NFNL shortlisted for five AFL Victoria Media Awards

Published on Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The Northern Football Netball League has been shortlisted in five categories at the 2017 AFL Victoria Community Media Awards.

The five nominations are:

Best Radio Match Day Coverage – NFNL Match of the Day
Best Use of Online Media (Technology) – NFNL Facebook page
Best Football Column (Football Record) – Meadows Greyhounds Division 1 Preview
Best Action Photo – Nathan McNeil
Best Character Photo – Nathan McNeil

The NFNL Match of the Day team, consisting of Tom Flanagan, Jordan Kounelis, Samuel Zito and Jarrad Gardner, will be looking for back-to-back wins after taking out the Best Radio Match Day Coverage in 2016.

The NFNL Match of the Day is broadcast on 88.6 Plenty Valley FM each weekend and this year covered 30 games from the senior men’s and women’s competitions.

Highlights included covering Laurimar’s inaugural senior game, Brent Harvey’s debut for North Heidelberg, the annual Greensborough vs Eltham Good Friday match, the NFL vs WRFL clash in the AFL Victoria Community Championships, both NFLW grand finals and matches on both Saturday and Sunday during the senior men’s finals series.

The NFNL Facebook page was recognised for continuing to provide comprehensive coverage of the Northern Football Netball League across a range of mediums throughout the season.

All senior men’s grand finals, the NFLW Division 1 grand final, the NFL v WRFL representative games and key events such as the 2017 Best and Fairest Awards and Season Launch were streamed live on the Facebook page for the first time this year.

Photographer Nathan McNeil was nominated in both photography categories after another fantastic season behind the lens.

Meanwhile, Division 1 scribe Samuel Zito received a nomination for Best Football Column (Football Record) for the weekly Meadows Greyhounds Division 1 Preview.

The Northern Football Netball League congratulates all those nominated in the 2017 AFL Victoria Community Media Awards and thanks its entire media team for its outstanding coverage throughout the 2017 season.

The 2017 AFL Victoria Community Media Awards will be held on Friday December 8.

For the full list of nominations, please go to

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