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Rnd 2 vs NORWOOD

Not good enough for long enough and Norwood proved to be a very good side indeed. Simon Taylor was BOG ( see pic to left)more

Rnd. 1 vs ROWVILLE

Seniors almost upset a perfect start, but got themselves together in final term. Jacob Castricum was BOG in his first Vermont game. ( see left)more

TOM CARMODY BACK IN TOWN

Great to see Tom Carmody back on the field after a year off because of his terrible ankle injury in the 2012 Grand Final.more

"JV" WINS NTFL GOALKICKING AWARD

Justin Van Unen continues on his goalkicking way, booting 68 goals in 12 games and winning the NTFL Goalkicking. He has now won the competition goalkicking in each of the past three season of football. That’s 275 goals in 49 games at ave of 5.6 a game !!!. Quite incredible. Congratulations to “JV” and good luck for next Saturday in the GF.more

PRACTICE MATCHES

Availability of grounds has been a major hold up in announcing our Practice Matches, but we think we are right with these :-more

MEMBERSHIP TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

HOW TO GET ONEmore

PLAYERS CAMP AT PORTSEA

The players and Coaches put in a fantastic weekend at the Portsea Camp with the player's physical effort and enthusiasm absolutely outstanding.more

CRACKAWINES.COM.AU ARE WITH US AGAIN

We are pleased to announce that CRACKAWINES.COM.AU will again be our Principal Partner in 2014more

TRAINING TO START ON THE 20th JANUARY

Training for the Senior Squad will commence on Monday 20th January at Terrara Park South Vermont. and will continue on Monday,Wednesdays and Thursdays. New players are welcome and anyone interested should ring the Senior Coach Steve Cochrane on 0400485985.more

XMAS MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

It is that time of year for John Selton to get out his pen (sorry ! laptop) and send all Eagle Supporters a Christmas Card and Message.more

FOUR NEW LIFE MEMBERS

Four New Vermont Life Memberships were awarded last night at the Club's Annual General Meeting for outstanding services to the Club of at least 10 years. They were All players - Ryan Mullett, Ash Froud, Luke Ilott and Robbie Ross. This is the Club's highest honourmore

END OF YEAR MAGAZINE IS OUT

Matt Greig is featured on the front page of our End of Season Magazine on the occasion of his retirement after one of the most incredible careers seen at Vermont or any Club in the EFL.more

ADAM PARKER IS AN EAGLE

We are very pleased to announce that Adam Parker has joined us from Scoresby. He is a proven quality player in the EFL and was this year named in the centre for the SEN Team of the year. He not only brings his football talent but, a person of great character.more

CLUB RULE CHANGES

Due to the Victorian Government's Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012 it is necessary to modify the Club's Rules in line with the changes. See attached PDF of the changes we believe necessary.

THE AGM is on Tuesday the 10th December at the Clubrooms starting at 7pm.more

AFL DRAFT - CONGRATULATIONS

Well done to Mitch Honeychurch who is off to Western Bulldogs and Daniel McStay who will be flying to Brisbane. Joey Fisher will have to wait till next week's Rookie Draft and we wish him well.more

THE AFL DRAFT

We have three boys who have a great chance of featuring in the AFL Draft this Thursday. Mitch Honeychurch, Daniel McStay and Joey Fisher. We wish all of these lads the best of luck. The EFL had a special feature on Mitch Honeychurch this week. See below. To keep himself fit, Mitch trained with our Under 19 boys last night. See leftmore

WE NEED AN EXPERIENCED TRAINER

We are looking for an experienced Trainer to add to our fabulous group of Trainers, If you know anyone that might fit the bill, please ring
Football Manager, Jeff Rudd on 04123817130.

