La Trobe University

Major Partner

La Trobe University is the major partner of the Northern Football Netball League.

La Trobe University has been one of Australia’s pioneering universities for more than 50 years.

In 1967, 552 students enrolled at La Trobe University, the third university to open in Victoria, which has grown to accommodate more than 36,000 students, with over 7,000 international students from 110 countries.

La Trobe University now has a network of campuses, with over 28,000 students at its Melbourne Campus and over 7,500 at our campuses in Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Mildura, Melbourne City (Collins Street), Shepparton and Sydney.

The NFNL’s partnership with La Trobe University provides the league access to the outstanding facilities at the Bundoora campus, for events such as presentation nights and club meetings.

The NFNL’s headquarters will also be based at La Trobe University from January 2020.

Yarra Valley Water

Yarra Valley Water and the Northern Football Netball League joined forces in a partnership to encourage the local football and netball community to choose tap water over bottled water.

‘Choose Tap’ aims to educate the community on the benefits of drinking tap water as part of a healthy lifestyle and as a better environmental alternative to
bottled water.

Yarra Valley Water is a major partner of the Northern Football Netball League.

The Meadows

The Meadows is one of the world’s leading and unique greyhound racing associations, with facilities to match.

The Meadows has recently undertaken a $3 million renovation and the new facilities at the venue are fantastic for all types of events, with a capacity of 350 people.

The Meadows is also the home of the Australian Cup and provides first class racing on Saturday nights and Wednesday afternoons.

Since 2016, The Meadows has been the naming rights partner of the NFNL’s senior men’s top-flight football competition, Meadows Greyhounds Division 1.

The Meadows is located at 80 Northcorp Boulevard, Broadmeadows. For all your club function inquiries please call 9355 5222.

MC Labour

MC Labour is the NFNL’s official labour services partner.

MC Labour provides skilled trades and labour, who are able to carry out all general and specific labouring needs.

Over the past 30 years, the MC Labour team has grown to over 20,000 talented people and built a reputation for understanding industry challenges and finding the right personnel with a tailored approach for the construction and building industry, traffic management and the security sector.

MC Labour is the naming rights partner of the NFNL’s second division men’s football competition, MC Labour Division 2.

Winning Edge

Winning Edge Presentations has a proud history of servicing the corporate and public sector throughout Australia and abroad.

Specialising in all forms of giftware and presentation items, Winning Edge Presentations produces all trophies and medals for the Northern Football Netball League

Game Day Apparel

Game Day Apparel has been a pioneer in the sublimation and apparel industry in Australia since it was established in 2001.

Game Day Apparel pride themselves on superior design and quality, complimented by first class customer service.

All sublimated products are manufactured in their factory in Melbourne, ensuring the fastest turnaround times in the industry coupled with superior quality control.

Grashan Sportswear

Grashan Sportswear has been in business for over 30 years and has built its reputation on quality and service.

Grashan Sportswear has a wealth of experience in servicing suburban football clubs and leagues. The company is an on-field licensee for three metropolitan Melbourne football leagues and the proud apparel partner of the Northern Blues Football Club.

Grashan Sportswear is able to supply a women’s specific jumper design contoured to meet the needs of a female athlete. In 2014, Grashan Sportswear manufactured Melbourne Football Club’s female jumpers for New Balance, for the AFL’s official women’s game played during Women’s Round.

Located in the NFNL heartland in Preston, Grashan Sportswear’s team led by John Toniolo and Graeme Whincup, looks forward to servicing the apparel needs of the NFNL and its member clubs.


Mirvac creates, owns, and manages a diverse portfolio of assets across the office, retail, industrial and residential property sectors in Australia.

Olivine is Mirvac’s master-planned residential community in the heart of Melbourne’s northern growth corridor, at Donnybrook.

Mirvac is widely known for the development of high quality residential communities and Olivine mirrors this standard.

Mirvac’s Olivine commitment includes embedded community development staff from until project maturity, which enables it to help grow a vibrant community from the ground up.

Olivine has underscored its commitment to healthy sport and opportunity for all through its sponsorship of the 2019 NFNL Division 3 Women’s competition, as the first step towards a meaningful long-terms partnership with AFL football via the Northern Football Netball League.

Heidelberg Golf Club

Heidelberg Golf Club is home to a well-established 18-hole golf course, lawn bowls and events centre in Lower Plenty.

