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Lion-hearted Hughes tells his tale

Photo: Nathan McNeill (NWM Sports) By: Daniel Kelly (@UKurrie) Daniel Hughes, on the field and off, is a restless individual, constantly seeking to improve and advance. “It’s kind of a constant tick in my brain,” the Bullants ruckman says with a laugh and a sigh, when asked about how he spends his time outside of…

Captain courageous crowned Best and Fairest

By: Daniel Kelly (@Ukurrie) Tom Wilson was the runaway winner at the 2021 Laurie Hill Trophy Awards Night as he was crowned as the Bullants player of the year. Daniel Hughes and Liam Mackie finished second and third respectively for their outstanding seasons, but there was truly only one likely outcome. In an evening which…

Club statement: Senior coach

2021 Northern Bullants senior coach Josh Fraser has written the following message to the club’s members and supporters. Preston City Oval is a special place. When I reflect on the journey we have been through to reestablish the club as a standalone entity from the ground up it gives me enormous pride. Throughout all the…

A young Bullant taking all before him

Mutaz El Nour drives the Bullants into attack during the club’s one-point win over Coburg. Photo: Nathan McNeill (Nathan William Media). Written by: Daniel Kelly (@Ukurrie). It’s a bleak lockdown evening in Melbourne and Mutaz El Nour has been out bricklaying all day. You’d forgive him for wanting a quiet night to take a break,…

Final quarter fade out costly against Werribee

Paul Ahern gets his kick clear. Photo: Nathan McNeill (Nathan William Media). Written by: Daniel Kelly (@ukurrie) The Northern Bullants led for the majority of their Round 16 encounter at Preston City Oval against the Werribee Tigers but eventually fell to a 10.11 (71) to 14.17 (101) defeat. Paul Ahern, playing forward for the whole…

Update: Bullants back this Saturday

The Northern Bullants will resume the club’s VFL campaign with a match against Werribee at Preston City Oval on Saturday at 2pm. The match will not be open to spectators, following the announcement by the Victorian State Government relating to the latest COVID-19 restriction updates, which will see a resumption of the 2021 VFL and…

Update: Bye scheduled for weekend

The AFL has advised all VFL and VFLW Clubs that this weekend’s scheduled matches will not proceed as planned as a result of the five-day lockdown announced by the Victorian State Government this afternoon. The health and safety of the community remains the highest priority, and we acknowledge the role the VFL and VFLW plays…

Bullants triumphant in the Battle of Bell Street

Tynan Smith and Ben Silvagni leave Piranha Park with the Battle of Bell Street Trophy safely in hand. Photo: Nathan McNeill (NWM Media). Written by: Daniel Kelly. The Northern Bullants, after winning the 157th Battle of Bell St against Coburg 12.11 (83) to 12.10 (82) by a solitary point, are accumulating experience of different ways…

Battle of Bell Street: Sunday against Coburg

Josh Fraser addresses his players at Preston City Oval. Photo: Nathan McNeil (NWM Media). The Northern Bullants will be targeting a third win from as many matches when they meet Coburg in the Battle of Bell Street at Piranha Park (Coburg City Oval) on Sunday at 1pm. The fixture for both the VFL competition remains…

Bullants all heart on road to two from two

Glenn Strachan pumps the Bullants into attack. Photo: Nathan McNeil (Nathan William Media). Article: By Daniel Kelly. Phar Lap, Australia’s most iconic racehorse, inspired the nation during the Great Depression when the future seemed unclear, if not bleak. Famously, his heart, now on display at the Australian Institute of Anatomy in Canberra, was around one…