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Future stars light up Visy Park

Photo: Bendigo’s Jordan Mangan flies for a mark against the Northern Knights (BFGN Head Photographer Christian Hartung) The Victorian squads for the Under 18’s championships are beginning to firm as over 120 players from the twelve competing TAC Cup teams took part in an Intra Club match for their respective club. For those players from […]

Freeman’s Dragons ready to roar

(Photo courtesy of Dave Savell) Starved of team success in his junior years and now with the bitter taste of narrow finals defeat, Sandringham Dragon’s Nathan Freeman knows that it is time to make a mark when it counts. “It was pretty tough losing the prelim by only four points, and also going down in […]

TAC Cup review: Metro round four

The TAC Cup Metro round four kicked off with three genuine upsets. First the Western Jets scraped across the line against Oakleigh despite the best effort of Jay Kennedy-Harris. Secondly Eastern Ranges belted the Northern Knights to get its season back on track thanks to five goals to Andreas Roth. To complete the day of […]

Bendigo Pioneers eye off TAC Cup finals

After a disappointing 2012, the Bendigo Pioneers have their eyes set on TAC Cup finals in 2013. The Pioneers registered just three wins and finished 11th last season, just above Eastern Ranges. Despite the results, the Pioneers had two players selected in the top ten of the AFL National Draft in Ollie Wines (#4 – […]

TAC Cup: Season so far

The TAC Cup season is now well and truly underway. There’s been plenty going on, so if you’ve missed the start of the season, this is how the league is panning out at the early stages.   Team to beat Geelong Falcons have set the tone early, demolishing an inaccurate Dandenong Stingrays last week. The […]

Bushrangers success to depend on leaders

After a disappointing 40-point loss to the Geelong Falcons in the first Elimination Final last year, the Murray Bushrangers are looking to bounce back this year under the leadership of captain Michael Gibbons and vice-captains Kristian Cary and Nick Holman. “The loss was really painful for us, especially after we had such a good season. […]

TAC Cup review: round one country round

The TAC Cup through up some huge blow-outs in the catch up Country round one at Queen Elizabeth Oval in Bendigo. Gippsland Power were devastatingly good, smashing the Bendigo Pioneers all over the ground. Nine goals from Josh Scott saw the Power run out convincing 105-point winners. Murray Bushrangers looked like doing the same, holding […]

Gippsland seek to avenge Grand Final loss

(Photo courtesy of Gippsland Power) As the siren sounded to end one of the greatest TAC Cup Grand Finals of all time, the Oakleigh Chargers emerged victorious by a point. Oakleigh’s line-up included first round draft picks Jackson Macrae and Kristian Jaksch as well as the talented bottom-ager Jack Billings to celebrate the narrowest of […]

TAC Cup review: Round 3

The third round of the TAC Cup kicked off with a few surprises as Sandringham and Geelong remain the only teams undefeated. Oakleigh came from behind to upset Gippsland in the  replay of last year’s Grand Final, mimicking the great match last year. Murray Bushrangers won in an ugly contest, easily accounting for the disappointing […]

Age no barrier for talented Dragons

The undefeated Sandringham Dragons are proving age is no barrier. The Dragons’ list boasts 32 players that aren’t eligible to be drafted until the 2014 National Draft; the youngest side in the competition. While they also have the largest playing list of 68, almost double that of the Gippsland Power; they have an impressive 47 […]

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