As a Victorian Football League club, the Northern Blues are affiliated with AFL club Carlton. The alignment sees Carlton players regularly playing for the Northern Blues in the VFL as the club aims to help Carlton develop its younger players into regular AFL footballers.
The Victorian Football League (VFL) is the state’s peak football competition and is considered the best outside of the elite Australian Football League. Victoria’s oldest league was formed in 1877 as the Victorian Football Association (VFA) and is home to several of football’s most famous clubs.
The Northern Knights provide the primary development pathway for U/18 footballers to be drafted into the AFL system. If Knights players miss out on being drafted at this stage they are encouraged to play with the Northern Blues to continue their development and their aim of being drafted to an AFL club.
The Northern Blues enjoy a fantastic working relationship with the Northern Football League as evidenced by the club hosting the NFL Finals at Preston City Oval from 2007 – 2016. In moving forward the Northern Blues will host a number of regular season NFL matches in addition to the finals series to ensure we represent the centre for elite football in the north.
The Northern Blues also have an affiliated junior club in the Preston Junior Football Club. Playing in the Yarra Valley Junior Football League, the young Bullants also play home matches at Preston City Oval. With the development of these budding young footballers it is hoped that they develop into strong footballers throughout their career with the Knights and the Northern Blues or even further.
The Preston Bullants Amateurs have Under 19 and Senior XVIII Teams competing in Division Two of the VAFA. Please contact their administration on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Coach: George Wakim Mobile: 0427 122 228
Please visit www.northernbluesamateurs.sportingpulse.net