know this information the better, so we ask that all members come along to learn this information.more
This is just another of a long list of milestones for Ben, who has played over 300 club games and is a Life member of the club.
The Howell family have been outstanding contributors to the club for many decades and Ben is no different as he has been a major component of our backline for many years.
We wish you well for Saturday Ben!more
As winners of the Sponsor's Draw, Sam & Jo will be attending Etihad Stadium on Saturday June 22nd for the Western Bulldogs v Richmond clash.
They will be guests at the Western Bulldogs President's Club Function where they will be wined and dined courtesy of the Western Bulldogs Football Club.
The HarbourView Apartments are only 500 metres from Etihad Stadium so would be an ideal accommodation choice when going to the AFL footy at Etihad Stadium.
Avoca FNC members that stay at Harbour View Apartments will also receive a 5% discount.
The reunion is a get together for all football and netball players of all grades and all
supporters of the club in 1993, which is one of our most successful season’s in our 140 year history.
The hard work and and dedication has paid off. We are all very proud of you Tom and know the Avoca Kids will have a sound future with you as their teacher!!
Great work Tom!more
Next week - Saturday 11th May
The game against Navarre this week was originally set down for Sunday at Avoca, but is now being played on Saturday at Navarre.
The following week we play Carisbrook at Carisbrook and it will be played as a night game.
Not sure when the juniors start on this day, but will make enquiries and post information when it comes to hand.more
As a community club we value the support of our own club sponsors, and the Western Bulldogs President Club Tickets will be given to one of our sponsors as a show of gratitude for their ongoing support of our club. A special draw will be held at a time in the near future.
Thank you to our club sponsors and thank you to the Western Bulldogs for supporting our club in this venture!more
The night consists of a three course Dinner & Show for $75.00.
Dinner 6.30pm Show 8.30pm
Hope you have many happy times in the future as Mr and Mrs Shaun Orr!more
It is an unfortunate situation that the works have been delayed and as a consequence the club will now miss out on two early home games in the season, however a positive view is that these home games will now be played at home later in the season. click more.more
Oliie shared an AFL record on debut of 16 contested possessions with his mate Jack Viney of Melbourne FC.
Oliie is the son of former Avoca Premiership player Tony Wines and is wife Jane.
Well done Ollie! The start of a long and prosperous AFL career.more
Just a couple of things to keep everybody in the loop of upcoming events.
The Reserve and Senior Football now have a practice match at 7pm tomorrow night (Friday 21st March) against Carngham Linton at the Ballarat High School Oval.
Donny Wilson has been organised to attend.
All players are expected to attend. If for some reason you are unavailable please contact Pilgs.
James has recently taken over as Manager of Maryborough Tyrepower and is keen to see as many Bulldogs Supporters as possible shopping for new tyres at his Maryborough Tyrepower store at 170 Park Road Maryborough.
Mention that you are a member of the Avoca Bulldogs and you may even receive a special discount!more
P.O. Box 50 Avoca 3467 Applications close Friday 29th of March.more
The walk consists of tackling 100km of Australian bush From Jell Park in Wheelers Hill through the Dandenong’s into Warburton within 48 hours in a team of 4 people.
We encourage all of our supporters to support Russell & Camille Broadbent at Top of the Tree Services for all of the following services.
Tree Removal, Limb Removal, Shredding, Hedges Cut and Stump Grinding.
Matt is a very experienced leader and is looking forward to the season ahead.
This appointment now completes all coaching positions.more
Well done Girls!
Round 2 of the Central Highl...ands
The PHPCO is one of a number of new partners to join the club this season and we wish to thank them very much for their support.
Could all you local farmers direct your hay sales to the Pyrenees Hay Processors Co-Op.
We also wish to point out that we have a hidden gem working for the club.
Donna Wardlaw at Bloom Cd has been working behind the scenes doing the artwork and graphics for a number of projects that the club has been exploring and we thank Donna very much for her hard work for the club.
Bloom CD is a Platinum Partner of the club and we encourage all of our members to contact Donna for any creative design work that you need done.more
Central Vic Bangsticks
Nathan Porter Mechanical Servises
Avoca Gold Chemist
Ray White Real Estate -Josh Todd
Our club is very appreciative of the support afforded to us from the business sector and we welcome you all onboard for the 2013 season.
