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As we move into the second half of the 2015 season, I want to take the opportunity to provide an update on the season to date and some exciting developments.
As always, I want thank all the technical directors, coaches, team managers, committee and volunteers for all their hard work since pre-season commenced in February. Without their dedication and commitment the club would not be able to put 50+ teams on the pitch every week. Whether you are responsible in rolling out a football program or helping in the canteen, every little bit helps in making us the best football club in Melbourne.
Playing numbers continue to be strong with over 850 members ranging from our 3-4 year old Spiderlings to our over 45 men’s teams. We have experienced an increase in player numbers in all areas with the biggest growth in our girls/women program. Well done girls hopefully we will soon have several Matildas!
On the park the Redbacks have been extremely competitive with all teams across all ages having success. Our senior men and women teams continue to power on and are sitting on top of the ladder of their respective leagues. Junior teams have shown great development with exciting football being played at all levels.
A special thanks goes to our sponsors. With their support the club is able to invest into the football program that keeps us ahead of the rest. I strongly encourage you consider buying their products or use their services as a way to say thank-you for their on-going support. Pls refer to our sponsor page for their contact details. (Click here)
Over the coming months we have earmarked a number of social events, including the annual Trivia Night, Senior and Junior Presentations, Call to Arms, Pink Ribbon Night and number of other activities. Your participation and contribution at these events is a great way to mingle with the Committee and get to know club members in a social and fun environment. We will be publishing dates shortly however in the meantime I encourage all members to come along to the Trivia night. Click here to make a booking.
Through the great support of our local state member Vicki Ward we have been able to embark on two major projects that will positively impact the Redbacks in coming years. The first is the redevelopment of our club rooms to cater for 850 members and ability to have multiple change rooms. We have commenced the feasibility study and have produced several concepts. Over the coming months I will be able to share more information which will include the need to raise funds to contribute towards the project. The second project is the redevelopment of the St. Helena secondary college sport precinct which will include a synthetic pitch to be used by the Redbacks. This project has many components occurring over many years, however priority has been given to construct the synthetic pitch in the first phase of the project.
The Redbacks prides itself on in respecting and accommodating players from all different backgrounds and levels of abilities. This has been the fabric of the club and will continue to be one of the guiding principles. Please ensure you apply this principle as you play against other teams and visit other clubs.
Finally, I wish you the very best for the remainder of the season and I look forward in catching up down at the “web” – AKA Eltham North Reserve
Ivan Dalla Costa
Click here for the photo order form. Please bring this completed with your payment on the night of your photo.
Monday 25th May
5.30pm U12 Kangaroos/Wallabies (Smith)
5.40pm U10 Girls (Wiley)
5.50pm U10 Kangaroos Boys (Frewin)
6.00pm U10 Joeys Boys (Forsyth)
6.10pm U11 Wallabies Boys (Sharma)
6.20pm U11 Joeys Boys (Winter)
6.30pm U10 Wallabies Boys (Giannios)
6.40pm U11 Kangaroos Boys (Czorny)
6.50pm U11 Wallabies Boys (Dollas)
7.00pm U14B Boys (Steele)
7.10pm U14D Boys (Leffley)
7.20pm U10 Wallabies Boys (Dalla Costa)
Tuesday 26th May
6.10pm U12 Kangaroos Boys (Czorny )
6.20pm U12 Wallabies Boys (Noori Tajer)
6.30pm U12 Joeys Boys (James)
6.40pm U13D Boys (Ribarich)
6.50pm U13B Boys (Bascetta)
7.00pm U13A (Lamers)
7.10pm Senior Men SL4E and SL4E Reserves
7.20pm Senior Men SL4E and SL4E Reserves
7.30pm U18A Boys (Quinn)
7.40pm U15A Boys (Oliver)
7.50pm U14A Boys (Lyell)
8.00pm Senior Men Metro 2NW and 5NW
Wednesday 27th May
4.50pm U8 Kangaroos Boys (Carr)
5.00pm U8 Kangaroos Boys (Alonzo)
5.10pm U8 Wallabies Boys (Ennis)
5.20pm U8 Joeys Boys (Ibrahim)
5.30pm U8 Joeys Boys (Taylor)
5.40pm U9 Kangaroos Boys (Caruso)
5.50pm U9 Joeys Boys (Luu)
6.00pm U9 Wallabies Boys (Hoang)
6.10pm U9 Joeys Boys (Coard)
6.20pm U9 Kangaroos Boys (Brennin)
6.30pm U8/9 Joeys Girls (Van Der Kamp)
6.40pm U8/9 Joeys Girls (Slikker)
6.50pm U11 Wallabies/Kangaroos Girls (Denman)
7.00pm Senior Women SL2NW
7.20pm U21 Girls Development Squad SL4E
7.30pm Senior Women SL3N
7.40pm U13/14A Girls (Czorny)
7.50pm U13/14B Girls (Mitrevski)
8.00pm U16 Girls (Wightman)
The Saturday small-sided football group have their photos this week. Here is the photo order form so you can complete and bring it along.
