The selected teams for this week’s NFNL senior football matches.
Competition returns this weekend following an enforced two-week break during Melbourne’s most recent COVID lockdown.
Clubs in MC Labour Division 2 and Heidelberg Golf Club Division 3 are permitted to select a 23rd Player for this weekend’s matches. The 23rd Player must be an under-19 eligible player and can’t have previously played more than two senior games.
In Meadows Greyhounds Division 1, Billy Hogan returns for his first game since Round 7 when North Heidelberg hosts Greensborough at Shelley Reserve, although Brent Harvey is among three outs for the Bulldogs.
Greensborough will be without Thomas Brindley and Adrian Cataldo for the top-five clash.
Carl Adams returns for West Preston-Lakeside’s home match against Hurstbridge, where the visiting side has named two-time Frank Rosbrook medallist Daniel Keenan for his first game of the season.
Bundoora has named a near full-strength line-up for its match against Macleod, with the Bulls including Daniel Younan, David Mitchell and Scott Dowell. The Roos have lost Brad Leggett for the match at Yulong Reserve.
In MC Labour Division 2, Brent Stanton, Riley Loton, Nick Biscontin and Patrik Della Rocca all come into Banyule’s line-up for its top-three clash against Eltham at Beverley Rd Oval, while Bradyn Taglieri and Darcy Vallance return for the Panthers.
Tyler Barnes is one of four inclusions for Diamond Creek’s top-four battle with Lower Plenty, where the second-placed Bears will be without Josh Turner and Cameron Elmore.
Thomastown will be bolstered by the return of Tyrone Leonardis, Daniel Chadwick and Todd Hughes for its trip to A.K. Lines Reserve to take on Watsonia, while the Saints regain Lachlan Potter, Jesse Presser and Kobe Van Zwienen.
Meanwhile, Epping will take a significantly improved side to A.E. Cracknell Reserve, with Jhye Baddeley-Kelly, Alec Buchan and Leigh Judd among a host of inclusions for the Blues’ match against Panton Hill.
In Heidelberg Golf Club Division 3, Tye Hall and Alex Colaidis have been named by ladder-leader South Morang for its home match against Heidelberg West
Selected teams for the NFNL Women’s competition will be named in the lead-up to Sunday’s matches.
Continue below for all the team changes. Click on the links to see the selected teams.
MEADOWS GREYHOUNDS DIVISION 1
Selected teams: Northcote Park vs Heidelberg
Northcote Park: IN – Brock McLennan, Nikolas McNiece, Michael Naldrett, Janus Waldron; OUT – Lachlan Boscarini, Bronik Davies, Ari Gerantidis, Jack Sammartino
Heidelberg: No change
Selected teams: West Preston-Lakeside vs Hurstbridge
West Preston-Lakeside: IN – Carl Adams; OUT – Josh D’Intinosante
Hurstbridge: IN – Angus Butterfield, Daniel Keenan, James Mellerick; OUT – Tyron Loader, Darcy Stewart, Jack Stewart
Selected teams: Montmorency vs Whittlesea
Montmorency: IN – Zachary Beadle, Braedyn Gillard, Ethan Miller-Gaff, Christian Roberts; OUT – Connor Butcher, Nicholas Green, Bronson Hill, Nicholas Paton
Whittlesea: IN – Matthew Coen, Blake Fitzgerald, Samuel Indian; OUT – Harry Beattie, Clancy Bland, Curtis Taplin
Selected teams: North Heidelberg vs Greensborough
North Heidelberg: IN – Adam Braendler, Jordon Bulman, Billy Hogan; OUT – Brent Harvey, Cooper Harvey, Kye Maher
Greensborough: IN – Lachlan Agnew, Rayden Garrard, Marcus Toussaint; OUT – Thomas Brindley, Adrian Cataldo, Matthew Lewis
Selected teams: Bundoora vs Macleod
Bundoora: IN – Scott Dowell, David Mitchell, Daniel Younan; OUT – Jackson Davies, Brent Marshall, James Sekulovski
Macleod: IN – Josh Henkel, Regan Uwandu, Liam Wanders; OUT – Brad Leggett, Thomas Newbold, Evan Tsitsis
MC LABOUR DIVISION 2
Selected teams: Panton Hill vs Epping
Panton Hill: IN – Ryder Hobbs, Jack Ryan; OUT – Andrew Jackson, John Pritchard; 23rd Player – N/A