The 18-hole golf course offers a challenging layout for all levels of play, and guests are welcome on selected days to try the course.

Membership options include junior membership, special under-40s membership and options to pay monthly or quarterly.

The clubhouse has two event spaces for functions such as presentation nights, engagements, birthdays, Christmas parties and more. Catering is available for all levels of events, from BBQs to sit down meals.

Heidelberg Golf Club is the naming rights partner of the NFNL’s Division 3 senior men’s football competition, Heidelberg Golf Club Division 3.


Marbuilt specialises in townhouse developments, new home builds, renovations and extensions.

Based within the NFNL’s heartland, Marbuilt offers the highest build quality thanks to a skilled team of experienced local builders.

The team at Marbuilt prides itself on a high standard of craftsmanship and works closely with its clients all the way from the preliminary stages until completion to ensure the construction period is a smooth process for all parties.

Marbuilt is the naming rights partner of the NFNL’s under-19s competitions.


WaterMarc is the largest aquatic and leisure facility in the northern region of Victoria and is home to the premier gym and indoor swimming pool in the area with a wide range of fitness classes and training programs.

WaterMarc is the naming rights partner of both the NFNL’s senior and junior finals series.

WaterMarc also provides discounted membership options for NFNL players and umpires.

Zagame’s Reservoir

Zagame’s is one of the Australian hotel and service industry’s most respected and well-known businesses. Their concept is simple: Food, Family, Fun… Zagame’s are for everyone.

Zagame’s provides families with top quality food, great service and an atmosphere that caters for all ages.

Individuals and families have embraced the beautifully appointed venues, inclusive of huge children’s playgrounds, allowing you to sit down, relax and enjoy!

So if you’re after a quick family dinner or a large family gathering, get down to your local Zagame’s today. Located in Ballarat, Berwick, Boronia, Caulfield and Reservoir.


Schepisi is a leading Enterprise Telstra partner servicing many of Telstra’s major + SME customers.

Schepisi is an accredited Telstra Platinum partner and provides brand and whole of business telecommunications solutions across a range of Telstra products and services.

Its solutions include: Mobile Management, Data Networking Solutions, Collaboration Products and Services, Project Management and Cloud Transition Solutions.

Schepisi is a multi-awarded winning entity with a national footprint.

Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic

As the league’s medical partner, Alphington Sports Medicine Exercise + Rehabilitation offers NFNL registered football and netball players a 10% discount on regular physiotherapy treatment + most other services.

With over 40 years of excellence in Sports Medicine Alphington Sports Medicine Exercise + Rehabilitation is committed to providing healthcare services of the highest calibre. They can help you RECOVER, PREVENT INJURIES and STAY ACTIVE!

Conveniently located in the inner north-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, they take care of both sporting and non-sporting medical and rehabilitation elements.

Their range of health services can help you return to your sport or activity following an injury as quickly as possible. No matter what activities you enjoy, whether you are serious about sport or enjoy casual leisure pursuits, they can help you to remain fit, healthy, active and enjoying life.

They also have an impressive Exercise + Rehabilitation Area that has a variety of gym, pilates & other equipment.

With around 40 sports medicine practitioners working across more than 10 health sectors Alphington Sports Medicine Exercise + Rehabilitation offers services in:

• Sport & Exercise Medicine
• Physiotherapy
• Paediatric Sports Medicine
• Orthopaedic Surgery
• Exercise Rehabilitation
• Group Exercise Classes with Clinical Pilates and Gym
• Exercise Physiology
• Podiatry
• Massage
• Dietetics
• Occupational (Hand) Therapy, and
• Concussion follow-up

339 Heidelberg Rd, Northcote
Phone 9481 5744.

Colbrow Medics

Colbrow Medics are the NFNL’s preferred first aid training provider.

Colbrow Medics provides football-focused first aid training, first aid supplies and sports trainer/medic cover.

Having been involved in local football for 10 years, Colbrow Medics holds the experience and knowledge to ensure trainers receive the best possible training and players receive the best possible patient management.

SEDA College Vic

Love AFL? Studying Year 11 or 12 next year?

The AFL Victoria Sports Development and High Performance Program allows students in Years 11 and 12 the opportunity to gain educational and industry qualifications while learning in a hands-on environment

Students will have the opportunity to learn from industry experts and be involved in AFL major events, practical placement and other industry experiences.