Requirements :-

Attendance 2 training nights and Saturday (2 games)
Level 1 SMS Sports Medicine Certificate
Level 2 Current CPI Certificate ( Min 3 years)
Current Working with Children Checkmore

EAGLE NEWS 14th November

Latest News - See attached PDFmore

TRAINING STARTS

Senior & Under 19 training started last night and what a night it was. The rain it did not stop. Seen Left are Luke Strachan, Joey Fisher and Jarrod Dalton finish the run.more

JEFF RUDD - FOOTBALL MANAGER

Following his highly successful time Coaching he Reserves including Back to Back Flags in this past two seasons. Jeff has decided to assist the administration in the roll of Football Managermore

COACHING TEAM FOR 2014

At last Wednesday's " Meet The Coach" gathering, Senior Coach Steve Cochrane announced his off field team for the coming season as well as setting out the Pre Season activities which commences with training on Wed. 13th November.more

ANDREW POWELL - BEST CLUB PERSON 2013

Andrew Powell was overjoyed to receive one of the Club's most prestigious awards " The Best Clubman". Andrew has been a tireless worker supporting the team managers and transporting the Club's Away game trailer. Congratulate him next you see him. He will love it!!more

R.I.P SNOOP

Sadly SNOOP our trusty friend over so many years has passed away. Our condolences to his best mate Bobby Scott. To not have him and Bob in the ute behind the goals each week will be sad. He was very peaceful a placid animal that we all loved so much.more

BIG NIGHT AT EFL PRES. NIGHT FOR VFC

What a big night we had at the EFL Presentation Night. With lots of Vermont people involved. Congratulations to all, we are very proud of you. Special congratulations Nick Carrodus for winning the Reserves B&Fmore

SCHNEIDER WINS B&F

Tom Schneider took off the JOHN JENKINS MEMORIAL TROPHY for the Senior B&F by 12 votes from four times winner Ryan Mullett. Tom was in his first year at Club after coming from Hawthorn where he won Box Hill's Senior B&F last year. Reserves Ruckman, Nick Carrodus easily won the Reserves Award.more

STEVE COCHRANE IS THE NEW SENIOR COACH

Vermont Football Club announces the appointment of Steve Cochrane as Senior Coach to replace Kris Barlow who has stepped down due to family commitments. Kris has done an outstanding job over the past two seasons and will continue to be involved in our football operations.more

RESERVES ARE BACK TO BACK PREMIERS

Vermont Reserves after a gaol for goal final against Noble Park were supreme in the final term to win the Premiership by about 12 points. The young Eagles were fantastic. Well done to everyone, particularly Coach Jeff Rudd.more

QUAL FINAL vs NOBLE PARK

Another tough hard running day against Noble Park in warm conditions and the win was similar to the previous two games this year, but the result was far more important. A spot in the second semi next week. Kris Bardon turned in a blinder, as he has done at Bayswater many times before.more

R17 NORWOOD

An excellent win on Saturday on a difficult ground against a very good opponent. The Game was certainly in the balance with 10 minutes to go and Simon Taylor took control and inspired others to get the job done. Well done to all.more

R16 EAST BURWOOD

We had Two massive wins against East Burwood by the Seniors & Reserves teams and had a number of our injured back in action in the Reserves. Ashley Froud who has been missing since round six was quickly back in form booting 6 goals and may be in line for promotion next week. See our Weekly Newsletter below. Click on the pages to enlarge.more

R15 vs SCORESBY NEWS

Please find our Monday News Email in attached PDFmore

R14 vs LILYDALE

On a cold wet day at Lilydale our Senior & Reserves Teams Recorded impressive victories. One of the outstanding senior player was Nathan Henley. ( Pic left). See Monday News letter in attached PDFmore

R13 NOBLE PARK

Kris Barlow and the boys responded magnificently to the Balwyn debacle with a fabulous victory over Noble Park. The Captain Ryan Mullett lead the way with an incredible game of over 40 possessions, long kicking and dashing runs. He was just sensational. As was many of our Senior boys this week.more

R12 Vs BALWYN

After 9 weeks, we finally met our match at Balwyn. Unfortunately we could not front up with a full line-up, but that is footy. It may be different next time. The Captain Ryan Mullett was very good (see left)The Reserves were sensational with a stack of Under 19 boys showing they are ready for open age football.more

R11 vs ROWVILLE

The Senior Game was a beauty and it took us a good three quarters to get control. Great to see so many of our youngsters playing so well, particularly with some quality players watching on. Lachie Johns was outstanding and took the Match Award.more

R10 vs EAST RINGWOOD

Our visit to East Ringwood ended up being very successful with three wins, highlighted by 10 goals each to Justin Van Unen and Adrian Gileno and an incredible effort by our Under 19’s who came from 6 goals to one down early in third quarter to beat the top side by 3 pts.more

