Sports trainers wanted

The club is on the lookout for sports trainers to assist in both women’s and men’s football matches. This is a great opportunity for students studying in related fields (physiotherapy, massage etc.) to get hands on experience in a local sports club.

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 (Tuesday/Thursday) and one match each Saturday (times vary).

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

Please see the below image for details, for any further information please contact President BJ Lashbrook via president@canterburyfootball.club or 0425 155 552.

COVID-19 Update

The official word from the VAFA is footy’s suspended til May 2nd.

This means that as of today (March 17th) all training, practice matches and the season itself will be put on hold until further notice. The same goes for our social events during that time.

For more information please see a statement from the league via the official VAFA site.

While the decision is disappointing in a football sense, this issue is much bigger than footy, and the health & safety of the general community is the focus for the next little while.

Stay safe Cobras!

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Canterbury Cricket Club women’s cricket & pink stumps day

After 133 years of cricket at the Canterbury Cricket Club, 2020 will see the introduction of our inaugural Women’s XI. More and more women are following the example of stars like Meg Lanning and Ellyse Perry by picking up bat and ball and getting out there to have some fun!

So get a group of your friends together and head down to the home of Cricket – Canterbury Sports Ground! – and register your interest NOW for the coming season.

Be part of the FUN! Be a part of the TEAM! Be part of HISTORY!

Contact: Ann ann.brennan@me.com

Pink stumps day

Come and join us on the 22nd of February as we celebrate Pink Stumps Day. Help us support our Stage 3 Girls as they compete for the Canterbury Road Cup against Heatherdale CC.

While with us, register your interest for season 2020/21.

Details:
CCC Pink Stumps day 2020
Saturday 22nd February
Canterbury Sportsground, 4pm onwards
Tickets via WWW.TRYBOOKING.COM/BHXTB
Adults $25 / Kids $5 / Families $50
Tickets include finger food

Training resumes Jan 29th

Hopefully everyone has enjoyed the summer break, though it’s now time to hit the track!

Both the men and the women will be kicking off on Wednesday 29th from 6pm at Highfield Park, Camberwell. Training will take place each Monday and Wednesday at Highfield until we return back to the Snake Pit in late March. No boots, runners only until further notice.

Existing, returning and new players are all welcome!

For more information contact BJ Lashbrook (0425 155 552) or Evie Hall (0421 362 836).

Club seeking canteen staff

The club is on the lookout for people to staff, and potentially manage, the club’s canteen for season 2020 and onward.

As it stands, the club holds home games each Saturday from the beginning of April through late August, as the men’s (x3) and women’s (x2) teams alternate home games each week. There are also a few club byes throughout the season, which are Easter, Queen’s birthday weekend and the first weekend of July (VAFA interleague).

General game day tasks for the position/s are:

  • Prepare and set up canteen area (position equipment, display products etc)
  • Prepare food and beverage for sale (ensure hot food is ready to sell, have hot water ready for tea/coffee)
  • Sell goods throughout the day and restock as required
  • Sell alcoholic beverages (only after all play has finished for the day, VAFA policy)
  • Operate POS terminals (training will be provided)
  • Clean as required throughout the day. general cleaning to finish up

Additional tasks outside of game day (assistance from the committee will be provided):

  • Managing overall stock levels
  • Ordering stock

Hours of operation for the canteen are generally 11am through to 6pm, though could be as early as 8.30am, dependant on the games scheduled that day.

Ideally, applicants would hold both their Food Safety Certificate and Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certificate, though these can be arranged prior to the season starting for anyone who needs them.

Anyone interested in the role or seeking more information should get in touch with either:

Remuneration negotiable based on experience.

New committee for 2019

The club has a new look committee for season 2020!

BJ Lashbrook steps back in the president’s role after a few years off, and we have joint VP’s in Sean Hanrahan and Evie Hall. Rounding out the executive committee we have Georgie Callaghan in the secretary position while Luke Venditti has taken the role of treasurer.

