Round 10 is Optimus Concussion Awareness Round. Concussion is a serious issue that shouldn’t be taken lightly.
Think you can play on? AFL VIC METRO and Dingley Football Netball Club star Jackson Peet shows off his accuracy, speed and balance. But are his skills the same after he simulates mild concussion symptoms? Watch to find out!
Match of the round broadcast
Think you can play on? AFL VIC METRO and Dingley Football Netball Club star Jackson Peet shows off his accuracy, speed and balance. But are his skills the same after he simulates mild concussion symptoms? Watch to find out! #optimusconcussion #saveyourbrainmissagame
Posted by Southern Football Netball League on Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Saturday June 20
Moorabbin Kangaroos v Black Rock
Widdop Crescent Reserve, Hampton East – 2.15pm
Broadcast time 2pm – 5pm
Sunday Football Netball Show
Wiz, Coutta and the Bug will be talking all things Southern Football Netball League on The Sunday Football Netball Show this week. This week’s guest is CPL President and SFNL Hall of Fame Inductee Stephen Barnes. The Sunday Football Netball Show is proudly supported by Ivan’s Pies, and by simply tuning in for the latest news and views, you could win some delicious prizes courtesy of Ivan’s Pies.
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This week’s winner of the BLK Player of the Round and Leader Shooting Star Nomination
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Division 1 – Optimus Concussion Awareness Round 10 Preview
With Good Will Hunter
At the halfway point of the home and away season all sides having now had a good look at each other and from here the competition really starts to heat up.
Dingley V East Brighton (Souter Oval)
This top-of-the-table clash could well be the game of the year. Since their touch up in Round 1 the Vampires have not dropped a game, with their defence proving to be the best in the comp. The Dingoes, however, are in ominous form and possess more attacking firepower than any other side so this will be the Vampires’ biggest test to date. East Brighton has shown an ability to dig deep and have found another gear when challenged this season, but will need to be at their very best to win this one. Dingley will start this game as favourites and I think they will be hard to beat at the Den. - Be sure to have a chat to the team from Optimus Concussion Management who will be out and about at Souter Oval from 1pm.
St Pauls V East Malvern (McKinnon Reserve)
Having finally got its season back on track St Pauls turns its attention to East Malvern at the Kennel this week. Injuries have impacted on the Panthers’ performances in the last few games and they will be keen prove to the rest of the comp that they still mean business. The Dogs meanwhile need a win to consolidate its spot in the five. With plenty on the line this will be a cracking game but I’m tipping East Malvern in a nail-biter.
Cheltenham V St Kilda City (Jack Barker Oval)
Neither of these teams has set the world on fire this season, but both had their chances to win last week against top opposition. They will no doubt be disappointed with their inability to get the job done and both will come out this week with a point to prove. Despite their flaky form so far Cheltenham are still a realistic chance to make finals, but this is a game they simply cannot afford to lose. Back them in to win here.
Bentleigh V Clayton (Bentleigh Reserve)
This is another clash featuring two sides struggling for consistency. The Clays have certainly improved this season and find themselves in finals contention. Bentleigh, on the other hand, is a side full of talented kids that will no doubt be a force in the coming years. With Clayton coming off a demoralising 100-point thrashing, and playing in front of the parochial Bentleigh crowd I think the Demons will take the points.
Chelsea Heights V Mordialloc (Beazley Reserve)
The last match between these two sides was decided by 104 points but you can bet your life this one won’t be a similar blowout. Chelsea Heights have overcome an abysmal start to the season and are now playing some much better footy, so there are encouraging signs there. Mordi’s depth has been tested in recent weeks, but you would expect they will still be too good for the winless Heighters.
Division 2 – Optimus Concussion Awareness Round 10 Preview
With Jason Barbin
At round 10, the season hits its half way point and now that the teams have all played each other, the end of season picture becomes a little clearer.
Skye vs Oakleigh District (Carrum Downs Reserve)
Oakleigh won the corresponding matchup in round one earlier in the season and have gone on to head the top of the ladder at the midway point of the season. Skye have performed well despite the high number of injuries that have affected the club’s key players. This game might be the one that tests the depth of the Bombers.
Oakleigh District by 22 points
Keysborough vs Doveton Eagles (Keysborough Reserve)
Doveton are again showing that they have the talent to take it up to some of the better teams in the division but they will be tested by the Burra. Keysie have firmly established themselves as one of the premiership favorites and with Tyson King up forward they are tough to stop.
Keysborough by 40 points
Caulfield vs Heatherton (Koornang Park Reserve)
Caulfield may not be having as good a season as it was in 2014 but they are still a side that will be contending for a finals spot. Heatherton have struggled to gain a foothold in division two after dropping down from division one and need to start winning some games or they may end up dropping down to division three. The Tonners may have their chances in this one but Caulfield should be too strong.
Caulfield by 38 points
Hampton vs Murrumbeena (Peterson Street Reserve)
This should be a really entertaining game of football if the round one encounter is anything to go by. Murrumbeena will consider themselves stiff not to win that one and they did have its chances. Hampton have improved from last year and will be tough to beat at home but if they give Murrumbeena the chances that Springvale got last week I can’t see the result going its way.
Hampton by 3 points
Springvale Districts vs Highett (Springvale Reserve)
Springvale showed some real positive signs of improvement in its loss to Hampton and an upset was on the cards. But a final quarter fadeout cost them in that game and they will certainly need a four quarter effort to topple the Dogs. Highett need a win in this game to remain in contention for a finals spot so expect the side to come out firing in this one.
Highett by 21 points
Division 3 – Optimus Concussion Awareness Round 10 Preview
With Andrew Paloczi
After a couple of boilovers to end the first half of the season, round 10 promises plenty of excitement.
Moorabbin vs Black Rock (Widdop Crescent)
A few weeks ago it looked like this could be a battle between two undefeated sides. Although Moorabbin has now gone down a couple of times and Black Rock lost for the first time in its last start, this game shapes as a beauty and a close finish is likely, but the Jets will maintain their edge over the chasing pack and claim a crucial away win by a couple of goals.
Lyndale vs South Yarra (Barry Powell Reserve)
This home match is crucial for the eighth-placed Lyndale to stay in touch with the sixth-placed South Yarra. If the Pumas slip up here they would find themselves adrift of the Lions by two games. The Lions are currently only out of the five by a game and percentage and deserve to start as the favourites against the Pumas. It is sure to be compelling viewing.
Endeavour Hills vs Mount Waverley (Barry Simon Reserve)
Endeavour Hills will make Mount Waverley work hard and is not without a chance on home soil, but the Mountain Lions are building a strong campaign and have moved to second on the ladder. They won’t allow their efforts to be undermined here and will be too good by a few goals.
Sandown vs Hallam (Edinburgh Reserve)
Sandown will be disappointed with its season so far after playing in the finals last year, but it will bring up its third win in this home clash with Hallam. Hallam has proved to be a determined side this season, despite winning only a couple of games, and is just one spot behind Sandown and equal on wins. The Hawks will challenge the Cobras, but will not be quite good enough to win.
Ashwood vs Dandenong (Essex Heights Reserve)
Ashwood has put too much work into challenging the ladder leaders to let this home game against Dandenong slip. The Magpies will enjoy a handy percentage booster against the second-bottom Redlegs.
Carrum Patterson Lakes vs Southern Dragons (Roy Dore Reserve)
Even a political spin doctor would struggle to create a positive note regarding this match up. There is an impending sense of doom as the Southern Dragons venture to Roy Dore Reserve to take on Carrum Patterson Lakes. The Lions will enjoy a feast here.