Western Rams FNC bound for WRFL

Western Rams FNC will leave the RDFNL bound for the Western Region Football League following the WRFL clubs accepting the club at a vote on Tuesday night.


The Western Rams FNC informed the RDFNL in October that they were exploring a potential move to the Western Region Football League for the 2024 season.


This decision went to the Club’s members at a SGM in mid-October and the Club voted on a transfer of leagues.


After a long process, the WRFL Clubs last night (Tuesday 5th) accepted the transfer request and now AFL Victoria will finalise the move for the Western Rams to move from the RDFNL to the WRFL ahead of the 2024 season.


RDFNL CEO Jordan Doyle was pleased to see the club find a new home and continue their club’s rich history.


‘’After two months of discussions with the Western Rams FNC Committee and the WRFL, the RDFNL are pleased that the Western Rams FNC have a future in the WRFL for 2024 and the Club leaves the RDFNL with our very best wishes for their short and long term future.”


“The Rams Committee outlined to the RDFNL in early October, that their netball program in 2024 would be a diminished version of what it had been previously and that the Club was in no position to field the four mandatory teams that make up the Football Netball competition nature of the RDFNL, for the 2024 season.


“With that information and considering how strong the Rams’ Netball Program had been, the decision to move to the WRFL was somewhat of a logical one considering the struggles of the football teams over a long period of time.”


The RDFNL are sad to part ways with the Western Rams FNC but wish them every success at their new destination.


“The Rams and the RDFNL have had a strong working relationship and the RDFNL has put a lot of resources into the sustainability of the Club over a long period of time,” Doyle said.


“With that said, given the Club’s on field battles in football and minimal netball prospects for 2024, the league was in full support of this move and the Club leaves with the league’s best wishes.”


The RDFNL has shown over the past three seasons that the league can run a vibrant and sustainable nine team Senior Competition and with the introduction of the Kyneton FNC and the departure of the Western Rams FNC, the 2024 season shapes as one of the most even and exciting seasons for a long time.


The RDFNL has MOU’s and plans in place for two more RDFNL Club’s to move into Senior ranks over the coming years with Gisborne Giants (2025) and Eynesbury (2027) in our future plans whilst maintaining the sustainability of our existing nine Senior Club’s in the Senior Men’s and Netball Competition’’.



For more details, please contact the RDFNL CEO Jordan Doyle on 0403 210 709.