Discover what life is like at SEDA College
• For more information about SEDA College click here
• For upcoming information sessions and open days click here

Who is SEDA College VIC
SEDA College is the largest provider of VCAL. SEDA College empowers student’s personal growth and success during and beyond school.

SEDA College delivers the curriculum using applied learning methods, which means hands-on learning happens both inside and outside of the classroom. Through this applied learning model, students have a deeper connection to their education resulting in enhanced engagement levels.

To find out more information about SEDA and AFL Victoria Sports Development and High Performance Program (HPP), please visit, phone 1300 11 7332 or email

Note: Students applying for the AFL Victoria High Performance Program are subject to meet eligibility requirements. The AFL Victoria Sports Development Program selection is not dependent on sports skill or ability.

Cluey Learning

Cluey Learning delivers personalised, face-to-face online tutoring for students in Years 2-12, across Maths, English and Chemistry.

Tutoring sessions take place live via Cluey Learning’s online platform, which means students can log in from the comfort of home and work with an expert tutor without interrupting the family schedule.

All content is mapped to the Australian National Curriculum and is based on the unique learning needs of each individual.

Due to the online nature of Cluey Learning’s approach they are able to source, train and quality check the best tutors from around Australia and make them available to any student.

Click here to get 20% off face-to-face online school tutoring that’s mapped to the Australian curriculum

Couta Group

The Couta Group has been working with the construction and plumbing industries for many years and is committed to continuous innovation and improvement to always give you the best.

Everyone at the Couta Group is working towards the same goal. To help plumbers get the job done easily and efficiently with top quality products and expert advice, at competitive prices.

The Couta Group is a proud partner of the NFNL’s representative football program.

Sporting Fine Art

Sporting Fine Art’s vision is simple, to capture inspiring moments and portray heroes of grass roots sport.

SFA specialises in custom portraits of individuals or teams, as well as premiership posters, all at affordable prices!

For all your club enquiries please contact Ryan Wilson.

Asahi Lifestyle Beverages

Asahi Beverages is one of the leading beverage companies in Australia and New Zealand.

With a rich and varied history, Asahi Beverages markets quality alcohol and non-alcohol beverages, boasting a strong portfolio of established household brands and innovative, new-to-market products.

Asahi Beverages is a member of Asahi Group Holdings, one of Japan’s leading beverage companies, and comprises of some of Australia and New Zealand’s most successful beverage businesses, including Asahi Lifestyle Beverages (formerly known as Schweppes Australia), Asahi Premium Beverages, Independent Liquor and The Better Drinks Co.

Victor Sports

Victor Sports offers the most complete product range of all the medical supply companies, as well as the best quality.

Victor distributes to NFNL House on a 24-hour turnaround, with the option of ordering through the league.


SALT delivers education, culture and leadership training into local footy clubs. We are effective because we base all our teaching on the existing values and beliefs of footballers.

Our units include drugs and alcohol, respect for women, vilification and discrimination, social media, well-being, anxiety and depression, responsible gambling and positive coaching.

We can help clubs set up effective leadership teams, a core values statement and a mentoring program. We are trained and experienced teachers who have played footy and understand footy clubs.

Due to our charitable status we can access external funding to keep our prices very affordable.

AFL Victoria

AFL Victoria‘s role is to oversee, support and guide football bodies across the state and continue to develop the great game of Aussie rules.

For more on AFL Victoria’s role within the sport of Aussie rules, please visit their website.

Netball Victoria

Netball Victoria is the peak body for the administration of netball in Victoria.

Netball Victoria works with the Northern Football Netball League to assist in the management of the league’s netball competition.

Carlton Football Club

The Carlton Football Club was founded in 1864 and is one of the 18 teams to compete in the Australian Football League (AFL).

The Blues formed an alliance with the Northern Football Netball League in 2012 and that partnership strengthened in 2013 when the NFNL became part of Carlton’s ‘Blue Zone’.

The partnership provides for a stronger community focus and representation of the northern region at the highest level.

Northern Knights Football Club

The Northern Knights are the TAC Cup representative of the Northern Football Netball League.

In recent years a number of Northern Knights/Northern Football Netball League representatives have gone on to play AFL football, including Trent Cotchin, Marcus Bontempelli, Michael Hurley, David Zaharakis, Nick Vlastuin and Jade Gresham.

Meanwhile, 2019 No.1 AFLW draft pick Gabby Newton, Madeline Brancatisano, Britney Gutknecht and Ciara Fitzgerald have also made it to the AFLW via the Knights’ female program.