As general committee members we have David Scott and Mick Collins.

Thanks to all for putting their hands up for their respective roles!

As always, there are still a few areas that could use some extra support, so if you or anyone you know is interested in helping out in any area, in any capacity no matter how big or small, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

A big thanks must go to the outgoing executive, Greg Nichols, Clive Driscoll, and club stalwarts Sue Bach and Carol Pearce, the new committee certainly has big shoes to fill!

AGM 2019

The 2019 AGM will be held on Wednesday 23rd October, taking place down at the club in the Jean Green room from 7.00pm. 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 secretary@canterburyfootball.club.

Come along and help make 2020 a great year on and off the field.

Senior Men Semi Final vs Emmaus St. Leos

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Emmaus St Leos 1.2-8 7.5-47 10.5-65 13.8-86
Canterbury Football Club 4.2-26 4.4-28 7.7-49 8.8-56

Goal Kickers: M. Astbury 4, T. Wooster 2, M. Szabo, N. Hicks
Best Players: R. Walmsley, M. Astbury, N. Szabo, J. Temopoulos, H. Berenger, L. Shearer

After a brilliant and stirring performance in the last round, we find ourselves in the four. Playing finals had been so close for the last two seasons yet had slipped through the grasp. It was time to test ourselves against the best and see how far this new group of cobras could progress.

With a one all ledger against St Leos through the regular season the mood was buoyant throughout the week. Some injury concerns for Wheeler, Molony, Desmond and Carapetis had seen four changes to the side that did the job against Westbourne. Coming into the side Shearer, Joseph, McGrath and Thomas. Continue reading “Senior Men Semi Final vs Emmaus St. Leos”

Major raffle 2019

The club is holding it’s major raffle for the year this Saturday August 24th!

First prize this year is a corporate box at the MCG at a game of your choosing for up to 16 people, valued at $8k.

Tickets are just $5 each (or get 12 for $50) and can be purchased at our online store.

Women win the flag!!

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Mazenod 0.1-1 1.4-10 1.4-10 2.10-22
Canterbury Football Club 1.5-11 1.5-11 3.6-24 3.6-24
Goal Kickers: M. Spillane 2, G. Hogan
Best Players: G. Callaghan, G. Hogan, T. Malcolm, M. Spillane, A. Payne, O. Witts\

Congratulations to our women’s reserves team, who’ve taken out the 2019 Premier C Reserves premiership after defeating Mazenod!

On a windy Sunday down at Mentone, the scene of last weeks preliminary finals, our girls got off to the perfect start, winning the toss and kicking with the wind in the first quarter. After the nerves had settled, they managed to head in to the quarter time break in front via a Mary Spillane goal and a number of behinds, with the scores reading Canterbury 1.5.11 to Mazenod 0.1.1. During the second quarter Mazenod made use of the wind, locking the ball in their forward half and managing to score 1.3 for the quarter while keeping our girls scoreless, with the half time scores showing we were up by a solitary point, Canterbury 1.5.11 to Mazenod 1.4.10.

The girls came out full of confidence in the third quarter and were able to hold Mazenod scoreless, while adding two fantastic goals through Georgia Hogan and Mary Spillane, which meant that we were 14 points up with a quarter to play – and Mazenod had the wind. The last quarter seemed to go on for an eternity, with Mazenod refusing to let the ball leave their forward 50 and peppering the goals. Luckily for us though only they were only able to register minor scores, until one of their girls kicked an amazing goal from the boundary line to reduce the margin to under a goal. Through pure grit and determination our girls were able to resist Mazenod’s forward surges for the rest of the game, moving the ball towards our goal via any means necessary, to hang on until the final siren rang, running out two point winners!!!

To top things off, Georgie Callaghan was judged best on ground after a dominant display in the ruck.

Congratulations to all involved, it’s an amazing achievement for the team to win a premiership in it’s first year, a true testament to the work that’s gone in to it since the season started.