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Blues win extra time thrill

AFTER four quarters of frenzied action Greta and King Valley could still not be split, but 14 minutes of determined work from the Blues saw them push ahead to win by two goals.more

2016 - Greta FNC - AGM

A good number of members attended the AGM at the GRETA sporting complex last night and saw 7 new members put their hand up to join the committee. We also saw a 4 members step down from the positions they held in 2016.more

1995 - Greta FNC - Grand Final Reunions

It's time to celebrate the good old days 20 years ago. In 1995 Greta had 5 teams represented in the Ovens & King Football & Netball League Grand Final. Taking home an amazing 3 Premierships and 2 Runners Up!more

Relief for Greta netballers.....Upgrade for sports complex

New netball change rooms, public toilets, an accessible toilet and umpire change rooms will be built with the money.more
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Former Gold Coast Sun Campbell Brown set to play for Greta in Ovens and King

FORMER Gold Coast and Hawthorn tough nut Campbell Brown will play his first game on Sunday since being unceremoniously dumped by the Suns.more
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Ex-AFL hardman Campbell Brown set to play for Greta

CAMPBELL Brown will play a one-off game for Greta in the Ovens and King league on April 6.more

Campbell Brown to line up with the Greta Blues

Greta this week has confirmed ex AFL premiership player and All Australian Campbell Brown will be playing a one off game for the Blues on Sunday 6th April against rivals King Valley at the WJ Findlay Oval.more

Timothy Maxwell Newth - Order of Australia

Former Greta footballer, Tim Newth has been awarded an Order of Australia for his - for his significant service to the performing arts, particularly through the development of Indigenous dance.more

Champions recognised-Duo gave their all for Blues!

AS far as stats and dedication to a club, Greta Football Netball Club couldn’t have had two better people involved in its club over the years than Ken Ellis and Dawn Wallace.more

Greta FNC - B&F / Presentation Night - Results

The Greta FNC held it's annual B&F / Presentation Night on Saturday evening, 21st September, 2013, with the results being as follows -more

2013 - O&KFNL - Preliminary Final - Stats

Attached are the 2013 - O&KFNL - Preliminary Finals - football stats as compiled by O&KFNL Historian, Mr. Neil Barter.more

2013 - O&KFNL - Semi Finals - football stats

Attached are the 2013 - O&KFNL - Semi Finals - football stats as compiled by O&KFNL Historian, Mr. Neil Barter.more

R I P - Faye Morgan - A true netball legend!

On behalf of the Greta FNC & the wider local netball community we would like to pass on our condolences the family of Faye Morgan.more

2013 - O&KFNL - Elimination Final - Football Stats

Attached is this article is the 2013 - O&KFNL - Elimination Final - Football Stats, compiled by O&KFNL Historian / Statistician - Mr. Neil Barter.more

The Greta Bunyip Newsletter - August'13 Edition

Hi All, Attached to this article is a copy of The August, 2013 - Greta Bunyip Newletter.more

“Heritage day” & '93 Football & Netball Reunions

Greta Football and Netball club past players “Heritage day” and 1993 Football and Netball Premiership Reunion is on - Saturday 17th August 2013, Greta vs. Bright.more

The Greta Bunyip - June Edition

Attached to this article is The Greta Bunyip - June'13 Edition.more
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Coote could play all year.....Blues utility adds more class to side

REIGNING premier Greta looks set to be even harder to beat this year with coach Jodie Ramage revealing star recruit Amanda Coote could play the entire season with the Blues.more

Blues send out a warning with big win over Moyhu

IT might have been the first game of the 2012 Ovens and King netball season, but if results are anything to go by then Greta is well on its way to back-to-back premierships.more

Community football for Good Friday

Community football will take centre stage this Easter with Good Friday blockbusters in every corner of the state.more
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Rookie coach Fisher aiming to live up to expectations

JOEL Fisher will start his coaching career at Moyhu tomorrow, knowing full well the spotlight will be on him.more

GFNC - “Heritage Day” / 1983 2nds Premiership Reunion function

The Greta Football & Netball Club Past Players proudly presents our annual club -
“Heritage Day”, plus the 1983 2nds Premiership Reunion function on -
Saturday April 13th 2013 (Greta vs Whorouly).more

2013 - O&K FNL - Draw

The 2013 - O&K FNL - Draw is out now , with our home games appearing on the "home" page of our website.more

Bright waits on release to TDFL

BRIGHT is expected to know if the Ovens and King Football Netball League (OKFNL) will release it from the competition to apply for a move to the Tallangatta and District Football Netball League (TDFNL) in the days following Saturday's grand final.more
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Gutsy Greta’s 22nd flag

GRETA has won its second A-grade netball premiership in three years after a gutsy six-goal triumph against a gallant Milawa at W.J. Findlay Oval on Saturday.more

Premiers at last

A STUNNING eight-goal final quarter eventually proved the difference in Saturday's Ovens and King grand final with North Wangaratta steamrolling Whorouly by 47 points to claim their first premiership in 15 years.more

2012 - O & K F N L - Grand Final Catering & Canteen Rosters

Attached below is a copy of the 2012 - O & K F N L - Grand Final Catering & Canteen Rosters, which is on this Saturday, 15th September, 2012 at the W.J. Findlay Oval, Evans St, Wangaratta.more

Top job next for Sessions

KING Valley has had a swift coaching transition, with assistant coach Brendan Sessions replacing Jono Rea in the senior position.more

Hawks ready for big stage

NORTH Wangaratta veteran Andrew Harris says a lack of Ovens and King finals experience won’t hurt his side in Saturday’s grand final against Whorouly at W.J. Findlay Oval.more

Alpine Eagles book spot

THE Alpine Eagles are the first side to book a spot in the Ovens and King Football League's under 18 grand final after a nail biting eight-point victory over Benalla at the weekend.more

Leahy leads charge

HEADING into Sunday's OandK semi final clash between Whorouly and Tarrawingee, there was plenty of conjecture and innuendo surrounding Lions star Richie Leahy and a supposed hamstring injury.more

Near-faultless Hawks win shot at flag

NORTH Wangaratta has booked a spot in the Ovens and King grand final after an impressive 30-point win against King Valley yesterday.more

Stars honored.....

TWO of Bright's best young netballers were honored on Sunday night, taking out trophies at the Ovens and King's awards ceremony.more

Rich record.....Leahy sets new league mark with 136 goals

WHOROULY forward Richard Leahy etched his name in the Ovens and King record books on Saturday, bringing up his 136th goal for the season in the Lions' 83-point win over Greta.more
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Modest winner.....Star Roo Williams takes awards clean sweep in his stride


Full O&K Best and Fairest votes now available

The full O & K F N L Best and Fairest Awards & votes are now available on the O & K F N L website at this link below -more
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Midfield move key for Williams’ win

KING Valley star Adam Williams credits a more permanent midfield role as the key to his win in the Ovens and King league’s best-and-fairest award.more

2012 O&KFNL finals venues announced

The venues for the 2012 Ovens and King Football Netball League finals series have been announced.more

Leahy sets new record

WHOROULY forward Richard Leahy etched his name in the Ovens and King record books on Saturday, bringing up his 136th goal for the season in the Lions' 83-point win over Greta.more

Roo claims medal.....Williams caps fine season with win at OandK presentation night

KING Valley midfielder Adam Williams capped a stunning first season in the Ovens and King league last night, winning the Baker Medal in a thrilling vote count.more

Stamp a medal chance, says coach

MILAWA coach Luke Sims has backed the club’s star midfielder Jack Stamp to be a leading contender in Sunday night’s Baker Medal vote count at Wangaratta.more

Lions ready for finals.....Roche says premiership is there for the taking but says hard work still ahead

WHOROULY coach Brendan Roche is adamant any of the Ovens and King's top eight can win this year's premiership, but admitted his side's preparation for the finals had been close to perfect.more
Mansfield Courier

Dogs capitalise on woeful Tigers

BONNIE Doon seniors flew out onto the Glenrowan Tigers home ground raring to go and came away with a brilliant 112 point win.more





The Clyde Baker Medal

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O & K F L - Reserves Football - Best and Fairest

O & K F L - Reserves Football - Best and Fairestmore
Mansfield Courier

Girls push for a finals berth

COMING into the final game of the season for Bonnie Doon netballers it is likely that two teams will make the finals, the under 17s and B Reserves.more

Wapling to bow out of coaching.....Benalla coach to stand down at season's end after five years with Panthers

BENALLA All Blacks coach Ben Wapling is hoping for a fairytale finish to his five year stint with the Panthers the chance to hold the premiership cup aloft on September 15.more

