Category: EKFC News

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.


Major Sponsor 2018 – Nelson Alexander

The EKFC is thrilled to announce that Nelson Alexander will again be the clubs major sponsor in 2018.


We appreciate the excellent support we receive from Sam, Mark and the team at The Centreway and they are always willing to help with our functions etc. when required.


For all your real estate needs there is only one place to call:


Sam Carbone or Mark Giardina

Nelson Alexander

24 Centreway, Keilor East 3033

General Enquiries: 03 9331 6200


The Keilor East team are specialists in Keilor East Real Estate. With varying degrees of experience led by Sam Carbone and Mark Giardina this team of real estate agents in Keilor East are well known for their charisma, energy, expertise and unwavering belief in delivering more for their clients. While their home office is Keilor East, they traverse the entire footprint of Nelson Alexander and are expert real estate agents in Keilor, Avondale Heights, Maidstone, Taylors Lakes, Sydenham, Kealba, Braybrook and surrounds.


Remember to support those who support us when it comes to selling your property!

Tommy Hunter Appointed

Tommy Hunter appointed as Richmond FC’s VFL Women’s Coach

A great achievement from one of East Keilor’s favourite sons, Tommy Hunter, as he has been appointment coach of Richmond FC’s VFL Womens Team and Richmond’s Next Generation Academy. Tom started at EKFC in the under 10’s in 1999 and played in all of the age groups right up until 2008 when he made his Senior debut for the club. He played with the Calder Cannons in 2008-2009 and was a Premiership player with the Cannons in 2009.



At the end of 2009 Tom was selected in the 2010 Rookie Draft Pick at number 18 by Collingwood. He had two years on the list at Collingwood but then was unfortunately forced into an early retirement due to a neck injury.



Tom then begun his so far very impressive coaching career by returning to East Keilor and coaching our under 18 team to a Premiership in 2012. He then spent the next three years (2013 – 2015) back at the Calder Cannons coaching each line Forwards/backs/midfield.



2016 saw him appointed as Assistant midfield coach at Richmond VFL and then this year (2017) Tom was the forward line coach where Richmond VFL were the eventual runner up premiers. It is fantastic news now that Tom has been named the inaugural Richmond VFLW coach for the 2018/2019 seasons. This role will hopefully allow Tom to transition to AFLW coach in 2020.  The other half of his new role is mentoring Richmond’s next generation academy and developing coaches in the Bendigo/Murray area.



Congratulations to Tom, a homegrown local who at 26 years of age already has a very impressive football CV and we are sure it will only improve in years to come. Well done from everyone involved at East Keilor Football Club.

Courtesy of Richmond FC Website

Pre-Christmas Registration for Juniors

A friendly reminder that our Junior Pre-Christmas Registration is being held this Sunday from 11am-1pm.

2018 Senior Fixture

The 2018 Senior Fixture has been released, and is current as of now. Changes may still be made by the EDFL between now and the season commencing. We will have the fixtures updated here at our website as they come to hand. (Updated 24/11/2017)



Coaching Appointments 2018

We are pleased to announce our Coaching Appointments for the 2018 season have been finalised.


Senior Coaches: Ash Arrowsmith and Nick Grigg
Senior Assistant: Zac Carey
Line Coach: Graeme Teesdale
Development Coach: Adam Patterson
Reserves Coach: Paul Guicas

U/19.5 Coach  Rick Caffari

U/17 Coach – John Edgar – 0408 053 254

U/15 Coach – Rod Vella – 0400 277 109

U/13 Coach – Rob Caluzzi – 0419 546 811

U/11 Coach – Shane Webster – 0417 351 819

U/9 Coach – Rob Rutley – 0422 593 634

Auskick Coach – Aline Bonifazzi – 0402 928 885


We welcome back John Edgar and Rob Caluzzi who have coached previously, Shane Webster who returns as 11’s coach and Rod Vella, and Robbie Rutley and Aline Bonifazzi as first time EK coaches.


If any players and parent have any questions etc., please do not hesitate to contact the relevant coach.


Don’t forget, our Pre-Christmas Junior Registration Day will be held on Sunday 26-November between 11.00am-1.00pm at the club.


We may well be looking for additional coaches in the 9’s and 11’s once we know our final numbers, so if you have any interest please contact either Lisa Wiz on 0408 959 080 or Gavan Wignall on 0418 306 000.