Round 6 – Rosebud

20th May 2021

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From all of us at MEFNC, and no doubt across the league, we take great pride in congratulating Darren Booth who will be stepping out to his 200th senior game last Saturday!
Always the gentleman who let his actions, particularly his precision kicking, speak louder than words, he has been a true leader and example to our young group on and off the field.
“Boota” started in the firsts in 2002 – another product of our junior club.
Darren played in the 2005 Senior Premiership v YCW. Darren also won our club B&F in 2015.
Darren’s senior career has spanned almost two decades and includes playing at Rye, Mildura & Cairns, as well as at Frankston VFL.
⭐️Mt Eliza total – 196 Senior Games and 3 Reserves Games.


The MEFNC community has been saddened to hear of the recent passing of Greg White.

Eldest son David (Skip) played some top football with us and younger sons Ben & Brodie were also involved with the Club in the capacity of Trainers, Water Carriers, etc.
Brodie is currently a long serving Paramedic.

Mum Janelle was always close at hand to watch her “boys”.

After having a long and successful playing career in the SANFL, Greg and the White family moved into the Mt Eliza area in the mid 1990’s.

Greg Coached the Under 18’s for 2 seasons including a Premiership v YCW in 2003.
Amongst this team would be excellent Senior Footballers in Karl Lombardozzi, Matt Dunne, Corey Hamilton, Dan Gormley, Tim Groot and Nick Cattanach, to name just a few, along with son David (Skip) White.

He was a great mentor to many others who would also go on to have Senior Careers with the MEFNC and was a much loved, larger than life character around the Club.

The Club sends its collective thoughts and sympathies to the entire White family.

Funeral Details:
Tuesday 25th May @ 2:30pm
Bunurong Memorial Park – 790 Frankston Dandenong Road. Will also be streamed online for anyone wishing to attend.



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Book in the baby sitters, organise a leave pass, as this is an event not to be missed!!!  We will celebrate decades of achievements, catch up with some old faces, and watch some good competitions after the lunch. Keep a look out over the next week for more details. But if I was you, I’d get in quick – click below to secure your spot!
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A third of the way through the regular season and the Redlegs are flying. In the articles below you’ll hear from our coaching leaders about our on-field and on-court successes. These successes can only be matched by the off field achievements that the club is experiencing right now.
This year sees significant growth in Membership, sponsorship interest, new sponsors, returning sponsors and many more companies interested in supporting our club any way they can.
To our sponsors, this weekend we say a HUGE thank you at our annual sponsors lunch on match day.
The way our sponsors support us deserves everyone’s appreciation.
The value we deliver can be seen and heard across all aspects of the club promotions, including ‘Redlegs Radio’ at home games, player sponsors on the big screens, scoreboard advertising,  increased social media presence and new and fresh signage at the newly named ‘Impact Realty Oval’ at Emil Madsen Reserve.
Our full list of sponsors is available on our website and of course you’ll see their signs at our home ground.
So, to show your support, when shopping or doing business in our local community, please reach out to the companies that support our great club. Introduce yourself. Tell them you’re a Redlegger too. They, just like you, love our club and they reach into their pockets to help us keep the doors open, the players on the arena, the coaches rewarded and the staff to run our home games and events.
If you’re down at the club this weekend to watch the matches, swing by and meet our sponsors as we all enjoy another great ‘Redlegs Spectacle’!

Keep your eye on the Red and the Blue!

David Spackman


Off we went to Olympic Oval Rosebud. The task, win away from home against a very strong opponent and continue our good start to season 2021. Nick Jewell coaches teams to win and we needed to be ready for the tough and uncompromising Rosebud team, keen to bounce back from a one point loss seven day earlier.
We picked a different look side to suit what we thought was going to be really wet and windy conditions. The wind remained, but the day was much better than expected and suited our running game.
Contested football, Sticking tackles and improving our connection were themes of the day. All players bought in and at the break at quarter time, Rosebud were scoreless and left wondering how to match us up as we held a 36 point lead. We had a plan to consolidate the good work and consolidate what we did. We led at every change and led when it mattered most, at the end. Rosebud 9.6.60 lost Mt Eliza 11.15.81
The game demanded a physical contribution from all players, we continue to ask for commitment to put your head over the footy and the players respond every time. We are young, yes, we are also experienced with Gilly, Tenno, Happy and Boota providing a great level of control. They also lift the average age profile by a few years, you can’t buy experience.
Special shout out to the midfield group, a tough assignment well executed. The backs are becoming a tight unit, and up forward we are connecting better each week. Every week is an opportunity to improve, It’s all we want, and it’s what we are getting. It was a high quality team effort against a really good opponent.



After a few convincing wins in previous weeks again teams low on the ladder, we came across  a side in Rosebud who were 5th on there home deck.  We got off to a slow start with Rosebud kicking the first goal and control the first 10 minutes of the game.  We managed to kick 2 goals to finish the quarter in front.  Our pressure and intensity picked up in the second and piled on 4 goals to no score to take control of the game.
We failed to kick a goal in the 3rd into the breeze which kept them in touch going into the last. We fished strong keeping them scoreless again and kicking 4 ourselves to finish up winning by 50 points. Our undersized backline was awesome keeping Rosebud to only 2 goals for the match.


Under 19’s 
Mt Eliza 12-17:89 Rosebud 1-2:8
Although the score says otherwise it wasn’t our best day . However that said our 3rd Qtr into the wind we played the footy that we want to . Last Qtr was ok and our boys ran out convincing winners . Bobs hanger in the last a clear highlight and he was clearly best on ground . J . Dignan and Matthews also dangerous. Back at home this week so looking forward to some local support on which looks like a great Saturday.



15 May 2021 – FULL REPLAY – Mt Eliza V Rosebud
7 May 2021 – FULL REPLAY – Mt Eliza V Edithvale Aspendale
7 May 2021 – HIGHLIGHTS – Mt Eliza V Edithvale Aspendale

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2021 Chisholm MPNFL Division One U19s
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Saturday versus Rosebud saw another competitive day across all grades with a mixed bag of results. The under 17 girls restored some order and returned to the winners list, and while a little undermanned, fought out a gritty win.
Unfortunately the D and C grade weren’t able to follow suit, but again there were positive signs in patches, suggesting a change in fortunes is around the corner.
B Grade again stepped up, and walked away with a comfortable victory in the end, against the 3rd placed Rosebud outfit, which is again very satisfying to see the girls getting some rewards for efforts. Finally the A grade had a tough day, but fought it out till the end, with Rosebud taking the win.
Next week we play Dromana which hopefully will give all grades a look at taking a win, so let’s get down to training and give ourselves the best possible chance to have a day to remember.

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This was always going to be a challenge.  We had a long list of players not available (10!) and our opponents were coming off a big win and had depth to their squad.  It was also the first of our two road trips for the season.
But there were also plenty of positives:
– we kept them to half their score in the 2nd half.
– we consistently won the rucks and the contested ball
– we tackled as strongly in the last 1/4 as we did in the first (their coach said this too).  I asked for a bit more intensity at 3/4 time, to not stop, and our players delivered.  I never doubted it.
– we had a lot of game time for our newer players who played their role very well.
– our clearance work is developing
– our voice around contests was another big improvement.

It is coming together.  It might just happen next week against Frankston (held scoreless v Seaford) on Sunday afternoon at our home venue

Steve Baker

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