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Senior Coaching Appointments for Season 2019

The East Keilor Football Club is pleased to announce that Pat Christofi will take the reins as Senior Coach in 2019 – Pat has had extensive coaching experience for many years, and for the last two years has been the Senior Assistant Coach and Reserves Coach at Deer Park FC in the WRFL, where he has been an integral part of the club behind the scenes, and was involved in the last 5 Senior Premierships, where he was also named their ‘Best Club Man’ in 2017.


Pat is dedicated to his fitness, and owned his own gym from 1994 to 2009, where he was also a professional kick boxer with a Victorian, 3x Australian and Commonwealth title holders to his name from 1992-2014. Pat currently employs 30 people through his WIT Property Investment group, and is as driven and disciplined an individual that you will find. We welcome Pat, his family and friends to the East Keilor Football Club, and look forward to next season and beyond.


We also welcome both Guics and Rick back as coaches, with Paul Guicas returning as the Reserves Coach and Rick Caffari returning as U19’s Coach.


Very exciting times ahead for those down at Cougarland, and we welcome all who want to get involved. Go Cougars!




Westmeadows vs East Keilor

Under 19.5 Division 1


Grand Final – AGA Apprenticeships Plus Under 19.5 Division 1
9:30am – Westmeadows v East Keilor


  • Adults: $20.00
  • Valid Aged Pension Card Holders (must produce aged pension card): $10.00
  • Valid Secondary Student Concession (must produce photo ID card): $10.00
  • Children under 14: FREE
  • Your copy of The Footballer comes free with entry into the venue.

Please note that due to recent incidents, the EDFL has decided that no animals will be permitted into any finals venues, except for dogs to assist people whose vision is impaired.


Committee Update + AGM 2018

To all Cougar members and supporters – At the last committee meeting, both the President Geoff Nicholl and Secretary Gavan Wignall announced they would both be stepping down at the end of this season.

Geoff is the longest serving president in the clubs history at 6 seasons and Gavan the second longest serving secretary at 5 seasons. These two have overseen great growth and success at East Keilor, and whilst they may no longer be in an official capacity, they will still be around the club as sponsors and supporters going forward.

Kylie Nicholl will also step down from the treasury role after a number years on the committee doing multiple different roles.

It is time for the next generation to think about how they would like their club run going forward. Its exciting times for the Cougars with terrific numbers in all age divisions, the introduction of Girls footy and the redevelopment of Overland with a $3.5 million facility due to start construction.

If you think you could put your stamp on the East Keilor Football Club in our 52nd year, the AGM will be held in OCT ( date TBA ) and now is the time to step forward to continue the work that has been done by all the great EK volunteers since 1967.

On behalf of the club, we thank Geoff, Gavan and Kylie for their ongoing support and effort within the club and around the grounds.

If you would like more information , please don’t hesitate to contact either Geoff 0417 362 775  or Gavan 0418 306 000 for a chat.

Finals Week 2

Come on down and support our Under 17 in their Semi Final against Taylors Lakes at John McMahon Reserve – Sunday August 05th at 2:20pm

Taylors Lakes 1 vs East Keilor 1

Under 17 Division 3

Come on down and support our Under 11 – Div 8 in their Preliminary Final against Moonee Valley at Jacana Reserve – Sunday August 05th at 11:00am

Moonee Valley 3 vs East Keilor 2

Under 11 Division 8


Junior Coaching – 2019

East Keilor FC is asking for Junior Coaching “Expressions of Interest” for the 2019 Football Season

Initial contact should be made to our President Geoff Nicholl via EMAIL

With the end of the junior season rapidly approaching, we look forward to any interested parties making contact.

2018 Photo Night

Junior photo night is on Friday 25th May

Can teams please make sure they arrive a half hour before their posted time and wait in the change rooms.

Your Team managers will give you more details.

  • U9’s Silver 4:30 pm
  • U9’s Yellow 5:00 pm
  • U11’s Red 5:30 pm
  • U11’s Blue 6:00 pm
  • U13’s 6:30 pm
  • U15’s GIRLS 7:00 pm
  • U15’s 7:30 pm
  • U17’s 8:00 pm

Anzac Day 2018

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.”


Ladies Lunch 2018

Saturday May 19th, 2018

Time: 12:00pm to LATE

Cost: $60 per person


  • Champagne of Arrival
  • Grazing Table, Paella & Desserts
  • A Live Band
  • Door Prize and lots of raffle prizes up for grabs

Tickers on Sales at the Clubrooms from 5:00 pm 27/04/2018 – UNTIL SOLD OUT

Family Fun Day 2018

Next Saturday April 28th from 12:00 pm

Come down to watch the Seniors, and enjoy some FREE face painting and a jumping castle!


Premium Sponsor – 2018 – Kealba Hotel

East Keilor FC is proud to have the Kealba Hotel on board as one of our Premium Sponsors in 2018.

The Kealba Hotel is a well known land mark in the western suburbs and manager Tony Furnari ( who has connections to the Cougars ) has kindly agreed to support our club.

The senior jumper presentation was recently held at the Kealba and it really is an impressive complex.

We will shortly have some meal vouchers available for sale at the club with the proceeds raised from the sale of these staying with the club. So please support this initiative.

We thank Tony and the Kealba for their support, so please get along to the Kealba when you can!

