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11 Jun 2014Girls / Women Rule at the Redbacks Club
11 Jun 2014Socceroo Marco Bresciano comes to the Redbacks Club
08 May 2014Sponsor sale – Watson Holden & Northern Motor Group Club
23 Apr 2014U5/7 & Spiderlings kit collection Small-sided Football
09 Apr 2014Shirt presentation – Sat, 12th April Uncategorized
09 Apr 2014Updated Gala Day schedule Club
02 Apr 2014Sunday 13th of April – Gala Day! Juniors
01 Apr 2014Eltham Redbacks at AAMI Park Uncategorized
31 Mar 2014Need a few more for the Over 45s league Veterans
30 Mar 2014U8 Kangaroos add to our trophy cabinet Juniors

Girls / Women Rule at the Redbacks

Ivan Dalla Costa @ 5:45 pm June 11, 2014   Comments Off

We invited everyone involved with the girls’ side of the club down for a photo one Saturday morning and we took this great pic! This coincides with record female participation at our club. We’ve always been a very strong women’s club, complete with a Women’s Premier League team in the past which collapsed due to facilities problems at that time (2008-09), however we’re heading back that way in a hurry! I’m sure you’ll agree an awesome photo (and so useful for us promoting the women’s game!)

Pink Ribbon Night

Our women have selected the Friday June 20th games where both the SL3 and SL2 women competed against the Darebin Falcons (6.30ko SL3 and 8.30ko SL2). The Falcons is a women only club and no doubt will be keen to support the event as well (as soon as we let them know about it!)

This is the annual fund-raiser which has been strongly supported by Eltham Labor MP Steve Herbert and has raised over $4,500 for breast cancer research in the last three years.

We’d like to have a raffle on the night – so if you know of anyone that can donate something for the raffle, please bring it to the club over the weekend and next week. Last year we had a lot of smaller electrical items like hair dryers and gift cards for beauty treatments and so on which the ladies were rapt to win!

Socceroo Marco Bresciano comes to the Redbacks

Ivan Dalla Costa @ 5:29 pm June 11, 2014   Comments Off

Quite amazing that Marco Bresciano was at our club two weeks ago and of course is now in Brazil getting ready to play Chile!

In a bit of a surprise visit, local Liberal candidate in the upcoming election, Steve Briffa, brought his invited guest Marco Bresciano down to pledge Liberal support for the Nillumbik Soccer Strategy. If you’re not across the strategy, in a nut-shell it details re-developing the existing club facility which can cater adequately for the fourth largest soccer club in Victoria (that’s us! with over 800 members)

Vice-Pres Dave Freeman, Marco Bresciano, Pres Ivan Dalla Costa and Steve Briffa Liberal candidate in the upcoming State Gov’t election (click for large)

Sponsor sale – Watson Holden & Northern Motor Group

Pinky @ 12:26 pm May 8, 2014   Comments Off

Our football programs rely very heavily on our sponsors and in return we want to support our sponsors as much as we can, so we bring you news this time of a huge sale at Watson Holden and Northern Motor Group. If you’re in the market, definitely worth a look over there.


U5/7 & Spiderlings kit collection

Pinky @ 9:46 am April 23, 2014   1 Comment →
WHEN :    Wed 30th April
TIME :    5.30 – 7.00pm
WHERE :   The Clubrooms
THE PROCESS :  Just drop in between these time & collect your kit! You will be marked off a list so we don’t double-up.
Anybody who is unable to come between these times can collect their kit from the SSF sub-committee (Christine, Malcolm, Battista, Joroen, Josh) on the first session on May 3rd.
If anybody is able to help out/volunteer for this short session it would massively appreciated as we’re already 2 people down as they’re coaching their kids!

Shirt presentation – Sat, 12th April

Pinky @ 10:51 am April 9, 2014   Comments Off

It’s that time of year! Shirt presentations for 2014!

Amanda and Jenni on the committee have worked very hard to complete our huge uniform order, and it’s all there ready to go.

Assistant Treasurer, Janet, has organised for a big barbecue and the canteen is fully-stocked after the hand-over from NEWCC, so we’re ready to go!

Our sponsor Eltham Home Hardware has once again lent us their flat-bed truck to use as a stage, and we have senior players from the men’s and women’s teams coming down to help out with the presentations, as well as the Nillumbik Mayor (and Edendale Ward Councillor), Michael Young and State Labor candidate Vicki Ward representing Steve Herbert MP (Eltham) and Jenny Macklin MP (Jaga Jaga).

If all of that wasn’t enough, we also have the men playing Round 3 of their season vs. Old Xaverians SC at 3pm (Reserves @ 1pm) – the men are off to a flyer this year with both firsts and reserves undefeated in the first two rounds, all with big wins.

The presentation schedule will be as follows:

2.00pm – 2.40pm (40min) U7 – U8 – U9 boys & girls (12 teams)
2.40pm – 3.20pm (40min) U10 – U11 boys & girls (10 teams)
3.20pm – 3.40pm (20min) U12 – U13 boys & girls (7 teams)
3.40pm – 4.00pm (20min) U14 – U15 – U16 boys & girls (6 teams)

Updated Gala Day schedule

Pinky @ 10:42 am April 9, 2014   Comments Off

There have been some tweaks to the Gala Day schedule for this Sunday 13th April.

(Click on the schedule for a full-sized image)


Sunday 13th of April – Gala Day!

Pinky @ 7:29 pm April 2, 2014   Comments Off

The club has organised a gala day with Templestowe United on Sunday 13th April.

This is an important part of the pre-season and getting ready for the season. Ensure you arrive a min of 30 minutes before your allocated kick-off time

You will see below that the President, Ivan Dalla Costa, has organised some internal matches if Tempy were unable to provide a competing team.

U12/U14 girls – ongoing discussion whether we can get a match on Saturday
U15 Boys – we are waiting for another club to confirm

Should be a great day for football! Especially if this lovely weather holds up.

(Click for full-sized table)


Eltham Redbacks at AAMI Park

Pinky @ 1:16 pm April 1, 2014   Comments Off

Need a few more for the Over 45s league

Pinky @ 10:01 am March 31, 2014   Comments Off

If you aren’t already aware, Eltham Redbacks FC has its own internally administer over 45s league! Such is the popularity locally in that age group. The sub-committee for that league has a great program and they don’t just run a really fun league, they also do things like the World Cup tourney each year to raise home for Eltham Retirement Village, which has been extremely popular and raised some great funds over the last couple of years.

In 2014 we’ve started playing friendlies in preparation for the over 45s league, and teams are forming up nicely.

Ideally we still need a good handful of over 45s players – so if you’ve been thinking about having a kick this year there has never been a better time to pull on the boots!

If you want to join the group, shoot an email to Phil and we’ll give you up to date info:

U8 Kangaroos add to our trophy cabinet

Pinky @ 7:36 pm March 30, 2014   Comments Off

Suddenly we have some silverware to add to the trophy cabinet courtesy of our U8 Kangaroos, coached by Frank Caruso!

Yesterday morning they beat Fawkner in a penalty shoot out to win the semi-final of the Fawkner Cup. The game went to 3-3 after extra time. Our boys showed amazing skills and persistence.

Today we played the Grand Final against the Thomastown Raiders. We went down 4-0. Thomastown played very well to win.

Our boys were presented with runners-up medallions and a big silver cup after the game. Congratulations to Frank and the team as well as the great support network around the group.


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