VALE DAVE STEPHENS

Sadly we report the passing of Dave Stephens one of the founders of our incredible Junior Club. Dave was 74 and had been not well for quite some time. Our sincere condolences to his wife Beth and family. Dave is pictured left as Coach of our Under 12’s in 1983.more

R9 vs SOUTH CROYDON

A good day at the office with three wins despite the cold wind and rain later in the day. Highlights were the continued form of Tom Schneider ( see left), the wonderful goals kicked by Justin Van Unen and the performances from our younger players Lachie Johns, Ryan Wilson, Shane Davidson, Nick Johnson and Andrew Pretto. Fantastic !!more

MATT DAVIS

The Reserves tomorrow will see the final debut of new recruit Matt Davis after months of the sidelines. We wish him well after such a frustrating time that has tested his desire to play in every way. He will finally get to wear that number 20 jumper . See Dave Watson’s story about Matt that was done earlier in year and we have been waiting till he played to publish it..more

MARK CULLEN 300 EFL GAMES

Congratulations to Mark Cullen who will play his 300tgh EFL Game tomorrow when he runs out with Silvan . “”Chubba” has been a legend in the competition and particularly with Vermont playing 255 games, 7 Premierships , winning a Senior B&F and being awarded a Life Membership. He not only has been a wonderful player, but a fantastic person in every way.more

R8 vs EAST BURWOOD

We visited our oldest friends East Burwood and came away with three wins. I didn't rain and the wind was not blowing. Quite incredible. New players were standouts. Tom Schneider ( pix below), Justin Van Unen ( see left) and David Barton. We had the debut of Andrew Pretto who did very well.more

R7 KNOX

Three wins against Knox with the Senior game a battle. But we got the job done eventually. One of the Club's best recruits David Barton continued his fantastic form.more

VALE KEVIN "BLUEY" MARSH

Sadly we report the passing of Kevin Marsh. Kevin was 81 and had been ill for some years. Our deepest sympathy to the Marsh family and friends.more

R6 vs SCORESBY

It was day out against a very young Scoresby team and we hardly put a foot wrong all day. Matt Greig was the highlight, but The Captain Ryan Mullett's performance was just sensational.more

700 FOR MATT GREIG

Matt Greig not only achieved his 700 EFL First Division goals, but put on a wonderful performance kicking 7more

2013 SPORTS NIGHT - June 5th

The Club's 33 Annual Sportsnight is coming Up on Wednesday 5th June. Featuring Michael Christian, Cam Mooney, Luke Nolen (Pictured left) , Mark Allen and Chris Knights. See attached Flyer with all the details.more

JUSTIN VAN UNEN STORY by David Watson

The Third in the Interview series by David Watsonmore

R5 vs BLACKBURN

Always a challenge at Blackburn and were very pleased to come away with Three good wins. Matt Greig almost achieved his 700th goal, but that will have to wait till next week. Left is Dan Mendes who was once again outstanding in the packs.more

DAVID BARTON STORY by David Watson

Second in a series if Interviews with new players to the Club by David Watsonmore

BEN CROWE STORY - by Dave Watson

David Watson has been writing some stories about new players to our Club this year. Here is the first one about Ben Crowe who joined us as a playing Assistant Coachmore

R4 vs NOBLE PARK

A fantastic 8 point win to the Seniors at Noble Park in a high powered game that had the two sides alternating the lead all day. The highlight was clearly the electrifying performance of Ash Froud booting 7 goals using all of his incredible speed. See him left.more

R3 vs NORWOOD

What a fantastic game it was against a very good side indeed. We got home with seconds to spare. There were many outstanding efforts from Dan Mendes winning the Anzac Medal, Ash Froud's winning goals and the marking strength of Dean Millhouse. Milly got the BOG Award. See him left. Dave Watsons's Match Report is below.more

A SENSATIONAL 1000 GAME DAY

With a massive crowd including so many Past Champions, we had three fantastic wins making the perfect day. Thankyou to all those who took part. It was very special indeed. Match report will come later.more

VALE PETER BRIGGS

Sadly we report the passing of our long time scoreboard opperator Peter Briggs. Pete never said much but was always on the job. Another of those wonderful people in the background that keep Clubs going. Condolences to all his friends and family.more

