Category: 2018

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.

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.



Westmeadows vs East Keilor (On time)

Under 19.5


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.


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 (On time)

U17-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 (On time)

U11-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

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


  • 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.