Epping: IN – Jhye Baddeley-Kelly, Alec Buchan, Brendan Dufficy, Joel Dunmore, Leigh Judd, Jaedyn Kearney, Mason Pun, Michael Sibaie; OUT – Ayyaan Ali, Dean Brown, Nathan Fitzgerald, Ethan Kunelius, Kyle Lamprey, Ben Telford, Ross Virgona, Jesse Wayth; 23rd Player – N/A
Selected teams: Watsonia vs Thomastown
Watsonia: IN – Nicholas Lawson, Lachlan Potter, Jesse Presser, Kobe Van Zwienen; OUT – Daniel Annetta, Charbel Khoury, Ben Sutherland; 23rd Player – Nicholas Lawson
Thomastown: IN – Daniel Chadwick, Mitchell Hayse, Todd Hughes, Tyrone Leonardis, Lawrence Lopiccolo; OUT – Jordan Cugnetto, Kane Slater, Christian Toppi, Matthew Vasilevski; 23rd Player – Jackson Hayse
Selected teams: Banyule vs Eltham
Banyule: IN – Lachlan Biggs, Nicholas Biscontin, Patrik Della Rocca, Riley Loton, Brent Stanton; OUT – Adam Carafa, Aydin Dani, Benjamin Embleton, Bailey Mitchell; 23rd Player – Lachlan Biggs
Eltham: IN – Alex Bellchambers, Daniel Owen, Bradyn Taglier, Darcy Vallance; OUT – Thomas Carafa, Bronson Glasgow, Bailey Taglieri; 23rd Player – Daniel Owen
Selected teams: Diamond Creek vs Lower Plenty
Diamond Creek: IN – Tyler Barnes, Will Dower, Nicholas Kitchell, Matthew Lewis; OUT – Trent Forbes, Jayden Walker, Max Whalley; 23rd Player – Will Dower
Lower Plenty: IN – Alexander Alderton, Jarred Coutts, Andrew White; OUT – Cameron Elmore, Joshua Turner; 23rd Player – Jarred Coutts
Selected teams: Fitzroy Stars vs St Mary’s
Fitzroy Stars: IN – Jack Kesper, Keith Morgan, Djye Thorpe-Morgan; OUT – John Hayes, Darren Mundy, Joshua Rogers; 23rd Player – N/A
St Mary’s: IN – Cooper Bruce, Jake Dambrauskas, Cameron Dowse, Noah Stanley; OUT – Zane Costello, Jack Dean, Thomas Hardy; 23rd Player – Cooper Bruce
HEIDELBERG GOLF CLUB DIVISION 3
Selected teams: Old Eltham Collegians vs Laurimar
Old Eltham Collegians: IN – Paul Vidinopoulos; OUT – Lachlan Smith; 23rd Player – Kade Lawry
Laurimar: IN – Kaiden Arthur, Brayden Burgess, Rayne Harrison; OUT – Brody Glenn, Mark Mura; 23rd Player – Rayne Harrison
Selected teams: Lalor vs Kilmore
Lalor: IN – Kaine Digney, Daniel Langborne, Brad McNeil, Andrew Sneddon, Taylem Stretton; OUT – Jessy Ellis, Lachlan Evans, Nathan Gioffre, Pasquale Saccuzzo, Nadem Taha; 23rd Player – N/A
Kilmore: IN – Ciaran Barton, Ethan Derrick, Thomas McMillan, Jaden Smith, Bailey Taylor-Egan; OUT – Angus Hart, Michael Marrett, Liam Monaghan, William O’Dwyer-Richards; 23rd Player – Ethan Derrick
Selected teams: South Morang vs Heidelberg West
South Morang: IN – Alex Colaidis, Tye Hall, Max Hayes, Samuel Hutton; OUT – Daniel Delromano; 23rd Player – Max Hayes
Heidelberg West: IN – Kyl Ewart, Ayman O’Dowd, Zach Tranter; OUT – TBA; 23rd Player – N/A
Selected teams: Mernda vs Reservoir
Mernda: IN – Jackson Cross, William Fordham, Shannon Smith; OUT – Jayden Bell, Tanar Peirce, Lucas Vasilevski; 23rd Player – Jackson Cross
Reservoir: IN – James Dickson, Robert Holland, Brendan Maloney, Jayden Ryan; OUT – Julian Caminiti, Marlon Mitchell, Jonah Taylor, Matthew Verduci; 23rd Player – N/A
MIRVAC DIVISION 1 WOMEN’S
Selected teams: Heidelberg vs Bundoora
Saturday 11:00am at Warringal Park
Selected teams: Darebin vs Eltham
Sunday 3:00pm at A.H Capp Reserve
Selected teams: Greensborough vs Whittlesea
Sunday 3:00pm at Greensborough War Memorial Park
Selected teams: VU Western Spurs vs Montmorency
Sunday 3:00pm at Henry Turner Reserve
Selected teams: Diamond Creek Women’s vs West Preston-Lakeside
Sunday 3:00pm at Plenty Park Oval
MIRVAC DIVISION 2 WOMEN’S
Selected teams: Hurstbridge vs Darebin
Sunday 3:00pm at Ben Frilay Oval
Selected teams: St Mary’s vs Wallan
Sunday 3:00pm at Greensborough College
Selected teams: Montmorency vs Diamond Creek
Sunday 3:00pm at Montmorency Park North Oval
MIRVAC DIVISION 3 WOMEN’S
Selected teams: VU Western Spurs vs Reservoir
Sunday 1:30pm at Henry Turner Reserve
Selected teams: Banyule vs Mernda
Sunday 3:00pm at Beverley Rd Oval
Selected teams: Fitzroy Stars vs Laurimar
Sunday 3:00pm at Sir Douglas Nicholls Oval