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SEASON OVER FOR POWER

The engie Gippsland Power’s 2018 TAC Cup season ended in an undignified and very, undeserved manner, when they suffered an absolute thrashing at the hands of the Oakleigh Chargers. After being highly competitive against the very best during the year, the Power were outplayed by the Chargers who had all of their players available for the first time for the season.more

POWER WIN FIRST FINAL

The business end of the 2018 TAC Cup season began positively for the engie Gippsland Power with a comprehensive win over the Geelong Falcons in ideal conditions at the historic Ikon oval. Under the competition’s odd finals system their opponents had finished two games out of the eight but had won a wildcard position by defeating the Calder Cannons.more

6 IN A ROW TO END THE H&A SEASON

The last match in the 2018 TAC Cup season for engie Gippsland Power resulted in another unconvincing and scrappy victory against the Eastern Ranges but, importantly, ensured that they will now have a week off as they prepare for the first round of the knockout final series.more

REWARD FOR EFFORT FOR REID

At the end of his first TAC Cup season, promising defender Kyle Reid had a review meeting with his coaches.

Reid had shown plenty of potential as a bottom aged player, but talent only gets you so far. The feedback delivered was that he needed to work on his body and fitness if he wanted to take his game to the next level.more

POWER BACK TO WINNING WAYS

After playing some very ordinary football in recent weeks, engie Gippsland Power returned to their most impressive form to soundly defeat the third placed Murray Bushrangers. What made the performance even more stunning was the fact that it was achieved without four of the Power’s best players who were rested after participating in the recent National Championships.more

POWER OUTAGE

An analysis of the challenge facing engie Gippsland Power in their match against the Bendigo Pioneers would have presented a deserved level of optimism for the local boys. Respective ladder positions were the obvious factor to be positive as the Power were placed second while the Pioneers were on the bottom after recording just one win for the 2018 season so far.more

ANOTHER DRAW FOR GIPPSLAND

Engie Gippsland Power went into their match against the Calder Cannons relatively confident despite having key players, Caleb Serong, Sam Flanders, Xavier Duursma, Matt McGannon and Kyle Reid missing due to State team commitments in South Australia.more

4 IN A ROW FOR POWER

In ideal football conditions at Shepley Oval in Dandenong, engie Gippsland Power managed to score an important victory over the Geelong Falcons, the competitions best country team since the TAC Cups inception in 1992. Both sides went into this vital match well under full strength due to the fact that they had key players missing due to national championship commitments.more

POWER VICTORY IN CLOSE BATTLE

In cold and blustery conditions at Craigieburn, engie Gippsland Power continued their progress up the TAC Cup ladder after recording a twenty-six point victory over a steadily improving Greater Western Victoria Rebels side. The Power came off a stunning win against the Sandringham Dragons while the Rebels had drawn against the highly rated Oakleigh Chargers.more

BIG WIN FOR POWER

GIPPSLAND POWER MEDIA RELEASE
BY BRYAN MITCHELL
Going into their sixth match of the 2018 TAC Cup season, engie Gippsland Power were facing a severe challenge of their ability to deal with the threat of playing against one of the competition’s best ever teams, the Sandringham Dragons.more

GIPPSLAND STRIKE THE RANGES

GIPPSLAND POWER MEDIA RELEASE
BY BRYAN MITCHELL
In idyllic conditions at Healesville, engie Gippsland Power got back to their best form with a resounding victory over the Eastern Ranges. It took the Power one half of the match to finally reward themselves on the scoreboard but, when they did follow all aspects of the expected game plan...more

POWER ESCAPE WITH DRAW

Gippsland Power Media Release
By Bryan Mitchell
Round four of the 2018 TAC Cup season saw engie Gippsland Power give their supporters a far too brief display of their better form but, importantly, for much of the match, their very worst. Going into the match against the Northern Knights, they were without four key players and then had a late withdrawal of one of the talented bottom-agers...more

POWERFUL WIN IN BENDIGO

GIPPSLAND POWER MEDIA RELEASE
BY BRYAN MITCHELL
In ideal football conditions in Bendigo, engie Gippsland Power again displayed the sort of quality TAC Cup football that had been so obvious in their opening match win over the Murray Bushrangers.more

