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DateTitleCategory
01 May 2015Eltham Redbacks Excellence Academy Club
21 Apr 2015SL4E women battle for a 3-3 draw Women
07 Apr 2015Boots For All – this Sat Apr 11th Club
06 Apr 2015President’s welcome & important info Club
26 Mar 2015Training schedule – effective from March 30th Club
23 Mar 2015The men start with a bang! Seniors
18 Feb 2015Pre-season training starts Monday! Club
10 Feb 2015Info Day – Sat Feb 14th, 10.30-12.00 Club
09 Feb 2015Eltham Redbacks Information Day Club
03 Feb 2015Junior ages correction Club

Eltham Redbacks Excellence Academy

Ivan Dalla Costa @ 4:10 pm May 1, 2015   Comments Off on Eltham Redbacks Excellence Academy

logo-academy-1Have you heard about the new academy at Eltham Redbacks FC?

Eltham Redbacks FC is currently scouting for players who strive for excellence.

If you want to accelerate your game you should join.

 The Excellence Academy is designed to accelerate your football development through a deliberate and detailed curriculum including: – Biomechanics, Passing & Shooting techniques ,winning the ball, creating time before receiving the ball, first touch in all directions past opponent(s), Evasive dribbling techniques, Conquering pressure, Decision making in a variety of tactical scenarios; Roles and responsibilities with & without the ball, game intelligence, activating creativity

Programs have been developed for boys and girls from the age of 8 years old.

BALL STRIKING: Learn the full skill set of techniques

Biomechanics: Approach, distribution of weight, contact, transference of weight, follow-through

Passing & Shooting techniques from dead balls and in general play

BALL POSSESSION: Building up to Scoring Goals

How to get the ball; creating time before receiving the ball

Taking first touch in all directions past opponent(s) with different parts of foot and body

Evasive dribbling techniques, including beating opponents in 1v1 situations

Balance and efficiency of moving & running with the ball

Conquering pressure. I.e. Playing with back-to-goal

DECISION MAKING: Thought processing & intuition

Learning why & how in a variety of tactical scenarios; Ball Possession, BPO, Transitions

Roles and responsibilities; with & without the ball, on and off the ball

Awareness, reading of the cues, game intelligence, activating creativity

For more information please click here

SL4E women battle for a 3-3 draw

Pinky @ 4:08 pm April 21, 2015   Comments Off on SL4E women battle for a 3-3 draw

Our State League 4 East women’s youth development squad travelled to the Ivory Towers of Melbourne University to play in rain and howling wind. Down 3:1 at half time these talented young women clawed back 2 goals in the second half (the final goal in the last 5 min!!) to pull off a hard fought 3:3 draw. With the exception of captain/coach Olivia Moxon the entire team is eligable to play U16 – a very youthful squad indeed! A wonderful performance from players we hope to see in the 1st team in years to come. Go Redbacks!

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Boots For All – this Sat Apr 11th

Pinky @ 11:12 am April 7, 2015   Comments Off on Boots For All – this Sat Apr 11th

A Boots For All pop-up shop will be at the upcoming Eltham Redbacks FC shirt presentation event on Saturday, 11 April 2015 from 10am.

Boots For All is a locally-based charity that recycles quality new and used sports equipment to break down barriers to sport.

You will be able to buy a pair of quality, second-hand boots for $15 or donate last year’s pair of boots for a $5 discount, or just to move them on to a worthy recipient!

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President’s welcome & important info

Pinky @ 9:26 pm April 6, 2015   Comments Off on President’s welcome & important info

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Dear Redbacks member,

Welcome to season 2015.

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all returning and new members to the Eltham Redbacks Football Club for this upcoming 2015 season. This year is shaping to be another good year for the club, with over 900 members ranging from our Spiderlings U4 programthrough to our own over 45 league. Our SSF & junior teams continue to grow with strong numbers in our girls program.

On behalf of the committee we wish all players, parents, coaches, team managers and volunteers the very best and enjoyable year.

