Over 850 players catering for girls & boys either starting or high ability!

Welcome to the Eltham Redbacks Football Club

Most progressive community club in the North East region

Recent articles

01 Jul 2014A History of Football in Australia Club
24 Jun 2014Three full days of football fun! Club
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

A History of Football in Australia

Pinky @ 1:32 pm July 1, 2014   Comments Off

Eltham Bookshop donated a copy of this book for our most recent Women’s Pink Ribbon fundraiser and we’ve had a good flick through and think it’s absolutely amazing!

We were surprised to find out that the coauthor Bill Murray is actually an Eltham resident! Roy forwarded us this flyer to promote the new book at an upcoming event at the Veneto Club.

This event represents excellent value so we would encourage our members to have a look at the flyer and consider attending.

(Click for full-size flyer)


Three full days of football fun!

Pinky @ 11:22 am June 24, 2014   Comments Off

Eltham Redbacks FC will be providing a School Holiday Programme on Tuesday 8th, Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th of July.

These will be three full days (8.30am – 4pm) designed for fun! The programme will be tailor made to suit different ages and abilities so everybody is welcome to join in. Members of other clubs are also welcome, so it’s a chance for players to get all their friends involved.

The programme has been designed and will be run by Ashley Greaves, the current U14A team coach. Ashley is a fully qualified professional coach (UEFA licence) and has a decade of coaching experience in the UK and Australia with a variety of age groups. He will be assisted by leading coaches from within the club.

The mornings will consist of fun-based training games and drills (more challenging based on age/ability) whilst in the afternoons the kids will get to do what they love the most…play full games of soccer with their friends!

Morning tea and lunch will be provided at no extra cost and there will be a fully qualified first-aid volunteer on hand on all 3 days.

Any 1 day – $65
Any 2 days – $130
All 3 days – $150 (only $50 per day!)

How to book
Click on this link below and follow the instructions.


If you would like any further information please feel free to contact Ashley on 0450761241 or greaves4000@hotmail.com

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

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