Ladies game on May 7th @ Aquinas

As part of the increasing development and progression of females participating in the AFL and Community Football, the VAFA has requested that all clubs hold a ladies game against their opposition in round 5. This match will take place between the reserves and senior matches. If numbers permit, the league would love to see a full match played, though they're also happy to see an AFL 9's game played.

We’ve had some interest from some ladies around the club to take part in a game, if you know anyone else that would like to get involved, please get in touch with the club.

Round 3 2016

Another week at the Snake Pit saw another victory in the seniors, though the final margin of 4 points was much closer than that of previous weeks. In the reserves, an unrelenting UHS-VU side played a solid 4 quarter game and had the Cobras well beaten across the ground, running out easy winners.

Congratulations to club president BJ Lashbrook who played his 100th game for the club on Saturday.
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Round 2 2016

It was good to be back at the Snake Pit last week as we hosted Powerhouse, as well as unfurled the premiership flags that were won last season. While the reserves were unable to get the result as they came up against a well drilled Powerhouse outfit, the seniors were able to take the points in a fantastic match, with that keeping top spot on the D3 ladder.

A big thanks to all of the past players & supporters that made it down on Saturday, a great day was had by all. Thanks also to all that were involved in the organisation of the day, in particular James Nicolas & Leigh Nelson.
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Round 1 2016

The Cobras travelled out to Pitcher Park on Saturday to take on our 2015 D4 rivals in Parkside and came away with two wins. The seniors won by a huge 107 points, and at the end of the reserves game the margin was 38 points in our favour.



Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Parkside 2.1-13 2.2-14 4.3-27 6.4-40
Canterbury 4.1-25 5.1-31 10.8-68 11.12-78

Goal Kickers: S. Woodward 3, B. Robertson 3, A. Szabo 2, H. Lee, C. Reid, M. Kirk
Best Players: B. Robertson, S. Strater, D. Reeves, A. Stals, B. Lashbrook, S. Woodward
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Past players day & flag unfurlings

The past players day for 2016 will take place on Saturday 16th April, and will coincide with the unfurling of the clubs dual premiership flags from last season. The day will also serve as a reunion for the clubs dual 1956 premierships, which was the last time the club was able to win both flags in the same year.

The day will kick off from 11.30am as the reserves premiership flag is raised before the clubs first home game of the season. Following this, a luncheon will take place inside the Jean Green room, where $20 will get attendees lunch and a drink on arrival. The senior premiership flag will also be raised before their match commences, for more info please contact James via 0407 511 057 or

To book your place at the luncheon, tickets can be purchased from the clubs online store, or a transfer can be made to the clubs bank account, details for which are below. Please leave your name as reference when making the transfer.

Account name: Canterbury Football Club
BSB: 633000
Account number: 125215897
Bendigo Bank

The rest of the social calendar for the year has also been confirmed, check the social events page for more details.

New club logo!

The Cobras have a brand new logo!

As part of an overall rebrand of the club, we’ve had a new logo created. The club feels that the old logo was a little dated, and the new version closer reflects the values and direction that we’re heading in.

The rebrand will also mean that new merchandise will be available over the course of the season, keep an eye on the usual channels for details!



Cobras netball

We’ve started a netball club!

Something that’s been in the pipeline for a little while is a netball club that can work in tandem with the football club and further market the Cobra brand. The club sees huge benefits in establishing netball teams as it will further engage friends and partners (both ladies and men) of current and past players who are looking to play a non-contact social sport.

The club will initially field teams in Richmond, Doncaster and Vermont in competitions played in those areas. The nights the teams play will be Tuesday and Wednesday.

At time of writing, there are four teams confirmed for the 2016 winter season, though this can easily be increased.

Interested parties can still enter their own teams, or individuals are more than welcome to join an existing team.

If you’re looking to get involved, please contact Kirsten via or on 0423 638 427, all are welcome!

Exciting times ahead for the Cobras!

Practice matches 2016

We’ve confirmed practice matches ahead of the 2016 season, details are as follows:

March 12th – Westbourne Grammarians @ Westbourne School Ground
March 19th – Nunawading @ Koonung Reserve
April 2nd – Intra club game @ The Snake Pit

If all players could do their best to be available on the above dates it would be appreciated.

Training details

We can confirm that training will take place at Cooper Reserve each Monday and Wednesday night until the end of March, kicking off on Wednesday 27th January. Each session will begin at 6pm, and will focus on skills and game plans, with fitness work to form part of the drills.

A reminder that all players will need to register online in order to be eligible to play, more information can be found on the registrations page, the sooner this gets done the better!

Vale: Al McDonnell

The Canterbury Football Club was today saddened to hear the news that club life member Al McDonell has passed away, only a few weeks after the passing of his wife, Rose.

Al filled many roles for Canterbury during his time with the club including coaching the reserves team, however he was best known for his long standing role as team manager. He and his wife did so much for the club that annual reports would often refer to them as “Mr & Mrs Canterbury”.

Also heavily involved at the Canterbury Cricket Club, the Canterbury family has lost a true legend.

Our thoughts are with the McDonell family.

The funeral service to celebrate the life of Alan John McDonell will be held at the Le Pine Chapel, 1048 Whitehorse Road (Cnr Linsley Street), Box Hill on Friday, January 22nd, commencing at 10.00am. No flowers by family request. Private cremation to follow