Pre-xmas training

Pre-season training will kick off on Wednesday November 30 at the Snake Pit (Canterbury Sports Ground) at 6.15pm, with free drinks and a BBQ to follow. Please try to arrive on time, runners only, no boots! These sessions will also take place on the 7th & 14th of December, and will then resume on Monday January 16th happening each Monday & Wednesday.

Come along and meet the new recruits and get aboard the Cobra train in 2017!

2017 office bearers

The AGM was held tonight and the outcome is a new look committee for season 2017.

Greg Nichols and Clive Driscoll accepted their nominations for president and vice president respectively, with both elected unopposed. BJ Lashbrook and Kirsten Kent depart from those positions, though both will remain on the club committee. Sue Bach remains in the position of secretary, while Angela James accepted her nomination for the treasurer position. The previous treasurer, Carol Pearce will also remain on the committee, assisting in the transition.
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A message from new senior coach John Doak

After his appointment to the role of senior coach last week, Doaky has the following message for club members.

Dear Sons & Daughters of the Cobra,

To be a past player and now given the reigns for season 2017 and beyond is one of the proudest moments of my life and I am truly honoured to lead this club and the lads on the front line. I am so excited and cannot wait for pre-season training to begin so we can get into it and build from this season and look to jag another flag ASAP.
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Senior coach appointed for 2017

We’re thrilled to announce the appointment of John Doak as the senior coach for season 2017! Doaky has been a part of the club since 2001, he served as a senior assistant this year and as reserves coach in 14/15, taking the team to last years flag. John’s footy knowledge and passion for the job is second to none. He got the nod ahead of two other applicants, we’re excited for what the future holds. Congratulations, John!

AGM 2016

The 2016 AGM will be held on Wednesday October 12th, taking place down at the club in the Jean Green room from 7pm. All players, members and supporters of the club are welcome and encouraged to attend. If you’re interested in helping out the club in any role next season, please keep the date free and come along to the meeting.

If you’d like to nominate someone though are unable to make it to the meeting, please complete a nomination form and send it back to club secretary Sue Bach via secretary@canterburyfootball.club.

Come along and help make 2017 a great year on and off the field.

Coaching vacancies 2017

Canterbury Football Club welcomes applications for the Senior and Reserve grade coaching positions ahead of the 2017 season. The club will be competing in Division 3 of the VAFA after winning both D4 flags in 2015.

All applications are accepted in strict confidence.

Please forward applications or expressions of interest to club secretary Sue Bach via secretary@canterburyfootball.club or 0438 191 165.

Applications close 5pm Tuesday 20th September 2016.

Round 18 2016 – Parkside

On Saturday we hosted our old D4 rivals, Parkside, at the Snake Pit, in what was the last round for both clubs for 2016. An inspired effort saw the Devils take the win in the reserves, though the Cobras hit back in the seniors to run out big winners, the final margin being almost 20 goals. 
 

Presentation night

This year presentation night will be taking place at the club rooms on Friday September 9th. Kicking off from 6.30pm, the night will include dinner service as well as the presentation of the annual awards. Entry will be $30 ($15 for players), friends and family are most welcome to join! If you'd like to book your place please email the club.
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Vote count 2016

Sunday saw the vote count held down at the club rooms, and both grades weren't decided until Saturdays votes were read, which made for a great count!

In the reserves, the winner was first year player Michael Crawford (80), second was Arun Panjwani (71), while Ash Stals (66) rounded out the top three.

In the seniors a fast finishing Tom Lowden (135) overtook five time winner Rohan Walmsley (131) in the final round, with Rowan Moody capping off a terrific year with third place.

Well done to all, the winners will be awarded their trophies at presentation night taking place on September 9th at the club rooms.

Members & supporters day

The last round of the year will see the club put on a luncheon for all supporters and members. Kicking off from midday, the day will include food and drinks, come along and enjoy the last games of footy at the Snake Pit in 2016! Entry will be $10 which will include a burger and drink on arrival, please RSVP to James via cobrascfc@gmail.com so the club can confirm numbers for the day.

Round 17 2016 – UHS-VU

Saturday saw us take to the road for the last time this year with the destination being Brens Oval, Parkville, the home turf of UHS-VU. Unfortunately both games went the way of the hosts, the seniors staged a last quarter comeback though it wasn't enough to get them over the line, which now makes it impossible for them to make the finals.
 

Vote count

After the results of last week.we now know that this Saturday will be the last game of the year for our boys. As such, the vote count will be held on Sunday at the club rooms. Come along from midday to see who takes out the B&Fs in both grades!
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