Don’t miss Wednesday Training – 13th December – 6pm!

Training Wednesday 13th Dec, some big announcements, exciting inclusions – Bar open, BBQ will be on.
Open to all and sundry, brings the kids – weather is going to be great!
Please make sure all non FB people are aware.
Details will be in the website also!!
See you down there!!

That was the week that Was – V Karingal

This week we congratulate Ben Landry on his 150th and MEFNC Life Membership game.

Langers started with the Junior Club in 1998, making his Senior debut in the last round of 2009.

An accomplished left footer and hard working mid fielder, he missed the ’13 and ’14 seasons, whilst playing in Queensland. He returned in 2015 and has missed just 7 games in nearly 6 full seasons with the Redlegs. Good luck this week (Benjamin) Langers !

Last week we took on Karingal and took the points in all games.
Once again in blustery conditions, the Unders won narrowly. The first quarter was even but we kicked with the wind in the 2nd and held a 3 goal lead at 1/2 time. We led by just 3 points at the last change and in a hard fought final term the boys hung on to a 5 point win.
Best were Max Rea, Jimmy Logan, Smally (Back from the Seniors), Oscar, Ricey & Jacko.

The Reserves led by 5 goals at 1/4 time with the wind and by 6 at 1/2 time, restricting Karingal to just 1 goal. A 7.12 to 0.1 last half saw us back on the winners list by 89.
Nugget booted 3 and Wetters and Buzz two apiece. Other better players were Josh Curren, Chesty, Ben Whitfort and Smaley.

The Senior game started as a low scoring affair 1.6 to 2.0 in the 1st and we trailed by 3 points at 1/2 time. We kicked 6 goals to 1 in the 3rd to lead by 22 at 3/4 time. We kicked the first couple of the last to extend the margin to 5+ goals, before they kicked the last couple to reduce the margin to 20 points.
Gorms booted 3 & Cappy & McKinnon a couple each, with other best players being Lombo, Stricko, Heasa, Lill & Tenno.

Another big game this week against the Dogs as we look to retain the Vosti Shield.

Social: Well done to Megs and her team for putting on another great Ladies Lunch last week and thanks to all those in attendance.

Sponsor Lunch – Last Home and Away game at the club on Saturday 19th August – included for sponsors depending on sponsorship level and additional tickets can be purchased for $50pp incl food and beverages from 12-2pm. See Cass Clayton or Toby Garbers for tickets.

$10K Draw – Got to be in it to win it!

The $10K Draw will be held at Emil Madsen Reserve in the club rooms on Sunday 09th July!

$100 per ticket, and its simple you have a 1/250 chance of winning


ROUND 17 WRAP – Mt Eliza V Chelsea


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Chelsea round 17 and the chance to secure the top spot for season 2016 is on the line. Win today and its done, lose and we play Seaford Round 18 for that chance.

The privilege of our club is today we play player 40 of available registered players from our U19 squad. We have 6 playing in the senior team, 2 playing TAC, a couple away, a couple sick and thankfully only one injury, and we are still fielding strong competitive teams each week.

The theme today with such a new look team was for players to get into uncomfortable space. This meant being brave, not fearing making mistakes, running till it hurt, communication and leadership. All things that sometimes are left for others to do.

The game was a good hit out for all, and both teams. The result never quite certain until the 5 minute mark of the last quarter when we had kicked 2 unanswered goals into the wind. The 4 goal to 1 last quarter was our best for the day

Scrappy footy was the winner on the day with the tricky breeze, and Chelsea good players playing well albeit in a style that was to make it messy and slow our run a carry footy

A couple of highlights

Niall Snooks has upped his game as the enforcer, finding a yellow card during the second quarter for a bit of Biffo.

Our tackles were down on the day to 23 according to champion data, Jimmy Logan had more possessions than our tackle count. A lift in tackles required here boys

Branca was really solid down back, continually running the ball out of defence

Max continued his good form running and carrying the ball through the mid section of the ground linking up well

Ben McKenzie was moved before the game started down back and was suitably in his correct position. He and Ben Farish liked really solid all day in defence

Cal Rice and Kurty were buzzing around everywhere. The rotation with these guys and Max is proving very dangerous.