Bulldogs' big blow.....Injury woes continue for Daws with fractured vertebra ending his season

TARRAWINGEE'S hopes of making it into a fifth consecutive grand final have received a major blow with key forward Chris Daws ruled out for the rest of the season.more
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Warming up for flag tilt

WHOROULY ticked off another box on Saturday in its preparations for the 2012 finals series, comfortably accounting for fellow contender King Valley by 36 points at Whitfield.more
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Bright opts for moving

BRIGHT is adamant its future belongs in the Tallangatta and District Football League.more

Panthers find answer

BENALLA has kept its top four hopes alive, and in the process put a serious dent in Bright's chances of reaching the Ovens and King finals series.more

League switch.....Bright members vote in favor of leaving O & K to move to Tallangatta &DFNL

BRIGHT Football and Netball Club members have overwhelmingly voted in support of a bid to transfer from the Ovens and King Football Netball League to the Tallangatta and District league next season.more
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Blacks and Blues, there’s plenty to play for

BENALLA All Blacks coach Ben Wapling says shutting down Blues star Jason Humphries will give his side the best chance of winning Saturday’s clash at Greta.more

Not finished yet.....Kent remains confident of snaring finals berth ahead of Benalla clash

HIS side nearly caused the upset of the season in a heartbreaking one point loss to ladder leader Milawa at the weekend, but coach Ryan Kent has not given up hope of featuring in finals this season.more

Panthers peaking

A MONTH ago Benalla's season was on the rocks.more
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Border football boost

THE first members of the North East-Border football commission will be appointed before the end of the season.more

Surprise decision.....O & K decide to keep grand final at WJ Findlay Oval

THE Ovens and King Football Netball League grand final will remain at the WJ Findlay Oval this year after the board decided against a return to the redeveloped Wangaratta Showgrounds.more
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O and K grand final to stay at W.J. Findlay Oval this year

GIVING the Norm Minns Oval the best chance to host an Ovens and Murray preliminary final was a deciding factor in the Ovens and King’s decision to keep its grand final at the W.J. Findlay Oval.more
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Cheong secures win for Hoppers

MID-season recruit Aaron Cheong hasn’t wasted his time endearing himself to his new teammates after kicking the winning goal in Moyhu’s dramatic one-point home triumph against Greta on Saturday.more
Bright Observer

Youngsters lighting up the court.....Losch-Hickey, Lebish enjoying great netball seasons at Bright

WHILE Bright has been having a tough run of luck on the court in 2012, its young brigade of netballers have been a shining light for the club.more
Bright Observer

Boys' step up.....Bright shows improvement to give Lions a good battle

IT was labeled a clash of boys against men when the two sides first met this season but round two of the Bright-Whorouly rivalry couldn't have been more different.more
Mansfield Courier

Dogs take on a learning curve

THE A grade girls went into the game knowing that it wasn't going to be easy, but an opportunity to learn from the opposition, with Milawa 75 defeated Bonnie Doon 10.more
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West set to return for Lions

WHOROULY coach Brendan Roche says star forward Daniel West is almost certain to make his long-awaited senior return next week after another brilliant performance in the reserves on Saturday.more

Hawks steal victory

THEY led for just one minute, but it was the only minute that mattered.more

Hawks back in finals mix after thrilling victory over Roos

NORTH Wangaratta has put itself back in the Ovens and King finals mix following a four-goal win over King Valley on Saturday.more

Hoppers eyeing spot in top four

AFTER slipping out of the top four in recent weeks, Moyhu is desperate to get back in a position that would give it a double chance come finals.more

Blues happy to fly under radar

FOR a team which has only lost two games in the first 13 rounds of the Ovens and King netball season, Greta has made a habit of going quietly about its business on the court.more

Bell chalks up North Wangaratta's round eight loss to Roos as a...Learning experience

NORTH Wangaratta will head into tomorrow's clash with King Valley confident of reversing the result of the last meeting between the two clubs.more
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Umps' abuse has to stop.....League puts clubs on notice after string of ugly incidents!

AFTER a string of ugly incidents so far this season, the Ovens and King Football League has taken measures to eradicate umpire abuse from the sport.more
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Injuries cut Doon Dogs

COMING off a stunning five-goal win over King Valley just a month ago, things were looking good for Bonnie Doon.more
Bright Observer

Stellar win for Bright's C grade

IN OandK netball's C grade match of the round, Bright came out victors against Tarrawingee by an impressive six goals.more
Mansfield Courier

Intense pressure on Dogs by All Blacks

BONNIE Doon seniors drew first blood with a goal from Matt Vasey when they hit the field on the Benalla All Black home ground on Saturday.more
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Lions' luxury awaits Roche.....Returning West to form potent forward partnership with Leahy

WHOROULY coach Brendan Roche admits having century goal kickers Richie Leahy and Daniel West together in the forward line will be a luxury when the latter makes his return in the coming weeks.more
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Gardner out for year as injury curse hits Demons

OVENS and King ladder leader Milawa is the latest side to have fallen victim to the injury curse, with a host of stars placed on the casualty list in recent weeks.more
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Swans push Dees

IT was a score line no one could have predicted following Milawa's record-breaking 317-point demolition of Glenrowan last week.more
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Ton up for Leahy

AFTER being told by surgeons he had no future as a footballer while still a teen, Whorouly's Richard Leahy is happy simply to be playing the sport he loves.more
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Bright sparks.....First quarter surge sees Mountain Men storm to 13-point win

BRIGHT has staked its claim as a potential Ovens and King finalist following a stunning 13-point win over Tarrawingee on Saturday.more
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Blue Ribbon Cup up for grabs

THERE will be added motivation when King Valley and Greta go head to head at Whitfield tomorrow, with the two clubs battling it out for the Blue Ribbon Cup.more
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Bulldogs sound a warning.....

IT was all about sending a message. More than one message, in fact.more
Mansfield Courier

Top netballers impart their top knowledge

IT was a huge day at Bonnie Doon on Saturday when the club, along with WorkSafe Victoria and Netball Victoria hosted one of only four Games of the Month luncheons for the season.more
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Doon stay strong until last quarter

WHOROULY Football Club visited Bonnie Doon oval and took home a 27 point victory in the senior match last Saturday.more
Bright Observer

Winning run comes to an end for Mountain Men

BRIGHT'S solid run of form came to an end at the weekend when the Mountain Men came up against Greta in sloppy conditions at Pioneer Park.more

Bell takes heavy toll as Glenrowan records fall

Glenrowan was under siege again recently, not by the armour-wearing Ned Kelly and his gang, but by sharp-shooting full forward Brad Bell, who kicked a league record 22 goals.more
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Dees thump Magpies to hold top spot

MILAWA maintained its spot atop the OandK ladder with a textbook win over Tatong on Saturday.more
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Win comes at a cost.....Panthers lose star youngster in 109-point thumping of Goorambat

BENALLA All Blacks are back in the top eight following a big win over Goorambat, but the victory has come at a heavy price.more
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McNamara still pushing Hoppers for a top-4 finish

MOYHU coach John McNamara says he has not given up hope of securing a top-four spot and the double chance that comes with it, despite missing several stars due to injury.more

Dees claim top spot after fiery clash with Hawks

MILAWA has captured top spot on the Ovens and King ladder for the first time this season after racking up its sixth straight win on Saturday.more
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Bats stun Doon

GOORAMBAT caused the upset of the Ovens and King round on Saturday when a couple of Papua New Guinean recruits helped it record its first victory over Bonnie Doon in a number of years.more
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Lions bounce back against Blacks

WE got our run back." That was the key to defeating Benalla All Blacks on Saturday, according to Whorouly coach Brendan Roche.more
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Must-win match

WITH the logjam that exists from third through to 10th on the Ovens and King ladder, tomorrow's match between Greta and Tarrawingee could prove crucial for both teams' finals chances.more
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Bell boots 22 goals for Greta

FALLEN AFL star Brendan Fevola kicked 18 goals at the weekend, but he couldn't top Greta's Brad Bell.more
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Blue bonanza.....Percentage up by 47 points after massive win

RECORDS tumbled at Glenrowan on Saturday, with Greta's goal-fest sending the stats men into a frenzy.more
Bright Observer

Five in a row for Mountain Men !

