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DateTitleCategory
06 Feb 2014Grading trials Round 2 schedule update Juniors
05 Feb 2014Junior Girls second trial session Wed 12th Feb Uncategorized
01 Feb 2014New times for all Girls trials sessions Uncategorized
01 Feb 2014U14 Boys second trial session has been rescheduled Uncategorized
26 Jan 2014Pre-season commencing for Under 15 to Under 17 Boys Uncategorized
26 Jan 2014Change of player trial days and times – updated 1st Feb Uncategorized
26 Jan 2014Eltham Redbacks FC New Player Information Day Uncategorized
06 Jan 2014Proposed Merger with Diamond Valley Utd. Club
04 Jan 2014Senior Men 2014 Preseason Uncategorized
03 Jan 2014Calling all coaches… Club

Grading trials Round 2 schedule update

Pinky @ 1:36 pm February 6, 2014   Comments Off

Due to the extreme heat forecasted this Saturday, all trials have been cancelled. We apologise for moving trials times, however the safety and well being of our your Redbacks takes priority.

New trials times are as follows:

Boys teams U8-U11, Saturday Feb 15th
U8 – 8.30am
U9 – 9.30am
U10 – 10.30am
U11 – 11.30am

With the cool change coming thru on Sunday afternoon, the following boy team trials will be as follows:

Boys teams U12-U14, Sunday Feb 9th
U12 – 3.00pm
U13 – 4.00pm
U14 – 5.00pm

Please ensure you arrive 15 minutes before your allocated time. All players must bring a water bottle, boots, runners and wear shin pads.

Girls trials will continue next  Wed 12th Feb at the Adventure Playground pitch. U8 to U12 girls will be 5.30 – 6.30 pm and U14  Girls at 6.30pm to 7.30 pm.
Pre-season training will continue at the Adventure Playground pitch for Boys Under 15 to Under 17 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5.30pm for all boys who are not already participating in the senior program.

Junior Girls second trial session Wed 12th Feb

David Freeman @ 8:56 pm February 5, 2014   Comments Off

Due  to the extreme heat forecast for Sunday we have decided to move the second trial session for all junior girls to Wed 12th Feb at the Adventure Playground pitch. U8 to U12 girls will be 5.30 – 6.30 pm and U14  Girls at 6.30pm to 7.30 pm.

Any queries contact David on 0457 503 492

New times for all Girls trials sessions

David Freeman @ 7:47 pm February 1, 2014   Comments Off

Trial times for all girls teams have been rescheduled due to the heat. The first trial session for all girls players will now be held at 5.30pm Wednesday 5th Feb at the Adventure Playground pitch. The second trial session will be held at 4pm Sunday 9th Feb at the synthetic pitch.

U14 Boys second trial session has been rescheduled

David Freeman @ 7:39 pm February 1, 2014   Comments Off

The second U14 Boys trial that was scheduled for 7pm Sat 8th Feb has been moved to 5pm Sunday 9th at the synthetic pitch

Pre-season commencing for Under 15 to Under 17 Boys

David Freeman @ 3:39 pm January 26, 2014   Comments Off

Welcome to the 2014 season boys! Pre-season training will commence at 5.30pm on Thursday 30th January at the Adventure Playground pitch for Under 15 to Under 17 Boys who are not already participating in the senior program. Please ensure you bring your shin pads, water bottles, boots and runners.

Trials continue 5.30pm Tuesday 4th February and Thursday 6th February.

Any queries contact David Freeman on 04575 03492

 

Change of player trial days and times – updated 1st Feb

David Freeman @ 3:23 pm January 26, 2014   Comments Off

Due to the extreme weather forecast for the trial days, session times and days have been rescheduled to avoid the hottest part of the day.

New times are:

Saturday 1st February and 8th February at the Synthetic Pitch

Under 8 Boys                           8.30am to 9.30am

Under 9 Boys                           9.30am to 10.30am

Under 10 Boys                      10.30am to 11.30am

Under 11 Boys                            4pm to 5pm

Under 12 Boys                           5pm to 6pm

Under 13 Boys                           6pm to 7pm

Under 14 Boys                          7pm to 8pm       (1st Feb )

Wednesday 5th February at the Adventure Playground Pitch

All Girls age groups                5.30pm to 6.30pm

Sunday 9th February at the Synthetic Pitch

All Girls age groups                 4pm to 5pm

Under 14 Boys                           5pm to 6pm

Boys Under 15, Under 16 and Under 17 players will be assessed in pre-season training commencing 5.30pm to 6.30pm on Thursday 30th January at the Adventure Playground pitch.

