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Buninyong's Coxall wins Rookie of the Year Award


Buninyong's Jacob Coxall was crowned the 2017 Bendigo Bank & Rural Bank Central Highlands FL Rookie of the Year on Wednesday at the Sportsmen's Association of Australia, Ballarat branch dinner at the Ballarat Golf Club.

One of 14 nominees from clubs within the league Coxall who was still eligible to play in the under 18 competition had an outstanding season, featuring a match winning performance in the final quarter of the first semi final against Daylesford. 

The evening also featured former Daylesford senior premiership player and current Geelong Cats player Josh Cowan.

Cowan has been at the Cats since the end of 2009 but has endured a horrendous run of injuries, including four achilles tendon operations. 

He was able to relate very well the need to be resilent and persistance in attempting to achieve your dream.

Other nominees were 

Ballan - Zac Boland

Beaufort - Digby Sangster

Bungaree - Andrew Milroy

Carngham Linton - Jarrod O'Brien

Clunes - Luke Madden

Creswick - Josh Mitchell

Daylesford - William Hughes

Dunnstown - Tim Collins

Gordon - Matthew Speeza

Learmonth - Nick Martin

Newlyn - Luke Prendergast

Skipton - Lakota Stranks

Springbank - Brett Maher

Waubra - Will Booth


CHFL Premiers 2017

Congratulations to all of the premiers in the Bendigo Bank & Rural Bank Central Highlands FL for 2017. 

Hepburn seniors

Buniyong Reserves

Hepburn U18

Springbank U15

The first ever grand finals at Mars Stadium was a great occasion with easy wins to Springbank and Hepburn in the Under 15 and Under 18 respectively but a tight tussle ensured in both the Reserves and Senior matches with amazing crowd involvement.

Reports from people walking into the ground late in the reserves match expressed that it sounded like they were entering the MCG and then the noise got even louder as the senior game progressed.

This crowd energy seemed to lift the teams and in particular the senior match was an outstanding spectacle highlighting some of the best qualities of the CHFL.

Well done to all who made it into the grand finals and made it such a great day of community football.


Grand Final Day DVD's  

All four football matches were videoed on grand final day, copies are available for purchase from Moving Image Media at 239B Victoria Street Ballarat for $20.00                                                                                                                       


Grand Final Day Photo Orders

Official grand final team photos are available from Ballarat Camera House, to order on line go to


1. Pro Events

2. Select Football Associations

3. Select CHFL grand final 2017

4. Select your order.

Ballarat Camera House is located at 416 Sturt Street Ballarat for over the counter orders.








Federation University joins with CHFL                                                                                                                                          

A new partnership stars the 2017 season with Bendigo Bank and Rural Bank Central Highlands FL welcoming Federation University as a new partner.

With many of the players within the league being either current students or graduates of Federation University this partnership is sure to bring plenty of interst in the league at the various Federation University campuses around the region.

Go the Federation University Home page to find out all that is on offer, www.federation.edu.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