The first round of SSF and junior matches is Sunday 12th April 2015. Your coach and team manager will provide more details of your first match.

Shirt presentation & season opener

Saturday April 11th is the day for you to get your playing shirt for 2015. It is the biggest day on the ERFC calender so we expect all U8 to U16 players, parents, coaches and team managers to attend.

The shirt presentation timetable is as follows:

TBA (a different day)         Spiderlings, U5/U6/U7
12.00pm**                          U13A boys (Coach: Andrew Lamers)
12.00pm – 1.00pm             U8 & U9 boys & girls
1.00pm – 2.00pm               U10 & U11 & U12 boys & girls
2.00pm – 3.00pm               U13 & U14 & U15 & U16 boys & girl
3.00pm ko                          Eltham Redbacks FC vs. Ringwood City (men’s first team)

(**Lamers’ team an exception because he is assistant referee at 1pm SL4E Men’s Reserves match)

Please ensure you arrive 15 minutes before your allocated time slot.

The remainder of the uniform will be distributed by your team manager.

We have not forgotten about our Spiderlings or U5-U7 girls and boys! We will announce dates for uniform distribution shortly.

The men are playing at 3pm (1pm for Reserves) vs. Ringwood City – so bring some red & black and support the senior team in their quest to be champions again in 2015.

Team managers’ meeting

Wednesday April 8th, 7.30pm @ clubroom. First aid kits, match books, all that stuff you need. Team managers are an essential requirement for every team. Appoint your team manager ASAP if you have not already.

Clubs Policies and Procedures

Over the last 3 years the committee has focused on improving the Club’s governance by introducing a range of policies and procedures. It is important that all members familiarise themselves with the various policies and Codes of Behaviour which outlines expectations for all parties, so we ask that everyone take the time to read each one by clicking this link through to the website.

Good Sports Club

The Redbacks are proud to be associated with the Good Sports program that focuses on developing a family friendly culture and educating young people about alcohol. This includes responsible serving of alcohol in a smoke free environment. As a large responsible community club we have duty to ensure our young Redbacks understand the effects of alcohol and ask all members review the aims of the Good Sports program, the biggest health initiative in Australian sport.

All the very best for 2015 from myself and the rest of the committee,

Ivan Dalla Costa
ERFC President

Training schedule – effective from March 30th

Pinky @ 8:56 am March 26, 2015   Comments Off on Training schedule – effective from March 30th

 

