Swinburne withdraw from D3

On the eve of season 2019, local rivals Swinburne University have unfortunately made the tough decision to pull out of Division 3, as they’re not confident they can field two teams for the year. They will instead take part in the VAFA’s Thirds competition, where only one team is required.

This means that Canterbury will have byes for our scheduled games in Round 4 (May 4th) & Round 17 (August 17th).

Canterbury FC wishes Swinburne all the best for the future, and we hope to see them playing division foot again soon.

For more information, the VAFA media release can be viewed here.

Men’s Practice Games this Friday and next Saturday

The Men have their first hit-out for 2019 in a practice game against Frankston South this Friday, 15 March. The game will be held at Overport Park in Frankston South with proceedings to get underway under lights at 6pm.

The following weekend sees the Men travel to Carrum Patterson Lakes for a day game on Saturday, March 23. If you would like to be involved with game day duties including running water, boundary umpiring, or goal umpiring please reach out to Tim Nichols (0451 850 790 or thnichols1@gmail.com).

If you are looking to join an inclusive, hospitable, and ambitious club in n 2019, make the Cobras your home. Please feel comfortable in reaching out to the senior coach John Doak (0447 778 210) or reserves coach Sean Woodward (0411 146 109) to discuss their plans for the 2019 season.

Details about the upcoming practice match between Canterbury’s women’s team and Old Camberwell Grammarians will be announced in the coming weeks.

2019 Player Sponsorships Launched

Canterbury Football Club is excited to announce that Player Sponsorships are now available for the 2019 season.

Player sponsorships are a core tenant of any successful community sports club. They bring in vital funds that are reinvested fully into the Club whilst offering unique perks to each Player Sponsor.

We are pleased to launch a new premium tier that includes a ticket to the 2019 CFC Sportsbet Business Lunch. Alistair Clarkson (Hawthorn Senior Coach) will be a guest speak at the Sportsbet Business Lunch to be held at the MCC on Friday, July 19.

You can review features of the specific sponsorship packages and purchase a package on this website (/Player-Sponsorship).

Please reach out to Tim Nichols (Sponsorship Liaison – thnichols1@gmail.com) should you want to purchase a membership but do not have a specific player in mind. Tim will support you in finding a player.

Onwards and upwards.

Club Sponsor: Breadstreet – Tastes of Tanzania fundraiser

Longtime club sponsor, David Winter of local bakery Breadstreet, is running a fundraiser Saturday 30 March for the school he has been supporting in Tanzania since he visited in 2014.

For those of you who don’t know, Breadstreet supplies all our bread and rolls free of charge throughout the whole season for whenever we’re having a BBQ.  Continue reading “Club Sponsor: Breadstreet – Tastes of Tanzania fundraiser”

Grill’d Camberwell Corporate Box Donation

Thanks to the generosity of Grill’d Burgers in Camberwell, Canterbury Football Club is the grateful recipient of a corporate hospitality suite for 14 people at the St Kilda vs West Coast game this year. This is significant for a local community organisation like Canterbury Football Club as it plays a meaningful role in offering something of material value back to our players, volunteers, and supporters. Continue reading “Grill’d Camberwell Corporate Box Donation”

Women’s Team patrons announced

Canterbury Football Club is excited to announce the appointment of Lee Brown and Annabelle Smith as women’s squad patrons for season 2019.

Lee was the first ever female player at the Canterbury Football Club, playing football with junior boy’s team in the 1980’s, long before a girls competition existed. Lee’s love and involvement with football continues, and she is currently playing in a Masters competition.

Belle is an Australian Olympic Bronze Medallist in Diving, and is currently preparing for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Both our patrons have attended training sessions to address the women’s squad, telling their story, and sharing with the group their experiences with hardship, motivation, discipline and pre-performance preparation.

The Canterbury Football Club extends its warmest welcome to both Lee and Belle, and is thrilled to have them on board for Season 2019 inspiring our women’s squad.

Want to play football in 2019? Join us and #BelongToSomethingBigger!

Full info at http://canterburyfootball.club/womens-football/

Football department update

The following is a statement from President Greg Nichols, regarding the clubs Football Director position.

To the Canterbury Football Club Players, Members and Supporters

I am disappointed to announce that Martin Stillman formally advised me this morning of his intention to relinquish his role as Football Director of the Canterbury Football Club with immediate effect.

Martin had confirmed that the time involved in fulfilling the responsibilities of the role is likely to impact upon his position as CEO of Little Athletics Australia and importantly impact upon the time he dedicates to his family.

Those who know Martin will appreciate that he is a man who devotes 100% to whatever role or task he commits to and the inaugural role of CFC Football Director was no exception.

We are extremely appreciative of Martin’s involvement in our club and the professionalism he instilled during his short tenure at the club.

We wish Martin every success in the future and look forward to hosting him when he ventures down to Canterbury.

Greg Nichols
President Canterbury Football Club