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
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!
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!
ERFC is proudly supported by…
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
(**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
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|Pitch Allocation||Pitch Allocation|
|Training Day One||Training Day Two|
|SSF Girls||Team||League||Coach||Training Times|
|Under 9 Girls||Eltham Redbacks FC||AIA Vitality Girls' Sunday North-West 8-9 Joeys||Slikker||Monday and Wednesday 5.30 - 6.30pm||AP 1||AP 2|
|Eltham Redbacks FC Red||AIA Vitality Girls' Sunday North-West 8-9 Joeys||Van Der Kamp||Monday and Wednesday 5.30 - 6.30pm||AP 2||AP 3|
|Under 10 Girls||Eltham Redbacks FC||AIA Vitality Girls' Sunday North-West 10||Wiley||Monday 6.00 - 7.00pm and Wednesday 5.30 - 6.30pm||AP 4||AP 4|
|Under 11 Girls||Eltham Redbacks FC||AIA Vitality Girls' Sunday North-West 11 Wallabies/Kangaroos||Denman||Monday and Wednesday 6.00 - 7.00pm||AP 5||AP 5|
|SSF Boys||Team||League||Coach||Training Times|
|Under 8 Boys||Eltham Redbacks FC Blue||AIA Vitality Boys' Sunday North 8 Kangaroos||Carr||Monday & Wednesday 5.00 - 6.00pm||Blue||Green|
|Eltham Redbacks FC Red||AIA Vitality Boys' Sunday North 8 Kangaroos||Alonzo||Monday & Wednesday 5.00 - 6.00pm||White||Orange|
|Eltham Redbacks FC||AIA Vitality Boys' Sunday North Red 8 Wallabies||Ennis||Monday & Wednesday 5.00 - 6.00pm||Red||Pink|
|Eltham Redbacks FC||AIA Vitality Boys' Sunday North Red 8 Joeys||Ibrahim||Monday & Wednesday 5.00 - 6.00pm||Yellow||Grey|
|Eltham Redbacks FC||AIA Vitality Boys' Sunday North Yellow 8 Joeys||Taylor||Monday & Wednesday 5.00 - 6.00pm||Green||Blue|
|Under 9 Boys||Eltham Redbacks FC White||AIA Vitality Boys' Sunday North 9 Kangaroos||Brennin||Monday & Wednesday 6.00 - 7.00pm||Yellow||Grey|
|Eltham Redbacks FC Red||AIA Vitality Boys' Sunday North 9 Kangaroos||Caruso||Monday & Wednesday 5.00 - 6.00pm||Orange||White|
|Eltham Redbacks FC Green||AIA Vitality Boys' Sunday North Red 9 Wallabies||Hoang||Monday & Wednesday 5.00 - 6.00pm||Pink||Red|
|Eltham Redbacks FC||AIA Vitality Boys' Sunday North Red 9 Joeys||Luu||Monday & Wednesday 5.00 - 6.00pm||Grey||Yellow|
|Eltham Redbacks FC Orange||AIA Vitality Boys' Sunday North Red 9 Joeys||Coard||Monday & Wednesday 5.00 - 6.00pm||Purple||Purple|
|Under 10 Boys||Eltham Redbacks FC Red||AIA Vitality Boys' Sunday North 10 Kangaroos||Frewin||Monday and Wednesday 6.00 - 7.00 pm||Green||Blue|
|Eltham Redbacks FC White||AIA Vitality Boys' Sunday North 10 Kangaroos||Dalla Costa||Monday 6.30 - 7.30 pm and Wednesday 6.00 - 7.00pm||AP 2||White|
|Eltham Redbacks FC Blue||AIA Vitality Boys' Sunday North 10 Wallabies||Forsyth||Monday and Wednesday 6.00 - 7.00 pm||Pink||Red|
|Eltham Redbacks FC Green||AIA Vitality Boys' Sunday North Yellow 10 Joeys||Giannios||Monday and Wednesday 6.00 - 7.00 pm||Grey||Yellow|
|Under 11 Boys||Eltham Redbacks FC Red||AIA Vitality Boys' Sunday North Blue 11 Kangaroos||Czorny||Monday and Wednesday 6.00 - 7.00 pm||Blue||Green|
|Eltham Redbacks FC Orange||AIA Vitality Boys' Sunday North Yellow 11 Wallabies||Dollas||Monday and Wednesday 6.00 - 7.00 pm||White||Orange|
|Eltham Redbacks FC White||AIA Vitality Boys' Sunday North Yellow 11 Wallabies||Sharma||Monday and Wednesday 6.00 - 7.00 pm||Red||Pink|