POWER DOWN IN A CLOSE ONE

GIPPSLAND POWER MEDIA RELEASE
BY BRYAN MITCHELL
Analysis of the final score of engie Gippsland Power’s second TAC Cup match for the 2018 season, could give the impression that the boys were well beaten by their arch-rivals, the Dandenong Stingrays. However, nothing could have been further from the truth as, but for ten minutes in the last term, the Power were well and truly into the match. It wasmore

POWERFUL START TO THE SEASON

Key officials of engie Gippsland Power have been eagerly waiting for the first TAC Cup game of the 2018 season for over eighteen months. They were rewarded handsomely for their optimism as the side played some outstanding football to score a stunning win over the Murray Bushrangers in the opening game of the season.more

POWER OUTAGE

The 2017 TAC Cup season for engie Gippsland Power came to an abrupt end at Mars stadium in Ballarat after they were outclassed by the Geelong Falcons. After being in good form in recent weeks, the Power had many positives to build on for such a challenge but couldn’t maintain the sort of effective football necessary to defeat a side of the Falcon’s quality.more

GIPPSLAND GIRLS MAKE HISTORY

Gippsland Power TAC Cup Girls players Darcy Guttridge (Traralgon) and Tyla Hanks (Beaconsfield) have made history, becoming the first Power girls to be named in the inaugural TAC Cup Girls Team of the Year.more

BROWN WINS COACHES AWARD

Gippsland Power coach Leigh Brown has been named the TAC Cup Coach of the Year at the annual TAC Cup awards night.more

POWER FINALS BOUND

Engie Gippsland Power’s “snowball” of a ride through the latter part of the 2017 TAC Cup season continued through to the last of the home and away season. They took on the fifth placed Murray Bushrangers needing a victory to give themselves seventh spot on the ladder and a realistic chance of success in the new finals series system.more

STRONG FINISH BY POWER

After staking a claim for a position in the 2017 TAC Cup finals series with a solid win against the Bendigo Pioneers last week, engie Gippsland Power, consolidated their place with a stunning victory over the Western Jets.more

POWER KEEP FINALS CHANCE ALIVE

Gippsland Power have kept their TAC Cup finals chances alive with a hard-fought 17-point win against a full-strength Bendigo Pioneers.
Before the game Coach Leigh Brown asked his top aged players to lift, they responded and put the pressure on the Pioneers earlymore

FALCONS TOO STRONG FOR POWER

The rollercoaster season for Gippsland Power has continued, soundly beaten by Geelong Falcons at home in round 15 of the TAC Cup. The 64-point loss could be costly as Power fight for the remaining top eight positions with just three rounds of the regular season remaining.more

POWER WIN IN CLOSE BATTLE

Gippsland Power held off a surging Dandenong Stingrays to register their fifth win of the TAC Cup season. The two-point win sees Power remain in the top eight with four games of the home and away season remaining.more

POWER OUT CLASSED BY RANGES

Followers of engie Gippsland Power thought that the match against the Oakleigh Chargers was as good a demonstration of TAC Cup football as you would expect to see. They totally blitzed the Power with some outstandingly skilled and disciplined team football and it served as the perfect lesson for the Power about what’s needed to be competitive at the highest level of junior football in Australia.more

HEARTBREAKING LOSS FOR POWER

Deja-vu has become a term that the players’ coaches and supporters of engie Gippsland Power are starting to dislike intensely as they suffered their fifth loss of the 2017 season by less than one goal. If this wasn’t enough of a psychological burden, the fact that they were in front for much of the match made it even a more devastating scenario.more

POWER CUT OFF

The match against the Oakleigh Chargers was a challenge that required more of this work ethic as they were a top three side and the Power knew full well that they couldn’t afford to underestimate them. At the end of the game, the fact that the Chargers won by one hundred and one points and totally blitzed the Power, can be explained by one of two possibilities.more

TWO IN A ROW FOR POWER

Round ten of the 2017 TAC Cup season presented engie Gippsland Power with a strong challenge after they had caused the upset of the season when they defeated the Geelong Falcons in their previous match. After losing several games narrowly earlier in the year, the Power needed to repeat this commitment and play consistently if they were to overcome the Greater Western Victoria Rebels at Casey Fieldmore