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     Pitch AllocationPitch Allocation
Training Day OneTraining Day Two
SSF GirlsTeamLeagueCoachTraining Times
Under 9 GirlsEltham Redbacks FC AIA Vitality Girls' Sunday North-West 8-9 JoeysSlikkerMonday and Wednesday 5.30 - 6.30pmAP 1AP 2
Eltham Redbacks FC RedAIA Vitality Girls' Sunday North-West 8-9 JoeysVan Der KampMonday and Wednesday 5.30 - 6.30pmAP 2AP 3
Under 10 GirlsEltham Redbacks FC AIA Vitality Girls' Sunday North-West 10WileyMonday 6.00 - 7.00pm and Wednesday 5.30 - 6.30pmAP 4AP 4
Under 11 GirlsEltham Redbacks FC AIA Vitality Girls' Sunday North-West 11 Wallabies/Kangaroos DenmanMonday and Wednesday 6.00 - 7.00pmAP 5AP 5
SSF BoysTeamLeagueCoachTraining Times
Under 8 BoysEltham Redbacks FC BlueAIA Vitality Boys' Sunday North 8 Kangaroos CarrMonday & Wednesday 5.00 - 6.00pmBlue Green
Eltham Redbacks FC RedAIA Vitality Boys' Sunday North 8 KangaroosAlonzo Monday & Wednesday 5.00 - 6.00pmWhiteOrange
Eltham Redbacks FC AIA Vitality Boys' Sunday North Red 8 WallabiesEnnis Monday & Wednesday 5.00 - 6.00pmRed Pink
Eltham Redbacks FC AIA Vitality Boys' Sunday North Red 8 JoeysIbrahimMonday & Wednesday 5.00 - 6.00pmYellowGrey
Eltham Redbacks FC AIA Vitality Boys' Sunday North Yellow 8 JoeysTaylorMonday & Wednesday 5.00 - 6.00pmGreen Blue
Under 9 BoysEltham Redbacks FC WhiteAIA Vitality Boys' Sunday North 9 KangaroosBrenninMonday & Wednesday 6.00 - 7.00pmYellowGrey
Eltham Redbacks FC RedAIA Vitality Boys' Sunday North 9 KangaroosCarusoMonday & Wednesday 5.00 - 6.00pmOrange White
Eltham Redbacks FC GreenAIA Vitality Boys' Sunday North Red 9 WallabiesHoangMonday & Wednesday 5.00 - 6.00pmPinkRed
Eltham Redbacks FC AIA Vitality Boys' Sunday North Red 9 JoeysLuuMonday & Wednesday 5.00 - 6.00pmGrey Yellow
Eltham Redbacks FC OrangeAIA Vitality Boys' Sunday North Red 9 JoeysCoard Monday & Wednesday 5.00 - 6.00pmPurplePurple
Under 10 BoysEltham Redbacks FC RedAIA Vitality Boys' Sunday North 10 Kangaroos FrewinMonday and Wednesday 6.00 - 7.00 pmGreen Blue
Eltham Redbacks FC WhiteAIA Vitality Boys' Sunday North 10 KangaroosDalla CostaMonday 6.30 - 7.30 pm and Wednesday 6.00 - 7.00pmAP 2White
Eltham Redbacks FC BlueAIA Vitality Boys' Sunday North 10 WallabiesForsythMonday and Wednesday 6.00 - 7.00 pmPinkRed
Eltham Redbacks FC GreenAIA Vitality Boys' Sunday North Yellow 10 JoeysGianniosMonday and Wednesday 6.00 - 7.00 pmGrey Yellow
Under 11 BoysEltham Redbacks FC RedAIA Vitality Boys' Sunday North Blue 11 KangaroosCzornyMonday and Wednesday 6.00 - 7.00 pmBlue Green
Eltham Redbacks FC OrangeAIA Vitality Boys' Sunday North Yellow 11 WallabiesDollasMonday and Wednesday 6.00 - 7.00 pmWhiteOrange
Eltham Redbacks FC WhiteAIA Vitality Boys' Sunday North Yellow 11 WallabiesSharmaMonday and Wednesday 6.00 - 7.00 pmRed Pink
Eltham Redbacks FC GreenAIA Vitality Boys' Sunday North Red 11 JoeysWinterMonday and Wednesday 6.30 - 7.30 pmAP 1AP 2
