Canterbury’s team of legends

As we work to assemble Canterbury’s Greatest ever side over the next 12 months, we will from time to time throw in brief bio’s of former clubs legends, so you can see some of the greats who have donned the jumper, and see how many went on to play VFA and AFL at its highest levels. Ex Canterbury boys who captained AFL teams, played in AFL premierships, coached at AFL level, won All Australian honours, and two who became presidents of AFL clubs.

Then we will have a competition for people to pick the best team from a shortlist with bios with a prize for the winner.

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Rd 8 Women – UHS-VU | Rd 9 Men – Westbourne Grammar


Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
UHS-VU 0.1-1 2.3-15 2.3-15 2.3-15
Canterbury Football Club 1.0-6 2.0-12 3.1-19 3.4-22
Goal Kickers: M. Spillane 2, N. Schiller
Best Players: L. Rinaldi, N. Schiller, M. Spillane, L. Daw, Y. Hall, A. Payne

With the mercury barely touching 5 degrees, a very brisk morning greeted the CobraW’s as they arrived at Bren’s Oval to face UHS-VU for their round 8 clash, and the first match for winter.  Continue reading “Rd 8 Women – UHS-VU | Rd 9 Men – Westbourne Grammar”

Rd 7 Women – Ivanhoe | Rd 8 Men – Glen Eira


Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Canterbury Football Club 0.0 0.2-2 0.2-2 1.3-9
Ivanhoe 1.3-9 2.4-16 7.9-51 12.10-82
Goal Kickers: J. Edwards
Best Players: L. Rinaldi, K. Bulluss, N. Schiller, M. Spillane, A. Payne, L. DawSitting fourth on the ladder and facing off against third placed Ivanhoe, the Canterbury Women’s squad ran out in unusually barmy weather at the Snake Pit for round 7. Continue reading “Rd 7 Women – Ivanhoe | Rd 8 Men – Glen Eira”

Wombat notches 150

Congratulations to Rohan “Wombat” Walmsley who plays his 150th game this week in the home game against Westbourne. Wombat started his Canterbury career in 2008, has been club captain and leads by example. A five-time best and fairest winner and three times runner-up, he is a great mentor to the young snakes at Canterbury. Congratulations Bat!

Rd 5 Women – Swinburne | Rd 6 Men – Aquinas


Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Swinburne University AFC 2.1-13 4.2-26 4.2-26 5.4-34
Canterbury Football Club 2.1-13 2.4-16 2.6-18 4.8-32
Goal Kickers: M. Henschke 2, J. Edwards 2
Best Players: M. Spillane, A. Milne, J. Edwards, N. Schiller, K. Lucarelli, P. Simon

A trip a few suburbs over for an away game against Swinburne saw the women’s squad in a position to extend a four game winning steak out to five games.

Round 4 | Men – La Trobe University




Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Canterbury Football Club 4.5-29 6.8-44 8.12-60 16.19-115
La Trobe University AFC 0.1-1 1.3-9 3.3-21 4.4-28

Goal Kickers: T. Wooster 5, J. Sabell 3, D. Tasker 2, T. Murphy, M. Battaglia, O. Marett, D. Sharp, A. Stals, T. Crawford
Best Players: T. Crawford, T. Wooster, M. Cameron, N. Stogdale, J. Sabell, T. Murphy

Continue reading “Round 4 | Men – La Trobe University”

Sports Trainers Wanted

We’re looking to add to our team of sports trainers for the 2018 season. This is a great opportunity for students studying in related fields (physiotherapy, massage etc.) to get hands on experience in a local sports club.

31046759_1661510070602023_4048109083595208329_nWe play in the VAFA, with two men’s teams as well as a women’s team.

Roles for the position include, though are not limited to:
– strapping
– rub downs
– general first aid
– recording injuries across the season
– running water

Level 1 sports trainer accreditation is required, the club can assist with organising this where needed.

Availability is needed on one training night per week (Monday/Tuesday/Thursday) and one match each Saturday (times vary).

Experience not essential though is preferred, remuneration to be negotiated.

To express interest please get in touch via email!

Round 3 | Women – Therry Penola | Men – Albert Park



Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Canterbury Football Club 0.3-3 4.5-29 4.9-33 5.14-44
Therry Penola 1.2-8 4.3-27 5.4-34 5.5-35

Goal Kickers: K. Bulluss 2, A. Payne, M. Henschke, P. Simon
Best Players: A. Payne, J. Edwards, L. Rinaldi, S. Giles, K. Bulluss, M. Spillane

A warm but overcast day greeted the team as they arrived at the Snake Pit for the first home game of the season.

With Therry Penola sitting on top of the ladder, and CFCW sitting in second position, top billings were up for grabs, and stakes and pressure were high.

Continue reading “Round 3 | Women – Therry Penola | Men – Albert Park”

Round 2 | Women – Whitefriars | Men – Hawthorn



Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Whitefriars Football Club 4.1-25 4.1-25 4.4-28 5.5-35
Canterbury Football Club 1.2-8 3.7-25 3.7-25 7.10-52
Goals: M. Henschke 6, K. Lucarelli
Best: M. Henschke, M. Spillane, L. Rinaldi, Z. Reape, A. Milne, A. Dyer


Another week on the road, as the women’s squad journeyed out to Donvale to clash with Whitefriars.

Preparing pre game in the visitors change rooms that might be generously described as having the footprint of a medium sized postage stamp certainly added a cozy element to many player’s pre-game rituals!

Outside an 8 goal “breeze” was swirling, with rain coming in sideways for good effect.
Continue reading “Round 2 | Women – Whitefriars | Men – Hawthorn”