POWER FIGHT OFF FALCONS

Theoretically, engie Gippsland Power’s task in taking on the TAC Cup’s top side, the Geelong Falcons at Colac was mission impossible for the most positive of supporters. The Falcons were undefeated, had several of the competition’s best players and the Power still had an extensive injury list that robbed them of vitally important playersmore

KNIGHTS EDGE POWER IN CLOSE BATTLE

On a very positive note, the side’s best big man, Julian Patterson was available after resting last week and hard, on-baller Jack Hudson came back after suffering a niggling injury. As part of the altered list, Tom Murray and James McKenzie made their TAC Cup debuts.more

CANNONS TOO STRONG FOR POWER

Prior to the start of the engie Gippsland Power’s match against the Calder Cannons there was a scene in their centre of excellence that would ominously indicate the outcome of the match. As the selected group were in the early stages of their preparation, a group of top-age players who were unavailable for selection went through some re-hab work in preparation for their returns over the coming...more

POWER LOSE ANOTHER CLOSE ONE

The magical mystery tour that has been the 2017 TAC Cup season for the engie Gippsland Power took another step last weekend when they lost narrowly to the Eastern Ranges. After a sensational win against the Sandringham Dragons the previous week, confidence was high that they were ready to realise their considerable potential more consistently.more

POWER SLAY DRAGONS

After the disappointment of their narrow loss to the Western Jets last week, the Engie Gippsland Power and their coach, Leigh Brown, had worked hard to address the issues that had led them to that point. With a combined focus on team and a more efficient form of ball use, they went into the match against the Sandringham Dragonsmore

JETS EDGE POWER IN CLOSE BATTLE

After a typically slow start to their match against the Western Jets, the engie Gippsland Power followed their pattern for the 2017 season and got back into the game with a combination of their hardness and more focussed use of the ball. Consequently, when they led by twenty one points at the last break, they looked likely to record a well-deserved victory. However, they didn’t finish the game offmore

GREAT NUMBERS FOR GIPPSLAND IN VIC. COUNTRY SQUADS

A total of 20 Gippsland Power players have been selected in the initial Vic Country squads for the U16 and U18 National Championships to be held later this year.
Over the Easter break, the Under 18 Vic Country squad participated in a camp, which culminated in trial matches against Vic Metro at Ikon Park. Selectors now have the tough job of reducing the 65 player list to the final squad for roundmore

POWERFUL WIN

Engie Gippsland Power finally got their 2017 TAC Cup season going with a morale boosting four goal victory against Bendigo Pioneers at the historic Queen Elizabeth Oval.more

BUSHRANGERS SHOOT DOWN POWER

For the second week in a row, engie Gippsland Power went down in a TAC Cup match with the Murray Bushrangers despite being highly competitive for much of the game. As they had done in their opening game against the Stingrays, the Power had many opportunities to apply scoreboard pressure but, were unable to convert far too many gettable scoring options.more

GIPPSLAND POWER UNDER 18 TAC CUP BOYS TEAM PHOTO 2017

GIPPSLAND POWER UNDER 18 TAC CUP BOYS TEAM PHOTO 2017more

GIPPSLAND POWER UNDER 18 TAC CUP GIRLS TEAM PHOTO 2017

GIPPSLAND POWER UNDER 18 TAC CUP GIRLS TEAM PHOTO 2017more

GIPPSLAND POWER UNDER 16 TEAM PHOTO 2017

GIPPSLAND POWER UNDER 16 TEAM PHOTO 2017more

CLOSE ROUND 1 MATCH

In the opening game of the 2017 TAC Cup season, the engie Gippsland Power team lost narrowly to the Dandenong Stingrays but, did little to shake the optimism that they had generated throughout the challenging pre-season program.more

2017 Leadership Group Announced

The Gippsland Power TAC Cup squad has selected their leadership group for 2017 with five players voted into the roles by their peers.more

Gippsland Power TAC Cup Girls Ready for Season Opener

It’s an exciting time to be a female footballer, and that excitement is shared by Gippsland Power TAC Cup Girls coach Scott McDougal.more