Junior BoysTeamLeagueCoachTraining Times
Under 12 BoysEltham Redbacks FC KangaroosSportsmart Boys' North 12 KangaroosCzornyTuesday and Thursday 5.30 - 7.00pmBlue Green
Eltham Redbacks FC WallabiesSportsmart Boys' North Red 12 WallabiesNoori TajerTuesday and Thursday 5.30 - 7.00pmWhiteOrange
Eltham Redbacks FC JoeysSportsmart Boys' North Blue 12 JoeysJamesTuesday and Thursday 5.30 - 7.00pmRed Pink
Under 13 BoysEltham Redbacks FC Sportsmart Boys' North 13ALamersTuesday and Thursday 5.30 - 7.00pmGreen Blue
Eltham Redbacks FC Sportsmart Boys' North 13BBascettaTuesday and Thursday 5.30 - 7.00pmOrange White
Eltham Redbacks FC Sportsmart Boys' North 13DRibarichTuesday and Thursday 5.30 - 7.00pmPinkRed
Under 14 BoysEltham Redbacks FC Sportsmart Boys' North 14ALyellTuesday and Thursday 7.00 - 8.30pmYellowGrey
Eltham Redbacks FC Sportsmart Boys' North 14BSteele Monday and Wednesday 7.00 - 8.30pmAP 5Olive
Eltham Redbacks FC Sportsmart Boys' North 14DLeffleyMonday and Wednesday 7.00 - 8.30pmPurplePurple
Under 15 BoysEltham Redbacks FC Sportsmart Boys' North 15AMark OliverTuesday and Thursday 7.00 - 8.30pmRed Pink
Under 18 BoysEltham Redbacks FC Sportsmart Boys' North 18AQuinnTuesday and Thursday 7.00 - 8.30pmBlue Green
Junior GirlsTeamLeagueCoachTraining Times
Under 12 GirlsEltham Redbacks FC Sportsmart Girls' North-West 12 Kangaroos/WallabiesSmithMonday and Wednesday 5.30 - 7.00pmAP 3AP 1
Under 13/14 GirlsEltham Redbacks FC Sportsmart Girls' North-West 13-14ACzornyMonday and Wednesday 7.00 - 8.30pmPinkPink
Eltham Redbacks FC Sportsmart Girls' North-West 13-14BMitrevskiMonday and Wednesday 7.00 - 8.30pmGrey Grey
Under 16 GirlsEltham Redbacks FC Sportsmart Girls' North 15-16CWightmanMonday and Wednesday 7.00 - 8.30pmGreen Green
U20 Girls DevEltham Redbacks FC Zagame's Womens State League 4 EastTBCMonday and Wednesday 7.00 - 8.30pmSynthetic PitchSynthetic Pitch
SeniorsSenior MenHarrisTuesday and Thursday 7.00 - 8.30pmTop OvalSynthetic Pitch
Reserve MenMitrevskiTuesday and Thursday 7.00 - 8.30pmTop OvalSynthetic Pitch
Senior WomenZagame's Womens State League 2 North-West CrinisMonday and Wednesday 7.00 - 8.30pmSynthetic PitchSynthetic Pitch
SL3 WomenZagame's Womens State League 3 NorthSteeleMonday 7.00 - 8.30pm and Wednesday 8.30 - 10.00pmAP 3 & 4Top Oval
Mens Metro 2 Metropolitan League 5 North-WestFrostTuesday and Thursday 8.30 - 10.00 pmSynthetic PitchSynthetic Pitch
Mens Metro 5Metropolitan League 5 North-WestFrostTuesday and Thursday 8.30 - 10.00 pmSynthetic PitchSynthetic Pitch
Over 45sDavid Wednesday 8.30 - 10.00 pmSynthetic PitchSynthetic Pitch
BigKidzDavidMonday 8.30 - 10.00pm and Sunday 6.30 - 8.00pmSynthetic PitchSynthetic Pitch
Goal KeepingGoal Keeping CoachSebastian MatteiTuesday and Wednesday 6.00 - 8.00pm, Thursday 6.30 - 8.30pmTop OvalTop Oval
Goal Keeping CoachTuesday 6.00 - 8.00pmTop OvalTop Oval

