Monthly Archives: April 2016

Announcing the inaugural Mornington Garden Supplies Anzac Day Cup!

Mt Eliza FNC announces new corporate sponsorship for the Mornington ANZAC Day clash to be played at Mornington this Monday 25th April 2016.

ANZAC Day every year sees two local rivals in Mornington Football Netball Club and Mt Eliza Football Club play off in what is always a blockbuster event!

Mornington Garden Supplies is delighted to announce the beginning of a new era of sponsorship with the launch of a new ANZAC Day competition to be called the Mornington Garden Supplies ANZAC Cup.

A Mornington Garden Supplies ANZAC Medal will also be awarded to the Best on Ground Player on the day.

The local garden supply business, which has been under new ownership for 18 months, will also be offering up a whopping $1,000 “winner takes all” cash prize for the winner of the game! The winning team also receives an ANZAC Day trophy.

New owners Mark and Bindy Foley are very excited and are looking forward to a great day on and off the field.

“Mornington Garden Supplies has a long history of supporting local football at MFNC and we are very excited to be able to announce our continued involvement, together with a new and exciting approach!” explains Bindy.

“Both Mornington and Mt Eliza are exceptional clubs, with wonderfully passionate players and supporters. We couldn’t choose which team to support so, in addition to supporting both teams with sponsorship all year, we decided to create an event that benefitted both teams and made for a wonderful spectacle on what is already a highly emotional and important day for Australians the world over. We can’t wait for the big day, and hope to see lots of our customers on the sidelines!”

The Mornington Garden Supplies ANZAC Cup will be played at Mornington Football Netball Club on Monday April 25th 2016. Kick off 3pm!


Saturday 23rd April
12.00pm – Women’s Football
2.00pm – Under 19’s

Monday 25th April
1.00pm- Reserves
3.00pm – ANZAC Ceremony
3.10pm – Seniors

D Grade- 11.30am
C Grade- 12.30pm
B Grade- 1.45pm
A Grade- 3.15pm

ROUND 2 WRAP – Mt Eliza V Karingal.


Round 2. Mt Eliza vs. Karingal


Mt Eliza 17.16.118
Karingal 8.7.55

Mt Eliza 12.13.85
Karingal 4.4.28

Mt Eliza 8.5.53
Karingal 5.8.38

Seniors came up against a much improved Karingal out fit and the first half of footy was pretty even , however some late goals to Brodie Shaw and Zall White gave the redlegs a 28 point lead at the main break.
For the start of last half we were left one man down with Jay Neratazaglou receiving a yellow card , brother Matt off injured for injured and JV also on the sidelines. The message was clear we needed to respond and some players needed to lift , Brodie Shaw and Dan Gormley clearly understood the message as their second and third efforts were a highlight , Zal White was in the thick of it and soon enough we had contribution from all players.
The last half saw us run over the improved Karingal with 63 point victory.

Mt Eliza 8.5.53 V Karingal 5.8.38
Better players – Berry, Richardson, Danks, Jackson, Brattle, Hallpike
Goals – Hill 3, Brattle 2, Smith 1, Blake 1 and a mystery still
The replay of 2015 GF, the Karingal boys needed no motivation, and then had to endure our unfurling of the premiership flag, good moments to reflect. Julie Tracy did the honours for us, a small thanks from the boys for all she does Mt Eliza FNC

The game was a bit clumsy early with many skill errors by both teams, we had the better of the clean-up and kicked 4 goals to 0 going into the first break. The highlight was the defence repelling all forward entries by Karingal. The second qtr. was as expected a much tighter contest with the Karingal boys throwing everything at the contest, a big surprise to many of our younger boys and why there is such and importance on protecting the ball carrier. We were good at contested football but need to improve our direct line at the ball, it is all about repetition and intent of these actions. We went to the main break a couple of goals up, meaning we lost the qtr. 19 point to 7.

The second half started just how the second quarter finished, fiercely competitive and at times a bit ugly as boys were giving a little biffo off the ball from both sides starting little spot fires, entertaining for many but mostly unnecessary on a Saturday morning. The coach was losing his voice (many quite grateful I’m sure) attempting to guide players into position and engage the concentration required at this level against good opposition. The qtr was very tight and won by both defences Mt Eliza 7 points and Karingal 2 points. Second consecutive qtr we missed our scoreboard KPI for ourselves. The last quarter was well played by our boys as they out battled a strong finishing Karingal, kicking into a small wind we were able to score enough to keep the bulls at bay and record a good win.


Round 2 was a great test early in the season, taking on Grand Finalists Karingal who had an excellent start last week.

D GRADE kicked off the day in excellent form with a composed performance & excellent contributions from the whole team, this saw D grade come away with the win 35-30. Tayla & Krystal worked well in goals while Kate H provided great support around the circle.

C GRADE started strong and took it up to Karingal, however after the first quarter the Bulls put their foot down and were out to win. Kate P and Lauren D fought hard in defence & Kelsey played a great game in the mid court, unfortunately this was not enough with C grade going down 62-32.

B GRADE had a tough game on their hands from the very start with a strong Karingal side on show, the girls work rate & attitude was to be applauded as they never gave up. Di & Bayley partnered well in defence & played an excellent game together. Karingal came away with the win in the end21-65.

