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Major Sponsor Re-signs!

 

The North Gippsland Football Netball League is thrilled to announce, that AGL Loy Yang, will continue their partnership for a further two years, as the major sponsor of the NGFNL, known as the AGL Loy Yang North Gippsland Football Netball League.

AGL Loy Yang have been the major sponsor of the NGFNL since 2015 and prior to this, were great supporters of the league. This years’ sponsorship with AGL Loy Yang, will allow for three community-based celebration rounds.

The ongoing AGL Pride Cup, which is now in its seventh year, will be contested by Heyfield and Cowwarr and will be played on 22 June 2024. The Pride Cup Round is where the LGBTIQ+ community are celebrated within football and netball and inclusive cultures are promoted within all 11 North Gippsland clubs. Two new partnership events will also be held during the season.

A Mental Health Round with Mindful Aus will also be held for the first time this year, which will be known as the AGL Loy Yang Mental Health Round. The round will be played on 3August 2024, with a feature game at the Rosedale FNC. The aim of the round is to raise awareness of the importance of mental health. It builds on the previous partnership activities of AGL Loy Yang who has also supported Mindful Aus to deliver mental health sessions within all 11 clubs, as well as training two members from each club in mental health first aid.

AGL & NGFNL will be promoting an Indigenous Round during NAIDOC week on 6 July with smoking ceremonies & Welcome to Country at each home ground. A round encouraging learning, awareness, and knowledge of Aboriginal culture within our local communities.

The sponsorship with AGL Loy Yang supports the NGFNL and their grass roots clubs, to embrace these community issues and promote the importance on and off the field/court, as we recognise our clubs are extensions of their local communities.

The generous sponsorship from AGL Loy Yang will also support the NGFNL in their junior player development program, involving Interleague squads for U15 & U17 Netball and U18 Football. This support will enable the league to engage competent and qualified coaches and provide development opportunities for the players, as well as league apparel.

NGFNL president Martha Truin, stated:
“That the continued partnership with AGL Loy Yang allows the NGFNL the opportunity to show case their 11 member clubs & promote community-based awareness events, whilst delivering an opportunity for patrons to have a sense of belonging.”
“AGL Loy Yang is committed to supporting our local community and recognise the importance local leagues like NGFNL play in connecting the community through sport. We also value our shared commitment to promoting diversity and mental health, and look forward to the partnership events coming this year. AGL also wishes the NGFNL, their member clubs, players and supporters a successful 2024 season.” – Christo van Niekerk, General Manager Loy Yang.

2024 Draw Release

 

Click HERE to download the 2024 Draw

June Rising Stars Announced

 

Congratulations to our two Rising Star recipients for the month of June.

Ava Melbourne
Traralgon Tyers UnitedU17 Netball

Ava is very passionate and dedicated to playing netball at club level and at representative level for the League. Ava has also been part of the Gippsport Netball Academy. Ava has shown her versatility and desire to play at senior level over the past couple of years. 

This year Ava was selected in the B grade senior team whilst still playing 17&U age group. Ava provides a versatile addition to both the 17&U team and our senior B-grade team, with her talent extending across a number of playing positions, in particular mid-court and goals. Ava is flexible and understanding of each role asked of her. In particular, Ava has fitted well into the senior team and demonstrates maturity and promise as a strong senior asset in the coming years.

Ava has shown great initiative as a captain for our 17&U team this year and previous years, leading her team and demonstrating a positive attitude and motivating her players to play to the best of their ability.

Ava takes the 17&U team through their warm up every Saturday and displays great leadership skills by motivating the players before they go on court, during the match and then during the post match cool down.

Ava leads by example and encourages teammates to stay positive. Ava supports the club with off court duties and is usually the first one to help out if extra work needs to be done. She has played 37 junior games and 22 senior games since she began her netball career with the club’s U15 team. During her time at TTU Ava has always been committed to the club, with regular

attendance at training and games. Ava has become a great role model for our junior players, demonstrating good sportsmanship, a positive attitude, a willingness to learn, follow instructions, uses her initiative and ask questions to assist with her development. Ava is definitely a rising star having won numerous club awards, including best finals player with D grade last year and winning the 17&U players player award. Ava also polled well, with league votes finishing in the top 5 each year. Ava strives for excellence every week through her hard work and dedication to being the best she can be.


Spencer Fox
RosedaleSeniors

Spencer has continued to work hard at his game and his determination to “be his best” is now shining through. Spencer is a well respected member of our senior player group, at just 20 he is providing an important link between our young Thirds players and our senior team.

He continually sets a great example of how team sport should be played and is a held in high regard by the players, members and our supporters.

“Spencer has been determined to develop into a key forward and has worked tirelessly to improve his tank and also his marking ability. Whether it’s during training sessions or mid game Spencer is always looking for areas to improve his individual game and also output for the team. His accurate goal kicking is a result of hours spent in front of the big sticks before and after trainings.”

Jeremy Reid. RFNC senior Coach

Not only is Spencer excelling on the field, he’s working just as hard around the Club. Spencer is often the first one to check with the canteen crew or committee on any jobs that may doing. Always eager to assist, whether it be bin duties, cleaning up tables after a function, or cleaning up the changerooms, it is never an issue for him to help around the Club. You can also often find him assisting on the gate selling raffle tickets.

Record North Gippy Crowds

 

Finals football and netball returned to the AGL Loy Yang North Gippsland Football Netball League over the weekend, with record crowds turning out to enjoy finals action.

Week 1 of the North Gippy Finals Series saw clubs compete in the Qualifying finals at Sale City on Saturday and Elimination Finals at Churchill on Sunday.

Gate takings from the weekend were the highest Week 1 finals gates in North Gippsland history, with thousands of people enjoying the first taste of finals football and netball since 2019.

NGFNL President David Kyle said, “It is exciting to see so many people back out and enjoying the finals atmosphere again. After two challenging years with little or no local sport, having nearly every North Gippy club represented in finals gives the whole league community a taste of finals.”

Mr Kyle thanked the Sale City and Churchill clubs for presenting first-class venues for the Qualifying and Elimination Finals. “We have had a lot of rain over the past few weeks, and the facilities over the weekend were brilliant”.

The AGL Loy Yang North Gippsland Finals Series continues this weekend, with 2nd Semi-Finals being played at Rosedale on Saturday, then 1st Semi Finals on Sunday at Glengarry.

Finals Week 1 – Game Times

 

Saturday 20th August
Sale City Football Netball Club
Guthridge Parade, Sale

Football

9:45 AM U/18 Hayfield v Woodside
12:00 PM Reserves TTU v Heyfield
2:15 PM Seniors Churchill v TTU

Netball

9:00 AM 15&U TTU v Rosedale
10:10 AM 17&U Sale City v TTU
11:10 AM D Grade Rosedale v Woodside
12:10 PM C Grade Sale City v Rosedale
1:10 PM B Grade Yarram v Rosedale
2:30 PM A Grade Glengarry v Rosedale

Sunday 21st August
Churchill Football Netball Club
Manning Drive, Churchill

Football

9:45 AM U/18 Churchill v Sale City
12:00 PM Reserves Woodside v Rosedale
2:15 PM Seniors Yarram v Woodside

Netball

9:00 AM 15&U Heyfield v Gormandale
10:10 AM 17&U Gormandale v Glengarry
11:10 AM D Grade Gormandale v TTU
12:10 PM C Grade Gormandale v Churchill
1:10 PM B Grade Woodside v Glengarry
2:30 PM A Grade Sale City v Yarram