A HEALTHY half time lead allowed the Mountain Men to notch up their fifth consecutive win, with a 29-point victory over Tatong at the weekend.more
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Bright twos in touch

BRIGHT'S reserves outfit continued its purple patch of form midway through the season, notching up a comfortable 73-point away win against Tatong at the weekend.more
Mansfield Courier

Dogs needed the five goal win

KING Valley made the trip to Bonnie Doon and were sent home with a 30 point loss.more
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Happy Hawks down Lions Netballers

NORTH Wangaratta finally claimed the big scalp it was after on Saturday when it held off reigning Ovens and King netball premier Whorouly by two goals.more
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Casualty ward.....Serious injuries to Balfour, McGeehan continue Moyhu's horror injury run

THE past month has been like a bad dream for Moyhu coach John McNamara.more
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Milawa continues hot form with clinical display

IF it hadn't done so already then Milawa surely consolidated itself as a genuine premiership contender after smashing reigning premier Moyhu by 80 points on Saturday.more

Hawks genuine.....North Wang proves itself a force with dominant display against Lions


VCFL State Squads Announced

Initial squads of the best country footballers in the state have been assembled for the upcoming VCFL State matches.more

Mountain magic.....Bright beginning to realise potential following fourth straight victory

BRIGHT coach Ryan Kent is positive his side can continue its strong run of form deep into the season after the Mountain Men notched up a fourth consecutive victory at the weekend.more
Mansfield Courier

Dogs get over the line in close one

THE Bonnie Doon B grade side was feeling relatively confident going into their game against Swanpool on Saturday following the convincing wins by the C grade and B Reserve teams.more
Bright Observer

Bright eyes off spot in top eight

BRIGHT secured its fourth consecutive victory on Saturday with a big win over Goorambat and is likely to surge into the competition's top eight in the next two rounds with very winnable matches.more

Demons keep climbing.....Milawa moves into second spot after hard fought win over gallant Panthers

MILAWA has climbed to second spot on the OandK ladder following a gritty win over Benalla All Blacks on Saturday.more

O & K F L - Rd. 8 Football Highlights

O & K F L - Rd. 8 Football Highlights via O & K Historian, Neil Barter are attached to this article.more

Greta FNC raises $1500 to help fight cancer !

Greta FNC raises $1500 to help fight cancer !more

Big bodies triumph in U/18's match

THERE must be something in the water over Kyabram way.more

Pride in performance.....Loss hurts, but Eames happy with OandK's interleague fight back

IT was a stagnant forward line that saw the Ovens and King side head into the halftime break trailing by 22 points in Saturday's interleague clash with Picola and District North West.more

The Greta Bunyip Newsletter - June, 2012 Edition.

The Greta Bunyip Newsletter - June, 2012 Edition.more

O & K F L v Picola NWFL Match Results

Match results from the interleague clash at Barooga on Saturday are below.more

McLeod confident O & K can adapt to two-game format

OVENS and King defender Jenna McLeod doesn't expect fatigue will be an issue in tomorrow's interleague tri-series against Picola and Kyabram at Barooga.more

Welsh to take load.....Bell suspension leaves Tatong ruckman to lead the charge for O & K

OVENS and King interleague coach Finton Eames has backed veteran Anthony Welsh to shoulder the bulk of the ruck work tomorrow following the suspension of Jamie Bell on Wednesday night.more

Greta folks to back supper cuppa for cancer

THE Greta community will have cups of tea and desserts for an Australia's Biggest Morning Tea fundraiser, but it will be held during a special evening supper.more

Wapling dismisses Haebich return

BENALLA coach Ben Wapling has squashed speculation suggesting reigning best and fairest Duane 'Brush' Haebich would make a shock return to the Panthers this season.more

STRIKE COULD HURT O & K.....Bell to miss rep clash if found guilty by independent tribunal

OVENS and King interleague coach Finton Eames is scrambling to find a replacement ruckman, with first choice Jamie Bell (pictured left) set to front the tribunal tonight on a striking charge.more
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Cloud over interleague squad

THE Ovens and King league will give Moyhu skipper Andrew Balfour every opportunity to prove his fitness for Saturday’s interleague clash against Picola North West at Barooga.more

Netball club keen to attract former players to reunion dinner

Beechworth Netball Club is looking for all past players from 1951-2012 and is gathering the records of the history of the club for the last 61 years.more
Bright Observer

The great escape

BRIGHT escaped an embarrassing loss to Swanpool at the weekend with a spirited fight back in the final term to land its third win in as many weeks.more
Mansfield Courier

Doons take it to Greta Blues

CLEVER play saw Darren Wheeler open the game and the scoreboard for Bonnie Doon at home against Greta on Saturday.more

Solid final term gets side home

NORTH Wangaratta remain unbeaten at the top of the Ovens and King ladder after holding off a spirited third quarter performance from Benalla on Saturday to win by 48 points.more

Hoppers recover after fading out

A THIRD quarter fade out could have proved costly for Moyhu against King Valley on Saturday, with the Roos piling on seven unanswered goals.more

Bulldogs pull off stunning victory

THE surprises just keep on coming. A week after basically falling over the finish line against Swanpool a side routinely belted by 200 points or more Tarrawingee stunned Whorouly with a four-point win.more

Bill's sporting idea for a new museum

HISTORIAN Bill O'Callaghan wants to see Wangaratta's sporting memorabilia dragged out of storage and dusted off for display.more

Lessons learnt

BENALLA All Blacks coach Ben Wapling is confident the Panthers will bring their A game to North Wangaratta tomorrow after a disappointing performance against Moyhu last week.more

Lions' Gene therapy.....Fit Marek enjoying fine run of form as Whorouly looks to bounce back

WHILE he hasn't received the same kind of plaudits as fellow key forward Richard Leahy, there is no doubt the form of Gene Marek has been crucial to Whorouly's strong start to the Ovens and King season.more
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It’s time for more shoulders to the Roos’ wheel: Rea

KING Valley coach Jono Rea says his team must stop relying on star forward Brendan Sessions.more
Mansfield Courier

Girls, all fired up, find some magic for victory

IT was a beautiful autumn day in picturesque Bright on Saturday for round six in the Ovens and King league.more

Fees a political football.....Magpies, council yet to resolve showground facility use

RURAL City of Wangaratta has challenged the view that fees charged to use its Wangaratta Sports Development Centre are excessive.more
Mansfield Courier

Wrestle of rivals a test for the Dogs

THERE was plenty of tension at the start of the game between Bonnie Doon seniors and rivals Bright on Saturday when the Dogs travelled afar to clash on Bright's home ground.more
Bright Observer

Blitz sinks Doons !

BRIGHT made it back-to-back victories on Saturday after it produced a stunning 10-goal final quarter to defeat a spirited Bonnie Doon outfit by 44 points at Pioneer Park.more

Milawa crush Lions to claim top spot.....

MILAWA has established itself as a clear frontrunner after round six of Ovens and King netball, courtesy of a devastating performance against Whorouly.more

Nervous wait for star.....Milawa's upset win over Lions could be soured by injury to Gardner

MILAWA'S stunning victory over Whorouly on Saturday could yet be soured with gun midfielder Scott Gardner awaiting results on his injured knee.more

Archibald may face tribunal

STAR Whorouly recruit Kyle Archibald may be asked to face the Ovens and King tribunal later this month pending the result of an investigation launched by the league last week.more

O & K F N L - Rd 7 Highlights

This great history about round seven in the O & K F N L brought to you by local sports historian, Neil Barter.more
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Football may be hazardous to your health

FOOTBALL is by far the most dangerous sport in Victoria, causing almost half of all injuries to people in community teams and costing taxpayers millions of dollars a year in hospital treatment.more

We're going to Bonnie Doon !

Yes - We're going to Bonnie Doon this Saturday !more

Demons score surprise win over high flying Lions

MILAWA has stamped itself as a genuine premiership contender after upsetting the previosuly undefeated Whorouly by 16 points on Saturday.more

Hoppers hit back against Panthers

WITH all the talk about the spectacular form of Whorouly and North Wangaratta, reigning premier Moyhu has been flying under the radar in Ovens and King football.more
The Cancer Council

Fundraiser for the Cancer Council

Greta FNC are having a fundraiser for the Cancer Council on Thursday 24th from 6.30pm.more

Lions remain unbeaten after seeing off Greta

DESPITE coach Kelly Cousins believing her side isn't as strong as last season, Whorouly has put itself in great shape to finish in the top four at season's end after continuing its unbeaten run on Saturday.more

Role reversal.....Winless Bright stuns reigning premier

COMING off a 114-point loss to North Wangaratta, it's fair to say no one rated Bright any chance to knock off reigning premier Moyhu on Saturday.more

Lions out to end Demon drought

WHOROULY will be aiming to overturn four years of misery when it takes on Milawa this Saturday.more

Early Mothers day dinner at the Greta Complex

Bring your Mum out for Dinner (Roast) Thursday, 10th of May, 2012. Every mother will receive a free glass of wine and a dessert.more

Dees claim big scalp.....

