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Most progressive community club in the North East region

Recent articles

03 Feb 2015Junior ages correction Club
28 Jan 2015Welcome to the 2015 season! Club
27 Jan 2015Pre-season calendar – UPDATE Juniors
15 Jan 2015Watson Holden sale Club
08 Dec 2014$1,500 from Eltham & Diamond Creek Community Bank! Uncategorized
26 Nov 2014Juventus Cup is ours! Uncategorized
17 Nov 2014Melbourne Victory Family Day – Sat, Nov 29th Club
30 Oct 2014Players wanted for the senior women’s group Seniors
27 Oct 2014Barry Plant Eltham’s sponsorship announcement! Club
03 Oct 2014Victorian Premier Pledges $3.6m to upgrade Facilities Club

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

Welcome to the 2015 season!

Pinky @ 3:40 pm January 28, 2015   Comments Off on Welcome to the 2015 season!

The committee has been working diligently over the last 3 months in preparing and planning for the 2015 season. Below is important information about pre-season grading, training and registration so please take the time to read each point.

Pre-Season Grading, Training and Information Day

Grading for U8 to U16 girl and boy teams will commence Saturday 7th February 2015 and then move into pre-season training ready for the first match on Sunday 12th April. Please refer to the Pre-season Calendar for dates and grading information.

It is important that players attend both sessions by arriving 15 minutes before the allocated time. Please ensure they wear boots and shin pads and bring along a cap/hat and water bottle.

To assist with the grading process, we ask that all players register before 7th February as per the instructions below.

The Saturday program for U5/6/7 boys/girls and the Spiderlings program for 3 & 4 year olds will commence Saturday 2nd May. More information can be found on our web site and we encourage you attend the  Information Day on Saturday 14th February at our Eltham North club rooms between the hours of 10.30am – 12 noon.

Based on previous years, both programs are very popular. We have limited spots for each age group so I suggest to avoid disappointment you get in early by registering as per below.

Information and Shirt Presentation Days

For all new parents/players and parents that have children moving into U8 from our Saturday program, you are welcome to attend the Information day on Saturday 14th February 2015 between 10.30am to 12pm. The committee will provide handouts on the day and answer all your queries.

The annual shirt presentation for all players from U8 to U16 will occur on Saturday 11th April. Please diarise the day as we expect all players, coaches and team managers to attend.

Registration and 2015 fees

Online registration for the 2015 season is now open. We ask all players to register ASAP and before the 7th February by clicking on the below link and follow the instructions and guides provided.


We require all players to electronically upload a passport sized photo onto the MyFootballClub registration data base, so please ensure you have it ready.  If you have already uploaded a photo there is no need to do it again.

We only accept credit card payments at the end of the registration process, so until payment is made, your spot in the team is not secured. Thus we encourage that you finalise payment at the conclusion of the registration process.

In setting the 2015 fees, the committee deliberates the fee structure ensuring any increases are justified and minimised.

For 2015 we have set fees after taking into account increases in council pitch rental cost, utility costs, coaching fees/accrditation and overall increase in uniform and equipment costs. These increases have had an impact on our budget and to ensure we remain financially viable and provide a professional sporting environment for players at all levels, the committee has agreed on the following fee structure.

Age Group / Grade Annual Fee
Spiderlings $150
Saturday Program – U5-U7 girls and boys $335
Miniroos U8-U11 girls and boys $505
Junior girls and boys U12 – U18 $550
Senior Women / Men $550
Over 45s $375
Big Kidz Social Program $85

The above fee is an annual fee and there are no other fees to pay. If you interested in what you get for the fees, please refer to the FAQ.

Club Merchandise

Over the off-season the club has designed a limited range of 2015 merchandise just for club members. This merchandise is in addition to the player apparel that is already included as part of your registration packages and is ideal for both players and supporters. It can be ordered through the MyFootballClub registration process – just click on “Purchase additional items” on the payment screen in the registration system. Note that once ordered, we cannot change items or give refunds as the items are made to order, so please select sizing carefully.

On behalf of the committee, I want to wish everyone the very best for the 2015 season and I look forward in catching up soon.

Ivan Dalla Costa

Pre-season calendar – UPDATE

Pinky @ 8:48 am January 27, 2015   Comments Off on Pre-season calendar – UPDATE

Please see below for the latest pre-season calendar!

(Click for full-size)

Pre-season calendar 2015


Watson Holden sale

Pinky @ 10:11 am January 15, 2015   Comments Off on Watson Holden sale

Watson Holden is a really valued supporter of ERFC – so if any members are in the market for a new car, where better to look? They have a big 4 day sale on starting this Friday, so might be a good time to take a test drive.