We encourage all of our members to support these businesses whenever possible.more
As with all of these types of fundraising opportunities, it is a job that needs to be shared around amongst our club members.
The Market is from 9am till 1pm on the 4th Sunday of each month.
Please note that the 20 year Reunion of the 1993 football and netball season has been confirmed and will be held at the AvocaPublicParkon the weekend of 13th & 14th July.
Joel is now the second former Avoca footballer to win the Maryborough Gift. The other being Ron Deledio in 1977.
Well done from everyone at the Avoca FNC Joel!
A great achievement!more
Father Andrew was a former player at the bulldogs. The club is very happy to hear all are well. This is the first grandchild for the Neil family and is a very exciting time for all.
Hopefully she will follow Aunty Stacey Neil and play some excellent netball down at the kennel.more
This is an end of season function and it would be great to see all of our footballmore
President : Bob Farnsworth
V-Pres: Graham Howell
Secretary: Luke Calder
Treasurer: Russell Elliott.
Football Operations manager: Craig Salmon
Netball Operations Manager: Bill Drummond
Tracey has been an outstanding servant of our club as a player and coach of the Avoca Bulldogs over the years, and is a premiership player and Best & Fairest winner.
2013 will be a 20 year reunion year for all football & netball players and supporters of the Avoca FNC in the 1993 season.
The 93 season was big one for the Avoca Bulldogs!
Avoca had 6 out of the 7 teams play off in the Grand Final, winning the premiership in the Senior Football and the Senior, Reserves and Under 17 Netball.
We wish you all the best of luck. it's great to see so many Avoca Juniors in the Rebels sights.
If anyone else has received a letter that I have missed can you please let the club know.
It is a very costly exercise to operate a sporting club such as ours in this day and age, and this donation will certainly be of great assistance to us.
We encourage all of our members to utilise 4 Paws Grooming Salon.more
Peter Jess will soon embark on the Camino De Santiago, a walk of over 800km across Spain.
Peter has chosen to raise money for the Clown Doctors who he has been involved with for a number of years.
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Well done guys she is already marked as a future netballer under the father daughter rule.
The club is glad to hear both mother and daughter are healthy and well.more
Football & Netball Match Detailsmore
Craig Salmon, Bluey Holland and Joseph Rayner have all joined the 100 milestone club and we thank them for their service.
This week we have another player joining the 100 game club in Matthew Jukes.
Avoca Football will be playing Lexton at 5pm.
Avoca Netball will be playing Natte Bealiba at 5.30pm
Attached is a pdf with the fixture for both football and Netball.more
A special mention to Sargeant Schiltz for sucking in two blokes which resulted in goals. Well done boys!
Click more for Football & Netball Match detailsmore
We ask that all members please read the cyber policy and only use facebook for posting positive comments in future.
Aimee has worked really hard on her umpiring this year and was rewarded for this effort by a panel of testers who were very pleased with her skills.more
Commences at 6pm.
B & F Vote counts for all grades of junior football and junior netball.
Complimentary Supper is provided, while Soft drinks are available for purchase from the Maldon FNC at the venue.more
Just a reminder that tickets are now available for the 2012 Berry Powell Medal.
The event will be held on Monday 10th September 2012 from 6.00pm.
The venue will be the Maryborough Highland Society.more
The Avoca FNC will be supporting one of our club sponsors by having our Annual Cabaret at the Avoca Hotel on Saturday August 25th.
Ian and Ali have kindly made their facilities available and have secured top Melbourne cover band “The Magnums” who will be playing from 9pm to 1am.
Click more for more info.more
Colleen first played netball for the club way back in 1982 in the Under 14’s and was lucky enough to play in a premiership in her first season of netball.
click more for link to Football & Netball Match detailsmore
Leanne Collicoat and Lorraine Adams will be presenting a simple rules discussion session for junior netballers, beginner umpires and parents from 6.30pm until 8pm.
There will be a senior rules discussion following from 8pm until 9.30pm.
All players and club umpires are requested to attend.more
The senior football was given a lesson in the second half and the A Grade netball was a very close game with the girls storming home but could not bridge the gap.
