AFL Victoria has ensured the history of the Victorian Country Football League (VCFL) can be enjoyed for many years to come, with the launch of Paul Daffey’s latest book, ‘Behind the Goals- The History of the Victorian Country Football League’.
Launched by AFL Victoria CEO Steven Reaper on Friday, ‘Behind the Goals’ documents the direction of country football since the VCFL’s inception in 1927.
Outlining the government of the VCFL throughout its 89-year period, Behind the Goals takes you on a journey across all corners of regional Victoria to retell some of country football’s greatest milestones.
A number of country AFL legends were in attendance to celebrate the launch of the book including Kevin Sheedy, Terry Daniher and Danny Frawley who reminisced on their journeys through country football to the elite level.
The book launch was held as part of the celebrations for the Powercor Australia Country Festival ahead of the top-ranked 2017 WorkSafe AFL Victoria Community Championships match between the Geelong FNL and Mornington Peninsula Nepean FL at the MCG on May 13.