Yarra Valley Water
Yarra Valley Water and the Northern Football League joined forces in a partnership to encourage the local football and netball community to choose tap water over bottled water.
‘Choose Tap’ aims to educate the community on the benefits of drinking tap water as part of a healthy lifestyle and as a better environmental alternative to
Yarra Valley Water is the major partner of the Northern Football League and the ‘Choose Tap’ Netball competition.
The Meadows is one of the world’s leading and unique greyhound racing associations, with facilities to match.
The Meadows has recently undertaken a $3 million renovation and the new facilities at the venue are fantastic for all types of events, with a capacity of 350 people.
The Meadows is also the home of the Australian Cup and provides first class racing on Saturday nights and Wednesday afternoons.
In 2016, The Meadows is the naming rights partner of the NFL’s top-flight competition, Meadows Greyhounds Division 1.
The Meadows is located at 80 Northcorp Boulevard, Broadmeadows. For all your club function inquiries please call 9355 5222.
Winning Edge Presentations has a proud history of servicing the corporate and public sector throughout Australia and abroad.
Specialising in all forms of giftware and presentation items, Winning Edge Presentations produces all trophies and medals for the Northern Football League
A Plus Labour Solutions
A Plus Labour Solutions has been a leader in casual labour hire servicing in Melbourne’s northwest and eastern suburbs for over 11 years.
A Plus Labour Solutions has a huge pool of highly trained staff in: truck driving, backhoe operators, machine operators, solo drivers, parks and gardens, concreting and traffic management.
A Plus Labour Solutions pride themselves on outstanding customer service and being able to meet any of their clients’ needs.
In 2017, A Plus Labour Solutions will become the naming rights partner of the NFL’s Division 2 competition, A Plus Labour Solutions Division 2.
Heidelberg Golf Club
Heidelberg Golf Club is home to a well-established 18-hole golf course, lawn bowls and events centre in Lower Plenty.
The 18-hole golf course offers a challenging layout for all levels of play, and guests are welcome on selected days to try the course.
Membership options include junior membership, special under-40s membership and options to pay monthly or quarterly.
The clubhouse has two event spaces for functions such as presentation nights, engagements, birthdays, Christmas parties and more. Catering is available for all levels of events, from BBQs to sit down meals.
Heidelberg Golf Club is the naming rights partner of the NFL’s Division 3 seniors competition, Heidelberg Golf Club Division 3.
Zagame’s is one of the Australian hotel and service industry’s most respected and well-known businesses. Their concept is simple: Food, Family, Fun… Zagame’s are for everyone.
Zagame’s provides families with top quality food, great service and an atmosphere that caters for all ages.
Individuals and families have embraced the beautifully appointed venues, inclusive of huge children’s playgrounds, allowing you to sit down, relax and enjoy!
So if you’re after a quick family dinner or a large family gathering, get down to your local Zagame’s today. Located in Ballarat, Berwick, Boronia, Caulfield and Reservoir.
WaterMarc is the largest aquatic and leisure facility in the northern region of Victoria and is home to the premier gym and indoor swimming pool in the area with a wide range of fitness classes and training programs.
WaterMarc is the naming rights partner of both the NFL’s senior and junior finals series.
WaterMarc also provides discounted membership options for NFL players and umpires.
AFL Victoria‘s role is to oversee, support and guide football bodies across the state and continue to develop the great game of Aussie rules.
For more on AFL Victoria’s role within the sport of Aussie rules, please visit their website.
Carlton Football Club
The Carlton Football Club was founded in 1864 and is one of the 18 teams to compete in the Australian Football League (AFL).
The Blues formed an alliance with the Northern Football League in 2012 and that partnership strengthened in 2013 when the NFL became part of Carlton’s ‘Blue Zone’.
The partnership provides for a stronger community focus and representation of the northern region at the highest level.
Northern Blues Football Club
Northern Blues Football Club is a long-established club in the Victorian Football League (VFL) representing the northern corridor of Melbourne.
The Northern Blues are affiliated with the Carlton Blues in the AFL, and play their home games at the Preston City Oval and Visy Park.
The club was established in 1882 as the Preston Football Club.
Northern Knights Football Club
The Northern Knights are the TAC Cup representative of the Northern Football League.
In recent years a number of Northern Knights/Northern Football Leagues representatives have gone on to play AFL football, including Trent Cotchin, Marcus Bontempelli, Michael Hurley, David Zaharakis, Nick Vlastuin and Jade Gresham.
Northern Umpires Association
The Northern Umpires Association manages and co-ordinates the Northern Football League’s contingent of umpires.