Click more for Link to Football & Netball Match Detailsmore
Our Flight for the evening is due to depart from AVOCA FOOTBALL NETBALL CLUBROOMS on SATURDAY 14 JULY 2012.
Please be... prepared for boarding at 6:45pm for 7pm takeoff - failure to do so may incur delays to our service.
The A Grade netball girls had a day out shooting 109 goals to 9.
Click more for Football & Netball Match details.more
It was a dirty day for the club with only one win for the day in all grades of football and netball.
The 17's football were the only winners for the day.
Click more for Football & Netball Match Resultsmore
The proposed date is in August on the Sunday after the final home game which is also the day of the B & F Vote counts.more
Jaye first played for the club as a ten year old back in 1999 to make up the numbers, but commenced playing full time in 2003 and was the winner of the Best Under 14 award in that season.
Damien was a former player of the Avoca FNC during the 1960’s playing in the Seniors and Reserves. Damien won the Reserves Grade Hans Ebeling Award in 1961 and won a trip to the VFL Grand Final.
Under 17: Alex Driscoll, Jay Armstrong and Nathan Field.
Under 14: Blake Salmon (Capt), Brayden Wardlaw, Ash Wardlaw and Darcy Carey.more
There will be no Training on Tuesday evening but Training will still be held on Thursday.
Also, next on the Social calendar is the Pot & Parmy Night on Saturday June 2nd and the club is also operating the BBQ at the racecourse on the same evening for the Fireworks night.more
A total of $605 was collected from product sales, donations, silent pink footy & netball sales. Plus $160 was donated on the Pink Funfraiser website.
Please click moremore
night awarded the most prestigious ‘2012 Master Builders State Apprentice of the Year Award –
President’s Award’. A crowd of 700 guests attended the State Awards Ceremony which was held at
The Sebel Albert Park, Melbourne where the MBAV recognise and award Victoria’s elite apprentices.
As you would be aware, this Saturday against Newstead is PINK Day to support Breast Cancer and we ask that everyone wear something pink to the day.
If you do not wear something pink and Bill Drummond taps you on the shoulder we would appreciate it if you could make a donation to the cause.
The Bulldogs kicked four goals in the last term to overun the Hawks who could only manage one goal one behind.
Football & Netball Resultsmore
The Avoca Football Netball Club is aiming to raise money for Breast Cancer Network Australia, a cause that is close to our heart and we would welcome any contribution, great or small, that you could make!
Please visit our Fundraising Page: http://bncapinkfootyandnetballday.gofundraise.com.au/page/avocafootballnetballclubmore
Hammo first started playing for Avoca back in 1991 and has won numerous awards along the way and also represented the LFL at junior level.
Avoca defeated Lexton in the Grand Final.
The Under 13 netball girls also played today, but were unable to make it to the Grand Final. click moremore
Click more for Football & Netball Match Resultsmore
She will be providing some nibbles and 10% of profits will be donated to the club.
People can put in orders for Tupperware or organise Tupperware parties through Tash.
There will also be hamburgers for Tea tonight after training.more
This week the Senior & Reserves Football will be played at Lexton as is fixtured.
However, the netball for all grades will be played at Avoca due to the Lexton courts being unplayable.
Canteen facilites will be available at Avoca.
As it is a Lexton home game, Lexton will be manning our gate.more
10lb 3oz India Rose Wardlaw came into the world on the 23rd April.
After revising the affiliations of clubs in each age group, the MCDFNL along with a number of Junior delegates have been able to revise the 2012 Junior fixtures to ensure each side is playing the maximum amount of games throughout the season.more
The Bendigo Bank Maryborough Castlemaine District FNL season kicks off this weekend with an Easter Saturday game between the Maldon FNC and the Campbells Creek FNC, taking place at Woodfull Reserve Maldon this Saturday 7th April. The match will be played to coincide with the Maldon Easter Fair, and as “stand alone” game that is being played 2 weeks prior to the other fixtures kicking off, the match is sure to draw a huge crowd and give MCDFNL supporters a taste of what's to be expected during the 2012 season.more
Due to the outstanding success of last year's Father v Son's football match, the club will be holding another game this season.
