What makes VFL football great
How has your Easter long weekend been so far?
So far for me, it has been very enjoyable and none more so than today which saw me at Werribee's first home game for season 2006.
It was great to see such a large crowd pack into Chirnside Park and see a great game of football, even if we did go down to Williamstown by two goals.
After having a long lay off from my stats work due to Commonwealth Games volunteering, it's great to have finally been able to put pen to paper again in the last two weeks as the VFL season is still at a very early stage.
Being involved in VFL football is something that I live for every weekend during winter and for anyone who has ever though about being involved, you should get involved because it's a really life as well as career enriching experience.
VFL football is completely different environment to the media saturated and sometimes over exposed AFL football, the VFL competition is a grass roots competition which is run just like the precursor the AFL was.
Suburban grounds, cheap food at the canteen, cold cans of beer you can drink in the outer and everything else that many of you would remember from when you used to go to the football with your Dad or family.
Unfortunately, I have never had the privledge of experiencing football the way it used to be and judging by the stories my Dad has told about his days at the old lake oval supporting South Melbourne they were great days.
They were great days because the game wasn't as sanitised as it is now and it was affordable as well as value for money, something which has become a little non existant in today's money hungry consumer society.
Even if you can't get to a game of VFL football, try and get down to see some local football because it's a similar experience to the VFL although maybe you could say a lot more relaxed and also an opportunity for you to talk to anyone you like ragardless of how you are.
Most people are willing to have a chat, but this is not always the case at a VFL game especially when the two clubs are aligned to an AFL club and have AFL listed players playing for the respective club.
The Werribee Football Club has a strong alignment with the Western Bulldogs and such an alignment can be used to your advantage if you want to work at an AFL football club even if it's in a small role rather than a big one.
Tomorrow is going to be a great day for me, celebrating Easter with some of my Dad's family and having a nice lunch.
Happy Easter to you all.