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Teams are still being sought for a new under-19 netball competition. The competition is being run by the Altona Netball Association and Waverley Netball Centre after the decision to cut the under-19 Victorian Netball League program. The competition is still seeking a couple more teams for the western division, which includes teams from the City West Falcons and Darley Football Netball Club. Applications close later this year.


Matthew Condo has signed to Braybrook for next year’s Western Region Football League season. Making his way from Essendon District Football League premier division club Greenvale, Condo is a 26 year-old, 186 centimetre utility with great skills, and can play anywhere and will run all day. “Braybrook is a club with such a rich history, I can’t wait to be a part of it and hopefully add a few more premierships,” Condo said.


Altona East Phoenix has signed experienced defender Ryan Love for the 2024 FV men’s state league north-west 2 season. Love joins the club from National Premier League 2 outfit Manningham United where he captained the side to NPL 1 promotion for the first time in the club’s history. Earlier in his career, Love also played in the NPL for Whittlesea Ranges and Kingston City in which he also captained the side to a championship. Via social media the club said Love is a true leader on and off the park. “We look forward to not only seeing Ryan on the pitch, but all the amazing things he will bring to the club off it,” it said.

Western United

Western United striker Noah Botic will head to Saudi Arabia next week as the Olyroos prepare to take part in a pair of international friendlies. The fixtures, scheduled for Friday, November 17 against Qatar and Tuesday, November 21 against Saudi Arabia, will be played at Prince Saud Bin Jalawi Stadium.