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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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”

Round 1 | Women – Aquinas | Men – Swinburne



Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Aquinas 0.2-2 0.2-2 1.4-10 1.5-11
Canterbury Football Club 1.2-8 6.4-40 6.4-40 7.7-49
Goals: Henschke 2, Spillane 2, Edwards 2, Bulluss
Best: Payne, Henschke, Rinaldi, Schiller, Spillane, Giles
After a long and intense pre-season dedicated to development work, the completely re-built 2018 CobraW’s have burst into round one form.

Join the Team of Legends selection committee

Two positions on our Team of Legends Selection Committee are available.

Debate their merits and select the best players to represent the Canterbury Football Club over our 137 year history.

Please contact James Nicolas on

Sean Hanrahan new Senior Men’s Captain


We have the pleasure of introducing the new senior leadership group for 2018 and beyond!!….All 5 fellas have been outstanding all summer, driving the standards on field and off field (so we’ve been told!!) with all achieving 70% or greater in attendance which has been sensational.

A massive congratulations to Sean Hanrahan who has earned the honour as the new Captain of the mighty cobras. Supporting him will be Matt Wishart(VC), Mitch Szabo(VC), Alex Wheeler(VC), and Jake Rowe(VC). Looking forward to a big year!!

2018 coterie partnership, player sponsorship and club membership packages

Celebrating 137 Years of Community Football

Coterie, Local Business & Player Sponsorship Packages and CFC Medallion Membership Packages have been released for 2018. Get in early and secure your Cobras membership!





Players are required to secure a Player Sponsor. In the event that a player secures a Black Sponsor they will receive a $100 refund off their membership. In the event that a player secure a Gold Sponsor they will receive a $50 refund off their membership.

Training resumes

A belated happy new year to all!

We’re officially back at training from Wednesday 17th January – both the men and the women, down at our usual pre-season stomping ground, Cooper Reserve in Camberwell.

The men will kick off at 6.15pm, with the women starting a little later at 7pm. This will be the weekly schedule until we resume twice a week from the first week of February.

Looking froward to seeing all players returning and as always, new players are more than welcome!

2017 Coach’s Report – Senior Men

All in all 2017 was a successful year on field for the Canterbury Football Club I felt, as the reserves and seniors both improved on their win/loss ratio and % after an average year on field in 2016. With some heavy recruiting needing to be done in the off season to ensure a successful year, we needed around 15-20 new faces to provide some depth for the senior squad and to make the reserves competitive and push for a finals berth also. With some great new additions through networking like Alex Wheeler, James Mreulje, James Carrington, Matt Wishart, Jason Blakemore, Andrew Hummerston, Jayden Collins, Josh Lloyde, Chris Bold, Dan Walden, Jarrod Dalzotto & Charlie Houghton to name a few, Alex Carapetis returning “home”, and some landing on our doorstep through our excellent website advertising like James Coghlan/West, Johnny McDonald & Dylan Henchel, our depth was in fairly good shape and a new look Canterbury Cobras were upon us. Continue reading “2017 Coach’s Report – Senior Men”

2017 President’s Report

The formation of a Women’s team in the inaugural year of the Victorian Amateur Football Association,(VAFA) Womens’ competition, complementing our Senior and Reserves Men’s teams, was unquestionably a highlight of the 2017 season. The uncertainty at the beginning of 2017 as to whether we would recruit sufficient numbers to fulfil our commitment to the competition prevailed almost up to the commencement of the grading matches. Continue reading “2017 President’s Report”

AGM 2017

The 2017 AGM will be held on Monday 13th November, taking place down at the club in the Jean Green room from 7.30pm. 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 on the night, please complete a nomination form and send it back to club secretary Sue Bach via

Come along and help make 2018 a great year on and off the field.