The men start with a bang!

Pinky @ 11:32 am March 23, 2015   Comments Off on The men start with a bang!

The State League 4 East senior men have started the season with a 1-4 win against Monash University away.

It took Eltham just 58 seconds to score their first goal in this year’s campaign, with club stalwart Erastus ‘Tox’ Frans finishing convincingly.

Our favourite person in the entire world, Steven Gray, was there in his capacity as the lone camera man for his hobby project Football Chaos to film the match. Eltham Redbacks FC has donated twice to Steve’s project, and due to our recent on-field success with 25 wins on the trot (a winning streak that lasted 12 months!) we’ve been very fortunate to have Steve film six of our games in recent times, including the State League 2NW women’s game at home against Brunswick Zebras last year.

Of course, the real highlight of this footage is Santo being chipped from long-range – something that everyone who knows Santo will be able to hold over him for a lifetime!

Pre-season training starts Monday!

Pinky @ 3:29 pm February 18, 2015   Comments Off on Pre-season training starts Monday!

Voila! The pre-season training schedule! Starts Monday 23rd Feb. Coaches will be confirmed over the next few days – we need to get this out first so that teams show up to be coached. Exciting times – great numbers at the grading trials and we’re going to have a really fantastic year at Eltham.

“APG” means Adventure Playground (oval opposite Eltham North Primary School). If you’re not training there, you’re at Eltham College ground or on the synthetic pitch at the actual clubrooms on Wattletree Rd. The top oval is currently not allocated to us, which is why no training will be on that surface for now. “Eltham College” refers to the elevated top oval opposite the college. Drive straight up through Research towards Kangaroo Ground, and turn left into the service road to enter the two college ovals, and it’s the top oval. You will be greated and instructed when you arrive.

Some teams have alternating venues – first day (e.g., Mon) will be at one location, and second day (e.g., Wed) will be at a different location. All teams of the same age group are at the same venue – so the first session, everyone will show up to the same venue because you won’t know which team you’re in.

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     Pitch Allocation Pitch Allocation
Training Day OneTraining Day Two
SSF GirlsTeamLeagueCoachTraining Times
Girls Under 9Under 9JoeysTBCWednesday 5.30 - 6.30pmBlue 1
Under 9JoeysTBCWednesday 5.30 - 6.30pmWhite 3
Girls Under 10 Under 10 WallabiesTBCMonday and Wednesday 6.00 - 7.00pmAPGBlue 1
Girls Under 11Under 11WallabiesTBCMonday and Wednesday 6.00 - 7.00pmAPGWhite 3
SSF BoysTeamLeagueCoachTraining Times
Boys Under 8Under 8 Team 1KangaTBCMonday 5.00 - 6.00pmEltham College
Under 8 Team 2KangaTBCMonday 5.00 - 6.00pmEltham College
Under 8 Team 3WallabiesTBCMonday 5.00 - 6.00pmEltham College
Under 8 Team 4WallabiesTBCMonday 5.00 - 6.00pmEltham College
Under 8 Team 5JoeyTBCMonday 5.00 - 6.00pmEltham College
Under 8 Team 6 JoeyTBCMonday 5.00 - 6.00pmEltham College
Boys Under 9Under 9 Team 1KangaTBCMonday 6.00 - 7.00pm & Wednesday 5.00 - 6.00pmEltham CollegeEltham College
Under 9 Team 2KangaTBCMonday 6.00 - 7.00pm & Wednesday 5.00 - 6.00pmEltham CollegeEltham College
Under 9 Team 3WallabiesTBCMonday 6.00 - 7.00pm & Wednesday 5.00 - 6.00pmEltham CollegeEltham College
Under 9 Team 4JoeyTBCMonday 6.00 - 7.00pm & Wednesday 5.00 - 6.00pmEltham CollegeEltham College
Under 9 Team 5JoeyTBCMonday 6.00 - 7.00pm & Wednesday 5.00 - 6.00pmEltham CollegeEltham College
Boys Under 10Under 10KangaTBCMonday & Wednesday 6.00 - 7.00pmAPGEltham College
Under 10WallabyTBCMonday & Wednesday 6.00 - 7.00pmAPGEltham College
Under 10JoeysTBCMonday & Wednesday 6.00 - 7.00pm APGEltham College
Under 10JoeysTBCMonday & Wednesday 6.00 - 7.00pm APGEltham College
Boys Under 11Under 11KangaTBCMonday 6.00 - 7.00pm and Saturday 9.00 - 10.00 amBlue 1Blue 1
Under 11WallabyTBCMonday 6.00 - 7.00pm and Saturday 9.00 - 10.00 amWhite 3White 3
Under 11JoeysTBCMonday 6.00 - 7.00pm and Saturday 9.00 - 10.00 amRed 5Red 5
Under 11JoeysTBCMonday 6.00 - 7.00pm and Saturday 9.00 - 10.00 amYellow 7Yellow 7
Junior BoysTeamLeagueCoachTraining Times
Boys Under 12Under 12 KangaTBCTuesday 5.30 - 7.00pm and Saturday 10.00 - 11.30amBlue 1Blue 1
Under 12WallabiesTBCTuesday 5.30 - 7.00pm and Saturday 10.00 - 11.30amWhite 3White 3
Under 12JoeysTBCTuesday 5.30 - 7.00pm and Saturday 10.00 - 11.30amRed 5Red 5
Boys Under 13Under 13U 13 ATBCTuesday and Thursday 5.30 - 7.00pmAPGBlue 1
Under 13U 13 CTBCTuesday and Thursday 5.30 - 7.00pmAPGWhite 3
Under 13U 13 DTBCTuesday and Thursday 5.30 - 7.00pmAPGRed 5
Boys Under 14Under 14U 14 ATBCTuesday and Thursday 5.30 - 7.00pmAPGAPG
Under 14U 14 BTBCTuesday and Thursday 5.30 - 7.00pmAPGAPG
Boys Under 15Under 15U 15 ATBCTuesday and Thursday 7.00 - 8.30pmBlue 1APG
Boys Under 16Under 16U 16 B TBCTuesday and Thursday 7.00 - 8.30pmRed 5APG
Boys Under 18Under 18U 18 ATBCTuesday and Thursday 7.00 - 8.30pmAPGAPG
Junior GirlsTeamLeagueCoachTraining Times
Girls Under 12Under 12KangasTBCMonday and Wednesday 5.30 - 7.00pmAPGRed 5
Girls Under 13/14Under 14U 13/14 ATBCMonday and Wednesday 7.00 - 8.30pmAPGAPG
Under 14U 13/14 BTBCMonday and Wednesday 7.00 - 8.30pmAPGAPG
Girls Under 16Under 16U16 TBCMonday and Wednesday 7.00 - 8.30pmAPGAPG