AFTER going down to a post-siren goal against Greta last week, Milawa had one thing on its mind on Saturday getting back on the winners' list.more

Bright sparks.....Mountain Men on the board after stunning victory

COMING off a 114-point loss to North Wangaratta, it's fair to say no one rated Bright any chance to knock off reigning premier Moyhu on Saturday.more

O and K F L - Round 5 - Highlights & History

A brief collection of - O and K F L - Round 5 - Highlights & History
provided by - By - Neil Barter - . Author of the O & K F N L History book - "All Links in the Chain".more
Mansfield Courier

Doon stays in the top eight.....Emphatic Dogs smash Tigers by 173 points

BONNIE Doon senior footballers maintained their position in the top eight with an impressive 173 point home demolition of bottom dwellers Glenrowan on Saturday.more

Coach happy with squad.....Eames set to welcome back former skipper with open arms

WORKING with a preliminary squad of 43 players, Ovens and King interleague football coach Finton Eames is confident of putting a very strong team on the field against Picola North West at Barooga on May 26.more

Swans break drought with thrilling win over Magpies

SWANPOOL broke a 21-game losing streak on Saturday with a memorable six-point win over arch rival Tatong.more

Hawks win with ease

NORTH Wangaratta remains unbeaten four rounds into the season after belting Bright by 114 points on Saturday.more

Caught on the hop.....Roos blown away by Lions' 11-goal third quarter onslaught


2012 - O & K - Football & Netball Interleague Squads

The Ovens and King Football and Netball League are pleased to announce the Senior Inter League Squad for the 2012 campaign against the Picola North West Football and Netball League.more
Mansfield Courier

Doon romp home with great win

WHEN Bonnie Doon seniors came up against old rivals Tatong at home on Saturday neither side gave much ground in the opening minutes until finally Jarrod Demarco goaled off a free for the Dogs.more

Panthers prove too powerful

BRIGHT'S tough start to the Ovens and King Football League season continued on the weekend, with comprehensive losses to Benalla at Pioneer Park in all three grades.more

Irishman making his mark with Magpies

WHEN Tatong Football Netball Club vice president Shane DeFazio asked Seamus Boland if he'd like to have a kick he wasn't aware of the talent he had stumbled on.more

Kerlin adds to woes.....Bulldogs defender breaks hand in freak accident before big loss to Demons

TARRAWINGEE'S 103-point hiding from Milawa on Sunday has been further soured with news full back Craig Kerlin will miss more than a month with a broken hand.more

Demons rapt with big win.....But victory just the start of tough two months to come

MILAWA coach Luke Sims says Sunday's massive 103-point victory over Tarrawingee was surprising but added it was just the start of a tough two months ahead for the Demons.more
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New Lion excited about Williams tussle

KEY Lions recruit Kyle Archibald will renew hostilities with an old foe in Saturday’s blockbuster Ovens and King clash against King Valley at Whorouly.more

Benalla cruises away from Bright in second half

A DOMINANT second half performance from Benalla saw it secure its second victory of the season with a 61-point victory over Bright at Pioneer Park on Saturday.more
Bright Observer

Bright Beaten, but better

BRIGHT left Milawa on Saturday without victory, but its performance was a marked improvement from the round one loss to Whorouly.more
Myrtleford Times

Tough trip for Bright Netballers.....Demons a class above

BRIGHT netballers had a tough trek to Milawa on Saturday, suffering defeats in all four grades.more
Myrtleford Times

Lions feast on Swans.....Marek, Leahy boot 21 goals in 217-point thrashing

WHOROULY'S forwards enjoyed another day out at the weekend, with Gene Marek and Richard Leahy booting 21 goals between them in a 217-point rout of Swanpool.more

North Wangaratta capable of upset - Graetz

FIRST year North Wangaratta coach Kim Graetz couldn't be happier with how things are going at the club and believes the Hawks can cause an upset against powerhouse Greta tomorrow.more

League appoints Eames as coach.....Tarrawingee mentor says he's excited about new role

THE Ovens and King Football Netball League officially launched its 2012 interleague campaign this week by announcing star Tarrawingee mentor Finton Eames as the senior football coach.more
Border Mail - New logo

Unlocking the secret of success

ALBURY’s done it in the Ovens and Murray, Osborne in the Hume league and Moyhu is doing it in the Ovens and King.more

Bouncing back.....Panthers rebound from King Valley loss with win over Blues

THE disappointment of last week's loss to King Valley proved strong motivation for Benalla All Blacks on Saturday, with the Panthers registering a 15-point win over Greta.


Shot in the arm.....Hoppers down gritty Bulldogs in grand final rematch

MOYHU'S aspirations of back-to-back premierships received another shot in the arm on Saturday as the Hoppers held off a fast finishing Tarrawingee by 16 points.

Myrtleford Times

Rd.2 - WHOROULY FNC netball report - Strong start to the year for netballers

A grade: Whorouly 38 def Bright 28. The Whorouly A grade team had a flying start to the 2012 season with a 10 goal win over Bright.


Tough start for Eagles as Mountain Boys claim victory

JUNIOR footballers got a chance to sharpen their skills before the season officially kicks off in their respective leagues this weekend.


Positive signs.....Narrow loss to premiers shows Bright is on track

THERE were plenty of positive signs to come out of Saturday's opening round of Ovens and King netball, despite the Bright sides only managing one victory on the Pioneer Park courts.


King Valley aim for two in a row

KING Valley will look to build on last week's winning start to the season when it tackles 2011 struggler Tatong tomorrow.


Blues' quest for redemption begins with strong win

GRETA somewhat made up for the pain of last year's grand final defeat by cruising past Moyhu by 25 goals on Good Friday.

Mansfield Courier

High pressure from the word go

BONNIE Doon netballers did not start the season off on a good footing, but despite being up against a stronger Milawa side and being short on players, they still managed to play well.


Demons maintain the rage against Doon Dogs

MILAWA denied a sizeable Good Friday crowd the result it was after at Bonnie Doon, kicking off 2012 with a 96-point victory.


Lions feast on Bright

BOYS against men. It is a phrase often applied to football, and it has rarely been as fitting a description as it was at Bright on Saturday.

Border Mail - New logo

Williams puts a skip in Roos' step

HE’S made a name for himself as one of the toughest defenders in the region, but Adam Williams added another string to his bow on Saturday.


Premiers looking strong to start season

MOYHU skipper Andrew Balfour has sent out a warning to the rest of the Ovens and King league, saying the premier has had its best preseason for several years.

Herald Sun Logo

Time for Footy on Good Friday !

Here you might be thinking that another Good Friday has rolled around and again we're going to be footy - free.


Hawks off to good start in pursuit of top 4 finish

NORTH Wangaratta star Jamie Bell says his side is on track for a top-four finish after brushing aside Swanpool.


Findlay haul helps Hawks.....New recruit bags 12 as North Wang thumps Swanpool by 25 goals in opener

A TWELVE goal haul to recruit Richard Findlay was the catalyst for a massive win by North Wangaratta over Swanpool on Saturday, with the Hawks getting up by 149 points.


Up and running.....Bulldogs, Bats show plenty of fight in season opener

IT wasn't the most enthralling contest after halftime, with the Bulldogs running away with an 88-point win, but Saturday's match between Tarrawingee and Goorambat made two things very clear.


Alexander aiming at big league......AFL beckons for local umpire

WANGARATTA boundary umpire Lachlan Alexander has high hopes of one day officiating in an AFL game after being selected in the 2012 VFL senior umpiring squad.


We want finals at Baarmutha Park

BEECHWORTH is keen to show off its new $2.7 million facility at Baarmutha Park and is almost certain to pursue the possibility of hosting future Tallangatta and District Football League finals.


Juniors survive in Ovens and King

A RADICAL new structure is set to revive the Ovens and King Football League's ailing under-18 competition.


Fevola deal done for free

WHITE knight Glenrowan says it won’t be paid a cent to help former AFL bad boy Brendan Fevola play for Yarrawonga on Easter Sunday.


Magpies secure former Hawk

TATONG will have some more midfield firepower this season with coach Andrew James announcing former North Wangaratta wingman Lance Barton had joined the club.