2017 TAC Cup Squad Selected

After an exhaustive selection process, the 2017 Engie Gippsland Power TAC Cup Squad has been finalised.more

HISTORIC TAC CUP FITNESS TESTING DAY FOR POWER

For the first time in club history, both Gippsland Power boys and girls attended the annual TAC Cup Fitness Testing Day held at Maribrynong College on the Labour Day long weekend.more

SUMMER TO REMEMBER FOR POWER DUO

For two Gippsland Footballers, it’s been a big summer.
As members of the AFL Academy, Aidan Quigley (Yinnar) and Changkuoth ‘CJ’ Jiath (Morwell) have not just completed a major training block, they have had experiences of a lifetime.
The AFL Academy brings together the best young footballers from across the country to develop their strength, fitness, skills and personal traits. Through variousmore

STRONG FINISH BY POWER

GIPPSLAND POWER MEDIA RELEASE
BY BRYAN MITCHELL
ENGIE Gippsland Power finished off their 2016 TAC Cup season in the best possible way with a very strong win for the Kevin Evans trophy against the Bendigo Pioneers. Although they are unable to play finals football this year, the boys able to play next season, will deservedly go into preparation for the 2017 TAC Cup season will be in in the best memore

POWER SLAY KNIGHTS

Gippsland Power Media Release
By Bryan Mitchell
In a very strong team performance, ENGIE Gippsland Power showed just how much progress they have made in the 2016 TAC Cup season when they totally outplayed the Northern Knights. Coach Leigh Brown has always believed that they had the capacity to be competitive against any side in the elite competition, but, the main problem was that they didn’t shmore

POWER BLOW CANNONS AWAY

TAC CUP ROUND 15 MATCH REPORT – Gippsland Power v Calder Cannons
Gippsland Power has continued its winning ways with a 23 point victory over Calder Cannons.
Taking plenty of confidence from last weekend’s triumph against ladder leaders Geelong Falcons, Power defeated its second “football factory” in succession, knocking off the Cannons on their home deck, Gippsland Power 14.16.100 to Calder Canmore

POWER SMOTHER FALCONS

GIPPSLAND POWER MEDIA RELEASE
BY BRYAN MITCHELL
ENGIE Gippsland Power’s most recent TAC Cup match resulted in a victory over the Geelong Falcons that saw them break a vital club record and, as a result, respond positively to a challenge set by coach Leigh Brown. The record that they smashed was the number of tackles recorded in a game and it resulted in them adding almost twenty to the previousmore

READ the PLAY Round 14

This week is READ the Play Round Gippsland Power V's Geelong Falcons on Saturday 23rd July at 1.30pm.more

POWER NAP

GIPPSLAND POWER MEDIA RELEASE
BY BRYAN MITCHELL
For over three quarters of their match against one of the TAC Cup’s best sides, ENGIE Gippsland Power were highly competitive and even looked likely to score an amazing victory. They had the Sandringham Dragons struggling to get their usually efficient running game going due to consistently applied physical pressure and a lot of hard work in contesmore

ROBERT (BOB) MURPHY IS COMING BACK TO GIPPSLAND POWER

Robert Murphy is coming back to Gippsland Power on the 13th July to celebrate 25 years of TAC Cup. Current captain of the Western Bulldogs, Murphy is known for his versatility and poise as well as his strong leadership and huge heart.more

POWER CONTINUE TO IMPROVE

GIPPSLAND POWER MEDIA RELEASE
BY BRYAN MITCHELL
ENGIE Gippsland Power faced another intense challenge to their improvement in the 2016 TAC Cup season when they took on the highly rated Oakleigh Chargers. As they have done for many seasons, the Chargers have started the year slowly due to the absence of many of their better players due to school football commitments. However, in holiday breaks thmore

STRONG WIN BY POWER

GIPPSLAND POWER MEDIA RELEASE
BY BRYAN MITCHELL
In the 2016 TAC Cup’s season’s most wintry conditions, ENGIE Gippsland Power played its best team-focused football to record a comprehensive forty-three point victory over the Western Jets. It was apparent, after the narrow and highly respected loss to the Stingrays the week before that the Power had taken a huge step forward in their learning curvmore
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