The Sherrin – It’s the Official AFL Football, an elite piece of leather that has always been around since 1880 – 21 years before federation.

The Sherrin is the oldest regular footy. It seems that footy pioneers used rugby balls from England. It was when Sherrin’s founder was given a misshaped rugby ball to fix in 1880 that he came up with the design for the first Sherrin.

Sherrin is the football manufacturer of the Northern Football Netball League.

Midas Greensborough

Midas Greensborough is a proud supporter of the NFL’s radio broadcast – the NFL Match of the Day.

Midas Greensborough provide a $150 car service voucher for the player adjudged best afield in the radio game.

The team specialises in car servicing including logbook servicing, safety inspections, brakes, exhaust, suspension and tyres.

VIDA Footy

Vida Footy is the official glove partner of the NFNL for the 2020 season.

Junior players in non-competitive age groups (U/9 and U/10) and any players (junior, senior or netball) who have received a medical exemption from the NFNL have permission to wear NFNL/Vida approved gloves during matches as per NFNL By-Law 13.4.2.V.


Zero is the only acceptable number.

Towards Zero is the TAC and Victoria’s plan to ensure no one is seriously injured on our roads.

It acknowledges that we all face risks on our roads. But our choice to use the road shouldn’t cost us our lives.

That’s why we need to ensure we have a safe transport system in place. Together we can build a system that protects us from our own mistakes and those of others.

The Towards Zero road safety principles are also in place across most Australian states and territories. Overseas, many other countries have adopted the same principles (also known as Vision Zero), including: Sweden, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Norway and large cities in the US, such as New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Boston.

Pat Cronin Foundation

Pat Cronin was a 19-year-old boy who was taken away too soon.

The Pat Cronin Foundation has been formed in his honour to raise awareness and education about the coward punch in an attempt to stop this happening again and prevent further harm.

Since 2017, the NFNL has held an annual Pat Cronin Foundation Round to prevent the coward punch.

Fight MND

FightMND is Australia’s leading independent Motor Neurone Disease association, fighting to find a cure through fundraising initiatives such as the Big Freeze, Daniher’s Drive and now the Sockit2MND Round.

The Northern Football Netball League is proud to again partner with FightMND in 2019 and encourages all clubs to support Sockit2MND Round on June 14-16.


Team App is a platform that allows teams and social groups to improve communication by creating their own smartphone app.

The NFNL’s mobile application has been powered by TeamApp since 2015.

Download TeamApp on your mobile phone and then search NFNL.

Sportscast Australia

Sportscast Australia manages the Northern Football Netball League’s match day filming program, which includes filming and uploading every senior NFNL football match.

Combining sports marketing expertise with technical innovation, Sportscast Australia is revolutionising the delivery of online sports broadcasting.

Whether it be a world class stadium or the local park, Sportscast Australia can capture all the excitement of your event and deliver an outstanding production.

Covering all corners of the country, Sportscast Australia delivers consistency, reliability and quality to your broadcast needs.

Northern Umpires Association

The Northern Umpires Association manages and co-ordinates the Northern Football Netball League’s contingent of football umpires.

For more on the NUA, please visit their website.

NUA website

Local Legends Team & Sport Photography

Local Legends Team & Sport photography is the culmination of over 25 plus years experience in graphic design and business and over 10 years experience shooting sport action.

Unlike other providers Local Legends gathers all the skill sets required for Team & Sport Photography under one roof. From shooting at the coal face and dealing with clubs/leagues on a grass roots level to personally handling the customer support once your product has been delivered.

We celebrate the philosophy that every image should tell your story, should be engaging, memorable and long-lasting. We strive to capture and freeze the unique instants in time as only professional sports photographers can.

Local Legends Team & Sport Photography is the official Events Photography partner of the NFNL.

Nathan William Media

Nathan William Media provides action photography for the Northern Football Netball League’s football and netball competitions.

Based in the Diamond Valley region of North East Melbourne, Nathan William Media specialises in both photography and videography.

Plenty Valley FM

Plenty Valley FM has a long history of broadcasting local football in the northern region and has been involved with the league for over 20 years.

The NFNL Match of the Day can be heard on 88.6 Plenty Valley FM every Saturday of the football season from 1pm until 5pm.

Please check the NFL website every Friday to find out which game will be broadcast on the NFNL Match of the Day.