Around the grounds in Melton and Moorabool



Glen Orden will not field a senior men’s team for the upcoming Western Region Football League season. The Hawks were unable to take the field in 2023 for the second time in six seasons and despite attempting to get one up and running for this season it has failed to do so. Instead the Hawks will attempt to field a ‘thirds’ side. The club announced Rod Williams as its coach for the next two seasons in February. An updated fixture is set to be released in the coming days.

Nike F.C Cup

The first two rounds of the 2024 Nike F.C Cup were released on February 28, with 74 teams learning their fate. Round one will be played on the weekend of March 17 and round two is set to be played on the weekend of March 24. The entrants for round one women’s state league 3, 4 and 5 as well as regional and metropolitan clubs. In round 2, Caroline Springs George Cross will play Dandenong City.

Big V

The fixtures for the upcoming Big V season have been released, with the division 2 men’s competition kicking off on March 16. In round one, the Melton Thoroughbreds will face Mornington on March 16.


Sydenham-Hillside will host a home final in the first week of the Victorian Turf Cricket Association senior division finals. Facing Yarraville Club in the final round of the season, the match was to decide who would host the first week of the finals, with the teams to finish second and third no matter what. The Clubbers made 9-192 with the Storm getting the runs with one ball remaining, finishing 7-193. Caroline Springs and Burnside Springs United will also play finals in their respective divisions.