Around the grounds in Brimbank



Taylors Lakes has received a boost on the eve of the Essendon District Football League division 2 season, signing Lachlan Rayner. Rayner, who started his career at Hillside, has since played with East Keilor before playing in the Victorian Football League with Essendon and more recently Brisbane. He played in a premiership with Aspley last season. The Lions start their season on Saturday against the Sunbury Kangaroos.


Deer Park has announced the departure of four key players from its Bowls Victoria weekend pennant premier premiership side. The club announced that Aron Sherriff, Sean Ingham, Ryan Tainton and Jay Bye-Norris wouldn’t be returning next season. “The foursome will forever be welcome at Deer Park and we thank them all for their efforts both on and off the greens – great ambassadors and representatives of Deer Park,” the club said. “We wish the boys all the best in their future endeavours and commend them on their focus towards family and work.


Westside Strikers have announced the appointment of Robert ‘Parada’ Nedelkov as its inaugural FV state league women’s coach. Nedelkov has spent the previous four years as Sydenham’s women’s coach where he won back to back promotions three years running, taking them from state league 5 to state league 2.

Australia Cup

Western Suburbs have drawn North Sunshine Eagles in the fifth round of the Australia Cup. Draws for the fifth and sixth round of the competition were released on Wednesday., In other round five matches, Sydenham Park plays Preston Lions, St Albans Saints will host East Bentleigh, Green Gully will face Ballarat City, Western Eagles will play Hoppers Crossing, Caroline Springs George Cross will face Banyule City and Westvale will face Oakleigh Cannons.