Cnr Sunshine Ave & Main Road East, Kealba VIC 3021
Ph. (03) 9366 6555

Membership Fees 2018

All club Membership fees can now be paid with online banking using the below details – a friendly reminder that fees are due

NO later than April 1

Please reference your initial, surname and fees

Example – G Nicholl Fees


  • East Keilor Football Club
  • BSB: 633 000
  • Account: 121 925 473


East Keilor FC will be holding a FREE Auskick Clinic on Saturday April 14th at 10am – We invite anyone interested to attend, and registrations can be made on the day.
For more information, please contact our Auskick Coordinator, Aline Bonifazzi on 0402 928 885 or


  • Wednesday April 4th


  • Round 1 – Saturday April 14th


  • Round 3 – Saturday April 28th


  • Round 6 – Saturday May 19th


  • Round 8 – Saturday June 2nd


  • Round 14 – Saturday July 21st


  • Round 15 – Saturday July 28th


  • Round 18 – Saturday August 18th


  • Sunday September 16th

Memberships | Sponsors 2018


Senior Memberships 2018

  • Senior Contracted Player: $450
  • Reserves/Un-contracted: $300
  • U/19: $200, plus weekly match fee

*All memberships fully paid prior to Round 1 (April 14th) will receive two drink cards which proved very popular last season.

Player Sponsors 2018

Every player is expected to get a player sponsor for Season 2018, so please start giving that some thought.

  • Senior Player Sponsors: $250
  • U/19s Player Sponsors: $100

*For all contracted players this must be completed by Round 6, otherwise payments will be deducted.
*For those that don’t organise membership or sponsorship in the Reserves or 19’s, selection preference will be given to those that have supported the club and paid up on time.

Uniform Shop | Merchandise Sales


The Uniform Shop will be open next Wednesday March 21 & Friday March 23 for orders, try-on’s and payments – no sales will be made on these dates, as all stock will be ordered in. Once received by the club, Merchandise will be passed onto Team Managers to distribute to their teams.

*NOTE: THIS IS THE ONLY DATE THE SHOP WILL BE OPEN AT THIS STAGE. If you are unable to make these dates, please get an order form from the Team Manager, otherwise they are available to print via the Website and Team App.

Orders must be payed for by either credit card on the forms or into our bank account

(East Keilor Football Club)
BSB: 633 000
Account: 121 925 473
If paying by transfer, please use your surname and merchandise as reference.
The season is fast approaching and this will be your ONLY CHANCE to order any shorts, socks, jumpers in order for them to arrive before the season commences.

If you have any issues, please contact your Team Manager or Lisa Wiz.




First Aid | Sports Trainer Course


The club will be looking at holding a Level 2 First Aid/Level 1 Sports Trainer combined course on Wednesday April 4 & Thursday April 5 from 6pm-10pm at the cost of $190 pp

For those who are doing it for your Team or Club this will mean ERC will no longer be needed as Sports Trainer is a high qualification.

If you are interested, please message us via Facebook or email ASAP to confirm your spot and we can forward payment details to be made to the club.

Auskick Registration

Join in the fun of Auskick in 2018

(Suitable for boys and girls aged 5-12)

Overland Reserve, 30 Parkside Ave, East Keilor VIC 3033

NAB AFL Auskick is a great way for kids to have fun, make friends and learn skills of Australian

Through weekly coaching sessions with our passionate coaches and coordinators, your child
will be part of a great team, learning new skills and playing non-contact AFL games.

  • Coordinator: Aline Bonifazzi
  • Phone: 0402928885
  • Email:
  • Days: Friday – no sessions during school holidays or long weekends
  • Time: 5:00 pm- 6:00 pm
  • Start Date: 20/04/18
  • Finish Date: 17/08/18
  • Price: $91
  1. Visit
  2. Enter your postcode in the centre locator
  3. Select the centre you would like to attend
  4. Complete the registration process


Become an EDFL Umpire

Junior Foundation Coaching Course Details and Information

  • Course: Foundation Junior (Under 8 – Under 12)
  • Date: Tuesday 17th April
  • Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
  • Venue: Essendon Football Club (275 Melrose Drive, Tullamarine 3043)
  • Cost: $60 (includes Coaching Board)
  • Registrations can be made via the following link HERE

To reiterate, attendance at the above mentioned course will not get coaches their Foundation Level Accreditation. In order to gain this accreditation, coaches will need to complete the relevant online course, with further details of this to follow in the coming weeks once confirmed by the EDFL.

Become an EDFL Umpire

The EDFL are looking for Umpires for the upcoming 2018 season – It’s a great way to get involved with the community and stay fit, whilst being paid.


Victoria University EDFL/WRFL Club Volunteer Conference

This may interest some of our teams / volunteers who want a bit more information. Your don’t have to attend every session and you can pick and choose anything of interest.


EDFL Live | News | by EDFL Official


IN the lead up to the 2018 season, AFL Victoria, in conjunction with the EDFL & WRFL, will be holding the inaugural ‘Victoria University – EDFL/WRFL Club Volunteer Conference’.

The conference is designed to upskill club volunteers and as such will cover a range of topics designed to cover the full spectrum of issues that community club volunteers will face. These topics will include:

  • Child Safety
  • Fundraising & Sponsorship/Grants
  • Financial Management
  • Salary Cap/Points System
  • Female Footy
  • Strategic Planning
  • Club Media Strategy
  • Volunteer Management
  • Ideal Committee Structure


Details of the day are as follows:


Victoria University EDFL/WRFL Club Volunteer Conference

Sunday 18th February, 2018

9:00am – 1:00pm (approx.)

Victoria University, Footscray Park Campus (Ballarat Rd, Footscray VIC 3001)

Registrations via this link

Team Manager Training

With several changes to Match Day Paperwork and the Online Management System occurring in 2018, the EDFL will be holding training sessions for Team Managers on March 5th, March 13th, March 15th and March 19th at Windy Hill.

We highly encourage all team managers select a session to attend on the following link – FILL OUT FORM


Note: All secretaries and co-ordinators who will be involved in the Match Day processes are welcome to attend and should also complete the form.