Round 2 vs BALWYN

Great game of footy, but we didn't get win. Tom Schneider won the Craig Coghlan Award. ( pix left)more

Round 1 vs ROWVILLE

Not the start we wanted, but on the day we were just not good enough for long enough. Daniel Mendes was voted Best Player ( pictured left)more

FINAL PRACTICE vs OLD CAREY

Final practice matches were held at the fantastic Carey Sports Complex in Bulleen last Saturday on a perfect weather day. See the Flying Scott Cameron left.more

Senior Jumper List Released

The Senior Jumper list has been released with some notable change of ownership of the famous Aaron Nummy No 43. Somehow over a very social discussion this jumper number was passed by Aaron Nummy to new player & assistant Coach Ben Crowe. Obviously not the same size jumper.more

NEWS LETTER 18th March

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NEWS LETTER 8th March

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PRACTICE MATCH vs St.Kevins

Our first Practice Matches will be against St.Kevins and will on Sunday 17th March ar Seebeck Reserve. Rowville Junior ground Mel 81H7more

2013 MEMBERS TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE

The 2013 Members tickets are now available featuring a fantastic Eagle image and we are offering a 10% discount till the 15th Marchmore

NO REST FOR THE INJURED

Even the injured did not escape the training program of Steve "Scuba" Vaughan. Here we have from top left to right. Matt Davis, Andrew Pretto, Tom Schneider and Ash Froud.more

TRAINING COMMENCES

The Seniors & Under 19 training got off to an excellent start on Monday and the weather was kind. The highlight was of course the first night attendance of Anthony Chiodo after his visit to hospital. Many thought he would be snapped up in the AFL Draft. Actually, not many, just one. Him !!more

PRE SEASON TRAINING TO COMMENCE

Training will commence at Vermont starting on Monday 21st of January. 6pm. If you are interested in playing Open age or Under 19's. Ring Club Manager Lee Bidstrup on 0419004779 or Email lbidstrup@optusnet.com.aumore

A HAWK TO AN EAGLE - Tom Schneider

We are thrilled to have Tom join our Club Following his great win Box Hill’s Senior B&F last year. The young midfielder who loves getting his hands on the footy will be very important part of our 2013 campaign.more

FIRE IN CLUBROOMS

You will of heard that our Clubrooms suffered a fire saturday morning started by vandals. Thanks to the quick response from Melbourne Firebrigade, the damage was restricted to the Coaches upstairs viewing area. There is water damage in the areas directly below, however the Social Club, Players change areas etc are OK. Thankyou to the many supporters who have offered to help in some way.more

MERRY XMAS FROM VERMONT FC

Merry Xmas and a safe and prosperace new Year to all Vermont Supportersmore

CAVIAR WILL BE REMEMBERED

Sadly, Caviar the constant companion our Master Engraver, Perry Fletcher, has passed away.more

COMMITTEE FOR 2013

The recent Annaul General Meeting saw the Club report a very sound fiancial position and the Election of a the Office Bearers and Committee for Season 2013. At the helm again will be President John Selton.more

THREE MORE RECRUITS

The recruiters have been working overtime to improve the list and replace a few people that are gone or injured. Two you will know in former Premiership Players Kris Bardon & Ashley Froud who both believed they have more to offer. We alo have a super young athlete in David Barton from Mt.Eliza who, like Matt Davis, his friend, is born to run.

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RAY'S GRANDSON IN PURPLE & GOLD

Ray Connoly played and played well in the Club's first Senior Premiership in 1955 and purley by accident his Grandson Matthew Davis has joined the Club and will wear the same number Ray wore in Round 1 of 1955 the No 20.more

THREE NEW LIFE MEMBERS

At the recent AGM, three people were nominated by the Committee and approved at the General Meeting For Life Membership after all three had given the Club at least 10 years of outstanding service. :- Grant McCarthy, Matt Greig and Ben Barkermore

JUSTIN VAN UNEN IS AN EAGLE

We were very pleased to have signed the most exciting player in Country Footy, Justin Van Unen. Justin dominated the Nepean League kicking 121 goals for Rye and was selected in the Country Team of the Year.more

