Category: 2017

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

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.

2018 Committee

The EKFC is pleased to announce our new committee for 2018 following results from the AGM a few weeks ago.


It is pleasing that our committee has been boosted with some quality new people which will help us streamline operations. In particular, a warm welcome to Steve Wooster, who is an associate of Andy Ruberto and is keen to help out the mighty Cougars.



– Geoff Nicholl


Vice President: 

– Brett Maddigan

– Lisa Wilczynski



– Gavan Wignall



– Kylie Nicholl



– Ellis Patterson

– Dean Roberts

– Shane Webster

– Richie Celentano

– Andrew Ruberto

– Steve Wooster

– Alana Hill

– Ian Oats

– Rick Caffari

– John Edgar


Female Football Stars

Calling all Female Football Players

NO Experience? No Worries!!!


We are seeking expressions of interest for next years season (2018) in the following divisions


GIRLS – Under 11’s, Under 13’s & Under 15’s!


Come along to your information night at Overlands Reserve (Parkside Ave, Keilor East) on Tuesday 14th November at 7pm!


We will also be hosting a free girl’s footy clinic on Sunday 26th November at 9:30am – 11:30am


Enjoy a BBQ lunch following the clinic along with pre-registration for ALL juniors




Lisa Wilczynski – 0408 959 080 – Email

Shane Webster – 0403 244 785 – Email

August News Updates

**East Keilor Brown and Gold Jumpers**


There only a few left and as per the price set at the ball these are $200.


These are brand new jumpers and are the same ones the seniors wore against Westmeadows on June 17 heritage game.


Please note that we have the following available.

1 x XL
2 x Medium
2 x Small


These all have the number 50 on them to represent the 50 years of the Cougars. There is also One XL jumper with number 46 on it. This is $100.


Please see Gavan or John to grab one because once they are gone ………..they are gone!


**EKFC 50 Year History book – Every Heart Beats True**


Please note this book is on sale at the club for $20. You can also get a copy posted for $25 or you can email


This is a brilliant production and is a comprehensive history of the club since 1967.


Updates to the Honour Roll – including Legends Honour Roll and Team of the Half Century – 1967 – 2017



EKFC 50 Year Ball Tickets

Please note the ball is fast approaching ( JULY 29 ) and we still have 50% of people to pay for their tickets . We have the commitment from lots of the EK family but we need the money ASAP!


Of all the tables booked to date, we only have one table that is completely paid for. Please organise your payment as the venue needs to be paid this week. If you have a full table booked as the table captain , please get the names and payment to us as quick as you can.


Please see Gavan or John on Tuesday and Thursday night at training from 6.00 pm to pick up your tickets and help us finalise the event. There is also the option to pay on line so there is no excuse not to get this finalised.


Any queries etc. , please call Gavan on 0418 306 000.

Ball Payments

“**Ball payments due before 10th July**

Cash or eftpos

All Seniors, Reserves & Under 19 players you can purchase tickets after next Thursday (06/07/2017) after training.

See Gavan or Kyle

Thank you

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.

Junior Meals | Award Nights

Dear Juniors and Parents,


Please note the following dates and information


  • 5 May 2017 – (Ladies Day Tickets on sale)
  • 19 May 2017 – (Set up for Ladies Day NO meals this week)
  • 26 May 2017
  • 9 June 2017 – (Queens Birthday Weekend  NO meals this week)
  • 16 June 2017
  • 30 June 2017
  • 14 July 2017
  • 28 July 2017

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!