Announcement of Under 19s Coach – 2018.
The Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Goonan as the Coach of our Under 19s squad for 2018. Paul will be known to many from his highly credentialed contribution within the Junior Football Club over recent years and he brings a coaching philosophy that is well aligned to the development direction of our club. Please welcome Paul to the senior club, I am sure he will be an outstanding acquisition to our coaching group.
The Club would also like to acknowledge the contribution of Stephen Brattle. Stephen has been a very successful coach over a number of years and we thank him for his significant contribution to both junior and senior clubs. We wish Stephen all the best for the future.
Announcement of Development Squad Coach (Senior reserves) – 2018.
The Club is delighted to announce Chad Ambrose has been appointed to this role for 2018.
Chad had a distinguished playing career with Montmorency, Rye and Pakenham FC’s; including B&F awards and Premiership Captain. In 2017 he was the Strength and Conditioning Coach and Seniors Match Day Runner for the Rye FC. An Assistant Principal at Dromana College, Chad is an outstanding communicator with a heavy focus on player development and the integration of youth into senior football.
Please welcome Chad to Mt Eliza FNC, We’ve no doubt he will be an outstanding addition to our coaching ranks.
The Club would also like to acknowledge the sensational job that was performed by Damien Kent over the past number of seasons and we look forward to seeing Damien continue as a player in 2018.
And so it begins! Pre Season Training for the 2018 Football Season!
Bar is open from 6pm. All welcome. Sun will shining!
Last week we ventured to Pines and came away with wins in all Footy & Netball games.
Unfortunately the day started on a terrible note with the serious injury to Pines U19 player Kadel Key early in the 2nd quarter.
Well done to the medical teams from both Clubs for their great work. The MEFNC wishes Kadel a speedy recovery.
The Reserves trailed by a goal at 1/4 time but hit back with 5 goals to 2 in the 2nd term.
We led by 20 at 3/4 time and ended up winning by 27.
Nugget booted 3 and Stricko 2, with better players being Josh Curren, back from injury, Michael & Chris Cleary, Sam Howell, Ben Whitfort and Riley Thorpe.
The Seniors took on top of the table Pines and got away to a great start with the only 3 goals of the first quarter.
Pines hit back with 5 goals to 1 to take a narrow half time lead.
In a tight 3rd quarter the lead changed a couple of times and we went into the last 3 points up.
We dominated the first half of the last with 5 goals before late Pines goals reduced the final margin to 8 points.
Jim Anwyl was great all day and other better players were Dunney (2), Gilly, Lomba, Barto & Lefty.
Social: Annual Ball – Saturday 1st July @ Mornington Racecourse & $10K Draw – Sunday 9th July.
Sponsor of the Week: Ritchie Bros. Industrial Auctioneers – 0403 247 440 – Thanks to Tim Shaw & his business for their ongoing support.
Congratulations to our senior Captain – Sam Gill and newcomer Brett O’Hanlon on their selection in the 2017 Interleague side. They boys are set to take on the Geelong Football League for top position on Saturday at the MCG.
Well done to both guys and all the best on Saturday!
Last week we ventured to Chelsea, coming off a great Anzac Day earlier in the week.
The U/19’s started well having 10 scoring shots to 3 in the opening quarter and led by 7 goals at 1/2 time, with Ryan Baker booting 5.
The 3rd quarter saw us kick 3.5 to nil and another 5.6 to nil in the last to run out 106 point winners. Harry Cameron starred up forward also with 7 goals.
Other better players included Housey, Moz, Scotty & Hawk.
The Reserves dominated early in the 1st qtr kicking 4 goals before Chelsea kicked the last couple, but a 5 goal to 1 2nd term saw the game open right up.
An even 3rd term saw us go into the last leading by 5 goals.
We ended up with a 40 point win with Lefty dominating with a career high 6 goals & Groota 2.
Other better players were Stricko, Nugget, Toucs, Matty Paz & Jem.
The Seniors got away to a flyer with 4 early goals before Chelsea fought back in the 2nd with 4 goals to 1.
A low scoring 3rd term saw us go in to the last leading by just 8 points.
They held firm in a tense last qtr to get across the line by a goal.
Knotty was dangerous early with 3 goals, as was JV but that was about it.
Serviceable games came from Heasa, Jay, Robbie, Barto & Langers.
Need a big lift this week v Langwarrin.
Congrats to Nath Ryan & Aaron Dunne on their 50th Games this week and to Langers on his 100th Senior Game.
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.
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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.
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The season kicks off this weekend and there is a bit on during the week!
Thursday Night – Jumper Presentation @ Email Madsen Reserve.
Training at 6.15pm with jumper presentation to follow. Some club legends will be involved with the presentation.
Training will conclude at 7.30pm for presentation and meal, with Team Selection at 8.15pm. All welcome and encouraged to come along!
Saturday 08 April Season Opener – Round One V Seaford FC
Round One is upon us and we encourage everyone to come along! Sponsors Lunch is on feat. Ken Piesse. 12noon – 2pm $50.00 per person if you are not a sponsor.
Buffet Lunch and drinks throughout the function. Stay around to watch the main game at 2pm.
Bar open after the game – music will be on! Looking forward to seeing some crowds down to support the boys! Go Redlegs!
MORE MEANING THAN JUST A PRE-SEASON MATCH!!
This Friday evening the Mt Eliza Football FNC’s and Frankston Bombers will come together for a cause that both clubs feel very strongly about- Awareness & prevention of depression & suicide in our young people.
After more than a decade since our last meeting, both Senior sides will go into the clash with full lists, with the intention of proving who is the better of the 2 grand finalist of our respective leagues!! So be prepared for not just 1, but 3 cracking games of football!!
This match also holds a special significance after the tragic loss of Zach McLaughlin-Dore to suicide last season- Zac played football for both clubs.
Gold coin entry- All money raised will be donated to Lifeline.
See you all Friday evening from 5.30PM to enjoy some quality local footy & to support this great initiative !! We will be having a minute silence before the game to pay tribute to those lost and just as importantly those that are suffering.
We both took home second prize in the final game of the year in our respective leagues, so its fitting that we battle it out in a
pres season match!
Friday 17th March at Emil Madsen Reserve, kick off for the Seniors is at 5.30pm with the Unders playing at the same time. This game will be followed by the Reserves at approximately 7.30pm.
We look forward to the local community showing their support to a great campaign started by the Hocking family after the tragic loss of their son/brother Ben.
Suicide rates for young Australians is the highest it has been in 10 years, with suicide the biggest killer of young Australians and accounts for the deaths of more young people that car accidents. Let’s lift the lid on Depression and Youth Suicide and create a place that our young people feel safe.
All facilities will be open! We look forward to seeing you there!