Around the grounds in Hume and Whittlesea



Hume United has announced that experienced coach Sacid Çiçek has stepped down from his role at the FV state league 2 north-west club. Çiçek has been coach since the club’s first season and has stepped down due to his demanding personal and professional commitments. “Over the past six months, he played a crucial role in rebuilding our player roster from scratch and led the team with exceptional dedication and hard work,” the club said. “We extend our heartfelt thanks to coach Çiçek for his valuable contributions and services to our team.” On Saturday, Hume United had a 2-0 loss to the Whittlesea Ranges.


Northern Knights Zoe Hargreaves featured in the AFL National Academy girls Australian squad against a nationals all-stars side on Sunday.The all-stars team comprises of players aged 21 and under from across Australia for the first time, having previously been made up of talent from Victoria, Northern Territory and Tasmania only. Hargreaves was part of the all-star team.


Plenty Valley pair Jasmine Nevins and Tayla Vlaeminck have been named in Cricket Victoria’s women’s contracted list. Vlaeminck is one of six Australian contracted players in the squad. It will be the second straight season Nevins has earned a contract. She also had a WBBL contract last season.


Whittlesea United suffered its first loss of the FV state league 1 north-west season. In a high scoring affair, Geelong came away with the points in a 5-3 loss. Facundo Echeverria scored twice for Whittlesea. Whittlesea remains on top despite the loss, sitting five points clear of Westgate. In other games, Upfield lost to Brimbank Stallions, 2-1. Upfield sits in 11th spot after 11 rounds, which is in the relegation zone.