Fevola gets Easter wish.....Glenrowan comes to aid of former AFL star, paving way for big debut

GLENROWAN has come to the aid of Brendan Fevola, paving the way for the former AFL star to line-up for Ovens and Murray club Yarrawonga in its Easter Sunday blockbuster.


Greta Bunyip Newsletter - April, 2012

The latest great issue of the - Greta Bunyip Newsletter - April, 2012 has just been published by Darren Ross.


Daws back in the kennel

TARRAWINGEE has received a late boost to its ruck stocks just a week out from its opening round clash against Swanpool by signing former premiership ruckman Chris Daws.


State to decide fate of O & K netball upgrades

THE fate of netball courts at Milawa, Greta and Tarrawingee is now in the hands of the Department of Planning and Community Development.

The Daily Advertiser

Swans bank on Waratah pair’s arrival

GRIFFITH captain-coach Guy Orton is eagerly awaiting the arrival of his two marquee recruits as he begins to finalise the Swans list for the upcoming Riverina Football League (RFL) season.


Pleasing warm up.....Bright prepares for O&K season with 11-point win in friendly

WHILE it was only a practice match, Bright coach Ryan Kent would have been pleased with what he saw from his side's first competitive hitout for 2012.


McLaughlin : It's Time !

It's time, that’s the message from senior Greta football & netball coaches Daniel McLaughlin & Jodie Ramage.


Practice match - change of date

The practice match initially set down for Friday, 16th March at Tungamah, has now been changed to Friday, 23rd March, at Tungamah at 6.30 pm.


2011 - Greta FNC - Golf Day

Join players, members & supporters for a great morning of golf at the Jubilee Golf Course followed by a BBQ lunch and presentations at the Railway Hotel.


Ovens and King claims a new crowning glory

 single question began a quest to chronicle 100 years of a bush league, Paul Daffey writes.


McGuire a Blue.....Ex-Demon one of five new faces set to make immediate impact with Greta

GRETA has finally confirmed the worst-kept secret in the Ovens and King Football League with coach Daniel McLaughlin revealing ex-Milawa premiership player Anthony McGuire as one of five new recruits.


2012 Greta F C - Practice Matches

2012 Greta F C - Practice Matches are as follows -


Blacks will be better.....Panthers in "best shape we've ever been" says coach

A FEW stars may have departed over the off season, but Benalla All Blacks coach Ben Wapling is convinced the Panthers will be an improved outfit in 2012.


Volunteers required for 2012

The Greta FNC are looking for people to help out the club for the upcoming 2012 season.

Sydney Swans

Swan Songs - with Clem Goonan

In Jim Main's series, 'Swan Songs', on great players from the past, this week he talks to former Swans utility Clem Goonan...


Keeping quiet.....Rea says Roos want top four spot but must continue to improve to get there

DESPITE already being tipped as the Ovens and King's big improvers, King Valley coach Jono Rea isn't prepared to make a prediction on where he hopes the Roos will finish in 2012.

Wang Chronicle Logo

Greta Blues make coach happy

WHILE it hasn't been as proactive as some clubs in the off-season, Greta has been busy on the training track with coach Daniel McLaughlin delighted with the efforts of the playing group.


Bulldogs fighting fit.....Eames hails Tarrawingee's pre-season training camp a major success

TARRAWINGEE coach Finton Eames has hailed the club's fitness camp at Mornington on the weekend as a major success.


Hawks continue recruiting spree.....Bell, Baker headline North Wangaratta's list of new signings

NORTH Wangaratta looks certain to be the big improvers in the 2012 Ovens and King after signing another 10 players including Wangaratta Rovers young gun Ben Bell.


Frazer to fly for Hoppers

MOYHU may have been keeping a low profile so far this off season, but the club's latest signing won't be flying under the radar.


Blues building.....Returning players have Greta in good shape ahead of 2012 season

GRETA will be aiming to add to its list over the coming weeks, but coach Daniel McLaughlin is quietly confident the Blues already have the personnel to take the next step.


Easter clashes highlight opening round

OVENS and King Football Netball League action will kick off on the last day of March, but Easter weekend blockbusters will be the highlight of the opening round.


Hawks secure classy Bulldog.....McCullough says time is right to challenge himself at higher level

WANGARATTA Rovers' makeshift forward line has received a timely boost, with livewire forward Daniel McCullough (pictured right) landing in the Hawks' nest this week.


2012 - O & K F N L Draw

The O & K F N L have recently released the 2012 football / netball draw for next season.

Attached is a copy of the draw & a press release.


Ramage takes on Blues job.....Former O & M and G V star to lead Greta's charge in 2012

GRETA has played off in the past two A grade Ovens and King netball grand finals and new coach Jodie Ramage is confident the Blues will once again be a force in season 2012.


20 / 20 Cricket - Greta Footballers V Greta Cricketers!!!

An evening of 20 / 20 Cricket - Greta Footballers V Greta Cricketers!!!


Battle of the codes.....Wang Rovers set to clash with Red Devils in international rules match

INTERNATIONAL rules will return to Wangaratta for a second straight year with two local teams from two different sporting codes set to go head-to-head later this month.


Kyle arrives.....Whorouly lands major coup as Archibald commits to Lions

WHOROULY has made the biggest move of the Ovens and King Football League off season, securing the services of former AFL listed player Kyle Archibald.


Wheeler gets the top job.....Bonnie Doon coach excited about 2012

BONNIE Doon has its eyes fixed firmly on the start of the 2012 Ovens and King season after the club named star midfielder Darren Wheeler as senior coach.


Greta Pre Season Training dates

Here is the pre Christmas training schedule for all senior Greta footballers.


Busy Easter for O & K.....Bonnie Doon, Bright, King Valley all request marquee match in April

EASTER looks set to be a busy time for the Ovens and King Football Netball League with three clubs putting in applications to host matches on either Good Friday or Easter Saturday.

The Age

Dazzling debut turns prospect into portent

CHRIS Naish, former Richmond and Port Adelaide footballer, rang me Monday morning. ''Isn't it good to see a kid take six-for in his first Test?'' he said. He was right.


Bush Sporting Legend : Duane Kerwin

THE cut and thrust of topline bush cricket was never more satisfying for Wangaratta's Duane Kerwin that at Country Week. This was especially true at Ensign Cup level.


New club President !

The Greta Football & Netball Club would like to announce that David Newth has been elected Club President for the 2011-2012 year.


Quality defender signs with Roos.....Former O & M star among five new recruits for King Valley

KING Valley looks set to improve on this season's semi final finish after coach Jono Rea confirmed the club had landed five new recruits, including a former Ovens and Murray star.


Top Dog makes shock move.....Hawks build momentum by securing Bell, Hargreaves

NORTH Wangaratta's bid to become a powerhouse in the Ovens and King has gathered further momentum with the shock signing of former Tarrawingee captain Jamie Bell.

Albury / wodonga News Weekly

Wodonga Raiders benefit from home sale

WODONGA Raiders Football and Sports Club is reaping the rewards from the sale of a new home constructed as a club project.


No hard feelings.....Wapling gives departing stars his blessing as Panthers look to 2012

TWO of the club's best players may have left, but Benalla All Blacks are determined to remain a force in the Ovens and King Football League in 2012.


Steer joins Hawks, finally

NORTH Wangaratta has finally got its man, after signing star defender David Steer as playing coach.


Hawks land their man.....North Wangaratta names Steer as coach for 2012

NORTH Wangaratta has put the turmoil of last pre-season behind it by signing David Steer as its coach for the 2012 Ovens and King Football League season.


Remembrance Day tradition.....Why is this day special to Australians ?

On behalf of the Greta FNC we would like all our players, members, volunteers & supporters to reflect on the efforts of all former Greta footballers and World War One veterans who bravely volunteered their services to the Australian Armed Forces.


Thirds comp wasn't viable.....Just 5 teams to compete in O&K U/18's in 2012

THE Ovens and King Football Netball League has moved quickly to avoid a repeat of this year's thirds mergers by restructuring the 2012 competition to include just five teams.


Greta FNC - Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Greta Football and Netball club invites all players, coaches, supporters and members to attend the club’s Annual General Meeting.


2012 - O & K F N L - Under 18 Model

At the link below is a model of the possible 2012 O & K Under 18 competition.


Ovens & King F N L - Annual General Meeting

The O&K F N L AGM will be held at the Wangaratta Club on the - 28th of November 2011 at 7.30pm. For more information regarding the meeting please call the North East Football Netball Hub on (03) 5722 1993.