VERMONT HAS A NEW SECRETARY

Due due to the continued increase in the scope & complexity of Club business, particularly in reference to changes in the management of the Wantirna Hill Club, the Rules were changed at the AGM to include a Secretary for the first time since 1991. Angela Miller will take on the role and will take over many of the current duties of the Club Manager Lee Bidstrup.more

PRE XMAS TRAINING TO COMMENCE

Pre Xmas Training will start on Wednesday the 21st of November from the Vermont Clubrooms commencing at 6pm. Training will be for all Senior & Under 19 players.more

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The AGM of The Vermont Football Club Inc, The Vermont Sports Club Inc, and the Vermont Past Players & Officials Assoc. will be on Wednesday the 5th December at the Clubrooms commencing at 7pm.more

STEVE VAUGHAN BACK AT CLUB

We have pleasure in announcing that Steve Vaughan has been appointed our new Fitness man & Senior Runner filling the boots of the Club Legend Anthony "Pants" Panou who has reired for family reasons.more

BEN CROWE JOINS THE EAGLES

The 25 year old Ben Crowe joins Vermont for the 2013 season as a player and an assistant coach. He has earned an excellent reputation at Frankston in the VFL before returning last year to home Club Somerville.more

THE PASSING OF FRASER CLARKE

We sadly report the passing of one of our Life Members Fraser Clarkemore

RYAN MULLETT & CONNOR McCAFFERTY ARE WINNERS

Our Senior Captain,Ryan Mullett, won his second Chandler Medal on Friday Night to go with his fourth Club Best & Fairest Award. Our Under 19 Captain, Connor McCafferty took out the Under 19 EFL Best & Fairest Award. Congratulations to both boys. We are proud of you.more

RESERVES ARE PREMIERS

The Reserves completed the perfect year undefeated, but the Seniors had to be content with Runners up as Balwyn were too good on th day. Congratulations to them.more

GRAND FINALS

On Saturday we are proud to have both our Senior & Reserves teams playing in EFL First Div. Grand Finals. The Seniors were last Premiers in 2009 and the Reserves in 2007. We wish all players who will represent us on Saturday the best of luck. Make your own history.more

Second Semi Final Victories

Two fantastic wins by the Seniors & the Reserves on Saturday put both teams into the EFL Grand Final for the first time since 2007 and a week off. Exciting as it was, it only gives us the right to participate, the big job is yet to be done. Senior Coach, Kris Barlow was very pleased with the teams performance.more

The Catch

Jarrod Dalton flying highmore

Qualifying Final vs Scoresby

The Seniors have not been to Bayswater for a couple of years but it did seem like home. A first up win was a great start, but lots of action to go.more

R18 vs Noble Park

Three wins at Noble Park was a wonderful achievement, and for those who were there to see the Seniors & Reserves games will know how hard fought they were. The victories saw the Club win the Overall Club Championship and which was testement to how hard the whole Club had worked this year to lift the on field performances. Dean kelly was pretty happy after the game.more

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R17 vs Lilydale

What a day for Aaron Nummy and the Club. He got over the line and played very well. But we knew he would. He has too much pride in his own performance to put in a shocker on such a big day. He was a bit the worse off after the game, but pretty happy.more

AARON NUMMY TO BREAK CLUB RECORD

Tomorrow Aaron Nummy will line up in the Senior Team for the 251st time and in doing so will break the Club Record held by Mark Cullen. Congratulation to Aaron for an incredible career over 31 seasons. He is a Champion in every possible way.more

R16 vs Knox

Every win is vital with such a tight bunch of Clubs at the top of First Div. The senior win was highlighted again by the performances of youngsters Lachy Johns and Ryan Wilson.more

R15 Scoresby

Not it was not the loss you have to have. No one needs losses. But it did show us a number of deficiencies that maybe have crept in over recent weeks. One player who did stand up was Lachie Johns with four goals. ( seen left)more

R14 Blackburn

Three great wins at Blackburn which puts all out teams in a very good position after round 14more

R13 Norwood

It was a grand day with all our teams getting the money against quality opposition. it was a might challenge for our Senior team and a huge test for the many youngsters that we now have. And they did not let us down. The star was former Chandler Medalist Nathan Henley, who produced one of his best ever. (seen left)more