For queries contact David Freeman on 0457 503492

Eltham Redbacks FC New Player Information Day

Malcolm @ 2:57 pm January 26, 2014   Comments Off

Are you interested in playing club football for Eltham Redbacks?

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 15th 10am 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 2014.

The information day is for all players but particularly for kids starting football from U7 and below.  For older children the grading trials start as 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.

Proposed Merger with Diamond Valley Utd.

Pinky @ 1:30 pm January 6, 2014   Comments Off

Eltham Redbacks FC fellow members,

As President of the Eltham Redbacks FC, I would like to inform you of an important project the Committee has been working on that will build on the past hard work and secure the future of the club

In November we commenced discussions with Diamond Valley United FC with the view of merging the two clubs and becoming the premier football club in the North East region. After numerous meetings and discussions the Committee recommends proceeding with the merger as there are many benefits with little to no downside.

The new merged club will be called Diamond Valley Redbacks FC and we will continue to be based at Eltham North and wear the same red/black playing strip.  The current ERFC committee will continue to manage and operate the new merged entity along with Murray Ovens, Fabrizio Rocchi and all the coaching staff.

Benefits are numerous including the Redbacks becoming a powerhouse in the region by obtaining a State 2 men’s position (or State 1 after the FFV restructure due to the NPLV) giving our boys the pathway to high level. Of course all our women/junior/SSF/Vets/Metro teams will continue as normal and benefitting from the merger in many different ways.

I have taken the liberty to create a merger fact sheet which will address most of your questions along with the benefits and potential challenges. Please take the time to consider them as I want all members to be fully informed.

Click here to download the merger fact sheet

To enable the merger to occur, we require 75% approval of all members at a Special General Meeting to be held at Eltham North Reserve on 19th January 2014 at 12pm.

Click here to download the notice of a Special General Meeting and meeting agenda

In other words, we need more than 580 members to attend and vote in favour of the merger on the day. As you can appreciate this is a huge challenge and logistically it will be difficult to accomplish. For this reason we ask that you complete the proxy formproviding a committee member the right to represent you in voting in favour of the merger.

Click here to download the proxy voting form

We need all members in favour of the merger to complete the proxy form and return to the secretary. We suggest completing the proxy form then cut-and-paste into an email.

All proxies must be address to The ERFC Secretary and sent tomerger@elthamredbacksfc.org.au by Wednesday 8th January 2014. Alternatively you are welcome to attend the Special General Meeting on the 19th January 2014 to vote.

If we don’t get 580 votes in favour, the merger can not proceed – so please ensure you provide your proxy.

We ask that you get behind the committee and support the merger as this will be an incredible once in a life time opportunity for the club to cement its future and become the premier football club in the North East region.

Regards
Ivan Dalla Costa
ERFC President

Senior Men 2014 Preseason

Lamo @ 5:43 pm January 4, 2014   Comments Off
Attention all returning and prospective new Senior Men:
Welcome to Season 2014 at the Redbacks. We hope you had a very Merry Christmas and the New Year is treating you well.
Formal preseason training and trials for the coming season will take place on the 21st of January at 8pm on the synthetic pitch at home. Bring your shin pads and water bottles. From there, training will continue every Tuesday and Thursday at 8pm until further notice.
The club expects all players who hope to have a role in the Firsts, Reserves and U18s this season to make themselves available at the first session and all subsequent sessions. There is also the expectation that players will take part in all preseason matches as they are announced. We will endeavour to give as much forward notice about these games to help you organise yourself and your commitments.
New players are welcome to attend preseason training. Please email me on the address below if you wish to join so I can add you to my email database.
If you have any questions, email me at registrar-seniors@elthamredbacksfc.org.au and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. If you no longer wish to receive these emails, please let me know.
Kind regards,
Andrew Lamers (Lamo)
Senior Coordinator and Registrar

Calling all coaches…

Pinky @ 7:15 pm January 3, 2014   Comments Off

Eltham Redbacks FC would like to invite all  prospective new coaches and continuing coaches for 2014 to a 30 minute coaches ‘kick off’ meeting at 9am on Saturday 1st February at our Wattletree Rd, Eltham North pitch.

Topics will include:

  • How we operate
  • Expectations of coaches
  • Coaching support structure

Assistance with player trial assessment commencing after the meeting would be appreciated.

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