 

Info Day – Sat Feb 14th, 10.30-12.00

Pinky @ 1:22 pm February 10, 2015   Comments Off on Info Day – Sat Feb 14th, 10.30-12.00

This Saturday is our annual Information Day. The purpose is to be available to parents so they can come along and find out about our various programs and ask as many questions as they like!

It coincides with our grading sessions – so you can see how we go about things on the pitch while you’re there.

Here are the hand-outs that we have printed to give to people on Info Day so that you can share them around to anyone who is thinking about joining the club.

Feel free to distribute far and wide to your friends!

Eltham Redbacks Information Day

Ivan Dalla Costa @ 7:28 pm February 9, 2015   Comments Off on Eltham Redbacks Information Day

Are you interested in playing club football for Eltham Redbacks FC?

Are you keen to start your child playing football but not sure where to start?

Come to our info day at our home ground (Cnr Wattletree Rd and Banks Rd, Eltham North) Sat Feb 14th 10.30am to 12pm and talk to the people who run the club.  We can answer your questions, explain our football philosophy and explain how to get registered for season 2015.

The information day is for all players but particularly for kids starting football from U7 and below and players moving into U8.  For older children the grading trials are listed in recent posts.  If you are new to Eltham Redbacks please attend these trials and come to our admin table for further information about our club.

If you know of anyone wanting to play football, pls tell them to attend the Information Day

Go Redbacks!

Junior ages correction

Pinky @ 10:39 pm February 3, 2015   Comments Off on Junior ages correction

Our handy guide to date of birth wasn’t that handy in the last email – many of you have kindly pointed out the error.

If your child is turning 9yo at any point in 2015 (doesn’t matter if it’s 1 Jan or 31 Dec) then they are eligible to compete in the U9 competition.

Born Playing Age Team
2008-2010 U5/6/7
2007 U8
2006 U9
2005 U10
2004 U11
2003 U12
2002 U13
2001 U14
2000 U15
1999 U16

Players can compete in an older age competition at the discretion of the two Technical Directors and the Committee without FFV approval. Players can also compete in a younger age group where required, however we must write to the FFV and have a letter of dispensation which requires a particular reason, e.g., health reason.

Sorry for the confusion! See you at the grading trials.

Pre-season calendar 2015

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