VFL Season Launch and all you need to know for Round 1
Tuesday the 6th of April saw the Sandringham Zebras players, sponsors, friends and families welcomed to Sandy by the Bay for the team’s official season launch for 2021 ahead of their Round 1 matchup against Richmond this Friday April 16 at the Swinburne Centre.
CEO, Marcus Ashcroft welcomed everyone to what was an important night for the club and the players who received their jumpers for 2021 in front of friends, family and sponsors.
Head Coach, Jake Batchelor spoke to the upcoming season and the excitement surrounding a new year and a new VFL competition.
It was an exceptional night for all involved and the Sandringham Football Club extends its thanks to Sandy by the Bay for hosting such a great event.
The Zebras attention now turns to their Round 1 matchup with Richmond.
Round 1 Preview
The start of the home-and-away season marks a new era for VFL football, with a competition structure that will feature teams from Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland in the largest second-tier football competition in Australia.
For the Sandringham Zebras, the new season brings much excitement after a solid preseason campaign.
The Zebras were able to get convincing wins over both North Melbourne and Essendon during the practice games, although they suffered a tough defeat at the hands of Werribee.
Nonetheless, their performances across the preseason have been impressive, as they have worked on their game style under head coach Jake Batchelor and have managed to get games into several young players.
The Zebras take on 2019 VFL premiers Richmond in Round 1 before heading to Port Melbourne for their Round 2 matchup. The Zebras will then return home to Wilson Storage Trevor Barker Beach Oval in Round 3 against Box Hill.
We encourage all Sandringham fans to try and get along to the game and show your support for the Zebras after what was a tough 2020. Let’s start the season off with a win! GO ZEBS!
Round 1 Match Details
Sandringham vs Richmond
When: Friday April 16
Where: Swinburne Centre
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If you can't make it, we'll have live updates on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter throughout the game
Written by Will Michael - Sandringham Football Club Media