Round 3 2017 – Power House


On Saturday our Women played the last of the grading games. The undefeated Old Trinity continue to prove themselves as a powerhouse of the women’s competition with a big 175-point win against Canterbury Football Club at Hughes Oval. Old Trinity was dominant throughout with multiple scorers and a strong team performance. Emma Hall shone for the Cobras, but it was Old Trinity’s Georgia Fleiter’s day with a stellar 10 goals, taking her season tally to a whopping 17.

With the grading rounds complete, we have been put into Development Division 4 and will play against: Brunswick Renegades (2), Bulleen Templestowe, Canterbury, De La Salle, Fitzroy-ACU (2), Hawthorn, SKOB Saints (2), South Melbourne Districts, St Mary’s Salesian (2) and Swinburne University.


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Local Media – Rising Cobras Set to Strike

The hard work by everyone involved in the club, both on and off the field has got some local press, with our local paper, the Progress Leader running a story on the Canterbury Football Club’s continued growth a few weeks ago prior to our first game against Richmond Central.

Canterbury continues to build – on the park and off

The Progress Leader supported our push into Women’s footy, and are further supporting our work to create a club that is embedded into and celebrates our ties with our co-tenant & local suburban sporting clubs, and local community & business networks.

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Saturday, April 4th, 2017
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Round 2 2017 – South Melbourne

What a day at the Snake Pit on Saturday! Both the reserves and seniors posted huge wins over South Melbourne, giving the Bloods a bath of their own, which was followed by a fantastic night as the trivia night was held. The women played the second of their grading games against a strong opponent in Old Camberwell on Saturday morning though were unable to get the win.

Thanks to all who attended the Trivia Night on Saturday, we had a packed house! Congratulations to all that won prizes across the course of the evening, we hope to see everyone at future social events.

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18119354_1330693983683635_6910101850383940527_nWith ANZAC Day almost upon us, it’s worth reflecting on Canterbury FC’s people who served in WW1.

On March 22, 1915, the club held its annual meeting at the Canterbury Theatre in Maling Rd. Only days before, the ANZACs had fought a huge battle in Flanders, Belgium, which left Flanders devastated. Red, yellow & black colours were on houses and buildings all over Australia in a show of solidarity for the people of Belgium. In this spirit, Canterbury FC decided to adopt the Belgian flag for its jumper, and the club took the field from 1915 in this strip originally with yellow as the centre panel (the current design with black in the middle is from 1949). Continue reading “ANZAC Day”

Trivia night

The Canterbury Football Club is holding a trivia night after the home game against South Melbourne on April 22nd from 7:00pm.

Brush up on your general knowledge and get a team together, it’s set to be a great night with plenty of fun and games for all to enjoy.

Tickets are $10 each which includes finger food with drinks available at bar prices. A meal will also be available from 6.30pm.

Send through your tables of 8-10 to

Tickets are to be pre-purchased by Thursday April 20th.

Training times

Now that we’re into April, we’re finally back training at the Snake Pit!

Men’s training reverts back to the usual Tuesday/Thursday nights, kicking off at 6.30pm.

Women’s training is currently taking place on Monday nights at the Snake Pit from 6.15pm, with the permanent location for Thursday nights still being finalised. Thursday April 6th the women will train at the Snake Pit, more info will be posted for the coming weeks as it comes to hand.

Following training on Thursday, dinner will be available and the bar will be open, stick around for the clubs jumper presentations and other information for the coming season.

Senior Captain appointed

Congratulations to Sam Murphy in being voted by his peers as Captain of the Canterbury Cobras. Sam will be ably supported by his experienced deputies in Ben Peel and Jeremy Gillen. Sam is highly respected for his leadership on and off the field and the club is looking forward to Sam leading the team out in 1 week’s time Cobra fans!


Introducing Cobras Men’s Reserves Coach 2017

The Canterbury Football Club are pleased to introduce Men’s Reserve team Coach for 2017. Keeping it in the family, the club have appointed Anthony ‘Uncle’ ‘Dennis’ Szabo.

Dennis-SzaboUncle to all Cobras, (actual Father & Uncle to Nick & Mitch) King of the Sunday morning #extrasession down at his local Beau-ey beach, Uncle Den has outperformed many a younger man over the past couple of seasons on-field for the Cobras, due in large part to his disciplined preparation & recovery. Dennis will bring his vast experience and look to instil his discipline & passion into our developing charges, and is looking forward to working under the overall coaching strategy & guidance of every Cobra’s Dad, Senior Coach John Doak.

The Mystery of Fairyland, Kew

James Nicolas, author of the clubs history book, has just released his latest offering, The Mystery of Fairyland, Kew.

This book, as previewed by The Herald Sun, The Leader and Senior paper is the story of a couple, one a Gallipoli veteran, who devoted their lives to making their house a tourist attraction for kids and kids at heart. It is a window in to post war Melbourne Suburbia and of a great love and love lost. A special place never forgotten by the thousands who went there.

The book is $29 available from James at and $5 from each book sold through the club will be donated back to the club.

“James Nicolas has faithfully recaptured the spirit of our lost childhoods in The Mystery of Fairyland. His attention to detail is meticulous. His photos of a bygone era are priceless.”
— TV & Radio Legend Philip Brady

As you know James- I love history – so I really enjoyed your book. Congrats on the amount of work you did
— Russell Morris, Australian Music legend

“It’s mainly a happy story enshrining the community spirit and love of children of two working class people.  However there is also pathos, sadness and an intimate story of a “family” broken up, as many were in those times, by the unveiling of inescapable truths.”
— Leon Wiegard, Olympian, Ex President Fitzroy, Businessman

Cobras women’s footy

CFC Womens FootyUPDATE:  Women’s footy training Mondays & Thursdays 6.15pm @ Canterbury Sports Ground.
More players are still needed. Share this around and bring your friends!


As part of Canterbury’s community engagement and broader sporting growth that has seen us spread in the past couple of years from a men’s footy team, to multiple mixed and women’s netball teams, and mixed AFL 7s teams, we have notified the VAFA of our intention to field a women’s team which will launch in the inaugural VAFA Women’s competition in 2017.

Canterbury has always had a strong women’s supporter base, with many of our committee executive roles held by women for many years – in fact, we had the first entirely female executive in the SFL in the early 2000’s. Now we are joining the VAFA in getting the girls on-field!

Already a number of women have expressed their interest in playing for Canterbury, however, the Club still needs to recruit a reasonable number of more players to field a women’s team for the whole 2017 season. Successfully recruiting significantly more players over the next two months will be paramount to whether our women’s team is able to compete in 2017.

With the New Year a distant memory and January nearly done, we need your support so are reaching out to you, our past, present and future (junior) communities to put yourselves, your family or friends forward to join the team. Experience, skill or fitness will not be a barrier to anyone interested in getting involved.

Please contact John, Sally or Kirsten on the numbers below to find out more or put yourself forward.


Women’s Football Coach
John McCully • 0402 429 471

Women’s Football Coordinator
Yvette Hall • 0421 362 836

Pic © Valeriu Campan – Leader Newspapers