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 so we can update our database and have Ben contact you personally.

The club will hold a "Meet the Coach" night on the 28th 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.



Notice of AGM


Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Zillmere Eagles JAFC Inc. will be held at the Zillmere Eagles Club House, O'Callaghan Park, 340 Zillmere Road on Saturday 22nd November from 10.30 am.

You are invited to attend and will receive an overview of the 2014 Treasurers report, Presidents report, receive an update of changes to the club restructure in-line with the independent audit of the clubs constitution, announce committee candidates and to consider any other business.    

We encourage anyone interested in the clubs future and those wishing to take an active role in the clubs future pathway to attend. 

Eligible club members who wish to nominate candidates or wish to nominated themselves for election to the committee; nominations must be received no later than Monday 17th of November. Nominations shall be in writting and submitted using the attached nomination form. 

The committee look forward to seeing you on the 22nd. 

Yours sincerely

Vera Fitzgerald

2015 U16 Footy Trip Fund Raisers

Hi all,

As many may (or may not) know the 2015 U16s are looking to head to Melbourne next year for a club footy trip. Fund raising is already well underway with more on the horizon.

Get your family & friends down to the below and either jump on the burners or buy a snag in support of this great initiative.

Saturday 25th October, Bunnings off Gympie Rd, Carseldine 

A BIG Eagles thank you to the above business for their support.

Stay tuned for more events, if you can assist please contact Chris Healy on 0412 584 565

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!

Women In Giant Leap


Article source; Courier Mail 18 OCT, 2014


AFL 9's is commencing October 14th at our club.

Register your interest/team today!!

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;
Sleeping bags, etc.
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; 


Coaching Positions Now Open

C O A C H E S     W A N T E D

The MIGHTY Zillmere Eagles is seeking Expressions of Interest for the following positions:

• Senior Men’s Coach and Assistant Coach
• Senior Football Manager
• Senior Women’s Coach and Assistant Coach

• Colts Coach and Assistant Coach

• Youth Coaches from 12’s – 17’s
• Junior Coaches from 6’s – 11’s

• First Aid/Trainers
• Players for all teams
... Volunteers for game day

Please send applications to
For further information contact Brett Zeidler on 0403 895 131

All EOI’s for Senior positions must be received by Friday October 10th 2014
All EOI’s for Youth positions must be received by Friday November 7th 2014


Date(s) Claimer

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

We trust that you are enjoying the break from football.  We wish to advise of a few events happening/coming up at the club. 

  • AGM - November 22nd from 10.30am  at the club
  • Wet n Wild Family Fun Day - November 8th
  • Coaching positions open
  • Volunteer thank you day - 22nd November from 1.00pm

We are restructuring the club and moving forward we require the help of as many parents as possible. All positions are able to be "shared" positions so if you are considering volunteering and helping our club move forward please come along to the AGM and advise where you are able to help or complete a form that will be placed on our website shortly.  Many hands make light work and we are rewarding families with free fees for taking specific roles. More information will be sent shortly and placed on our website/facebook page.  If you haven't liked our Facebook page then please do so......our page is Zillmere Eagles AFC 

We are having our annual Wet n Wild day and I need confirmation of numbers by October 24th.  If you would like to attend the cost is $29 per person.  This includes entry into Movie World after 2.30pm   Please deposit the money directly into the clubs bank account with your family name and WNW as a reference. BSB - 084209  Account Number - 810257131  Account Name -  Zillmere Eagles Juniors Bank - NAB  The club will have it's own sectioned off area and once numbers are collated we will be in touch with all members and distribute tickets to all.

We wish to have a BBQ for all our wonderful volunteers.  We will hold this day after our AGM.  We expect our AGM to be over within the hour so that gives us time to set up and prepare for our thank you BBQ.  We would love to see as many of our amazing volunteers as possible from 1.00pm Saturday November 22nd.

Thank you all and we look forward to catching up. 

Zillmere Eagles Committee

In the news ...... Girls Lead Charge

Tayla Harris 1 of 3 Queenslanders named in Women's Draft


CONGRATULATIONS Tayle for being one of three Queenslanders being selected in the 2014 AFL Women’s Draft that was held at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne.

Emma Zielke from Coorparoo was first cab off the rank, selected by Melbourne with Pick #7.

The Bulldogs struck next, picking up Yeronga’s Emily Bates with pick #14, while Zillmere’s Tayla Harris was nabbed by the Demons at #17.

They join Leah Kaslar who was drafted in 2013 and retained by the Demons for this year’s match.

The Western Bulldogs and Melbourne Football Clubs each made 12 selections to complete their teams that will play in the AFL Women’s Exhibition Match on Sunday June 29 at Etihad Stadium.

Last night’s selections.

Western Bulldogs
#14.Emily Bates                      Yeronga, (Q)

#7.Emma Zielke                      Coorparoo (Q)
#17.Tayla Harris                      Zillmere, (Q)[tt_news]=2771&tx_ttnews[backPid]=4&cHash=898250747a

Reuban William - Queensland Under 16 Squad

CONGRATULATIONS Reuban, a member of our 18s team and long time Eagle for his selection in the Queensland State Academy Under 16 squad for 2014. 

State Under 16 Academy coach John Rankin is very excited about the quality of the squad and believes it has the necessary mix of players and skills to be very competitive at the 2014 AFL National Under 16 Championships being held on the Gold Coast commencing Saturday July 5 – Saturday July 12. 

John wanted to thank all Regions plus the Lions and SUNS academies for the preparation of all players thus far before handing them over to the State coaching and support team. 

Queensland Diversity
Reuben William             Zillmere
Jonathan Macanawi       University Queensland

For more squad details follow the below link;[pointer]=3&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=2770&tx_ttnews[backPid]=129&cHash=2c2df1b7b7


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