Category: General News

Association Championships Coaching Appointments


The Hampden Football Netball League is proud to announce their Association Championship netball coaches for 2024.

The League will participate in the Western Zone Association Championship qualifiers in Ballarat on June 2nd, before moving onto the State Titles on June 16th.

The Open Division Team will be coached South Warrnambool premiership coach Will Jamison. Will has guided the HFNL Open Team for the past two seasons, resulting in semi-final placings.

New Koroit Open coach Danielle McInerney will have the responsibility of leading the U17 squad. Danielle, who returns from Townsville this season, has been involved in four previous HFNL Association Championship campaigns during 2017 – 2020.

The U15 squad will have joint coaches with experienced mentors Leah Kermeen and Josie Ellerton at helm. The duo has a combined 500 games of Hampden League experience and were the U15 and U15 Reserves coaches at South Warrnambool in 2023.

Koroit legend Kate Dobson has been appointed the U13 coach and will be assisted by Lianna Harrison. Kate has been involved with senior and junior coaching for the past 20 years at multiple levels and this season is the U13 Saints coach. Lianna a newcomer to the league, she has had previous coaching experience in Southeast Melbourne and North Central Victoria.

HFNL Head of Netball Dot Jenkins says the league is absolutely thrilled with the appointments.

“Our coaches are extremely good communicators who focus on the strengths of the players and the teams they coach,” she said.

“The league’s first aim is to expose the girls to the next level of Netball. Players coming together to represent the league allows the development of friendships, camaraderie, and respect for each other and opposing teams.”

HFNL Talent Identification and Development Program


The Hampden Football Netball League is proud to announce the introduction of an U15 Talent Identification and Development Program in 2024.

The four-week program will be led by HFNL Talent Identification & Development Program Coordinator Brett Taylor and Western Bulldogs Academy coach Ben Walsh.

The aim of the program is to improve the opportunities for Hampden players, giving them every opportunity to realise their potential to compete in the elite talent pathways programs such as V-Line Cup, Coates Talent League, VFL and AFL.

The inaugural squad of 35 will comprise of players from across all Hampden FNL clubs.

Program Coordinator Brett Taylor says this is a critical period for physical and skill development for young footballers.

“The program aims to develop skills and knowledge in an environment focusing on refining technical skills, decision making skills and game strategies through ball centred activities and modified games,” he said.

HFNL Talent Identification & Development Program Squad

Camperdown – Paddy Hassett, Zavier Fowler

Cobden – Darnel Nguena, Leonard Walsh

Hamilton Kangaroos – George Clark, Angus Ewing, Riley Iredell, Charlie Baker, Isacc Lehmann, Harry Mercer

Koroit – Dylan Delaney, Mitchell McCosh, Blake O’Keefe

North Warrnambool – Jake Denaro, Charlie Jellie, Max Hogan, Hamish Ross, Caleb Stuart

Port Fairy – Louis Greene, Hugh Allen, Harry Pollock

Portland – Judd Carter, Jensen Moore

South Warrnambool – Jacob Lucas, Paddy Sell, Jimmy Stevens, Patrick Ragg, Mali Lual

Terang Mortlake – Mason Barr, Tayte McMaster, Sam Wareham

Warrnambool – Toby Hellessey, Archie McGrath, Jasper Moore, Oliver Turner

Job Vacancy: HFNL Administrator


The HFNL currently have a rewarding opportunity for an Administrator.
The successful candidate for this role will undertake a diverse range of responsibilities.

About you –

  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively (both written and oral) with a wide range of football-netball clubs and stakeholders.
  • Excellent planning and organisational/time management skills.
  • Capacity to work cooperatively within a team environment.
  • Ability to work autonomously and use own initiative.
  • A high standard of personal presentation.
  • Strong attention to detail.

The hours for this job are negotiable for the right candidate. A confidential conversation to discuss this and to learn more about the role is encouraged. Please contact Shane Threlfall 0447977009.
Annual Salary Package between $70,000-$85,000

For a copy of the job description please email-
Applications to be sent to HFNL President Shane Threlfall at and should include a cover letter and a comprehensive resume.

Applications close 5:00pm Sunday 19/11/2023.

Notice of 2023 HFNL AGM


Annual General Meeting
Monday 11 December 2023
Commencing at 7:00pm
Flying Horse Bar and Brewery

Applications are called for the following Positions on the HFNL Independent Executive from the date of the Annual General Meeting for the terms of office as indicated.

