Academy Preview: NPL3 travel to Geelong, Juniors at home


Melbourne Victory is one point away from securing NPL2 football in 2024 as they travel to Geelong on Saturday night looking to secure automatic promotion.

With three matches remaining and nine points separating Victory in first and North Sunshine and Goulburn Valley in third and fourth respectively, a solitary point against Geelong this weekend will be enough for Victory to lock in a top two finish and promotion to NPL2.

The race for the NPL3 Championship though is as hot as ever with Victory leading second placed Caroline Springs George Cross by one point with the Georgies having a game against Nunawading in hand.

Three points will be the only focus for Joe Palatsides’ side as they look to continue the positive momentum from their 2-1 win over Nunawading last week.

Goals to Tim Atherinos and Adem Duratiovic got Victory back onto the winner’s list after two losses to North Sunshine and Caroline Springs had their table-topping status in the league tettering on uncertainty heading into the final rounds.

Geelong will have it all to play for on Saturday night as they look to stave off relegation. Currently sitting in the drop zone, Geelong will need a result to keep their hopes of staying in the league alive.

They are winless in their last five matches, picking up two points against Box Hill and Nunawading respectively, with their last win coming in May against Goulburn Valley.

Victory face Geelong at Stead Park on Saturday, kick-off 6:00pm, Under 20’s 3:45pm.


Our junior host Bulleen for their JBNPL1 Round 15 fixtures. 


The Afghan Women’s Team will be out to maintain second spot as they face Malvern City on Sunday.

The side was convincing in its 4-0 rout of Melbourne University on Sunday and will be looking to keep touching distance to league leaders Manningham

They face Malvern at Ron Barassi Snr Reserve on Sunday 30 July at 11.00am.