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.

2017 Award Winners

Congratulations go to all the recipients of awards at our recent Presentation Night, held at the MCC Kew Sports Club last week.


SENIOR GOAL KICKING Andrew Hummerston (44)




WOMEN Mary Spillane Rita Azzopardi Yvette Hall Alex Austin
SENIORS Thomas Lowden Rohan Walmsley Mitchell Szabo Jimmy Wilson
RESERVES Cameron Woods Mason Careri Nathan Walden Sam Cross
Best & Fairest
Tom Lowden
Best & Fairest
Mary Spillane

Men Rd 17 – UHS-VU



Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Uhs-Vu Afc 7.3-45 9.7-61 17.9-111 21.13-139
Canterbury Football Club 1.2-8 1.2-8 1.3-9 2.4-16

Goal Kickers: J. Price 2
Best Players: D. Gates, S. Hanrahan, J. Price, A. Stals, S. Hawker, A. Panjwani

Round Seventeen against Uhs-Vu at Bren’s Oval, today was going to be a tough ask against the top side with a lot of chances this week and players helping out even though not 100% to ensure we had 22 players on the park. Continue reading “Men Rd 17 – UHS-VU”

Men Rd 16 – Point Cook



Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Point Cook 1.3-9 3.7-25 5.9-39 7.12-54
Canterbury Football Club 2.1-13 2.3-15 3.6-24 3.6-24

Goal Kickers: D. Henschel, A. Boyd, N. Joseph
Best Players: C. Bold, J. Carrington, R. Hawke, M. Crawford, A. Stals, B. Lashbrook

Round 16 against Point Cook at Salt water Reserve, last time against Point Cook we were beaten by a big margin so this week we were hoping that a win could be on the cards. The conditions were windy once again so scoring will be difficult.

Round 16 against Point Cook at Salt water Reserve, last time against Point Cook we were beaten by a big margin so this week we were hoping that a win could be on the cards. The conditions were windy once again so scoring will be difficult.

The first quarter we actually keep with them early with our backline holding up well, we kicked our first goal through Boyd with good ball movement and with other options up forward we kicked our second through Dylan .We worked hard for our goals with Boldy giving us plenty our drive out on the wing helping set up a 4 point lead at the break. This first quarter was one of our better efforts for the season as we normally have been slow starters.

Continue reading “Men Rd 16 – Point Cook”

Men Rd 15 – La Trobe Uni



Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Canterbury Football Club 0.2-2 2.4-16 4.7-31 6.7-43
La Trobe University AFC 3.3-21 6.7-43 6.12-48 9.18-72

Goal Kickers: N. Walden 2, S. Woodward 2, B. Robinson, C. Woods
Best Players: C. Woods, A. Panjwani, N. Joseph, N. Stogdale, A. Stals, R. Hawke

Round 15 against La Trobe at the snake pit, last time against La Trobe we were beaten fairly convincingly so with the side we had in I was expecting a better performance today. The conditions over the last weeks have been windy so we should be used to it by now, scoring can be done at either end of the ground.

Continue reading “Men Rd 15 – La Trobe Uni”