Watson Holden has announced a scorching January 4 Day Sale offering a five-year warranty PLUS five years of roadside assistance PLUS a huge factory bonus on all new and demonstrator 2014 plated Watson Holden vehicles.   This offer is over and above the great-value January drive away offers already available, including an incredible no deposit and no repayments until 2016, as well as Holden’s capped price servicing on all models. There has never been a better time to buy so get into Watson Holden this weekend! Hurry ends Monday at 5pm sharp! 

Watson Holden's 4 Day Sale

$1,500 from Eltham & Diamond Creek Community Bank!

Pinky @ 8:25 am December 8, 2014   Comments Off on $1,500 from Eltham & Diamond Creek Community Bank!

Two novelty cheques in one year! We must be doing something right! Pictured here is our President Ivan Dalla Costa with Group Business Development Manager Michael Maloney from Eltham & Diamond Creek Community Bank with a fantastic donation to the Redbacks. Thank you so much on this very important donation. We have a very strong reliance on sponsorship funding to deliver our football programs, and this donation is a valued contribution to making that possible.


Juventus Cup is ours!

Pinky @ 10:56 pm November 26, 2014   Comments Off on Juventus Cup is ours!

It was a fantastic game tonight for the Continental Tyres Eltham Legends team in the over 55 division for the Juventus Cup, held at the Juventus Old Boys Club (versus Juve themselves), Park Ave Reserve in Doncaster.

The venue itself was perfect on the night – a soft, immaculately curated piece of turf, great club rooms, friendly crowd and a full set of referees, including one lippy AR that was more interested in a bit of banter with the crowd than keeping an eye on off-sides, which the crowd was more than pleased with.

Eltham were the first to jump after a handy run down the right wing was crossed into the box towards Bob Messenger. The CB tried to control it but took a heavy touch and Bob, spritely as ever, was straight onto it for an easy tap in.

Middle of the second half saw a push from Juve which was rewarded with a penalty for hand-ball, flagged by the AR on the far side. After a short discussion between the referees, and some creative intimidatory tactics from the Redbacks keeper, the striker buried it without hesitation.

With 10 minutes to play, a free kick to Eltham was awarded towards the corner on the right side, deep into the attacking half. The ball landed in Harold’s lap before he even knew about it, and in the confusion that followed, someone wearing red managed to put a toe on it and put the ball where it belonged.

The final score was 2-1 to Eltham. Without a doubt the deserving team. Paul ‘Harold’ Harris won the O55 Cup B&F.

Click through to the photo album on Facebook

Melbourne Victory Family Day – Sat, Nov 29th

Pinky @ 10:02 am November 17, 2014   Comments Off on Melbourne Victory Family Day – Sat, Nov 29th


Players wanted for the senior women’s group

Pinky @ 12:01 pm October 30, 2014   Comments Off on Players wanted for the senior women’s group

The senior women’s playing group has put a call out for new players to boost the squad heading into the 2015 season.

If you know of anyone, or are interested yourself, send an email to Michelle ( womenscoordinator@elthamredbacksfc.org.au ) to find out more.


Barry Plant Eltham’s sponsorship announcement!

Pinky @ 2:30 pm October 27, 2014   Comments Off on Barry Plant Eltham’s sponsorship announcement!

Barry Plant Eltham brought their own novelty cheque to Senior Presentation Night on Friday, held at Ashton Manor in Diamond Creek, to announce a three year sponsorship agreement!

It’s amazing support from our long-term major sponsor, and multiple year sponsorship deals like this make it possible to put on our quality football programmes, maintain coaching quality through FFV accreditation and support our lease of the facility and purchase of equipment, so it’s absolutely essential for our club.

As we took the opportunity to explain to Barry Plant Eltham – our success is directly attributable to their support, mixed with some very hard work from our volunteers, coaching staff and all the support crew around them.

Thank you to Barry Plant Eltham for their ongoing support, and you know where to go when you want to sell your house or have your rental property managed!


Victorian Premier Pledges $3.6m to upgrade Facilities

Ivan Dalla Costa @ 12:33 pm October 3, 2014   Comments Off on Victorian Premier Pledges $3.6m to upgrade Facilities

Premier and Liberal party leader Dr. Dennis Napthine along with Minister Mary Wooldridge and Steve Briffa  announced a $ 3.6m commitment to the Eltham North Reserve if elected on November 29th. Eltham Redbacks FC will receive $2m to rebuild the current facility to accommodate the growth of our club with over 850 members.

Liberal Party

( ERFC President Ivan Dalla Costa and Vice President David Freeman with Premier Napthine, Minister Wooldridge and Eltham Liberal member Steve Briffa )

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