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The Week that Was – The Low Down – Anzac Day

A great turn out on Anzac Day as we took on Mornington.

Thanks to the Mornington people who stuck around at the end of the day and to those Redlegs who assisted on the day – Much appreciated.


The U/19’s set the scene with a solid win.
We led narrowly at qtr time and by a couple of goals at half time. A 2.5 to 1.3 3rd term saw the lead out to 4 goals. In the last we kicked the first 4 goals, before they kicked the last couple – Well done on a solid 35 point win!

Best were Smally, Jacko, Fewster (2), Housey (2), Hawk & Ricey.

In drizzling rain the Reserves game failed to reach any great heights with Mornington kicking 2.3 to 0.2 in the 1st half. We got our game going in the 2nd half as conditions improved, kicking 9.4 to 1.0 to win by 39.

Ben Whitfort kicked a couple to be in the best, along with Clears, Trent, Kenty & Sam Howell.
Congrats to Groota and wife Emma on the birth of their first child, Xavier.

The Seniors’ inaccurate kicking for goal kept Mornington in the game as we went in at ½ time leading 5.10 to 5.1, however a dominant 10.10 to 3.0 2nd half, saw the boys win by 10 goals and retain the Vosti Shield.

JV booted 7 and best players were Shane Tennant (Anzac Day Medal), Langers, Heasa, Harps, Lambie & Lill.

Sponsor of the Week: Thanks to the team from Mornington Garden Supplies – 59 753936 for their sponsorship on Anzac Day.

Social: Pizza & Pinot Ladies Day – Sat 20th May (Edi-Asp Game)

Good luck to all teams v Chelsea today and a reminder back to the Club from 6pm.

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @mtelizafc or Facebook for all Club updates.


ANZAC DAY CUP – Sponsored by Mornington Garden Supplies

Tuesday the 25th April sees us pay our respects for those past and present that have fought and are continually fighting for our country.

It also marks the annual local derby – The ANZAC Day Cup.  This year we take on the Mornington FC on home soil @ Emil Madsen Reserve.

We thank Mornington Garden Supplies for the contribution each year, days like this are made possible with the commitment from fantastic home grown businesses! Thanks guys!

The day kicks off with the Under 19’s at 10am, the Reserves at midday and the Seniors fight it out at 2pm.  We will paying our respects in with a minutes silence before the game.  We look forward to seeing our community down at the game.

#predictthefuturebycreatingit #oneclub #redlegs


The season will be upon us before we know it. The vibe around the club has been sensational and as always there has been much happening around the clubrooms.

Our pre-season line up is one that will set us a test early in the piece!  Make sure you get along to the games and get a glimpse of things to come!

Saturday 4th March @ Rowville FC, Stud Road Rowville – Games are at 10am – 12noon & 2PM

Friday 17th March – Twilight match at Emil Madsen Reserve against the Frankston Bombers FC who are looking for bragging rights against all Top 3 finishers in the MPNFL 2016 season.

The seniors will play at 5.30pm followed by the Reserves afterwards. We are taking the time to highlight a much deserved cause in “It’s OK to not be OK”, a Depression & Suicide Awareness campaign set up by a local family that tragically lost their son & brother far too soon.

Saturday 25th March @ Geelong V St Marys FC a road trip away to play local Geelong greats – hopefully we can get a few supporters to make the trip!

The 20/20 rules are out! Late Captain change – don’t miss it!

Friday 24th February, come down to the club to enjoy a bit of fun with a 20/20 cricket match. Tony Garbers and Dave Lacy captaining sides, it’s shaping up to be a great night!

Its also an opportunity to meet our newest recruit, the result of many pre season hours put in by Aaron Dunne, Mic Dunne and supervision from Jimmy Clayton, “The Bar” is ready to go and looks fantastic. The taps are in, the glasses are cold – we are looking forward to seeing what this guys got!

There will be sausages on the bbq, chips and gravy from the canteen and a few laughs to be had watching some club legends on the turf!

Troy will give us all an introduction to the new recruits that will be joining us this year!

See you down there!

2020 Rules


The Mt Eliza FNC would like to congratulate the following players on their selection and

invitation to join the initial MPNFL training squad for the 2017 Worksafe AFL Victoria

Community Championships match to be played on Saturday 13th May 2017.

