Posts by: Troy Logan

Netball Rule of the Week: Playing the Ball & Replay


Next up in our Netball Rule of the Week Series, we have ‘Playing the Ball’, including some information about when replay should be called. World Netball has produced an excellent graphic to assist with everyone’s understanding. These have been included below.

Around the Grounds with Hilly: Round 10


Part 2 of the Hampden Football Netball League season will kick off this weekend with a return round of matches occurring. All clubs are set to enter Round 10 with healthier lists available due to the bye round last weekend. Clubs will play two games before the interleague bye round and the next fortnight promises to be extremely important for those sides wishing to play finals this season. There are a number of eight-point games coming up.

Milestone Men

Three terrific servants of the Hampden Football Netball League will play in significant milestones this weekend. North Warrnambool star Jarryd Lewis will play in his 200th senior game. What a recruit ‘Chopper’ has been since arriving from Coleraine. He is the ultimate team player, a beautiful user of the football and a real hard competitor. Jarryd is one of the favourite sons at the Eagles and will be heavily supported at Bushfield this weekend. Terang Mortlake duo Ryan O’Connor and Matthew Arundell will play their 150th and 100th senior games respectively. Both big men bleed royal blue and red and have been the ultimate club players. Each Saturday, both Ryan and Matthew play the game in great spirit and are important players in the Terang Mortlake line-up. Congratulations to Jarryd, Ryan and Matthew on their outstanding contribution to the North Warrnambool Eagles and Terang Mortlake.


We are two weeks away from interleague football at the Reid Oval. The Bottle Greens will be training twice during the week of the game at Mortlake and the Reid Oval with coach Jonathan Brown leading the way. Members of the victorious 1991 Division One VCFL championship will be in attendance on the Thursday night jumper presentation, sharing their interleague experiences with the current crop of players. All is shaping up to be a great day at the Reid Oval on July 6th.

Round 10 Matches

North Warrnambool vs South Warrnambool (Bushfield Oval)

Hamilton Kangaroos vs Cobden (Hawkesdale)

Koroit vs Warrnambool (Victoria Park)

Terang Mortlake vs Camperdown (Mortlake)

Port Fairy vs Portland (Gardens Oval)

See you at the Footy.

2024 Netball Victoria Association Championships: Score Updates


Check out the latest scores from the Netball Victoria Association Championships below:

13 & Under

HFNL 11 defeated by Lilydale Yarra Valley 18

HFNL 7 defeated by Parkville 15

HFNL 15 defeated Wimmera FNL 10

HFNL 8 defeated by Murray NA 19

HFNL 11 defeated West Gippsland 10

Consolidation Final
HFNL 8 defeated by Ballarat FNL 9

15 & Under

HFNL 15 defeated Melbourne East NA 10

HFNL 21 defeated Ballarat NA 6

HFNL 16 defeated Altona NA 15

HFNL 22 defeated West Gippsland 6

HFNL 20 defeated Netball Wodonga 9

HFNL 18 defeated Gippsland 13

HFNL 23 defeated Wimmera FNL 10

HFNL 12 defeated by Parkville Netball 14

HFNL 21 defeated Waverley Night 8

HFNL 15 defeated Central Victorian Netball NA 8

17 & Under

HFNL 17 defeated Banyule & District NA 14

HFNL 18 drew Ovens & Murray FNL 18

HFNL 18 defeated Sunraysia 5

HFNL 16 defeated Casey NA 13

HFNL 19 defeated North Gippsland 13

HFNL 10 defeated Parkville 9

HFNL 14 defeated Goulburn Valley NL 11

HFNL 16 defeated Ballarat FNL 15

HFNL 10 defeated by Manningham 14

HFNL 14 defeated Bendigo FNL 7

HFNL 12 defeated by Gippsland 14


HFNL 18 defeated Essendon District NA 11

HFNL 10 defeated Bendigo FNL 8

HFNL 17 defeated SACSNA 15

HFNL 24 defeated Stonnington NA 7

HFNL 24 defeated Nillumbik Force NA 4

HFNL 21 defeated Eastern FNL 10



Cobden 11.5.71 defeated by Terang Mortlake 13.8.86

Portland 8.4.52 defeated by South Warrnambool 18.15.123

Port Fairy 11.9.75 defeated Koroit 9.14.68

North Warrnambool Eagles 15.10.100 defeated Camperdown 9.9.63

Warrnambool 24.13.157 defeated Hamilton Kangaroos 5.7.37

HFNL Weekly Netball Wrap: Round 9


The Hampden Football Netball League were a dominant force at the Western Zone Association Championships last weekend in Ballarat.

The League took five teams to the tournament and all teams made it through to the Grand Final, with the U13 Reserves, U13 Championship and U15 Championship teams winning their division. The U15 Reserves and U17 Championship teams narrowly missed out on the silverware in tight Grand Finals. The next stage of the tournament is the State Finals in Melbourne on June 16th. We will have all four championships teams competing – Open, U17, U15 and U13. The League is extremely excited about each team’s prospects, with each team training hard into the lead up. A big thank-you to all of the coaches – Will Jamison, Danielle McInerney, Dot Jenkins, Stacey O’Sullivan, Leah Kermeen, Josie Ellerton, Nat O’Dea, Kate Dobson and Lianna Harrison. The time and energy put into these programs has been enormous and we are very grateful to have great netball leaders.

