CVFL | Season Preview

CASTLEMAINE’S historic entry to the Champions IGA CVFL women’s football competition will be played under lights.

The Magpies will take on Kyneton at Camp Reserve in a stand-alone match on Saturday, April 9 to kick off round two.

After a bye in the season’s opening round which begins on Sunday, April 3, Castlemaine will be desperate to take to the field.

The Magpies have appointed Tiahna Cochrane, a star for Golden Square last season and former AFLW player with Carlton, as playing coach.


The league’s opening round of the 2022 season will be run across three weekends.

Round one kicks off Sunday, April 3 when Eaglehawk takes on North Bendigo at Canterbury Park, and Bendigo Thunder faces Strathfieldsaye at Weeroona Oval.

After being equal-second with Storm last season, the Geoff West-coached Eaglehawk will be keen to keep the momentum rolling.

Storm has reappointed Jake Donegan as coach.


The first of 18 planned rounds will be completed at Easter on April 15 and 16.

A highlight will be the Good Friday match between Kyneton and Kerang from 5.10pm under the Kyneton Showgrounds lights from 5.10pm.

It will not be easy task for the Stephen Arthur-coached Kerang to make the long trek south to play on the Tigers’ ground.

Premier in the league’s first two seasons, Golden Square is at home for the Easter Saturday match against Kangaroo Flat at Wade Street.

The Champions IGA Central Victorian Football League is eager to kick off 2022 with a Season Launch on Friday 25th March at the Bendigo Club.


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Written by Nathan Dole.