Category: Seniors

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.

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!


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


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

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.

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.


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.

Hazards on Ground

Following on from the email from Stuart Balloch on Saturday 3 June, it has become apparent that clubs are allowing potentially hazardous objects onto the playing field, particularly in senior football.



Coaching equipment, in particular coaches boards/easels, scaffolds, massage tables, carts, milk crates, wheelie bins, water bottle holders and other items are growing in number in their appearance at the interchange benches and are subsequently creeping towards the boundary line.

These items present a risk to the health and safety of players, especially if a player is tackled/bumped/flung and collides with one of these items.

Any item that cannot fit onto the players bench should not be inside the fence. For grounds that do not have a fence these grounds should have a secondary line 5m from the boundary line in which no person or object may encroach.

Umpires have been advised that any game that features an item inside the fence that may pose a risk to the health and safety of any participant is not to start/recommence until the hazard has been removed. If any club official refuses to comply with this request to remove any item, the umpire has the power to abandon the match.

I take the opportunity to remind clubs that all interchange areas should have a coaches box line marked which players and officials are restricted to, to ensure there is no encroachment towards the boundary line.



Breaking News – 50 year Ball JULY 29

As of last night, Thursday 11 May, – 24 tables have been booked so for the ball.


We still have a number of open age players to organise their tables along with some of the junior teams. Our initial estimate of 300 attendees looks like being smashed, as it should be, for such a great moment in our club’s history.


There is still  time to organise your table so please do so by contacting either Gavan, Kylie or Lisa Wiz .


For those that have booked , please start organising payments. Payments can be taken everything Thursday & Friday night  or online if that suits.


Don’t miss out on the biggest night in the clubs history . It will be a ripper with plenty of entertainment and the naming of the 50 year Golden Jubilee Senior team.

RND 4 – 2016 Premiership Flag Unfurling

Unfurling of the Seniors 2016 Premiership flag with special guest to toss the coin: Rashi Kapoor, Miss World Australia 2015 National Finalist, AFL Multicultural Focus Group Member.

Unfurling of the Under 18 2016 Premiership flag

Round 4 – Game Day – Under 19.5


New Fixture Layout

Hi Everyone,


We have created a new layout for our fixtures, results and ladders. We have a countdown to where, when and who we are playing on the homepage – Seniors and Juniors! Links on where the game is played and maps to direct you there.


Our Results have changed too – click on the final score of the round on your Teams page and see quarter by quarter scores and maybe even the votes for the day!


Want to see how the opposition team and how they have been fairing so far – who their playing and when YOU play them.


It’s all here – to help you find what you need with our club – Enjoy

2017 Cougars Launch

By round 4, Saturday 29th April, the Cougars will have had one match away, one bye and Easter holidays.


So now it’s finally time to unfurl our premiership flag and host our first home match for the season!


Let’s do it with a bang!


Inviting everyone to come to our 1st home game! Stay for our special launch night!


Acoustic band from 7-11pm, loads of raffle prizes, free finger food, free drink on entry (for over 18’s ~beer/wine/soft drink only).


Cost: $20per person, $30 per double. (Kids under 18 free)~ Or maybe arrange a baby sitter for the night!


It’s a great chance to meet our senior players and coaches and for them to meet our juniors parents and friends that help support this club in so many ways!


AGA Apprenticeships Plus U19.5 Competitions

THE EDFL has this week agreed to raise the age limit for its Under 19 competitions for the 2017 Season.

These competitions will now be Under 19.5 competitions this coming season.

In discussions during the past few weeks the EDFL had become aware that several clubs were struggling for numbers to field an Under 19 team for Season 2017.

The Board of Management was mindful that the change to the age groups for 2017 meant that there were no players pushing up from the younger age group, as would normally be the case.

Discussions with clubs struggling for numbers indicated that if the age group for the Under 19s were to be increased for 2017, it would assist in attracting more players and getting a team on the park.

Therefore, the Board has resolved to increase the age for the U19 competition to U19.5.

This is effective for the 2017 season only.

At this stage the plan is for the competition to revert back to an Under 19 competition for 2018.

The following players will be eligible to compete in the Under 19.5 competition:

  • Any male born between 1 July 1997 and 31 December 1997, inclusive of these two dates
  • Any male born in 1998
  • Any male born in 1999

Courtesy of EDFL site

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Training Commences

Seniors Football Training commences February 6th, 2017 at 6pm SHARP!

Don’t forget to tell one and all – see you there!