As the halfway mark of the season approaches, the competition in the Open Netball continues to provide great interest and intrigue. South Warrnambool are leading the way on top of the ladder, while Cobden and Koroit are close behind. The great interest is the 4th to 7th place positions on the ladder with only one game separating the teams. The next month of netball will maybe provide greater clarity of what the end of the season might look like or it may remain the same, hopefully the latter, as we want it as tight as can be leading into finals.

Round 9

Warrnambool vs Hamilton (Reid Oval)

Cobden vs Terang Mortlake (Cobden Rec Reserve)

Portland vs South Warrnambool (Hanlon Park)

Port Fairy vs Koroit (Gardens Oval)

North Warrnambool vs Camperdown (Victoria Park)

See you at the Netball


Around the Grounds with Hilly: Round 9


The Hampden Football Netball League this week announced its U23 Interleague Training Squad, ahead of its July 6th appointment with the Ballarat Football Netball League. The coaching staff selected a 38 man training squad, they will spend a day together at an AFL Match before two training sessions in the week of the interleague fixture. South Warrnambool have the strongest representation with eight players, names such as Will White, Archie Stevens and Jay Rantall have been included. It was rewarding to see some new exciting players get the opportunity to train and potentially make the final squad, such as Cobden’s Ben Berry, Hamilton’s Will Povey and Ethan Knight and Port Fairy’s Ollie Myers. The HFNL is very excited about this group and hopefully a win against the BFNL is on the cards.

Camperdown – Zach Sinnott, Sidney Bradshaw, Hamish Sinnott
Cobden – Luke Smith, Ben Berry, Ben McGlade
Hamilton Kangaroos – Hamish Cook, Will Povey, Ethan Knight, Vincent Huf
Koroit – Paddy O’Sullivan, Tom Baulch, Mac Petersen, Jack Block, Clem Nagorka, Connor Byrne
North Warrnambool Eagles – Jackson Grundy, Jett Bermingham
Port Fairy – Ollie Myers, Oscar Pollock
Portland – Toby Jennings, Will Hunter
South Warrnambool – Isaac Thomas, Riley Thomas, Will White, Max Irving, Archie Stevens, Jay Rantall, Bailey
Osborne, Myles McCluggage
Terang Mortlake – Ryley Hutchins, Darcy Hobbs, Kane Johnstone, Xavier Vickers
Warrnambool – Harry Ruan, Fletcher Timms, Amon Radley, Reggie Mast

Vic Country Selection

Outstanding to see four more names from the Hampden Football Netball League included in the Vic Country team for the AFL National Championships.

Koroit’s Finn O’Sullivan and Mitch Lloyd along with Cobden pair Flynn Penry and Rhys Unwin will mix it with the best junior talent in Australia. All four players are extremely exciting to watch and have enormous potential, hopefully enough to make it onto an AFL List. All the best to all four boys in the Vic Country jumper.

Round 9

Warrnambool vs Hamilton (Reid Oval)

Cobden vs Terang Mortlake (Cobden Rec Reserve)

Portland vs South Warrnambool (Hanlon Park)

Port Fairy vs Koroit (Gardens Oval)

North Warrnambool vs Camperdown (Victoria Park)

See you at the Footy.


Netball Rule of the Week


Scoring a Goal

A goal is scored when the ball passes above and complete through the ring following a shot by Goal Shooter or Goal Attack from any point within the goal circle including the lines bounding the goal circle.

If the whistle to end a period of play or hold time is blown after the ball has left the hands of the Goal Shooter or Goal Attack and the shot is successful, the goal will be scored.  If the shot is unsuccessful, but the defending player causes the goalpost to move to interfere with the shot, or deflects the ball on its downward flight towards the ring including touching the ball up through the net play will be extended for a penalty pass/shot to be taken.

If a defending player deflects a shot for goal and the ball then passes above and completely through the ring, a goal is still scored.

If the ball passes completely through the ring on any other occasion no goal is sored and play continues.

The Umpire signal a goal has been scored by raising one arm vertically.



South Warrnambool 18.11.119 defeated Port Fairy 4.7.31

Camperdown 12.21.93 defeated Portland 8.10.58

Warrnambool 15.13.103 defeated Terang Mortlake 10.15.75

Koroit 10.12.72 defeated Hamilton Kangaroos 10.6.66

Cobden 10.4.64 defeated by North Warrnambool Eagles 9.13.67

HFNL Weekly Netball Wrap: Round 8


A couple of surprise results for me in Round 7

The young Camperdown side upset the ladder leaders with a hard fought 2 goal win. I have looked back over the results of the Camperdown games so far this season and I think if the Pies turn some of the loss they had in the early games to wins in the second round it does beg the question can the Magpies make the five in 2024?  The Camperdown side had a ripper of a 3rd quarter getting out to an eleven-goal lead after the game was even at the main break. As expected, South came out firing in the final term but playing catch up was tough and Camperdown held their nerve to win. South a little undermanned, however congratulations to Camperdown for downing the ladder leaders. 