For more on the NUA, please visit their website.
Netball Victoria is the peak body for the administration of netball in Victoria.
Netball Victoria works with the Northern Netball League to assist in the management of the league’s netball competition.
Sportscast Australia manages the Northern Football League’s match day filming program, which includes filming and uploading every senior NFL match.
Combining sports marketing expertise with technical innovation, Sportscast Australia is revolutionising the delivery of online sports broadcasting.
Whether it be a world class stadium or the local park, Sportscast Australia can capture all the excitement of your event and deliver an outstanding production.
Covering all corners of the country, Sportscast Australia delivers consistency, reliability and quality to your broadcast needs.
Cyan Press is an industry leader in printing and since 2012 has been a proud partner of the Northern Football League.
Each week Cyan Press prints The Northerner, the official publication of the Northern Football League.
Local Legends Team & Sport Photography
Local Legends Team & Sport photography is the culmination of over 25 plus years experience in graphic design and business and over 10 years experience shooting sport action.
Unlike other providers Local Legends gathers all the skill sets required for Team & Sport Photography under one roof. From shooting at the coal face and dealing with clubs/leagues on a grass roots level to personally handling the customer support once your product has been delivered.
We celebrate the philosophy that every image should tell your story, should be engaging, memorable and long-lasting. We strive to capture and freeze the unique instants in time as only professional sports photographers can.
SEN 1116 is the home of sport and proudly supports local football.
Each Thursday night in the football season, Paul Daffey joins Mark Fine for ‘Bush and the Burbs’ to discuss Victorian local football.
Plenty Valley FM
Plenty Valley FM has a long history of broadcasting local football in the northern region and has been involved with the league for over 20 years.
The Northern Football League can be heard on 88.6 Plenty Valley FM every Saturday of the season from 1pm until 5pm.
Please check the NFL website every Friday to find out which game will be the Match of the Round.
Established in Melbourne in 1972, the Buffalo Sports brand has now grown to be recognised and trusted worldwide.
Buffalo Sports manufactures an extensive range of products using the highest quality materials. Its product range covers all sports, specialising in the manufacturing of balls, hardware, clothing and protective equipment to meet your needs, with over 5000 different items available.
Managed by Eane Whitton, Buffalo Sports is one of three approved suppliers of Northern Football League club jumpers and is the league’s exclusive socks supplier.
Game Day Apparel
Game Day Apparel (formerly Hotsub Sportswear) has been a pioneer in the sublimation and apparel industry in Australia since it was established in 2001.
Game Day Apparel pride themselves on superior design and quality, complimented by first class customer service.
All sublimated products are manufactured in their factory in Melbourne, ensuring the fastest turnaround times in the industry coupled with superior quality control.
Game Day Apparel produces jumpers and all shorts for Northern Football League clubs and is the principal supplier of the league’s netball uniforms.
Grashan Sportswear has been in business for over 30 years and has built its reputation on quality and service.
Grashan Sportswear has a wealth of experience in servicing suburban football clubs and leagues. The company is an on-field licensee for three metropolitan Melbourne football leagues and the proud apparel partner of the Northern Blues Football Club.
Grashan Sportswear is able to supply a women’s specific jumper design contoured to meet the needs of a female athlete. In 2014, Grashan Sportswear manufactured Melbourne Football Club’s female jumpers for New Balance, for the AFL’s official women’s game played during Women’s Round.
Located in the NFL heartland in Preston, Grashan Sportswear’s team led by John Toniolo and Graeme Whincup is truly excited about its partnership with the NFL and looks forward to servicing the apparel needs of its member clubs.
2XU was launched in Australia in 2005 and has since graced the bodies of multiple world champion athletes, become the official compression partner to some of the world’s best teams, and been the secret recovery weapon to most pro football teams.
By shopping at the NFL’s online store, customers can buy long compression tights for just $110 and 2XU compression shorts for $80 – prices that can’t be beaten in-store.
Both men’s and women’s gear is available across a range of sizes, branded with the NFL logo.
Purchase the compression tights at www.northerncommunitysports.org.au/2xu-compression-gear
Schweppes Australia became the NFL’s beverage partner in 2014.
The Schweppes story began in 1783 when Jacob Schweppe pioneered the remarkable process of capturing and bottling bubbles.
Sixty-seven years later the Schweppes brand arrived in Australia, and in 1877 it built its first factory in Sydney.
Today, Schweppes Australia continues to be a leading company in the Australian non-alcoholic beverage market.
