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HFNL Weekly Netball Preview: Good Friday


It’s hard to believe that the 2024 Season is already upon us and, as is tradition now on Good Friday, Koroit and South Warrnambool will play their Round 4 encounter at the Friendly Societies Park today.

Members of the Executive have been kept very busy in the off Season with lots of discussion had, around a number of changes implemented for Netball in 2024. 

Saturday Netball

For the first time in history, all Grades of Netball will be played on the one Day.  Netball will kick off most Saturdays with the Development Netball being played at 8.30 a.m. and for all other grades the schedule will be as follows:-

                                    Court 1                        Court 2

9.15 a.m.                     15/U                            13/U Reserves

10.15 a.m.                   17/U                            13/U

11.15 a.m.                   Division 2                    15/U Reserves

12.15 p.m.                   Division 1                    Division 3

1.15 p.m.                                                         17/U Reserves

1.40 p.m.                     Open

Play HQ

HFNL Netball have switched to Play HQ for their Competition Management System for 2024.   I’ve no doubt, all of our netball volunteers will find the Play HQ System much more user friendly.

Rolling Substitutions and New Rules for 2024

After every World Cup, World Netball review the Rules of Netball and this year there are a number of changes being introduced to our Competition as a result of that review.   Rolling Substitutions will be a major developmental change giving teams the opportunity to substitute players on and off the court as often as they like during the match.  There are also a number of other rule changes/rule clarifications being modified.  Some excellent PDF’s and Videos are available of the World Netball Rules app.  (Free for anyone who wishes to download). 

Match of the Day

Whilst the reigning Premiers have lost some players from last year’s Premiership team, they have recruited well and will be in the running for another great season.  Koroit have some promising talented youth who will be better and stronger than when we last saw them.  With perfect weather condition predicted, I anticipate this will be a great show case of talent but the Roosters will get off to a winning start.

Looking forward to the first round in a week’s time.

Have a great day at the Football and Netball.

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

Hampden League Live Online: 17/05/2023


Football Show

Netball Show

Junior Show

Hampden League Live Online: 27/04/2023


Football Show
Netball Show
Junior Show

Hampden League Live Online: 19 April 2023


Football Show
Junior Show Part 1
Junior Show Part 2

Hampden League Live Online – 12 April 2023


Junior Show

Football Show

Netball Show

Welcome from the HFNL President


Welcome to the 2023 Hampden Football Netball League season. After 2 years of frustrating and challenging COVID interruptions, it was terrific to play out a full 2022 season. Congratulations to everyone on their efforts last year, in particular to the Koroit FNC and South Warrnambool FNC for taking out the Sungold Milk Senior Football and Open Netball Premierships respectively.

The 2023 season has certainly come up quickly, but I’m personally looking forward to a great season ahead with many clubs working hard during the off-season to bolster their line-ups on the field and on the court this year. We have certainly been reminded these past few years that the ability for people to reconnect with friends and their community is more important than ever and what better environment to do that than a football/netball club.

Thanks to all the volunteers that have kept working hard to ensure their club is up and about this season. Thanks also to Mike Farrow (our league administrator) and the HFNL board members that have worked on preparation for the season and our major partners and sponsors that provide the financial support to ensure our short and long-term viability. In particular, I would like to thank our major sponsors in McDonalds, Powercor, South West TAFE and Sungold Milk.

Good luck to all clubs, coaches and players that can put the pre-season grind behind them and get stuck into playing games of footy and netball.

See you at the footy/netball.

Shane Threlfall – HFNL President.

HFNL 2023 Season Launch Wrap


2023 HFNL Results and Ladders


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

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