A GRADE was competitive from the first centre pass; it was goal for goal for the entire first half with Karingal leading 31-30 at half time. The Mounties really applied the pressure, but unfortunately Karingal were able to put their foot down for just a few minutes in the third quarter to take the win 66-51. Michelle & Jayde were fantastic in defence & Steph was strong in GS – all round an amazing team effort leaving the team hungry for the win next time. This week we take on Mornington on Anzac day & will be pushing for 4 wins!

ROUND 1. vs Rosebud


Today Mount Eliza showed their true spirit in the first ever women’s game for points in the history of our club. We faced up against the experienced and solid team of Rosebud and, although the scoreboard did not favour us, there certainly many wins for football development and team commitment. There were many positives to take away from this game: Riley’s first ever game, playing in the ruck and improving with every contest; Maddie, built like a twig, but so strong in defence; Caitlin was ferocious in the middle; Sarah Hayes and Kate Penny who came off injured and concussed; Sarah A who took contested mark after contested mark; and Kate T with the toughest job at full back and who never gave up. I want to mention you all by name…but just know that we are so proud of all of you Redlegs girls who took to the field in the red and the blue.

ROUND 1 WRAP – Mt Eliza V Pines.

ROUND 1. Mt Eliza V Pines.


After a busy summer and the appointment of Troy Shannon as our senior coach, the footy season was finally upon us . Our preparation over the pre season had gone to plan and the reality that we were finally ready to get out and do battle is what all the hard work over summer is all about.

Pines at Pines to start the season proper was always going to be a task. A new look Mt Eliza outfit which included 11 new faces and 5 debutantes, coming up against Pines that had already started their 2016 campaign with an impressive win.

As expected Pines threw everything at us early and the first half ended up being a hard fought encounter. Ben Landry set the tone early with some heavy contests in the middle, Jay Nerataztaglou and skipper Sam Gill held the dangerous Pines forward line to only a handful of goals at the main break.

The second half we were able to open the up with midfielders Rohan Heasley and the forwards getting on top of opposition.

Our challenge for the day was to walk away with 4 points that we did, in what was and even contribution from all 22 players was hard to identify any standouts, however we must acknowledge the performances from the debutantes who all stood up.

Harper Leonard, Anthony Cleary, Josh Curran, Matt Stanley and Dave Hand.

Kenty’s seconds went about getting the job done in a workman like manner with a 72 point victory. Although the Pines outfit was undermanned our boys played superb football and many players put their hands up for senior selection. Nick Strickland provided and excellent target up forward ending the day with 7 goals and our backs and midfield put continuous pressure on the Pines boys all day.

Better players on the day were Nick Strickland , Kieron Rice and Cal Armstrong

They just keep on keeping on.

Brattles had the boys turned on from the very first bounce and although Pines were undermanned our boys kept to a game plan and executed it perfectly. The goals were shared around and our boys set the tune for the rest of the day .

Better players for the day were Oscar witty, Sam Halpike and Tom Freeman.


What a fantastic start to Round 1 for Mt Eliza Football Netball Club, couldn’t ask for much better with 7 from 7 wins across Football and Netball against Pines.

The Netball started their 2016 campaign in fine form with D GRADE winning by 17 goals. The girls started strong and carried on their form throughout the match, Tayla & Krystal partnered well in goals with excellent accuracy while plenty of different combinations were tried across the whole court.

C GRADE were dominant from the very first whistle, Pines were physical and challenged the girls strength and skill however the Mounties came away with a convincing 42 goal win. Both shooting and defensive ends were strong again with many mid court combinations tried throughout the match. Special mentions go to Lauren M, Kelsey and Lauren D who were strong on the day.

B GRADE impressed with their depth and versatility and look like a force to be reckoned with. Defensive pressure was immense across the whole court with Jayde, Bayley, Peta and Bree all not taking their foot off the pedal until the very end – all players contributed to a strong 22 goal win.

A GRADE came out firing in the first quarter with great intensity and a 15 goal first term. Pines challenged the girls in a physical game, but again the depth and versatility of the side were huge positives and saw us walk away winners by 17 goals. Special mentions go to Chloe, Allana & Jess who contributed well. Next week we take on Karingal at home – bring it on!

Reminder about our annual Ladies Luncheon – this Sunday!

SAVE THE DATE for our annual LADIES LUNCHEON… this Sunday 17th April!

Featuring Dr Susan Alberti as the key speaker, this is an event not to be missed.
Susan is an Australian businesswoman, philanthropist and Vice President of the Western Bulldogs Football Club so it is a thrill to have her confirmed to speak at our event.

The luncheon will be a 2 course meal at Canadian Bay Hotel, all drinks included..

Men are of course welcome also!

Details attached!

Volunteers wanted…

The President’s call out…

During the off season a lot has been done by many to ensure that our club continues to maintain the high standards expected by supporters and members . During the year however we are looking for volunteers to help out with match day commitments.

We need volunteers to take a hands on approach to assist our club in becoming the best it can be.

Please give me a call if you can help out we need people to cook the barbecue, work in the canteen, time keep for the seconds and seniors and set up and pull down equipment around the place on every home game.

If you can help in any way, across any of our codes, football, netball or women’s football; it would be much appreciated.

Please give me a call : Mic Dunne tel : 0412399699