Herald Sun

Ned Kelly granted dying wish

NED Kelly's final wish has been granted almost 131 years after his execution, paving the way for him to be buried near his mother, brothers and sisters in a simple grave.


Finals spot within reach.....New Goorambat coach says Bats can make 2012 finals

NEW Goorambat coach Greg Vallender has wasted little time getting comfortable in the top job, predicting the Bats would improve enough to make the 2012 Ovens and King finals.


Flying under the radar.....McCarthy says Undercurrent could race at Melbourne Cup

WANGARATTA trainer Daniel McCarthy believes the recent form of his gelding Undercurrent could see him race at Flemington on Melbourne Cup Day.


R I P - Neil Jones

The family of former senior Greta F C premiership player, Neil Jones wishes to advise the community & Greta supporters that Neil passed away on Wednesday, after a long battle with illness.


Nolan named Bats' best.....Assistant coach praises skipper's work ethic after he claims club's top award

GOORAMBAT skipper and inspirational midfielder Travers Nolan continues to lead the way for the Bats in the Ovens and King after taking out the club's senior best and fairest.


Moyhu stars want more.....McNamara delighted as gun quartet re-sign for 2012

ANYONE hoping Moyhu would slip off the pace following its stunning grand final victory over Tarrawingee is set to be disappointed, with the Hoppers already building for a repeat performance in 2012.

Footy Almanac

Kelly Country / VFL / AFL Side

The area around North Eastern Victoria, is often known as ‘Kelly Country’ after the famous outlaw, and the Kelly outbreak of 1878-1880. Ned was born in Beveridge in 1854, and this forthcoming football side is drawn from players from around, and North of, the North East area.


Humphries named Blues' best for 2011

VERSATILE Greta star Jason Humphries capped off a stunning 2011 season recently when he took out the Blues' senior best and fairest award.


Sports tragic helps clubs stay on the ball with fans

SPORTS tragic Sean Callanan was so convinced of the power of social media in sport that he quit his day job as a software developer to set up Sports Geek, a digital consultancy for sports clubs. But it has been harder to convince the sports clubs.


O & K Grand Final Review - Tough way to end great year for Bulldogs

What a huge opportunity to be playing in a grand final, especially in my first year as coach.


Greta Bunyip Newsletter, October, 2011

Attached is the October edition of the Greta Bunyip newsletter.


2011 Greta Volunteers - Thanks so Much !

 The committee of the Greta Football & Netball Club would like to thank all our members, volunteers & supporters for the support of our teams in season 2011.


Tarra bulldogs slowly build momentum

The day arrived and I must admit I woke up feeling confident, knowing if the boys arrived ready to go we could really pressure Whorouly all the way.


2011 - Football B & F Results

Below are the results of the 2011 Greta FNC B & F results, from the club's annual presentation night, held last Saturday evening, 24th September, 2011.


Tarra.....Consistency the key to success

We're going to Bonnie Doon - What a great line from The Castle a great Australian comedy but in our case very true this Saturday.


Roche takes over at Lions.....McMasters' assistant "head and shoulders" above rest

WHOROULY has ended speculation over its vacant coaching position, with tough on-baller Brendan Roche (pictured) taking the reins.


Osbourne F C - Team of the Decade !

Former Greta premiership player & senior B & F winner, Damian Flanigan was recently picked in the centre for the Osbourne F C - Team of the Decade.



Stephen Bear Reidy - Premiership Coach

Former outstanding Greta & Wangaratta Rovers footballer, Stephen "Bear" Reidy has capped off a great football season by leading the Frankston YCW F C Reserves to the premiership in the Mornington Penisula F L last Sunday.


Three in a row for Jaimon.....McGeehan caps off stunning season with Hoppers top award

JAIMON McGeehan has capped a season to remember by taking out Moyhu's best and fairest award on Friday night for a third straight year.


Coaching picture clearer


Winners at last.....Premiership a huge relief for Jackson and her Lions

AFTER suffering heartbreaking losses in each of the past two Ovens and King netball finals series, Whorouly coach Kelly Jackson said the Lions' 2011 premiership win was an overwhelming relief.


Max Newth - O & K Hall of Fame !

Former Greta footballer, Max Newth was inducted into the O & K F L - Hallof Fame on Saturday, 17th September, 2011.


Successful day for Ovens & King FNL

ACTING Ovens and King Football Netball League general manager Zac Guilfoyle has hailed the 2011 grand final a huge success in its first year away from the Norm Minns Oval.


Lions netballers make amends

A BLISTERING opening quarter was enough for Whorouly to prevent Greta completing a comeback in Saturday's thrilling A grade grand final.


Balfour’s pack mark inspires Hoppers

BIG-game players step up when no one expects they can do any more.

Evergreen skipper leads the charge

HE may be 36 years old, but Moyhu captain Andrew Balfour looked as fit as a 20-year old as he ran rampant on the W J Findlay Oval on Saturday afternoon.


Two points makes all the difference.....Doubts only gave Hoppers more motivation to win - McNamara

IT has been both a bugbear and a blessing.

Youth wins out over experience

YOUTH won out over experience when Moyhu held off Whorouly to win the B grade premiership 47-42.


Tarrawingee ruins Milawa's big day

TARRAWINGEE denied Milawa any premiership success in the Ovens and King's netball ranks, knocking off the Demons in both the C grade and B reserve grand finals on Saturday.


Pain of 2010 erased as Panthers claim thrilling 2011 title

IT has been a long 12 months but Benalla finally got redemption for last year's grand final defeat when it overcame a gallant Tarrawingee by eight points to claim the OandK thirds premiership on Saturday morning.


Dees hit back hard

MILAWA finished full of running to reel in Moyhu and record a stirring four point win in Saturday's Ovens and King reserves grand final.


Shock loss for Eagles

A SHOCK 80-point loss at the hands of Tarrawingee has ended the Alpine Eagles' hopes of a maiden premiership in the Ovens and King Football League.


Kent named Bright's best

RYAN Kent was the toast of the recent Bright Football and Netball Club presentation night, taking out the Best and Fairest award in a two horse race.


Larni's arrival allows Nathan time to focus

MOYHU'S newest supporter, Larni Gorman, has perfect timing.


Change won't affect crowd

IT may not be at the Norm Minns Oval for the first time since 2004 but everything is pointing towards a big crowd at tomorrow's Ovens and King grand final.


Mind games.....Grand finalists fail to name final sides as tensions build for the big game

MOYHU and Tarrawingee failed to name their final 21 last night with both unwilling to give their opponent any early news on who would be playing in tomorrow's Ovens and King grand final at the WJ Findlay Oval.


Still hope for Dogs duo


Lions, Blues netballers to battle it out again

WHOROULY and Greta have created a re-match of the 2010 Ovens and King A grade grand final after both cruised to easy preliminary final victories on the weekend.


Full strength.....Trio put their hands up for final berth

DESPITE a couple of seemingly major setbacks at the weekend, Tarrawingee could take a full strength side into this Saturday's Ovens and King Football League grand final.


Saints back on top.....Alpine side grabs under 16 title in style against gallant Kangaroos

MYRTLEFORD has climbed back to the top of the Wangaratta and District Junior Football League after claiming the under 16 premiership on Saturday.


2011 O & K F N L - Grand Final Schedule

Please find attached schedules for the Grand Final, to be held on the 17th September, 2011. Two tabs in bottom left hand corner explain football and netball schedule's.


Doing the business.....Sport, high level management driving passions for Barry Sullivan

HE'S been a successful businessman at some major international companies and even studied at Stanford University in the United States.


Chairman can see benefits.....Sports tourism to be a focus for Wangaratta Unlimited's new chief

SPORTS tourism and sustaining the region's economy will be key focuses for the new chairman of the Wangaratta Unlimited board.


Discipline the key

WHEN it came to the crunch, one side held its nerve while the other made costly errors.


Jaimon inspires Hoppers to win

HE may have slipped from top rung on Moyhu's pecking order this year, but Jaimon McGeehan proved his value by single-handedly getting the Hoppers into the grand final on Saturday afternoon.


Fighting Dogs.....Tarrawingee records memorable win to progress to decider

HEART, courage and the will to win they are the intangibles of football. No one knows where they come from, or how to manufacture them, but we all know when we see them.


Dogs book fourth in a row

DEFENDING premier Tarrawingee has marched into its fourth consecutive grand final after a tough 14-point preliminary final win against Milawa yesterday.


Sport high on Sullivan agenda

FORMER Ovens & Murray and Ovens & King premiership footballer Barry Sullivan wants to make Wangaratta a magnet for major sporting events.


