Around the grounds in Melton and Moorabool



Westside Strikers have announced the appointment of Robert ‘Parada’ Nedelkov as its inaugural FV state league women’s coach. Nedelkov has spent the previous four years as Sydenham’s women’s coach where he won back to back promotions three years running, taking them from state league 5 to state league 2. The women’s side it part of the continued growth for the Strikers, who have a strong junior program.

Australia Cup

Caroline Springs will face Banyule City in the fifth round of the knockout Australia Cup. Draws for round five and six were released last week. The Georgies drew Banyule, which plays in FV state league 1 south-east. If the Georgies win, they will face the winner of Altona City and Manningham United Blues.


Western Jets Lou-Lou Field was part of an under-23 all stars team that played against the AFL National Academy Girls side on Saturday. Made up of the top 18-year-old talent across the country, the academy girls squad showcases players eligible for the 2024 draft, while the Under-23 All Stars side is comprised of select talent playing in Victoria, the Northern Territory and Tasmania, as nominated by AFLW clubs. The Jets girls and boys teams both had byes on the weekend.

Nike F.C Cup

Spring Hills won through to the next round of the Nike F.C Cup in emphatic fashion on Thursday night. Facing Manningham United Blues, Spring Hills claimed the win 12-0 to move onto the next round. Danya Stevens and Saki Nagal scored four goals each. Caroline Springs George Cross was knocked out, losing to the Noble Hurricanes, 2-1. Spring Hills next match will be on Saturday, with the opponent yet to be decided.

Caroline Springs George Cross thursday

Spring Hills Saturday