Luke Russell - Villains Best & Fairest 2014

In a monumental tussle the 2014 best & fairest count came down to one vote separating two of the Villains top players. Luke Russell jumped into top spot with the last vote of the final round to pip last year’s winner Leigh Fisher by the closest of margins 44 votes to 43.


The Best & Fairest presentation night was held on Saturday night at the Marysville Community Golf & Bowls Club in front of a crowd of more than 70 Villains and their supporters.

Full details of all awards :-

2014 Veterans Best and Fairest Len Postlethwaite Trophy Won by LUCAS RUSSELL - Donated by Bendigo Bank Marysville

2014 Best and Fairest Runner- Up Won by LEIGH FISHER - Donated by Terry & Grace Ross

2014 Veterans Goal kicker Won by BRIAN HEARD - Donated by MDFNC President

2014 Veterans Most Determined Player ANDY MILES - Donated by Bill & Diana Metcalfe

2014 Veterans Best Clubman ADAM LITTLEJOHN - Donated by Peter & Merran Guest

2014 Veterans Coaches Award Won by ROD GROTAERS - Donated by Marysville Caravan & Holiday Park

Photos of the night - click here

Opera in Marysville

The Marysvile & District Lions Club is a strong supporter of the Villains and we hope our members will join in
what promises to be a wonderful night’s entertainment in Marysville.


Vale Tom Hafey - a tribute from the club

MDFNC members will share our sadness at the news of the passing of AFL legend Tom Hafey. Tom was a wonderful supporter of the club and enthusiastically assisted in helping the club “rise from the ashes” .

In 2010 Tom was special guest at the club’s Season Launch Dinner celebrating the return of the ‘green and gold” to Marysville for the first time since 1983. Tom was also guest speaker at a ‘Villains’ home match luncheon in 2012. By sheer coincidence this was Tom’s 80th birthday and club members joined in a rousing serenade of “happy birthday to you ” as he cut a special mud cake presented in his honour.


Tom went on to give the players an inspiring pre match address emphasizing the values of simple hard work and tenacity. What he said clearly motivated the team and the Villains took control from the first bounce and went on to record their first victory for the season.

Our sincere condolences go to Maureen
, his wife of nearly 60 years, children Rhonda, Karen and Jo, and their extended family with sincere thanks for a “legend” whose “heart beat bold for the Green & The Gold”

A special tribute video of Tom on his 80th birthday and his comments on the club can be found by clicking on
this link

Veterans Fixture Released


Premiership Pennants

Club Sec. Bill Metcalfe has again displayed his historical side by having felt pennants made in the manner of premiership flags of old.

Five of these, 1956’s 2nd XV111, 1959 & 60’s 1st XV111 along with the 1972 C-Grade and 1973 A-Grade pennants are designed from photographs of those flags that were destroyed in the Black Saturday bushfire of 2009.  

The 1933-34-35-36 and 1938 pennants were created by Bill as flags were not made in those years. Bill has had the pennants professionally framed along with photos of their era and hopes to see them displayed in the Community Centre’s function room soon.

He believes people will realise what a great footy town Marysville was in the days when logging, forestry and timber workers played the game. Not to forget a number of school teachers from the district!

Anyone who would like to own a pennant can purchase them for $20, plus postage Bill said, providing enough orders are taken.

Bill with the Pennants. Photo-Robyn Cuzens