Lions netballers aim for finals glory

AFTER being disappointed at the end of each of the past two seasons, Whorouly will be desperate to win tomorrow's preliminary final against Moyhu to give itself another shot at glory.


O & K - Pressure test.....Bell says Dogs are ready for grudge match

FINALS often bring out the true nature of football sides. The increased pressure makes some sides crumble, while others lift to another level.


Milawa seeks redemption



Please find attached schedules for Preliminary Finals to be held this Saturday and Sunday the 10th & 11th of September. Two tabs in bottom left hand corner explain football and netball schedule's.


Bats pull off upset

GOORAMBAT'S progression into a powerhouse of the Ovens and King Netball League took a big leap forward at the weekend, with the Bats knocking off minor premier Milawa in a cutthroat semi final.


Eagles stymied.....Scoreboard issue causes frustration

A SPIRITED effort from the OandK Alpine Eagles side wasn't enough to book an early grand final berth, with the side going down by 11 points to Benalla All Blacks at the weekend.


End of an era for Whorouly

IT was the end of an era for Whorouly on Sunday, with popular coach Scott McMasters signing off after five successful years at the helm.


Dogs duo ready to go.....Salmon, Vihm declare themselves certain starters for Demons clash

TARRAWINGEE will head into Sunday's blockbuster preliminary final against Milawa close to full strength with Daniel Salmon and Aaron Vihm both expected to line up.


Bulldogs prove too strong for Whorouly

THERE will be no repeat of the 2009-10 Ovens and King Football League grand finals this year, with Tarrawingee and Milawa set to face off in a preliminary final instead.


Black power.....Panthers progress to preliminary finals after out running Roos

 DOMINANT display from big forward Brendan Smith and some fine finishing from crafty goal sneak Jack Frampton put Benalla All Blacks back in the premiership hunt on Saturday.

Laurie Burt

Laurie Burt set the standards

LAURIE Burt believes coaching premiership teams is all about trust, work ethic and an unshakeable belief in each other.


Better to slip now than later

IT may not have been the loss Milawa had to have, but coach Nat Semmens is glad the Demons' first defeat of the season came last week rather than in a preliminary or grand final.


Premier re-signs Eames

OVENS and King premier Tarrawingee has received a big boost on the eve of its second finals match after re-signing playing coach Finton Eames.


Lions reach for the stars

WHOROULY expects a big boost for its blockbuster semi-final against Tarrawingee, with star forward Richard Leahy returning from injury.

The Age

Ned Kelly’s remains found

Forensic experts have confirmed that human remains found at the old Pentridge Prison site in Melbourne are those of notorious Australian bushranger Ned Kelly.



SHOULD Ned Kelly's remains be laid to rest at Greta Cemetery where his mother is buried?


Matches / Venues for week two of the 2011 O & K F N L final Series

Please find attached schedules for Semi Finals to be held this Saturday and Sunday the 3rd & 4th of September.


2011 - O & K F N L Presentation Night Awards

The results of the annual 2011 - O & K F N L Presentation Night Awards are available on the link below.


Hopper netballers surprise.....Moyhu stuns minor premier with qualifying final victory

MOYHU was the big winner in week one of the Ovens and King netball finals series, with the Hoppers pulling off a stunning win over the previously undefeated Milawa to earn passage through to the preliminary finals.

Bright Observer

Eagles set to fly

THE Ovens and King Alpine Eagles easily accounted for Bonnie Doon at the weekend to set up a mouth-watering clash with Benalla All Blacks for a grand final birth this Saturday.


Roo blitz too much for Blues

KING Valley will head into the Ovens and King Football League's semi finals on a high after downing Greta by 45 points on yesterday.


Hoppers prevail.....Craig, Wilson brothers lead Moyhu through to preliminary final

A DOMINANT display from hard-nosed midfielder Ryan Craig and some scintillating link-ups between the Wilson brothers were the catalysts for Moyhu's 37-point win over Whorouly on Saturday.


Hoppers' big boost

MOYHU has received a psychological boost on the eve of the finals series, with master coach John McNamara signing a contract extension during the week.


Netball finals set to go down to the wire

THE first week of finals is here, and netball fans couldn't ask for a better set up, with all four A grade matches set to go down to the wire.


Blues hope to go one better

GRETA’S Jack Humphries says his team must contain King Valley’s forward line of Brendan Sessions and co in Sunday’s elimination final at Benalla Showgrounds.


Going out with a bang

BRIGHT farewelled two club legends at Pioneer Park on Saturday. Anthony Foubister and Peter Jones played their final games for the Mountain Men in the seniors and reserves respectively, after selfless seasons.

Myrtleford Times

Not pretty, but Lions earn spot

WHOROULY earned the finals equivalent of the golden ticket on Saturday, earning a double chance after accounting for Greta by 22 points in a scrappy affair.

Benalla Ensign

Bats fail to capitalise


Dees crush Pies to finish on top.....Milawa sets itself for crack at finals with superb finish to year

MILAWA has claimed the Ovens and King netball minor premiership after brushing aside Tatong by 52 goals at Milawa on Saturday.


Tight finish in Morgan Medal

AFTER finishing second to league legend Colleen Balfour last year, Goorambat gun Kylie Button proved a popular winner of the Fay Morgan Medal on Sunday night.


Brush to front tribunal again

STAR Benalla forward Duane "Brush" Haebich faces the very real prospect of missing some key finals when he fronts the Ovens and King tribunal tonight.


Waite eyes bigger prize.....Baker Medallist turns attention to crucial clash with Whorouly

In the end, it was a scenario that came out of the blue. Moyhu's Baker Medal quinella, with Nathan Waite finishing two votes clear of teammate Jaimon McGeehan, added further glory to the Hoppers' brilliant 2011 season.


Four charged with theft from football clubs

Police have charged four young suspects in relation to several alleged burglaries from football clubs near Benalla.


Mixed fortunes.....Panthers back to their best, but victory comes at a heavy cost.

IT was a case of one step forward, two steps back for Benalla All Blacks on Saturday.


O & K - Week One Finals Matches & Venues

O & K F L - Week One Finals Matches & Venues are listed below.


Any advantage?

MOYHU completed a stunning home and away season by recording its 16th win on the trot on Saturday, wrapping up the minor premiership in the process when it thumped Bonnie Doon by 69 points.


Waite beats teammate to claim Baker Medal

MOYHU youngster Nathan Waite has become the first Hopper to win the Baker Medal in four years after collecting the league best-and-fairest award in a tight vote count at Wangaratta Gateway last night.


Bats out to spoil the party

GOORAMBAT coach Terry Greaves says his side would love nothing more than to spoil the party for North Wangaratta on Saturday.


Swanpool looks to the future

SWANPOOL Football Club president Geoff Riddock is confident the club is "moving in the right direction".


GFNC - Past Player’s Day - Sat, 20th August, 2011

Greta Football and Netball Club - Past Player’s Day.

Weekly Times

Country clubs battle on

IT'S been two years since the Victorian Country Football League swung the axe on the Benalla and District league.


O & M F L - Week 1 - Matches & Finals Venues

O & M F L - Week 1 - Matches & Finals Venues. read below.


Legal challenge over 15 week ban !

THE family of a 16-year-old footballer suspended for 15 weeks during a junior football match is taking legal action against the Wangaratta and District Junior Football League.


Lawyer to get tribunal tapes

A SOLICITOR acting for a junior footballer suspended for next season over four offences yesterday received an assurance a recording and transcript from a tribunal hearing would be given to him.

Bright scores netball upset

WELL it's all settled at the top end of the Ovens and King Netball League ladder, with the results of the penultimate home and away round going largely to expectations.


Son takes over.....Tatong skipper signs on as Pies coach for next two years

TATONG has received a major boost ahead of the end of the season by signing current skipper and star midfielder Andrew James as coach for next season.


2011 - O & K F N L - Presentation Night

Please Note - O&K FNL Presentation Night is Sunday August 21st at the Gateway Hotel Wangaratta, proceedings will begin at 5:30pm - Tickets can be purchased from your club.


Rd. 17 Football & Netball Review - Goorambat v Greta

Below is a great review of the Rd. 18 Football & Netball match - Goorambat v Greta.


How Great Do You Want YOUR Club to Be?

How Great Do You Want YOUR Club to Be?.................Have your say !


Legends of the bush.....Leading football writer to launch new books at Rovers clubrooms this Saturday

PROLIFIC Melbourne sportswriter Ken Piesse will return to the region he remembers from his youth, when he launches two books at the Wangaratta Rovers clubrooms on August 13.