This is early notice, so put the 17th June in your diary for the match to take place.
This is the Sunday after the Natte game.
The game will commence at 11am and will be followed by a BBQ Lunch.
Contact Mark McLay for information. 5465 3364more
Auskick will be commencing on Thursday 19th April commencing at 4.15pm to 5.15pm.
Auskick will be held every Thursday evening until the 28th June.
Except for the 24th May. There will be no Auskick on this date.
Auskick registration fee is $55.00 which includes a pack of goodies.
For more information: contact Mark McLay 5465 3364more
Avoca Under 15 & Under 17 football played Beaufort at the Avoca Public Park tonight.
The Under 15's got a football lesson from a much bigger and talented Beaufort team, but tried hard all night and showed signs of a promising season ahead.
The Under 17's played Beaufort Under 18's and the local boys had a good win.
It was a great hitout for both sides in front of a very big crowd.
Thanks to all of those that helped out on the night and to the linemarkers for marking the ground earlier today.
Sorry, No photos of 17's .more
The Bendigo Bank Maryborough Castlemaine District FNL is thrilled to advise that one of the truly great players in the history of VFL/AFL football, and the man widely regarded as the finest ruckman ever to play the game, Carlton FNC legend John Nicholls will attend the MCDFNL Season launch as “Guest Speaker”.more
The Avoca Public Park was a hive of activity tonight with a big roll up to the Netball Registration Night and it was also the first training run of the Under 15 footballers. With about 25 Under 17 players also in attendance and 33 senior & reserves footballers also running around, the atmosphere was electric.
It augers well for a great season ahead!more
Please be advised that there will be an information and registration night for all grades of netballers and parents at the clubrooms tomorrow night 8/3/2012. All players under the age of 18 will need parents to sign the registration forms on their behalf. Junior registration will start at 6.30pm which will then be followed by a brief presentation about the year ahead. There will be a BBQ tea provi...ded at minimal cost. We encourage all players, parents, committee members and supporters to attend.
The Bendigo Bank Maryborough Castlemaine District Football & Netball League has pleasure in announcing that highly respected regional football identity Wayne Driscoll has been appointed MCDFNL senior Interleague Coach for the 2012 VCFL representative game against the Horsham District FNL.
Wayne is a highly credentialed Coach who has played Senior Football across the state. Wayne has previously Coached the Lexton Plains FL Interleague side in 2009 & 2010 and has previously held Senior Coaching positions at the Navarre FC, Glenthompson FC and Penshurst FC (both in Mininera District FL) and Horsham Saints FC (Wimmera FL). In recent years Wayne has also Coached the Navarre FC Under 14 side with great success. In his highly decorated playing career Wayne played representative football for the Lexton Plains FL, Colac & District FL and the Mininera District FL on 8 occasions
Reminder to all that training is on Monday and Thursday nights. Juniors from 5pm and Seniors from 6pm. Under 15 Football training to commence this Thursday from 5pm. Come down and be a part of an exciting 2012 season all are welcome.
Training... this Thursday will be a mixed event between the Netballers and the Footballers. The girls have been training quite hard this season so the boys best be on their game.
Netballers also have registration night this Thursday 8 March 2012. Please contact the club or coaches should you have any enquiries.
For those of you that can remember the 1979 Reserves Football Premiership, you should also remember a player by the name of Geoff Collins who was a very good on-baller and was amongst the Bulldogs better players in the Grand Final.
Geoff has gone on to make a living in the greyhound industry and his dog, Zara Zulu won the 2012 Australian Cup on Saturday night.
Congrats to Geoff, Pictured right in 1979 premiership team. Geoff is in the middle of the photo with his son on his lap.more
Avoca FNC are seeking volunteers to man the gate for a 2 to 3 hour shift at the Avoca Music Festival at the racecourse over the weekend of 23-25th March.
This could be a very good fundraiser for the club, so please get involved.
Contact Luke on 0411 750 779 or Bob on 0417 525 691more
The Avoca Football Netball Club is saddened to hear that Navarre's, Snow Parry, passed away early this morning. Mon 27th Feb.
Snow was a unique individual who had the abilty to make people laugh. He always had a yarn for you, and as such, we always looked forward to playing the Grasshoppers, as you knew that Snow would have a new joke for you.
