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2018 NFNL Pre-Season News

Keep updated with all the latest NFNL news ahead of the 2018 football season.

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  1. NOVEMBER 20

  2. Coburg midfielder LUKE BUNKER has lodged Montmorency as his nominated home club for the 2018 season.

    The 19-year-old played 13 VFL games for the Lions this year, as well as four in the AFL Victoria Development League.

    Bunker was runner-up for the Northern Knights best and fairest in 2016, despite playing just seven matches in the TAC Cup.

    He had nominated Heidelberg as his home club in 2017, but didn't appear for the Tigers during the season.
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  4. Meanwhile, a host of clubs are back on the training track as preparations ramp up for the 2018 season.

    Below is just a sample of some of the sides slogging it out in the heat this week.
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  6. Preseason Week 1 ✅

Training continues this week at Diamond Hills (Monday) & Panton Hill (Wednesday). 6:15pm.
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  8. NOVEMBER 19

  9. Laurimar makes a host of transfers ahead of its second season of senior football. Among the players headed to Laurimar Reserve for Justin Sherman's debut season as coach is Hurstbridge's MITCHELL THOMPSON.

    Thompson played seven Division 1 matches for Hurstbridge this year, including the final four games of the season. He has kicked 41 goals in his 73 senior appearances for the Bridges since 2012.

  10. NOVEMBER 18

  11. Reservoir lodges transfer applications for Braybrook's BLAKE CHARLES and TYRONE CHARLES.

    The duo each have reasonable experience in the Western Region Football League. 23-year-old Tyrone has played 53 senior matches, which includes 32 games for Braybrook after crossing from North Footscray.

    21-year-old Blake, whose initial transfer request has been denied, has played 17 senior matches, including 8 for Braybrook in 2017. He also played 3 games for Division 1 outfit Albion this year.

  12. NOVEMBER 17

  13. Two-time Frank Rosbrook medalist DANIEL KEENAN has filed a transfer to return to Hurstbridge after 310 games with Montmorency.

    One of the league's most decorated and respected players, Keenan shared the Division 1 best and fairest with Shane Harvey and David Mitchell in 2008, before winning the award outright the following the season.

    A three-time Montmorency best and fairest winner, Keenan has previously served as club captain and has represented the Magpies in four grand finals.

    The 35-year-old is now looking to return to his former club. He made his debut for Hurstbridge as a 16-year-old in 1998, playing 56 games before moving to Montmorency.
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  15. Keenan will be joined at Ben Frilay Oval by CHRIS BURTON, who returns to Hurstbridge after kicking 66 goals for Avenel in the Kyabram District Football Netball League this year.

    Burton was a member of the Bridges' 2016 Division 2 premiership team and kicked 109 goals in 38 matches for the club in a two-year stint. He has also previously represented Diamond Creek, Montmorency and Eltham.

    Meanwhile, Bundoora continues to strengthen its list as it looks to defend its premiership in 2018, with former Coburg midfielder ANDREW STURGESS the Bulls' latest addition.
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  17. Sturgess played four senior games for the Bulls in 2007, before moving to Eltham. He played 91 games across six seasons and finished third in the Panthers best and fairest in 2013.

    He spent two years with Coburg in the VFL in 2014 and 2015, before moving to Seymour - where he claimed the best and fairest in his first season.

  18. NOVEMBER 16

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