Tarra Bulldogs swamp woeful Blues

GRETA coach Daniel McLaughlin summed it up best with five words.


$3m Showgrounds revamp work won’t affect show

WANGARATTA Show organisers have had concerns allayed about potential disruptions for the two-day show in October due to ongoing works at the showgrounds.


O & K: All Blacks not concerned by form slump

BENALLA All Blacks has its eyes on the finals and is not too concerned about a recent form slump, according to coach Ben Wapling.


Third draw another missed chance for Doon Dogs

THERE were no big upsets in round 14 of Ovens and King netball, but there were a few close results that will have consequences heading towards finals.


Former Greta Premiership player passes on !

On behalf of the Greta FNC and the Newth family we regret to announce the passing of Greta FC 1946 premiership player - Thomas Hugh Newth.



Greta Bunyip Newsletter, August, 2011.

Attached is the recent edition of the Greta Bunyip Newsletter, August, 2011.


Roos look for change in fortune

KING Valley may have won just one match in the past eight rounds of Ovens and King netball, but coach Bec Swanton remains confident the Roos can have an impact come finals.

Mansfield Courier

The Doons throw all at Greta Seniors

BONNIE Doon seniors football team travelled to Greta on Saturday and they meant business.


Nothing can split Roos, Bulldogs at final whistle

KING Valley overcame an eight-goal halftime deficit against Tarrawingee at Whitfield on Saturday before finishing all square at the final whistle in their Ovens and King netball clash.

Greta..........Big point to prove

DESPITE having a record of 0-4 against sides above it on the ladder, Greta is aiming to cause one or two surprises come finals.


No splitting them.....Ovens and King's top two sides fight out thrilling draw

ALL netball fans were hoping for a thriller when the Ovens and King's two top teams met on Saturday, but few would have tipped the eventual outcome.


No need to move O & K grand final.....Builder disappointed: $2.9m Showground works on track

THE $2.9 million Wangaratta Showgrounds upgrade remains on track, according to Browns Wangaratta Builders construction manager Dennis Backas.


Dees in control.....Milawa climbs to third after breaking Blues in second half

IT was a tight and torrid affair at Greta, at least for the first half of Saturday's clash between the Blues and the Demons.


Vale - Nelson Dinning

The Greta FNC are saddened to here the passing of Greta Football Club Life Member and a member of the Greta FNC 100 Game Club, Nelson Dinning. Nelson passed away peacefully at North East Health on the 28th June, 2011.



Magpies fume as Wangaratta Rovers grab Ovens & King Grand Final !

WANGARATTA president Paul Challman has slammed the Ovens and King league’s decision to give the grand final to its biggest rival, Wangaratta Rovers.


Comfort concern......Ovens & King changes grand final venue due to Wang Showgrounds redevelopment

THE 2011 Ovens and King Football Netball League grand final has a new home with the league announcing the WJ Findlay Oval as the venue for the competition's showpiece event.


Revised - 2011 O & K Thirds Draw

Attached is a copy of the revised 2011O & K Thirds Draw, via the O & K FNL website.


Rd. 9, 2011 - Greta V Goorambat - Review

A very comprehensive review of the Rd.9 match against Goorambat is available via the Goorambat FNC website at the link below.


Blues face first test for 2011 !

SITTING on top of the ladder with two wins in the bank and boasting a percentage of 304, first-year Greta coach Daniel McLaughlin could easily be forgiven for getting ahead of himself.


AFL Concussion Management Guidelines

Management of Concussion in Community Football. Decisions regarding return to play after concussive injuries should only be made by a medical officer.


2011 - Ovens & King FNL Fixture

Attached is a pdf file copy of the 2011 - Ovens & King FNL Fixture.


Whorouly must push for top 4

IN a refreshingly honest assessment of his side’s potential, Whorouly coach Scott McMasters says the Lions expect to be genuine premiership contenders in the Ovens and King league this season.


Potential 'not a dirty word' for Blues in O&K

POTENTIAL is meant to be a dirty word when it comes to football but newly appointed Greta coach Daniel McLaughlin firmly believes the Blues have the potential to be the big improvers in the Ovens and King league next season.

The Age

Ah, such is football life in Kelly country

JOHN Tanner's grandmother was Ned Kelly's first cousin. John was born in 1933. He remembers, as a boy, going with his father to visit Ned's brother, Jim.


Benalla league to fold

THE Victorian Country Football League has hammered the final nail into the coffin of the Benalla and District Football League.

Border Mail - New logo

Tallangatta, Hume, Ovens and King with new awards

WAW Credit Union and The Border Mail have joined forces to present one of the most lucrative awards in district football this season.more

Hogan’s triple ton.....Champion Blue puts injuries behind him to reach 300-game mark

WHEN the Ovens and King Football League’s 2009 season kicks off tomorrow, one team above all others will have plenty to play for.more

Greta Football Club Reunion/ Leigh Candy

Last month there was a back to Greta for the 30 year anniversary of the 1980 premiership. I did mention it but not in any detail. I've struggled to find time to blog recently.


Top netballers to visit Wangaratta

Two of the state’s top netballers – Melbourne Vixen Caitlin Thwaites and Victorian Fury’s Karyn Bailey – will inspire local netballers when they visit Wangaratta this weekend.
Euroa Gazzette

Violet Town gets over first game


Dismal season revives Greta

LAST year was pretty much as low as the Greta Football Club has ever sunk. The Blues won their first senior grade wooden spoon, saluting only four times in a forgetful season of Ovens and King football.



Players, members and supporters of the Greta Football Netball Club are set to benefit from a $20,000 Brumby Government grant to manage the impact of drought on its playing surfaces.


Whorouly takes its frustrations out on Greta

Whorouly bounced back from the disappointment of losing last week’s top-of-the-table clash against Bright by thrashing Greta by 109 points in the Ovens and King league on Saturday.


Three in a row for Lions reserves in tough battle

WHOROULY won its third successive reserves grand final in a tough, dour struggle with scoring at a premium.


Greta’s great Hazell snares medal

GRETA midfielder Tom Hazell became the first Blues player in more than a decade to claim the Baker Medal for the Ovens and King league’s best and fairest player in Wangaratta on Sunday night.

Salute to Blues’ trio of flags

GRETA will celebrate one of the most powerful eras in the clubs history on Saturday with a reunion for members of the 1965, 66 and 67 premierships.
Chiltern FC

Chiltern's Best Team ever !

This week, it was a Chiltern F.C legends side, full of Lappins! The team was provided by Kevin (Karvy) Mayhew

Chiltern FC

The best of Chiltern

THE Chiltern Football Club announced its Team of the Ovens & King years in front of a large crowd of invited guests recently and former Essendon rover Greg Tate was installed as coach of the team.

The Age

Greta FNC History - Ovens & King FNL

One of country Victoria's most successful football teams does not even have a home town.

Border Mail - New logo

League honours club greats

UNIQUE contributions by footballers and administrators have been recognised by the induction of seven people into the Ovens and King League’s Hall of Fame.

2011 - O & K Netball Match Day Check List

Attached to this news item is a pdf file of the 2011 - Netball Australia / O & K Netball Match Day Check List.


2010 / 11 - Greta Community Strategic Plans

This very informative document displays the vital information & future plans / goals of the local Greta Community.


Greta FNC - Alcohol Policy

Greta FNC - Alcohol Policy, which is attached.


Greta FNC - Cyber / Internet Policy

Greta FNC - Cyber / Internet Policy, attached.more

Greta FNC - Code of Behavior Policy

Greta FNC - Code of Behavior Policy, which is attached.


Greta FNC - Member Protection Policy

Greta FNC - Member Protection Policy, which is attached.


Greta FNC - Spectator Behavior Policy

Greta FNC - Spectator Behavior Policy, attached.


Greta FNC - Working with Children Policy !

Greta FNC - Working with Children Policy, attached.



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O&KFL - SENIOR Football Ladder

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1 Milawa 54
2 Bonnie Doon 44
3 Tarrawingee 40
4 Bright 34
5 Benalla All Blacks 32
6 Greta 28
7 Goorambat 24
8 Whorouly 20
9 North Wangaratta 8
10 Moyhu 8
11 King Valley 4
12 Glenrowan 0

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1 Milawa 50
2 Tarrawingee 48
3 Bright 44
4 North Wangaratta 40
5 Whorouly 30
6 Benalla All Blacks 24
7 Greta 22
8 Bonnie Doon 18
9 King Valley 12
10 Moyhu 8
11 Goorambat 0
12 Glenrowan 0
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