Warrnambool had a strong win against the inform Eagles, forcing their way into the top five on percentage. The Blues’ Bel Baker & Eva Ryan combining well in the Goal circle, the reliable Amy Wormald standing up down back and Carly Peake lively through the mid court was enough to cause North’s downfall. North Warrnambool a little undermanned, A valuable win for the Blues.

The Bombers have really found form over the last few weeks and had a strong win over the Tigers.

Koroit hit their straps with a strong win over the Bloods. The scores indicate nothing in the match until half time with the saints pulling away strongly in the second half. Nell Mitchell & Indi O’Connor shooting well for the winners.

Port Fairy started well against the Hamilton Kangaroos and continued to outscore the opposition in each quarter. Jessika Tobin Salzman putting 48 goals on the board.

Round 8

Warrnambool take on Terang/Mortlake at the Reid, and for the winner a place in the five. Warrnambool’s confidence will be up after the strong win last week and the Bloods will be determined after last weeks’  loss. Warrnambool by a couple.

The Rooster will take on Port Fairy at home. South to come out fired up after the result last week and will defeat the Seagulls by a solid margin.

Camperdown take on the Portland Tigers at Leura Oval. Can the Pies continue their good form from last week? As I have said before, the Portland Tigers are playing strong netball but not for the full four quarters. Camperdown’s strong form will continue this week.

Koroit meet Hamilton, I have not seen either of these teams in the last couple of weeks so just on form alone Koroit to win comfortably.

North Warrnambool travel to the Cobden Community Bank Recreation Reserve to take on the Bombers. I believe the winner of this match will hold second place and the vanquished team will drop to fourth on the ladder, by the end of the day.  Both coaches know the importance of this win and that it will set their teams up moving towards the second round. North Warrnambool in a tight tussle.

All the Best to the Junior Hampden sides playing at the association championship in Ballarat this Sunday. Many thanks Warrnambool Toyota for their Support for the Hampden Junior Association teams.  If all goes well we will have our junior sides joining the Open side representing the Bottle Greens on finals day in Melbourne.

Go Hampden

Around the Grounds with Hilly: Round 8


Over the next few months, affiliate clubs of the Hampden Football Netball League will be participating in a number of events to raise money and awareness for a lot of great causes. I’ve always been of the opinion that sporting clubs are great tools to fundraise, promote events and awareness campaigns because of their reach and standing in the community. Coming up next week will the ‘Push Up Challenge’, an event promoting Lifeline South West Victoria and their work to assist people with mental health problems, which then leads to suicide. All of the HFNL clubs are going to take part and aim to conduct 3,429 push ups from June 5th to 28th. MND is also a big event for a lot of Hampden League clubs, the Hamilton Kangaroos have just staged an event, raising money for the disease that former AFL player Neale Daniher is battling. The Portland Tigers are staging their own slide event during Round 9, which shall be fantastic.  Later in the season, South Warrnambool and Camperdown are joining forces for a Mental Health Awareness Match. They have a big day planned with guests talking about this subject and both sides will wear special jumpers. Our clubs are great in the HFNL to raise community awareness. 

Sunday Football

It was a terrific sight over at the Gardens Oval last Sunday, for the clash between Hamilton and Port Fairy. It was a Kangaroos home game, and what a great gesture by the Port Fairy Seagulls Football Netball Club to allow this to happen. The crowd was outstanding, and it brings the question, should we see a few more Sunday fixtures in the competition? We were extremely lucky because of the weather, which plays a big part in the success. It was great to see both clubs benefit from a stand-alone match. I thought it was a great advertisement for the Hampden Football Netball League.

Hutt Hits 100

One of the Cobden Football Netball Club’s favourite sons hits the 100th senior game milestone this weekend at the Cobden Recreation Reserve. Co-captain Jack Hutt will reach the major milestone and what a journey it has been to get there. I’ve always admired Jack’s football ability. He is a flexible player who can play key forward, key back or have an influence in the middle. He has a great football IQ and leads from the front. The journey hasn’t been a smooth sailing one for Jack, sustaining his fair share of injuries, but to his determination and application, it hasn’t stopped him playing the game he loves. Jack loves the Cobden Bombers, his family have been a major contributor to the club and I think this milestone will be one that Jack looks back on with great fondness.

All the best Hutty.

Round 8 Matches

Warrnambool vs Terang Mortlake (Reid Oval)

Camperdown vs Portland (Leura Oval)

South Warrnambool vs Port Fairy (Friendlies Society Park)

Cobden vs North Warrnambool (Cobden Rec Reserve)

Koroit vs Hamilton (Victoria Park)

See you at the Footy.


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