Category: EKFC News


Nelson Alexander, Keilor East

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Nelson Alexander have signed on as our 2019 Major Sponsor for the third year running!

We highly recommend all club members and friends to call Sam Carbone if you have any real estate needs.

Sam Carbone – Partner – 24 Centreway, Keilor East, 3033 on 9331 6200 or 0408 242 628

RIP Julie Walsh

It is with great sadness that club advises that Julie Walsh ( mother of Lisa Wiz ) has passed away.


Julie was one of the original East Keilor FC Committee who did many jobs around the club in our formative years and served right through until the 1990’s.


She served in many roles during her time at the club and in 1997 was inducted as the 3rd officially recognised Club Legend .


Julie will be missed by many of the older supporters and players  who will remember her as someone who was always there to lend a hand and to make the EKFC a better place.


Our condolences to the Walsh family during this sad time.


Funeral details – Friday 9 Nov at 2pm. Club Italia, 125-152 Furlong Rd in Sunshine

2019 Senior Information Night

Information Night for 2019 & Meet the Coach, Pat Christofi

Next Wednesday Nov 7th at 7:00 pm


We invite all Players, Club Members, Sponsors, Coterie & Supporters to come and hear from our President Geoff Nicholl regarding the update on our Pavilion rebuild and new Senior Coach Pat Christofi will outline his plans for 2019.


Everyone is welcome to attend, and we look forward to seeing both familiar and new faces there.


Furthermore, Pat has already been working extremely hard and it is with great pleasure to announce the following signings for 2019 with more to follow.


Josh Grabowski – NFL

Nick Grabowski – NFL

Joseph Palazzolo – NFL

Lachlan Langwell – WRFL

Jackson Barrett – EDFL

Joel O’Donnell – WRFL

Ben Caluzzi – Northern Blues VFL

Gary Cadman – WRFL

Tyson Nunn – GWS Academy

Mitch Parsons – WRFL

Leo Eliepa – WRFL

Mark Nicholls – WRFL

Max Naughton – WRFL

Reuben Grigg – EDFL

Jye King – WRFL

Tyson Maiava – WRFL

Peter Christofi – WRFL

Dean Muir – BFL

Aaron Scerri – WRFL

Jesse Portelli – WRFL


Seniors Information Night for Season 2019

Wednesday November 7th, 2018


To all Senior, Reserve and Under 19 Players.


Open age players meeting WED NOV 7 at 7.00PM .


Please note:  There will be a meet the coach / information night about Season 2019 .


It is a great opportunity for everyone to meet Senior Coach Pat Christofi and his team who will outline their plans for Pre Christmas training/ Pre Season training and the full Season of 2019.


Pat has already shown great commitment and enthusiasm to the task ahead and we have no doubt he will be a great asset to the Cougars going forward.

AGM Results & 2019 Committee

The clubs AGM was held on Monday night, and your 2019 committee has been elected and is also already planning for next season.  It will be a massive year ahead with the Overland redevelopment going ahead next season, so it will be all hands on deck.


President : Geoff Nicholl

Vice Presidents: Brett Madigan and John Edgar

Secretary : Gavan Wignall

Treasurer : Andy Ruberto


General committee:

Alana Hill

Steve Wooster

Kylie Nicholl

Richie Celantano

Rick Caffari

Dean Roberts

Lisa Wilczynski

Ellis Patterson

Ian Oats

Joe Randello

Shane Webster

Kerryn Edgar

Annual General Meeting – 15/10/2018

We wish to advise that the Annual General Meeting of the East Keilor Football Club will be held on Monday the 15th of October at the Clubrooms, Overland Reserve, Parkside Avenue, East Keilor, commencing at 7.00 pm sharp.

Nomination forms are attached and may be filled out and returned to Geoff Nicholl prior to the meeting, otherwise all nominations will close at 7pm on the night.

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.