Goals- Chopping 3, Ristrom 2, Berry 2, Fraser, Forrest

Chelsea 3.3.21 lost Mt Eliza 9.14. 68


This week we travelled to Dingley to take on Chelsea. D GRADE had some beautiful passages of play in what was a good win in the end (43-25). Bec H took some great intercepts in the mid court while Renae & Olivia were good in defence. It’s great to see the D grade girls finding form before finals.

C GRADE were a little flat this week & struggled to find their feet. Chelsea were very competitive & hungry for a win, this was evident. Marcie & Jamie worked well in the attacking end & Kate P never stopped trying, Sam M dug deep to get her team back in the game but it ended in a draw, 33 a piece.

B GRADE were coming off a good win last week & were keen to keep that feeling going. Steph C & Tess contributed well in the mid court this week while all 3 goalers converted well. There were some great passages of play which showed what the B grade girls are capable of, they walked away with a 51-38 goal win.

A GRADE were keen to come out firing & have a good first quarter. Michelle, Jayde & Jess got their hands on plenty of tips & intercepts to cause lots of turnovers which were able to be converted to goals down the attack end. Chloe played a great game in centre, while we also celebrated Carly R’s 50th game. A grade walked away with a 15 goal win (46-31) & continue to be just 1 game out of the top 4, can they still make finals?? next week’s game will be the final decider. Next week we take on Seaford at home for the final match of the season.

ROUND 14 WRAP – Mt Eliza V Edi Asp



The senior team were at home to 4th placed Edithvale Aspendale. Coming into the game they hadn’t beaten a team in the top five at Emil Madsen all year and were out to make amends . The Redlegs started strongly with Ben Landry, Rohan Heasley and Matt Lillie tirelessly working in the middle of the ground, coupled with Tim Strickland and Matt Stanley up forward making the most of their opportunities. In what was horrific conditions to play footy in we managed to get to the first break with a 5 goal lead. ( 6.2 .38 to 1.0.6 )

The remainder of the game wasn’t pretty to watch as the weather got nasty, and the game itself was played from one stoppage to another. The 5 goal lead ended up being the winning margin for the day, pleasing to finally have win against a top 5 side at home.

Better players for the day were Jay Neratzaglou who held the inform Edi Full forward too just 2 goals, Jimmy Clayton, Matt Lillie, Rohan Heasley, Josh Curren and Matt Stanley .

Final Scores. Mt Eliza 12.8.80 vs Edithvale/Aspendale 7.7.49

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The starting point for this week is definitely the weather. Arctic cold early on and just a little hail at 9.00am to set the mood. Really pleasing was the enthusiasm in the room with all players on time smiling and not complaining about what was not so perfect conditions. Funny enough all I heard from Edi boys was complaints… We were plus one right there..

The really windy conditions effected both teams with lots of errors and misjudging of the ball flight, not to mention the hand to foot bloopers. It was going to be a day of inner strength, hard fought contested footy and outnumbering at contests. Get it forward by any means and lock it in for a score. We did that well all day

Half time scores of 1.5.11 to 1.4.10 reflected the conditions. And the wind was favouring the Mt Eliza end away from the clubs room if that makes sense. The second half saw the condition improve slightly and we dominated ball and position on ground, kicking 3.5 Edi kicking 2 against the breeze. The last change was full of praise for the hard work for three quarters. Edi had kicked all its goals into the breeze and we had kicked none (0), the message, harder for longer and score as Edi had into the breeze. We halved the quarter 14 points each to see us have a great win in difficult conditions

All players did as asked and worked hard for the win

Score – Mt Eliza 6.12.48 def Edi Asp 4.7.31
Goals – Danks 2, Brattle, Ristrom, Hallpike, Rice

Better players – Chopping, Danks, Hill, Rice, Jackson, Hallpike, Logan, a good contribution by all

A couple of call outs
Mitch Chopping – that’s what leadership and effort look like, fantastic return to what potential you have
Zane Hill – some chasing, bumping and contests where outstanding and hopefully provide a boost in your self belief of how much potential you do have
Sam Danks – for being a great competitor, two goals sauce…. the new go to man up forward

Big Game this week against an opponent who think they have our measure. Let’s send a message this week to all challenges that we are just getting our shit together. The upside boys is huge, lets work hard and see what you can achieve.


