North Ballarat news

New Roosters start the journey

From the Ballarat Courier
Reported by Gavin McGrath
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THE Roosters' premiership defence is officially under way, with more than 30 new faces at North Ballarat's first training session at Eureka Stadium last night.

More than 50 Roosters and Rooster hopefuls took part in a shortish, sharp session as the club prepares to chase its fourth consecutive flag in 2011.

From the Ballarat Courier
Reported by David Brehaut
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North Ballarat is a frontrunner to play in a proposed interstate football competition next year.

AFL Victoria, the SANFL and WAFL are taking lead roles in discussions to set up a competition featuring the best teams from each state league.

Fitzy to stay with Roosters

From the Ballarat Courier
Reported by David Brehaut
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GERARD FitzGerald has ruled out joining AFL ranks as an assistant coach.

FitzGerald says he has been approached since leading North Ballarat to a third consecutive VFL premiership.

However, his reply has been a "thanks, but no thanks''.

"I would like to think I am qualified to coach an AFL team one day.

From Ballarat Courier
Reported by David Brehaut
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NORTH Ballarat has regained Leigh Harding for Sunday's clash with the Northern Bullants in the VFL grand final at Etihad Stadium.

Harding became an automatic selection once given a medical clearance after recovering from broken ribs.

From the Ballarat Courier
Reported by David Brehaut
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A QUIET achiever. There is no better way to describe North Ballarat defender Matt Sharkey.
He is one of the Selkirk Roosters most decorated players.

Sharkey is a two-time VFL premiership player and a club best-and-fairest, having tied for the honour with Michael Searl in 2008.

And he is quiet.

Roosters call up Tate to replace Benjamin

From the Ballarat Courier
Reported by David Brehaut
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NORTH Ballarat last night called up Oliver Tate for a defensive role against Box Hill Hawks in tomorrow's VFL preliminary final at Box Hill.

Tate replaces Clinton Benjamin.

Tate has been in and out of the Selkirk Roosters' line-up all season, managing 11 senior appearances.

From Ballarat Courier
Reported by David Brehaut
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NORTH Ballarat defender Dan Feery undergoes surgery today to repair a broken nose.

The operation means the in-form Feery will miss tomorrow's clash with Sandringham at Eureka Stadium Ballarat.

Feery broke his nose against Coburg Tigers on Sunday - a blow that kept him out of action for the second half.

From Ballarat Courier
Reported by David Brehaut
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NORTH BALLARAT had the win it needed to have in the Victorian Football League at Eureka Stadium Ballarat yesterday.
The Roosters kept a persistent Coburg Tigers at arm's length by 22 points to retain their hold on second position.

Getting home 15.13 (103) to 12.9 (81) was nothing to get carried away with.

Roosters' Stephenson returns from injury

From the Ballarat Courier
Reported by David Brehaut
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ORREN Stephenson will make a timely return for North Ballarat against Coburg Tigers in the Victorian Football League at Eureka Stadium on Sunday.
The VFL's number one ruckman and Big V representative has missed six matches with a broken hand.

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