Australian rules football: West Gippsland Latrobe Football League becomes Gippsland Football League as Wonthaggi concedes move
Thursday, December 10, 2009
The West Gippsland Latrobe Football League members have voted to rename it the Gippsland Football League (GFL) from the 2010 season. The GFL is the only major Australian rules football league in the Gippsland region of Australia.
The league currently represents the Western, Central and Southern regions of Gippsland with Bairnsdale possibly joining from the East Gippsland Football League. Currently, Sale and Maffra are located furthest east of the GFL's clubs, Warragul furthest west and Wonthaggi furthest south.
Maffra defeated Traralgon 7-27 69 to 9-12 66 in the last senior grand final under the WGLFL banner
Moe defeated Traralgon in the last reserves grand final under the WGLFL banner
Maffra defeated Waragul in the last under 18 grand final under the WGLFL banner
At the same meeting, Wonthaggi Power was formally accepted into the competition. The club accepted the move after a dispute with the Victorian Country Football League over leaving the Alberton Football League.
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