It’s never as easy feat taking on an undefeated side, but credit to all teams as we made the Eagles work hard all day.

D GRADE were hoping for a win following a tough couple of weeks however lost by 21 against quality opposition. Krystal was on fire in goals while Bridget held up the defensive end. Composure & confident passes will go a long way for D grade leading into finals.

C GRADE was undermanned this week, thanks to Kierra, Jamie & Bree for helping out. Marcie was her reliable self in goals & hardly missed while Bree was dynamic in centre. The Eagles were too strong however, winning by 25.

B GRADE came out firing at the start of the match & looked like really taking it up to the Eagles, unfortunately though Edi-asp put their foot down & managed to shut down our girls in a great display of netball. Steph was great in goals while Karen C was handy in shutting down the opposition WA. Final score was 38-68.

A GRADE played a fantastic game this week & improved dramatically since our last encounter. Jayde, Michelle & Jess were fantastic in defence & really made the goalers work hard. The Eagles defenders were great also which at times made it hard to score, although we walked away with a 26 goal loss there were many positives to walk away with. We have had a tough 3 weeks against quality teams, we look now to finish strong with 4 wins in every team – finals hopes are well & truly alive so get around the Mounties!!


On a Thursday evening in late November last year, a group of people met to discuss the possibility of the club selecting a team of the half century.

The Gala Ball on Saturday Night represented the culmination of 7 months of hard work and planning, and what an outstanding night it was for all.

Plenty of music and dancing, some great food, drinks and outstanding company and of course the presentation of the 50 club heroes from 50 amazing years.

From those 50 heroes the Team of the Half Century was announced.

It was so great to be able to have 22 of the 25 selected players and the coach in attendance at the function – and what a great photo to have of all of these club champions together.

The club congratulates all of those players who were presented to the audience at this Gala Event and also offers a special thank you to the selectors: Tony Austin, Greg Lambert, Howard Reade and Paul Hopgood who worked tirelessly to pick the Mt Eliza Football Netball Club Team of the past 50 years.

An honour board will be erected in the club-rooms to honour the team.

Thank you also to Dave Thomas who flew in from Sydney to act as Master of Ceremonies for the evening – another Club Legend.

A full album of images will be posted of the event shortly.

Another great event for the MEFNC history books.

Mte2016-Team of the HalfCentury

VALE Terry Pattison

Terry Pattison passed away on Sat 18th June 2016 . Terry was a member of the clubs founding team and a ten year player at the club and on behalf of the MFNC and its Committee we send our condolences to Terry’s family.
The club would also like to wish a speedy recovery to Terry’s brother Greg Patterson also a past player who is recovering from a serious illness and we wish Greg all the best in these hard times .
Finally another one of our clubs founders and Life members Lance Mogford is recovering in Frankston Hospital from a fall . We wish lance a speedy recovery and hope to see him back on his feet and down at the club in the near future.

ROUND 4 WRAP – Mt Eliza V Chelsea

ROUND 4. Mt Eliza V Chelsea

Once again our opposition came to play. Chelsea have started the season well and Saturday was no different. Conditions made it difficult for both sides however Chelsea led by 4 points at the main break and if it wasn’t for some missed opportunities the lead could have been far greater!
The second half was somewhat different with the Redlegs, lifting and setting up the game with an 8 goal third quarter and a 40 point win.
Nick Strickland slotted 4 goals in his first game for the year, Happy Hammond back from the VFL, Callum Armstrong impressed in his debut, but it was Birthday Boy Matt Lilllie that shone with a strong 4 quarter performance.
The Seniors kicked the only 3 goals of the 1st quarter to lead by that margin before Chelsea kicked the only 3 of the 2nd to lead narrowly at the main break.
With Heasa & Matt Lillie dominating in the 3rd term and Nick Strickland booting 3 himself we kicked 8 goals to 1 to set up a 7 goal lead at 3/4 time.
A 3 goal to 2 last term saw the boys record a great 40 point win!
Best players included A Cleary, Stricko (4 Goals), Heasa, Langers & Lombo.
Congrats to Cal Armstrong on his debut Senior Game.
Final Scores
14-8-92 to 6-16-52

