Category: Seniors

Fixture Changes to Senior/Reserves 2021


To all the EK family.

Please note that in agreement with the EDFL and the following clubs,  we are reversing our home games to away games on the following dates:

  • Round 2 - Hillside 17th April
  • Round 4 - Roxburgh Park 1st May
  • Round 5 - Sunbury Kangaroos 8th May

We proposed that we play these games away and then the reverse match in

  • Round 11 - Hillside 26th June
  • Round 13 - Roxburgh Park 10th July
  • Round 14 - Sunbury Kangaroos 17th July will come back to Overland Reserve.

Apologies for the late notice,  but it has become evident that MVCC will not have the new pavilion operational and compliant and are still some way off in doing a handover.

By making these changes, our first game at Overland will be Round 8 V. West Coburg 29th of May which is now a more realistic timeline.

Should anyone have any queries, please give me a call.

Gavan Wignall



Senior Game Changes

Reserve Game Changes

2019 Division 1 – Team of the Year

THE 2019 Division 1 Team of the Year has a very fresh look about it.

Only four players from the 2018 team have backed up and made the cut in 2019, with minor premier, East Keilor, filling six of the 22 available spots.

The Cougars’ impressive recruiting haul paid off in 2019 and four of their new additions have ended up in the Team of the Year, with Grabowski brothers Nick and Josh both slotting into the midfield, while Nathan Lyons (wing) and Ben Caluzzi (half back flank) are also in the starting 18.

After booting 52 home-and-away goals, Dion Hill earned his first Team of the Year nod at full forward, while last year’s Team of the Year captain, Ash Arrowsmith, has moved from the half back flank in 2018 into centre half back this time around.

Eventual premier, Craigieburn, also has solid representation in the side, with four Eagles getting the tick of approval from the coaches.

Full Article & Team:

2020 Senior Coaching Applications

The East Keilor Football Club is seeking expressions of interest for the following coaching roles at the club for season 2020.

  • Senior Reserve Grade
  • Seniors Thirds Grade
  • Under 18.5 Men’s

For the senior roles, we will be seeking experienced coaches with a focus on player development and the ability to work with the senior leadership team and under the direction of the senior coach.

Applicants should forward a detailed coaching resume outlining experience and coaching philosophies.

Please forward applications to club president: Geoff Nicholl – 0417 362 775 or email:

Applications close October 30 2019.


East Keilor Scores Convincing Division 1 Win

East Keilor issued a firm reminder to anyone doubting its premiership credentials on Saturday.

After four straight wins to start the EDFL Division 1 season, the Cougars slipped to back-to-back defeats to flag rivals Westmeadows and Tullamarine.

But Pat Christofi’s men answered any misgivings over their side’s legitimacy in emphatic fashion against last year’s preliminary finalist Craigieburn, powering to a 31-point triumph at Overland Reserve.

East Keilor cruised to a 56-point advantage at three-quarter-time before conceding six goals in the last term.

The success left it in second spot with a 5-2 record entering the Queen’s Birthday break, Christofi declaring his team’s confidence had not been impacted in recent weeks.

“In the first loss we didn’t show up at all and weren’t there for Westmeadows. We just had a bad day,” he said.

“Against Tullamarine, that was a game we shouldn’t have lost. We had control for three quarters and broke down structurally due to injury and it slipped away from us in the last quarter.

“We lost too many midfielders to injury who couldn’t come back on, so we structurally broke down in the last quarter.

“So, no, confidence didn’t take any hit at all.

“We believe in what we’re doing. It’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon.

“But it was very important (to beat Craigieburn) because we hadn’t beaten anyone of any value really.”

Former coach Ash Arrowsmith starred for the winning side, while Jordan Madden and Lachlan Pettigrove were also influential.

Dion Hill and Copper Perry contributed three goals apiece.

The Cougars killed the contest with an eight-goal-to-one second quarter and Christofi said their relentless pressure proved telling.

“It was three or three and a half quarters of intense pressure,” he said.

“I think they weren’t expecting us to be so hard at it and it paid off in the end.

“But Craigieburn is a very good side.”

Christofi said he was “extremely happy” with East Keilor’s position ahead of its next fixture against West Coburg on June 15.

“But our best side hasn’t come yet,” he said.

“We’ve still got a few new blokes coming in and a couple of other blokes joining the club over the next week or so. We’ll present differently in the next few weeks.

“We don’t plan on peaking … until later in the year. Until then, we just want to play consistent football.

“Of course we’re going to have flaws, we’re a new team and 55 per cent of the team is new. They haven’t played together.”

Coutesty: HeraldSun 02/06/2019

EKFC Sponsors Day 2019


We would love to see you at our First Game of Season 2019

Taylors Lakes at East Keilor Ground

There will be finger food and drinks from 12.15 PM and also at Half Time of the senior game.

New senior coach Pat Christofi, who has bought so much excitement to the club, will give us an insight into his thoughts of the Cougars season ahead prior to the match.

Hope you can make it and we look forward to seeing you.

RSVP to Gavin Wignall or Geoff Nicholl

Mens’ Coach Senior Thirds

Seeking Applications

East Keilor Football Club will field a Senior Men Thirds team in the EDFL competition in 2019.

We seek expressions of interest for the roles of:

  • Coach – Senior Thirds; and
  • Assistant Coach – Senior Thirds

Interested parties are encouraged to make immediate contact with either the President or Secretary for further discussion:

  • President: Geoff Nicholl (m) 0417 362 775
  • Secretary: Gavan Wignall (m) 0418 306 000

Seniors Fixture 2019

ROUND 1 Saturday April 6
vs Taylors Lakes

ROUND 2 Saturday April 13
vs Roxburgh Park

ROUND 3 Saturday April 27

ROUND 4 Saturday May 4
at Hillside

ROUND 5 Saturday May 11
vs Oak Park

ROUND 6 Saturday May 18
at Westmeadows

ROUND 7 Saturday May 25
at Tullamarine

ROUND 8 Saturday June 1
vs Craigieburn

ROUND 9 Saturday June 15
vs West Coburg

ROUND 10 Saturday June 22
at Taylors Lakes

ROUND 11 Saturday June 29
at Roxburgh Park

ROUND 12 Saturday July 6
vs Hillside

ROUND 13 Saturday July 13

ROUND 14 Saturday July 20
vs Westmeadows

ROUND 15 Saturday August 3
at Oak Park

ROUND 16 Saturday August 10
vs Tullamarine

ROUND 17 Saturday August 17
at West Coburg (CCO)

ROUND 18 Saturday August 24
at Craigieburn

2019 Coaching Announcements

2019 Coaches for Juniors & Seniors

It is with great pleasure that we officially confirm and announce all club coaches for Season 2019 – Welcome back to some, and welcome on board to others. It looks to be an exciting season ahead across the board!


  • Junior Coordinator – Lisa Wiz, 0408 959 080
  • Auskick – Aline Bonifazzo, 0402 928 885
  • U9’s – Robbie Rutley, 0422 593 634
  • U11’s – Graeme Teesdale, 0400 536 250
  • U11’s – Brett McNaughton, 0413 450 751
  • U13’s – Robert Wilczynski, 0423 311 206
  • U13’s – Shane Webster, 0417 351 819
  • U15 Girls – Paul Ferbrache, 0407 096 893
  • U15 Boys – Brett Madigan & John Spano, 0412 437 558 (BM)
  • U17’s – John Edgar, 0408 053 254


  • U19’s – Rick Caffari, 0488 902 999
  • Reserves – Paul Guicas, 0425 711 454
  • Seniors – Pat Christofi, 0438 010 111


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!