The Pancake Parlour
The Pancake Parlour provides a $50 voucher to the five players who feature in ‘The NFL Top 5 Plays of the Week’ highlights package each week.
In June 1965 The Pancake Kitchen was formed in Adelaide. Now, 50 years later, the Melbourne icon has 12 Melbourne locations.
The Pancake Parlour is moving in exciting new directions with expanded menus and a modern style of architecture and design. Re-invigoration of The Pancake Parlour includes the creation of new dishes, new restaurants and cocktail bars.
The Pancake Parlour has restaurants in the City, Doncaster, Northland, Highpoint, Glen Waverley, Ringwood, Malvern, Dandenong, Fountain Gate, Knox and Werribee.
Patties Foods is the proud custodian of some of Australia’s favourite brands, including FOUR’N TWENTY, Patties, Herbert Adams, Nanna’s, Creative Gourmet and Chefs Pride.
Patties Foods is committed to keeping these brands in Australia and helping them grow with innovative new products you can enjoy at any occasion.
Based in Gippsland, Patties Foods is – and has always been – proudly 100% Australian owned and operated.
Luckman Catering provides quality, satisfying food, at a reasonable price. Luckman caters for corporate functions, private functions, weddings, birthdays, funerals, office parties and more.
Luckman caters for all NFL functions, including senior presentation night.
Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic
As the league’s medical partner, Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic provides a weekend service for all NFL footballers and netballers who require medical assistance.
Alphington Sports Medicine has over 30 years of excellence in Sports Medicine and is committed to providing healthcare services of the highest calibre.
They take care of both sporting and non-sporting medical and rehabilitation elements, assist with injury recovery and prevention, and help you to remain fit, healthy, active and enjoying life!
They also have an impressive rehabilitation facility – Alphington Exercise + Rehabilitation Centre – with two Clinical Pilates studios and a comprehensively equipped Rehabilitation Gym.
With over 30 sports medicine practitioners working across more than 10 health sectors Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic offers services in:
• Sport & Exercise Medicine • Physiotherapy • Paediatric Sports Medicine • Orthopaedic Surgery • Clinical Pilates • Exercise Rehabilitation • Exercise Physiology • Podiatry • Massage • Dietetics • Occupational (Hand) Therapy • Concussion follow-up, and • Biomechanical assessments with ViMove sensor technology
339 Heidelberg Rd, Northcote
Phone 9481 5744 for an appointment
Northpark Private Hospital
With 137 patient-beds, Northpark Private Hospital is one of the largest private hospitals in Melbourne’s northern suburbs.
The hospital, located on the corner of Plenty & Greenhills Rd Bundoora, has been providing high quality healthcare to Melbourne’s northern suburbs for over 30 years.
Northpark Private provides a full range of surgical and medical services, including a dedicated mental health unit and a full service maternity unit, including mother and baby services.
In October 2016, an Emergency Department will open at Northpark Private treating both low and high-acuity patients.
Northpark Private Hospital will next year become the naming rights partner of the NFL’s senior women’s football competition.
Victor Sports offers the most complete product range of all the medical supply companies, as well as the best quality.
Victor distributes to NFL House on a 24-hour turnaround, with the option of ordering through the league.
Club Warehouse has built a reputation of excellence in terms of product knowledge, service and value on its comprehensive range of products.
Its product range extends from simple first aid needs to pharmacy, sports performance, and extensive physiotherapy supplies through to sophisticated sports recovery equipment.
Club Warehouse has teamed with Victor Sports to provide NFL clubs with the best of both worlds.
SALT delivers education, culture and leadership training into local footy clubs. We are effective because we base all our teaching on the existing values and beliefs of footballers.
Our units include drugs and alcohol, respect for women, vilification and discrimination, social media, well-being, anxiety and depression, responsible gambling and positive coaching.
We can help clubs set up effective leadership teams, a core values statement and a mentoring program. We are trained and experienced teachers who have played footy and understand footy clubs.
Due to our charitable status we can access external funding to keep our prices very affordable.
KMR Safety First
KMR Safety First is a community focused first aid training organisation.
KMR delivers first aid training to Northern Football League club trainers and supplying first aid kits and supplies.
La Trobe University
La Trobe University has been one of Australia’s pioneering universities for almost 50 years.
With eight campuses and online courses, La Trobe graduates will be work ready, world ready and future ready.
The NFL’s partnership with La Trobe University provides the league access to the outstanding facilities at the Bundoora campus for events such as presentation nights and club meetings.
SEDA Group is a leading provider of hands-on education and partners with peak industry organisations in sports, arts and building.