The Reserves were never challenged, restricting their opponents to just 0.3 to 3/4 time. Troy Parker was dominant deep forward with 4 goals in the 12.18 to 1.7.13 win.
Best Players were Anthony Vanin, Cuz, Fonz & Riley Thorpe.
We look forward to getting a few players back from injury in the next week or so, which will further strengthen the teams.
We played Chelsea at home in almost perfect conditions “windy” the only complaint. A quick call Thursday night to our under 17 coach Paul Vosti resulted in two boys coming up to make the 22 players required, thanks Lachy Young and Lachy Avery. Injuries,opportunities in senior football and work commitments left us short two players. Paul’s understanding of development is to be congratulated. Accordingly our Vice Captain Sam Danks went up and played well in the development team.
Game day theme was about attitude and importantly personal attitude. It was a team before self day and sharing the load was going to be needed by all.
The windy conditions made skill levels hard to maintain for long periods and emphasise why basics skills at high level is still the most important measure.
The team played good contested footy and without some of our leaders playing the load was shared well between the boys.
Keeping Chelsea to 0 zero goals into the wind and only 2 goal kicking with the wind is a big tick and exceeds the team KPI per qtr
Kicking 17 goal of our and exceeding 100 points a great team result. Harry Scott was asked to kick 5, he did, Jacko kicked 2 and the next 10 were singles. 12 goal kickers very pleasing team footy.
MEFNC 17.10.112 def CFNC 2.4.16
Scott 5, Jackson 2, Brattle, Coates, Blake, Snooks, Berry, Campbell, Morrison, Woolcock, Craig, Rea
Better Players-
Scott, Coates, Danks, Berry, Avery, Snooks

4 must be our lucky number; we had 4 from 4 wins in Round 4 against Chelsea.

D GRADE had the first win of the day defeating Chelsea 32-23, it was tough going at times with new combinations in the mid court but the girls stood tall against the physical opposition. Renae & Bridget were fantastic in defence & Kate H held her own in the mid court.
C GRADE came out firing from the first whistle, the intensity was high & the work rate was fantastic allowing Chelsea to only score 1 goal in the first quarter. With new combinations across the whole court it was a real team effort in the 53-24 win. Kelsey starred in centre & Abbey was a force in defence.
B GRADE were keen for the win & it showed in the way they attacked the ball, they managed to break Chelsea’s first centre stamping their authority. The mid court was great, Bree put in a solid effort in centre, Di & Peta were unstoppable in defence & Steph scored with good accuracy in attack. B grade put on a show in the 50-27 win & should be proud of their performance.
A GRADE also were hungry for a good win coming off a narrow loss last week. The towering line up in goals with Steph & Allana proved a tough task for Chelsea with a 17 goal first quarter. The mid court flowed well this week while Michelle & Bayley had their hands on everything down in defence. The girls managed to put their foot down at every quarter to take the win 62-40.

Next week we take on Bonbeach at home – we will be looking for another 4 from 4 in round 5.

Womens Footy Mt Eliza V Edi Asp:

Final scores:
Mt Eliza 11.7.73
Edi Asp 10.9.69

This is one for the history books, the first every win by our women’s team at Mount Eliza.

It was a team effort across all four quarters and in a game where every contest mattered. The backline, led by Kate T, not only stopped a barrage of scoring attempts by Edi-Asp, but rebounded with positive, fast ball movement in a fashion not seen in the previous games. The Irish Import, Emer, starred in the midfield, picking up kicks & handballs and providing a balance to Caity’s determined attack at the contest. It was great to have some rotations through the ruck, with Red, Emily and Riley working so well. Red went forward and provided a great leading target. Coach Greg noted that it was Amy’s best game ever and she showed that she is prepared to be an inside player as well as the great finisher around goals.

Prior to the game, the players and team officials had voted Kirra to be captain of the Redlegs in 2016, and Sarah A, Caitlin & Kate P to be vice-captains. I’m not sure what Kirra said to the girls in the rooms before the game, but they played with a sense of belief and a determination to never give up. With the game riding on an opposition kick after the siren, they needed that determination, making sure that kick went nowhere near goals.