|Eltham Redbacks FC Green||AIA Vitality Boys' Sunday North Red 11 Joeys||Winter||Monday and Wednesday 6.30 - 7.30 pm||AP 1||AP 2|
|Junior Boys||Team||League||Coach||Training Times|
|Under 12 Boys||Eltham Redbacks FC Kangaroos||Sportsmart Boys' North 12 Kangaroos||Czorny||Tuesday and Thursday 5.30 - 7.00pm||Blue||Green|
|Eltham Redbacks FC Wallabies||Sportsmart Boys' North Red 12 Wallabies||Noori Tajer||Tuesday and Thursday 5.30 - 7.00pm||White||Orange|
|Eltham Redbacks FC Joeys||Sportsmart Boys' North Blue 12 Joeys||James||Tuesday and Thursday 5.30 - 7.00pm||Red||Pink|
|Under 13 Boys||Eltham Redbacks FC||Sportsmart Boys' North 13A||Lamers||Tuesday and Thursday 5.30 - 7.00pm||Green||Blue|
|Eltham Redbacks FC||Sportsmart Boys' North 13B||Bascetta||Tuesday and Thursday 5.30 - 7.00pm||Orange||White|
|Eltham Redbacks FC||Sportsmart Boys' North 13D||Ribarich||Tuesday and Thursday 5.30 - 7.00pm||Pink||Red|
|Under 14 Boys||Eltham Redbacks FC||Sportsmart Boys' North 14A||Lyell||Tuesday and Thursday 7.00 - 8.30pm||Yellow||Grey|
|Eltham Redbacks FC||Sportsmart Boys' North 14B||Steele||Monday and Wednesday 7.00 - 8.30pm||AP 5||Olive|
|Eltham Redbacks FC||Sportsmart Boys' North 14D||Leffley||Monday and Wednesday 7.00 - 8.30pm||Purple||Purple|
|Under 15 Boys||Eltham Redbacks FC||Sportsmart Boys' North 15A||Mark Oliver||Tuesday and Thursday 7.00 - 8.30pm||Red||Pink|
|Under 18 Boys||Eltham Redbacks FC||Sportsmart Boys' North 18A||Quinn||Tuesday and Thursday 7.00 - 8.30pm||Blue||Green|
|Junior Girls||Team||League||Coach||Training Times|
|Under 12 Girls||Eltham Redbacks FC||Sportsmart Girls' North-West 12 Kangaroos/Wallabies||Smith||Monday and Wednesday 5.30 - 7.00pm||AP 3||AP 1|
|Under 13/14 Girls||Eltham Redbacks FC||Sportsmart Girls' North-West 13-14A||Czorny||Monday and Wednesday 7.00 - 8.30pm||Pink||Pink|
|Eltham Redbacks FC||Sportsmart Girls' North-West 13-14B||Mitrevski||Monday and Wednesday 7.00 - 8.30pm||Grey||Grey|
|Under 16 Girls||Eltham Redbacks FC||Sportsmart Girls' North 15-16C||Wightman||Monday and Wednesday 7.00 - 8.30pm||Green||Green|
|U20 Girls Dev||Eltham Redbacks FC||Zagame's Womens State League 4 East||TBC||Monday and Wednesday 7.00 - 8.30pm||Synthetic Pitch||Synthetic Pitch|
|Seniors||Senior Men||Harris||Tuesday and Thursday 7.00 - 8.30pm||Top Oval||Synthetic Pitch|
|Reserve Men||Mitrevski||Tuesday and Thursday 7.00 - 8.30pm||Top Oval||Synthetic Pitch|
|Senior Women||Zagame's Womens State League 2 North-West||Crinis||Monday and Wednesday 7.00 - 8.30pm||Synthetic Pitch||Synthetic Pitch|
|SL3 Women||Zagame's Womens State League 3 North||Steele||Monday 7.00 - 8.30pm and Wednesday 8.30 - 10.00pm||AP 3 & 4||Top Oval|
|Mens Metro 2||Metropolitan League 5 North-West||Frost||Tuesday and Thursday 8.30 - 10.00 pm||Synthetic Pitch||Synthetic Pitch|
|Mens Metro 5||Metropolitan League 5 North-West||Frost||Tuesday and Thursday 8.30 - 10.00 pm||Synthetic Pitch||Synthetic Pitch|
|Over 45s||David||Wednesday 8.30 - 10.00 pm||Synthetic Pitch||Synthetic Pitch|
|BigKidz||David||Monday 8.30 - 10.00pm and Sunday 6.30 - 8.00pm||Synthetic Pitch||Synthetic Pitch|
|Goal Keeping||Goal Keeping Coach||Sebastian Mattei||Tuesday and Wednesday 6.00 - 8.00pm, Thursday 6.30 - 8.30pm||Top Oval||Top Oval|
|Goal Keeping Coach||Tuesday 6.00 - 8.00pm||Top Oval||Top Oval|
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!