SEDA provides students in Year 11 and 12 with industry opportunities they will not find anywhere else and promote learning for life with a focus on preparing students for a successful future.
SEDA has a strong history of its students successfully completing their senior secondary education and gaining vocational education and training (VET) qualifications that are nationally recognised.
Coachsmart Systems has developed two coaching systems that help every junior and senior NFL club and coach.
The Coachsmart Development Kit gives coaches the structure that allows them more time to enjoy coaching, and less time doing paperwork and dealing with players and parents’ concerns around fairness.
The system gives coaches a simple structure to work with, and at the same time allows them to set their own game plan and follow their own coaching philosophies.
Coachsmart Advanced Kit is designed for older juniors and senior coaches and clubs. The system reduces three different boards into one and is printed full colour both sides.
The Coachsmart Advanced Kit reduces preparation time and allows coaches to give their players live statistics during the game. The board is designed to accelerate player learning and also gives coaches structure, but not advice.
Sporting Fine Art
Sporting Fine Art’s vision is simple, to capture inspiring moments and portray heroes of grass roots sport.
SFA specialises in custom portraits of individuals or teams, as well as premiership posters, all at affordable prices!
For all your club enquiries please contact Ryan Wilson.
Cool As provides a high quality cool room and freezer hire business with prompt delivery, set up and pick up.
They cater for all events and functions to your requirements. All mobile rooms have adjustable shelving or if required they can have no shelving at all.
Coolrooms can be pre-stocked for those big functions where you are limited for fridge space. There are different sized mobile units to cater for all situations – to fit under carports, tight spaces, etc.
Prompt delivery is also available should your main refrigeration source breakdown.
The Sherrin – It’s the Official AFL Football, an elite piece of leather that has always been around since 1880 – 21 years before federation.
The Sherrin is the oldest regular footy. It seems that footy pioneers used rugby balls from England. It was when Sherrin’s founder was given a misshaped rugby ball to fix in 1880 that he came up with the design for the first Sherrin.
Sherrin is the football manufacturer of the Northern Football League.
Supaturf is an Australian owned and operated company that develops and distributes line marking machines, accessories and liquids for turf (such as sport fields, courts, and residential lawns) and hard surfaces.
Supaturf’s product range of line marking and line removing liquids is eco-friendly, cost effective, and highly pigmented in which we have a multitude of colours to choose from.
Supaturf products can achieve simple and precise lines, suitable for marking sport fields, courts, and areas where safety markings are necessary, to complex images such as company logos and emblems.
Flannagan Peressini & Shaw
Flannagan Peressini & Shaw are committed to providing a great real estate experience that gets results.
With over 70 years experience in real estate, they are situated in Greensborough, operating throughout the heartland of the NFL. Their core values are commitment, honesty and respect – with the main aim being to make real estate easy.
All FPS directors have been involved in sporting clubs in the area for many years, and know they are an integral part of the community. To emphasise their commitment, and in a way of giving back, ‘A Sporting Chance’ was born; if you sell your house through FPS, they will donate $1000 straight back to the club of your choice.
Flannagan Peressini & Shaw are proud to be the Northern Football League’s exclusive real estate partner.
FPS Real Estate, “Opening Doors”.
Phone 9432 6889
Shop 3, Ground Level, 68 Main Street, Greensborough 3088
The Couta Group has been working with the construction and plumbing industries for many years and is committed to continuous innovation and improvement to always give you the best.
Everyone at the Couta Group is working towards the same goal. To help plumbers get the job done easily and efficiently with top quality products and expert advice, at competitive prices.
The Couta Group is a proud partner of the NFL’s representative football program.
Midas Greensborough is a proud supporter of the NFL’s radio broadcast – the NFL Match of the Day.
Midas Greensborough provide a $149 car service voucher for the player adjudged best afield in the radio game.
The team specialises in car servicing including logbook servicing, safety inspections, brakes, exhaust, suspension and tyres.
White Ribbon is an organisation that is working to prevent the most common and pervasive form of male violence – that towards women.
All forms of violence are unacceptable.White Ribbon believes the prevention of violence against women will change society for the better.
Through primary prevention initiatives and an annual campaign, White Ribbon works to change the attitudes and behaviours that lead to men’s violence against women.
The Division 1 Grand Final is played in support of White Ribbon.
Pat Cronin Foundation
Pat Cronin was a 19-year-old boy who was taken away too soon.
The Pat Cronin Foundation has been formed in his honour to raise awareness and education about the coward punch in an attempt to stop this happening again and prevent further harm.