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 Senior Best & Fairest Dinner to Feature Elite Guest Speaker

The Bendigo Bank & Rural Bank Central Highlands FL Senior Best and Fairest Dinner will be featuring an excellent guest speaker with AFL Hall of Fame member David Parkin OAM adding a touch of football royalty to the evening.

Premiership coach and captain at Hawthorn, Carlton Coach of the century and premiership coach, media commentator and insightful thinker about the game of Australian Rules David Parkin has a resume which equals anyone else in the game.

David is well known as being an inspirational, intelligent speaker with strong opinions on football. 

He is sure to make the 2018 Geoff Taylor Medal Dinner a night to remember.


CHFL Finals of to a Great Start

Congratulations to all across the whole Bendigo Bank & Rural Bank Central Highlands FL players, support staff and spectators who came out in large numbers to enjoy two great days of community finals football. 

The courage of the spectators was at times a match for those of the players in temperatures not far above zero and rain and hail squalls which sent them scurrying for cover.

Despite these conditions thousands came out to enjoy the start of the celebration of the football and netball finals enjoying each others company. 

The crowds were equal to any which have attended the first weekend of finals on Saturday and Sunday despite threats of some of the worst weather which could be imagined. 

Next week some clubs are progressing as far as they ever have in CHFL competition with the Rokewood Corindhap under 15 side making it through to the semi finals for the first time and topping this is Skipton thorugh to a Under 15 preliminary final.

They are the first team from a former the Lexton Plains FNL to make to it this far through the CHFL finals series. 

Newlyn seniors are in unchartered territory since their last premiership in 2002 after holding their breath when Hepburn had an after the siren shot at goal to win. 

They have never progressed past the first week of finals since the formation of the current structure of the CHFL.

The strength of Buninyong is also highlighted through each of its four teams remaining in the race for the grand final.  Their seniors and reserves are within one win of the grand final.



Finals Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th August 2018


Saturday 25th August Under 15 Second Semi Final Beaufort v Rokewood Corindhap 9.15am  
  Under 18 Second Semi Final Springbank v Newlyn 10.45am  
  Reserves Second Semi Final Creswick v Waubra 12.35pm  
  Seniors Second Semi Final Waubra v Springbank 2.35pm Buninyong
Sunday 26th August Under 15 First Semi Final Bungaree v Buninyong 9.15am  
  Under 18 First Semi Final Buninyong v Creswick 10.45am  
  Reserves First Semi Final Beaufort v Hepburn 12.35pm  
  Seniors First Semi Final Gordon v Newlyn 2.35pm Creswick 

Ground entry prices for the first three weekends of the finals series are U15 free, adults $12.00 Age Pensioners (& Companion Card Holders) and 15-17 yrs $6.00, programs $2.00




Finals Format

Final 8 – 2018

Team identified by home and away ladder finishing position for games one to four.

Day 1 – Saturday 18th August


Game 1 First Qualifying Final




Winner into First Preliminary Final. Loser into Second semi Final (Preliminary finals order below)

Game 2 First Elimination Final




Winner into Second semi final. Loser is eliminated






Day 2 – Sunday 19th August


Game 3 Second Qualifying Final




Winner into Second Preliminary Final. Loser into First Semi Final. (Preliminary finals order below)

Game 4 Second Elimination Final




Winner into First Semi Final.

Loser is eliminated






Day 3 – Saturday 25th August

Game 5 Second Semi Final

Loser of Game 1


Winner of Game 2

Winner into second Preliminary final.

Loser is eliminated






Day 4 – Sunday 26th August

Game 6 First Semi Final

Loser of Game 3


Winner of Game 4

Winner into first Preliminary Final.

Loser is eliminated.






Preliminary Finals –

The higher ranked winner from Game 1 First Qualifying Final and Game 3 Second Qualifying Final will play in the preliminary final on Day 5






Day 5 (Game 7) – Saturday 1st September & Day 6 (Game 8)– Sunday 2nd September

Game 7 - First Preliminary Final

Winner Game 1


Winner Game 6

Winner into Grand Final.

Loser is eliminated

Game 8 – Second Preliminary Final

Winner Game 3


Winner Game 5

Winner into Grand Final.

Loser is eliminated






Day 9 – Saturday 8th September  (Mars Stadium Ballarat)

Game 9 – Grand Final

Winner Game 7


Winner Game 8



Central Highlands League welcomes a new major sponsor 

Ballarat Toyota have joined forces with the CHFL this season as a major sponsor and has generously given the league's member clubs the opportunity to raffle a Toyota Hilux SR5.

The Toyota Hilux SR5 will be displayed around the grounds during the course of the season, tickets may be purchased from all clubs from round one and the raffle will be drawn on CHFL grand final day at Mars Stadium.


DVD Sales for the 2018 CHFL Inter League matches across all grades are now available from Moving Image Media-Contact David Law on 0419 314531 or david@dvdmemories.com.au 


CHFL Preferred Uniform Supplier

The Central Highlands F.L. continues its partnership with Loco Sportswear as the preferred uniform supplier within the CHFL providing on and off field uniforms to clubs within the league.

Loco Sportswear is a licensed AFL Victoria Country supplier able to provide matchday jumpers and socks, netball skirts and off field apparel to suit all needs of clubs.

All orders are recommended to be placed directly with Loco Sportswear.  www.locosportswear.com.au 

For further information contact Gary March on 0412 359936 or e-mail gary@locosportswear.com.au