Around the grounds in Wyndham

Dom Brew (Belinda Vitacca Photography)


Werribee has a competition-high eight players named in the Victorian Football League representative squad which will face the South Australian National Football League during the AFL Gather Round next month. The VFL squad features many of the best VFL-listed players with 19 of the 21 clubs represented. Dom Brew, Nathan Cooper, Kye Declase, Hudson Garoni, Nick Hayes, Jack Henderson, Sam Paea and Louis Pinnuck are the Werribee players in the squad, A final squad of 23 players to represent the ‘Big V’ in the league’s first representative appearance in seven years will be announced closer to the match.

Coates Talent League

It was a tough start for the Western Jets in the Coates Talent League boys competition on Saturday. The Jets kicked off their season against the Northern Knights at Trevor Barker Oval. The Knights led by three points at quarter time before being able to extend that at every break on the way to a 19.9 (123)-12.8 (80) win. Jackson Daley, Lachlan Fazzolari and Jack Gerardi kicked two goals each for the Knights. Oskar Ainsworth and Lucca Grego were named the Jets best. The Jets face the Cannons on Good Friday in round two.


It was a night to forget for Western United in the A-League women’s competition on Saturday night against the Western Sydney Wanderers. Hannah Keane put United in front after a dominant start to the game, before the Wanderers levelled before half time. The Wanderers scored early in the season half before a serious league injury to Keane, which halted play for more than 10 minutes. The Wanderers were able to score a third to seal the win. United sits in third spot heading into the final round.