He was a great person and will be sadly missed.
Our condolences to Snow's family and to the Navarre Football Netball Club .
PARRY. - The Funeral of the late Mr 'Snow' Graeme Parry will leave the Navarre Community Hall after a Service commencing at 11 a.m. SUNDAY (Mar. 4, 2012) for the Navarre Cemetery.more
Judging on the past two training runs by the Avoca Netball Girls, they should be a very fit unit this season.
It was very pleasing to see the girls enjoying themselves on the track again last night after implementing some very interesting training techniques.more
The Avoca FNC welcomes Bloom CD & Pyrenees Print in a joint sponsorship package for the 2012 season.
Donna Wardlaw and Johann Westin have joined forces to assist the club in designing and printing our new Player Information Booklet as well as producing other items for the club.
We thank Donna and Johann for their support and we encourage all of our members to support both businesses whenever the need arises.more
Please find below a link to register through Netball Victoria for a free first aid course that is nationally recognised. This course will be held in Castlemaine on the 31st of March. The course is aimed at club trainers however will be allocated as first in best dressed. The cap is 15 people so please take advantage of this opportunity.more
What a great atmosphere surrounded the Avoca Public Park tonight.
25 senior players on the track, and 18 Under 17's, plus another 20 netballers running around created a great feeling.
The club has signed a number of new footballers and netballers to the club and it looks to be a promising season ahead.more
The BFNL / MCDFNL have been working hard to put in place a number of accreditation programs and courses for club members to attend prior to the start of the 2012 season. Information will be distributed shortly (if it hasn't already) about the following courses for club members to attend:
Press more for information relating to courses.more
Senior football training commenced tonight and a very good roll up was the result, with a number of new faces on the track.
Under 17’s will have an unofficial training run next Wednesday evening. February 1st commencing at 5pm. A number of the older 17’s players can then have a run with the seniors training that will follow at 6pm.
Training for the Under 15’s will commence in March sometime.more
Word on the football grapevine is that after having last season in recession, Kevin Torago has decided to make a comeback with Avoca FNC in 2012.
All supporters of the Avoca FNC will be very happy to hear this news.
Kevin is a powerful machine and has the ability to move fast under pressure.
He will be very welcome in 2012.more
The 2012 Bendigo Bank MCDFNL Season will commence on Easter Saturday as part of a newly created fixture. All 14 clubs were asked to submit requests to the league and the draft fixture reviewed by all clubs prior to the AGM. In one of the season highlights, Maldon will take on a revitalised Campbell’s Creek as part of the Maldon Easter fair on Saturday 7th April.more
The Committee of the Avoca Football Netball Club would like to wish all of our players, supporters, and their families a very Merry Christmas and safe and happy new year.
Enjoy the holiday period and we look forward to seeing you all in the new year.
Training to re-comence on Wednesday 25th January.more
The WorkSafe VCFL is pleased to see another ‘brick in the wall’ fall into place in the Castlemaine Kyneton Maryborough Junior Review (CKMJR) process with the acceptance by the Bendigo Junior Football League clubs to change their age groupings for the 2012 season.more
The Avoca Football Netball Club will be holding a Christmas Break Up at the Avoca Public Park on Monday 19th December.
Football Training for all players including Juniors if they wish to attend will commence at 6pm.
A BBQ Tea will then follow training at which our netballers and all supporters are most welcome to attend.more
There was a good crowd in attendance for the first pre-season training at the Avoca Public Park with a few new faces also on the track.
It was a good workout under new coach Adrian Pilgrim who explained his requirements for the upcoming season.
Training will be held again next Monday evening at 6pm.more
The Avoca Football Netball Club wishes to advise all players that the club will be holding three Monday training sessions before Christmas commencing Next Monday 5th December at the Avoca Public Park at 6pm.
New and prospective players very welcome to attend.more
The Avoca FNC held a very successful meeting on Tuesday evening at which a number of positions were filled. The club is restructuring and introducing a number of new roles to ease the workload of the Club Executive.
The club is working on the successful model that was in place during the 90’s which split all of the club roles amongst club members, which allows the President and Secretary more free time to cover the more urgent matters that arise during the season.more