Seniors & U19 Pre-season Training

Seniors & U19 training will commence Wednesday 3rd December from 6pm.

Training will be every Wednesday for the next 3 weeks, until we break for Christmas.

All existing and new players are welcome and encouraged to come and get started. Players will require runners, boots and a towel.

Please try & arrive at 5.45pm so training can start on time.



Eagles Race Day ~ 6 DEC

Calling out to all Eagles, tis the season to be jolly - pencil in 06 December for an adults Eagles race day @ Doomben race course. Join us from 11am, dress up or dress down - just be dressed!

Cost of entry is $15.00 payable direct, all other costs are own expense. Those with an entertainment book (or friends with one) look for the 2 for 1 voucher. 

A few volunteers will get there early to secure a spot, look for the blue & gold. We'll set-up under cover overlooking the track - access from gate 5 off Hampden Street. A contact number will be provided closer to the time.

December is a busy time hence this fun & casual event.

Hope to see you there!



Amazing dedication and effort – Thank you

For the past seven years, Vera Fitzgerald has served tirelessly as our club’s President. Her leadership, vision and hard work have seen our club enter a rapid phase of growth with our numbers increasing by over 200% in the last five years and the club in a healthy financial state. She has built a strong and stable base from which our club can flourish. Her efforts have gone above and beyond what could have been expected from a volunteer. At the conclusion of the 2014 season, Vera submitted her resignation as the President of the Zillmere Eagles AFC. Words cannot adequately convey the overwhelming gratitude we have for Vera for her service to our club. Thank you Vera on behalf of members past, present and future.

Mark Peters has also been a major contributor to ensuring our club has a bright future, working behind the scenes to keep the club going, most recently in the role of Club Secretary. His commitment to our club has been a major factor in its successful regrowth. Mark also stepped down from a formal role on the Management Committee at the end of the 2014 season, resigning in his role as Secretary. Thankyou Mark for all you have done and will continue to do for our club.

Thanks also go to Natalie Burnham who volunteered and served in the role of treasurer for the past 2 years. She has successfully organised the finances and set up the principles and procedures that means we have been able to manage and track our financial position and prepare budget forecasts for our club. Always there to help, Natalie has put incredible effort in to support our club and we are extremely grateful for her dedication and expertise. She resigned her role as Treasurer at the end of the 2014 season and we are very appreciative of all you have done and , I’m sure, will continue to do. Thank you Natalie for you hard work and passion.

A special thanks also goes to Maurie Fitzgerald. Whilst not a formal member of the Management Committee, Maurie has devoted his time and energy to our club’s operations and has delivered improvements in our infrastructure and assets. He has worked tirelessly behind the scenes, ensuring that our players can take the field and enjoy social events. Thank you Maurie for all that you do for our club.

The mighty Zillmere Eagles is a community football club that is built on the passion and hard work of a committed team of volunteers. Thank you to all who give your time and expertise to helping our club - all roles, whether big or small, underpin the success of our club and your efforts are greatly appreciated.

Thankyou,
Eagles



An Eagle returns, Seniors Coaching Appointment Confirmed!

We are delighted to confirm the appointment of Ben Long to the role of Senior Coach for the 2015 Season. 

Ben started playing with the Eagles in 2000 and played through to 2006 after which he moved to Sandgate to commence an assistant coaching role. Becoming a senior coach of Sandgate in 09, he continued in this role for 4 years within Division 1. The last few years has seen Ben coaching the Pine Rivers Swans in the QAFA A Division. 

Ben’s coaching philosophy is about relationships with players, providing an environment of hard work and mateship and coaching players to reach their potential. He is determined to create a successful culture at the Eagles, one that is also welcoming and all inclusive from Under 19’s to Seniors. With some familiar names lining up on the coaching staff, including Rodney “Rocket” Suter, Brett Wilson and guest appearances from Dan Dickfos, it’s shaping up to be a cracking season.

Thoughts from Ben, “I have watched the last few years from the outside as the club won a premiership a few years ago and it is clear the club is in a great position. I am really proud and excited to be given this role. I am a former Eagles player and am really passionate about re-joining the club I have always considered my real footy home. It is an exciting time to be around the Eagles with the renovations to the club starting soon, so many great juniors coming through and hopefully a senior side capable of not only playing finals again, but winning a premiership”.

Ben has touched base with the existing playing group, to introduce himself. If you have not received an email please contact the club on zillmerejuniors@aflbj.com so we can update our database and have Ben contact you personally.

The club will hold a "Meet the Coach" night on Thursday 27th November 6:30pm at the club. It would be great to see as many old and new faces there to meet Ben and get information on preseason training and the upcoming season.

BRING ON 2015, GO EAGLES!

 



Women In Giant Leap

 

Article source; Courier Mail 18 OCT, 2014



Senior Teams Camp

An end of season camp trip is planned for the weekend of 25 October, itinitially planned for the Colts it has been suggested and agreed why not open to all our seniors teams, something we hope will become an annual event.

For those available on Friday 24th some of us will head up to claim some areas for Camp Eagle Rock!

BYO everything;
Tent
Sleeping bags, etc.
Esky
Food
Your drinks
A torch, sites we grab are unpowered
Ice can be purchased on site

We'll have the Eagles mobile BBQ so no need to worry about bringing cooking gear, we've got that covered.

Don't forget your chair & sun screen for a few good yarns & laughs.

Book direct with Lake Somerset Holiday Park;
http://www.lakesomerset.com.au/ 

 



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