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 17 Men – Swinburne


Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Swinburne University AFC 4.3-27 10.8-68 15.12-102 17.14-116
Canterbury Football Club 2.4-16 4.6-30 4.8-32 12.12-84

Goal Kickers: R. Murray 5, J. Dear 2, C. Skate, J. Tomas, S. Murphy, R. Walmsley, A. Wheeler
Best Players: A. Wheeler, R. Walmsley, R. Murray, J. Dear, S. Hanrahan, R. Goodwin

Taking on Swinburne away would be everything on the line for both clubs. A win would be right in the mix for top four and the loser would have a mighty task to get in.

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Rd 14 Women – Therry Penola | Rd 15 Men – Westbourne


Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Canterbury Football Club 1.1-7 2.1-13 2.1-13 2.1-13
Therry Penola 2.2-14 4.4-28 5.5-35 5.7-37

Goal Kickers: N. Schiller, M. Henschke
Best Players: L. Rinaldi, A. Milne, A. Payne, K. Lucarelli, E. Harris, A. Dyer

And like that, the last home and away game for the season was upon the squad.

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Rd 13 Women – Ivanhoe | Rd 14 Men – Richmond


Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Ivanhoe 1.3-9 2.3-15 4.4-28 4.10-34
Canterbury Football Club 0.0 0.1-1 0.1-1 1.3-9

Goal Kickers: A. Dyer
Best Players: L. Rinaldi, P. Simon, M. Spillane, L. Nunn, A. Payne, A. Dyer

A trip out to Ivanhoe Park for round 13 had the CobraW’s facing off against the Ivanhoe Ivies.

The last time the teams met earlier in the year, Canterbury went down by 73 points, and this time squad was focused on making amends for the previous efforts.

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Rd 12 Women – Sth Melbourne | Rd 13 Men – La Trobe


Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
South Melbourne Districts 1.1-7 2.4-16 2.4-16 3.4-22
Canterbury Football Club 2.2-14 4.3-27 8.3-51 10.5-65

Goal Kickers: K. Bulluss 3, L. Rinaldi 2, J. Edwards 2, P. Simon, P. Mercer, M. Spillane
Best Players: M. Spillane, L. Rinaldi, A. Payne, K. Lucarelli, L. McMullin

Freshly regrouped after a sobering game against last years premiers two weeks prior, the CobraW’s rolled in to Gary Smorgan Oval on a lovely sunny Saturday afternoon to face South Melbourne.

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Rd 11 Women – Hawthorn | Rd 12 Men – Manningham


Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Hawthorn AFC 3.2-20 6.6-42 10.9-69 11.12-78
Canterbury Football Club 0.2-2 0.2-2 1.2-8 2.2-14
Goal Kickers: N. Schiller, M. Spillane
Best Players: N. Schiller, P. Simon, L. Rinaldi, A. Payne, S. Giles, K. Bulluss

With a rare opportunity for all three teams to play on the hallowed Snake Pit on the same day, the women’s squad broke the ice off the pitch at 9.20 to take on neighbourhood rival and reigning premiers Hawthorn.

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Mid-season review

Here’s a great review of both team’s progress (at the previous bye round) in a podcast by the Holmesglen Sports Media students who’ve been working with the club the past year:


2018 Business Lunch

We are pleased to announce that the Canterbury Football Business Lunch Series returns in 2018. The occasion offers our entire football community an opportunity to mix and network with our generous and loyal coterie of sponsors, our parochial supporters and the CFC playing group.

The lunch is remarkable in that we have two outstanding and celebrated icons of our great game, both of whom will both provide critical insights into the modern game and unquestionably will prompt an informative discussion of football’s hottest topics.

More details and tickets HERE