One Year Term (President)
Executive member – Two Year Term (8 positions)

Further information and official application forms may be obtained from the HFNL Administration by emailing or by phoning 0438559780.

Round 2: Warrnambool vs Port Fairy Highlights


Hampden League Live Online: 19 April 2023


Football Show
Junior Show Part 1
Junior Show Part 2

HFNL 2022 Junior Awards


On Monday 29 August, the HFNL were pleased to celebrate our Junior Footballers and Netballers at the 2022 awards.

Please see below wrap of the award winners.


South West TAFE 13 & Under Reserves Netball

Best and Fairest

Winner: Arli Langdon (Koroit) – 22 Votes

Runner-Up: Maya Veale (South Warrnambool) – 18 Votes

South West TAFE 13 & Under Netball

Best & Fairest

Winner: Indi O’Connor (Koroit) – 29 Votes

Runner-Up: Piper Stephens (Camperdown) – 27 Votes

South West TAFE 15 & Under Netball Reserves

Best and Fairest

Winners: Hannah Gleeson (Koroit) & Olivia Cope (Warrnambool) – 17 Votes

Runner-Up: Stella Patterson (South Warrnambool) – 15 Votes

South West TAFE 15 & Under Netball

Best and Fairest

Winner: Shelby O’Sullivan (Koroit) – 37 Votes

Runner-Up: Matilda Darcy (Cobden) – 33 Votes

South West TAFE 17 & Under Netball Reserves

Best and Fairest

Winner: Hayley Nicolson (Koroit) – 27 Votes

Runners-Up: Elisa Howard (Cobden) & Grace Schrama (South Warrnambool) – 21 Votes

South West TAFE 17 & Under Netball

Rebekah Moroney Memorial Medal

Winner: Lara Taylor (Cobden) – 36 Votes

Runner-Up: Mary Place (Camperdown) – 33 Votes


South West TAFE Under 14’s Football

Stuart Brunt Medal

Winner: Jack Sobey (Hamilton Kangaroos) – 29 Votes

Runner-Up: Leo Ellerton (South Warrnambool) – 27 Votes

Goal Kicking Award

Josh Slater (Terang Mortlake) – 43 Goals

South West TAFE Under 16’s Football

Doug McConnell Medal

Winner: Rhys Unwin (Cobden) – 30 Votes

Runner-Up: Tate Waterson (Koroit) – 20 Votes

Goal Kicking Award

Jake Hardy (Hamilton Kangaroos) – 53 Goals

Round 18: South Warrnambool vs Portland Highlights




It was a terrific day at the Reid Oval on Sunday to celebrate the 2022 South West TAFE, Star Printing and McDonald’s Junior Grand Final Day.

Congratulations to all participants, coaches and umpires in what was an amazing display of the football and netball talent in our region. See below full summary of results and best players.

South West TAFE 13 & Under Reserves Netball

Koroit 22


Hamilton Kangaroos 15

Best on Court: Arli Langdon (Koroit)

South West TAFE 15 & Under Reserves Netball

South Warrnambool 23


Warrnambool 15

Best on Court: Olivia Cope (Warrnambool)

South West TAFE Under 14’s Football

Terang Mortlake 11.5.71


Hamilton Kangaroos 5.2.32

Danny O’Leary Medal: Josh Slater

South West TAFE Under 16’s

South Warrnambool 13.5.83


Warrnambool 12.6.78

Ray Russell Medal: Will Rantall (South Warrnambool)

AFL Victoria Medal: Ollie Harris (South Warrnambool)



It’s Grand Final Week for our Sunday Junior Competitions! Please see below game times for football and netball.

Date: Sunday 21 August 2022

Venue: Reid Oval, Warrnmabool

Gates Open: 9.00am


GradeTimeCompeting Teams
Under 12’s11.00amTerang Mortlake vs Warrnambool
Under 14’s12.15pmTerang Mortlake vs Hamilton Kangaroos
Under 16’s2.00pmSouth Warrnambool vs Warrnambool
Click on the links to view team lists.


GradeTimeCompeting Teams
Development Age10.00amKoroit vs Hamilton Kangaroos
13 & Under Reserves11.00amKoroit vs Hamilton Kangaroos
15 & Under Reserves12.00pmWarrnambool vs South Warrnambool
Click on the links to view team lists.

Get the HFNL Record