Sam Gill
Jay Nertzaglou
Justin Van Unen
Ben Landry
Robbie Turnbull
Dan Gormley
Brett O’Hanlon
Shane Tennant

This year the MPNFL will be competing against Geelong FNL with the winner to be

recognized as the No.1 ranked community football league in Victoria.

The MPNFL has a proud and successful representative history providing player’s with

a unique chance to showcase their skills at the highest level of community football.

This is a great opportunity for players to represent your club and League and is an honour

and privilege that only a few get to enjoy in their football careers.


The MPNFL take representative football very seriously and operate an extremely professional

environment headed up by John Hynes with support from David Morrison and a number of

coaching staff. Further care and support will be provided by Peninsula Sports Medicine Group

who have a long standing relationship in supporting the wellbeing of MPNFL representative



Well done guys – we look forward to watching you progress through to game day!



The 2016 Annual General Meeting of The Mount Eliza Football Netball Club will be held

WHEN: Thursday 20th October 2016
TIME: 7.30pm
WHERE: Clubrooms, EMIL MADSEN RESERVE, Mount Eliza, 3930

Nomination Forms can be downloaded here:…/…/Nom_Form2017.docx

Minutes of Last Years AGM can be downloaded here:…/Mt_Eliza_Football_Club_AGM_…

Any items of Special business should be advised in writing to the Secretary by 5pm Monday 17th October 2016

Yours Sincerely
Colin Armstrong
Secretary 2016
Mount Eliza Football Netball Club


The Seniors take on Pines on Sunday to book a place in the 2016 Grand Final v YCW and join our Reserves & Under 19’s who have already locked in their spots.

Don’t forget to lock next Sunday 18th Sep into the diary to support the reserves and unders in their efforts for another premiership – and hang back at the club for some end of year, after the siren festivities! All invited!
We had two netball sides make finals – C being knocked out in the first elimination final and D narrowly losing in the 2nd final. A first time appearance for both of these teams in finals so we couldn’t be prouder of their achievement. Well done to all the girls on a great 2016 season.

Looking towards this Sunday’s senior clash… The seniors defeated Pines by 10 goals a fortnight ago, however both sides have had recent big inclusions for this Sunday’s game at Frankston Park at 2.00pm.
JV after missing over a month with a hammy kicked 7 last week in the narrow loss to YCW.
Matt Lillie was great in the ruck and Heasley, Gormley, Neratz and Barto were all solid contributors.

Last night we had the Vote Count and Team of the Year announced.

Surprisingly we only had ONE selection in this team – Rohan Heasley who is making a habit of getting in this team was named Rover.
In the B & F Counts – Heasa came 3rd on 18 Votes – The winner from Bonbeach won with 21
Dan Gormley was the next best Redleg with 15 Votes, followed by Jordan Capkin on 5
In The Reserves, Tony Vanin came equal 3rd (With 3 others) on 13 Votes – The Winner from YCW amassed 26 Votes!!
Nick Strickland was the next best Redleg with 11 and Kenty & Lambie 8 apiece.
Unbelievably Nick “Pop-Up” McKinnon & Aaron McIlroy only received ONE vote each!
In the Under 19’s and in a dominant season, the winner came from Seaford (23 Votes).
Our leading player was Sam Danks with 11 and Lucas Brancatisano & Tom Freeman on 8 apiece.

The girls represented the club well also with the following standings…
Jessica Anwyl 2nd place, 21 votes – 2016 MVP + Captain of 2016 Team Of The Year
Chloe Collyer 7th place, 14 votes
Tess Allen 8th place, 12 votes
Peta Probert 9th place, 11 votes
Kelsey Allen 6th place, 12 votes
Kate Patterson 7th place, 10 votes
Bridget Stonier-Gibson 2nd place, 18 votes
Holly Klesel 7th place, 11 votes
Olivia Allen 8th place, 10 votes
Krystal Ram 8th place, 10 votes

Again congratulations to all of our award winners.

Looking forward to seeing the red and blue contingent at Frankston Park 2.00pm this Sunday to help get the Seniors across the line and book their place in the 2016 MPFNL Grand Final.

#oneclub #redlegs