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2012 Grand Final Results

Congratulations to the Under 12B, Under 13C and the Under 15A on teams on finishing 2012 as Premiers. A fantastic achievement.

The 3 teams all won their Grand Finals on Sunday, August 19, to cap off fantastic years. It is a fantastic result for the junior club to see 3 of the teams win on Sunday.

It was also great to see the Under 17A team fight back in their Grand Final at Vermont. The boys got off to a slow first half, but showed great spirit in the 2nd half. They had a fantastic last quarter and got within 8 points of East Ringwood after giving them a large lead to eventually go down by 19 points. You should be proud of your efforts for the year.


2012 Grand Final Scores:

Under 12B: Vermont 7.6.48 def Knox 2.1.13

Goals: Kaminski, Mitchell, Gelsi, Kritikos, Gatt, Pallotta, Falls

Best: Zita, Werle, Gelsi, Ingram, Fry, McDonald


Under 13C: Vermont Purple 10.7.67 def St. Simons 2.3.15

Goals: Vassiliou 4, Eaton 2, Reid, Richardson, Dobay, Smith

Best: Ridley, Hotker, O’Dwyer, Dobay, Killick, Hanlen


Under 15A: Vermont Purple 15.10.100 def Nth Ringwood 12.4.76

Goals: Healey 5, Hotker 3, Smith 2, White 2, Logan, Gould, Neate

Best: Weideman, Takla, Hotker, Healey, Freeman, Stephens


Under 17A: East Ringwood 12.8.80 def Vermont Purple 9.7.61

Goals: Nielson 4, Kainey 2, Galante, Phillips, Danaher

Best: Bridges, Staples, Hyams, Coghlan, Droessler, Nielson

Harry Box Under 11D EFL Best & Fairest Runner-UpHarry1

     Congratulations to Harry Box from the under 11 Gold team on finishing runner-up in the 11D EFL Best and Fairest voting. Harry was presented with his trophy at the EFL Presentation Night held at East Ringwood on the 7th of September. Harry polled 26 votes during the year to finish 3 behind the winner Luke Stelling of Forest Hill. Well done Harry on a great effort from all at the VJFC.


Weideman wins EFL Under 15A Best & FairestSam1

      Congratulations to Sam Weideman on winning the EFL Under 15A Best and Fairest presented at the 2012 EFL Presentation night. Sam polled 28 votes to win the award by one vote from Aaron Fenton of North Ringwood. This caps off a great year for Sam following the under 15A team winning the premiership over North Ringwood by 24 points two weeks earlier. Sam was also Captain of the under 15 Division 1 interleague side that played off in the Grand Final of the Victorian Metropolitan Junior Championships during the year. Well done Sam on a fantastic achievement from all at VJFC.



Honeychurch Runner-up in Eastern Ranges 2012 Best & Fairest AwardsMitch Honeychurch BF

     Congratulations to Mitch Honeychurch on finishing Runner-up in the 2012 Eastern Ranges Best and Fairest award. Mitch capped off a consistent year by finishing on 97 votes, nine votes behind winner Ben Cavarra. Mitch is a past Vermont Junior Premiership player and Best and Fairest winner, he is one of the younger players in the squad and we wish him well for bigger and better at the Ranges next year.  (Mitch pictured at left)

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Vermont 2 make Victorian Metro Under 16 side

     Two boys from the VJFC have been selected to play in the 2012 NAB AFL Under 16 Championships to be held in Sydney from July 7-14. Rory Sheridan-Ferrie and Daniel Nielson play in the under 17A team. Following performing well in a number of trial games and training sessions they have been selected to represent the Melbourne Metropolitan region to play a number of games against the best under 16 players from across Australia. Games will be played in Blacktown in Sydney, home of new AFL club, GWS.

     Congratulations to Rory and Daniel on a great achievement.

Scores from the Championships:

Rnd 3: SA 12.8.80 def Vic Metro 10.6.66

Best: Brayshaw, Nielson, Myers, Carboni, Sheridan-Ferrie.

Goals: Ahern 2, Brayshaw, Goodyear, Langdon, Lever, Moore, Petryshyn, Sullivan, Viojo-Rainbow


Rnd 2: WA 11.10.76 def Vic Metro 7.4.46

Goals: Viojo-Rainbow 3, Nielson, McLaren, Carboni, Sullivan.

Best: McLaren, Brayshaw, Lowe, Sullivan, Miller


Rnd 1: Vic Metro 11.11.77 def Vic Country 11.10.76

Best: Urban, Moore, Wright, Lever, Brayshaw, McKenzie, Miller. Goals: McKenzie 2, Wright 2, McLaren, Goodyear, Viojo-Rainbow, Lever, Blake, Sheridan-Ferrie, Ahern

10 Vermont players make EFL Interleague

The 10 Vermont boys selected to represent the EFL in the Victoria Metropolitan Junior Championships were presented wtih their 2012 Interleague jumpers on Wednesday night, the 23rd of May, at Knox Football Club. IMAG0022Anthony Vujovic and Hamish McGowan have been named in the Under 14 Division 1 team, with Mitchell Thomas in the Division2 team.

From the under 15 purple team 7 boys have made the final squad, Jordan Smith, Jordan Cochrane, Max Healey and Bailey Freeman have been named in the Division 2 team. With Jordan Vassis, Sam Weideman and Bailey Hotker named in the under 15 Division 1 team.

Special mention to Sam Weideman on being named captain of the division 1 side. Congratulations Sam from all at Vermont.

Vermont players in Eastern Ranges Squads

   Well done to the number of Vermont current and ex juniors players named in the TAC Summer squad and the under age development squads.

     In the TAC Eastern Ranges Summer training squad of 74, 11 Vermont players have been named: Daniel Nielson, Kyle Staples, Rory Sheridan-Ferrie, Daniel Greenwood, Mitch Honeychurch, Jordan Hemmings, Rory Lehman, Joe Fisher, Alex Young, Chris Vassis and Brandon Droessler.

Named in the under 15 development squad: James Krikas and Hamish McGowan.

In the under 16 squad is Jordan Smith, Taj Takla, Jordan Vassis and Sam Weideman.


We wish all the boys well as they develop their football and strive to the next level.