R12 Croydon

Big wins by both Seniors & Reserves against Croydon as expected. But when percentage will play a big roll in the final five positions, we had to deliver. Highlight was the game of Dean Kelly (pic left) who continues a fantastic season.more

R11 South Croydon

Another good day with all sides doing well. Injuries continue to cause us problems and four more in the Reserves game was dissapointing. Dean Miilhouse (see left) played another sensational Senior game dominating the defence. Although sneaking forward for a goal.more

R10 Noble Park

What a day. Three wins against Noble Park, something we have not done for quite while
Voted Best was young Xavier Barry-Murphy who has settled in defence like he had been there for ten years.more

R9 East Ringwood

The battle between two sides equal on the ladder and both Coached by former Vermont Champs. Our boys put their best effort of the year to win by 10 goals and show some fantastic form. One of the big contributors was David Leung ( seen left)more

R8 Vs Lilydale

Just like in 2009 in the very same round, we travelled to Lilydale in a make or break game. Thankfully the result was the same. A great win and the emergence of a side that looked very competative. Lachlan Johns(left) made a fantastic debut in Senior Footballmore

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Round 7 v Knox

A great day for the club with 3 strong victories. The Craig Coghlan pewter for best on ground in the Seniors goes to our captain Ryan Mullet for a great game. All the details and summaries for all 3 games are below for your reading pleasure.more

Round 6 v Blackburn

A disappointing day for the club with the Seniors and U19's going down narrowly and the Reserves registering a fantastic win. The Craig Coghlan pewter for best on ground in the Seniors is Patrick Lawlor. Well done Pat. All the match summaries and details for the 3 sides are below.more

Jack Stats Is Back

Want to know what Vermont's highest score against any side is or who was the leading goalkicker in the 2009 season? The answer to these and may other Vermont facts are now again at your fingertips with the updated version of Jacks Stats now updated to the end of the 2011 season.more

Round 5 v Croydon

Another good weekend for the club with both the Seniors and Reserves notching up wins.
The U19's were not in action this week. For the third time this season The Craig Coghlan pewter for best afield went to Robbie Ross whose stellar season continues. All the match details and summaries below:more
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AARON NUMMY - 250 GAMES

Aaron Nummy, one of Vermont's most decorated players and 7 time Senior Premiership player
not only plays his 250th game but equals the club record for senior appearances this weekend. Congratulations Aaron on a great achievement.more

Round 4 v Sth Croydon

A very good day for the Eagles this week with victories to all 3 sides. All the details and match day reports below. Mitch Bonuda is this weeks worthy recipient of the Craig Coghlan pewter for best afield against Sth Croydon. A job well done Mitch.more

Round 3 v East Burwood

The Seniors suffer their second loss for the season, the Reserves and U19's have convincing wins to consolidate their positions in the top 4. All the match details and summaries below.
For the second week in a row Robbie Ross continues his great start to the season. A tireless worker in the ruck and richly deserved the Craig Coghlan BOG award for this week.more

Round 2 v Balwyn

A mixed day at the office with the Seniors and U19's losing and the Reserves getting the points, see the details below. A great game by Robbie Ross earns him the Craig Coghlan BOG pewter for this week. Well done Rob.more

MILLY MARK ROUND 1

A big catch by Dean Millhouse captured by Supporter Greg Moyemore

ROUND 1 v East Ringwood

Great start to the year with three wins. The Senior game was a beauty with our boys getting on top finally in the last quarter. Summmary of the day by Wayne Brasher follows.
Daniel Mendes was awarded the Craig Coghlan pewter for a BOG performance to start the season off. Left are Dean Kelly & Jack Besley who obviously enjoyed the day.more

EAGLES GO ALL PURPLE

Supporters and the opposition will see a much more aggressive looking Vermont this season with a change to all purple.

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VALE JIM STYNES

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PRACTICE MATCHES 24th March

We will be playing three games against St.Kevins at their home ground the TH King Oval on High Street Glen Iris. Mel Map 59 K8

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PRACTICE MATCHES MARCH 17th

The Club is playing three games against Leongatha FC.  AT Pakenham Main Oval

Three Games  :-

 

Colts 10am

And two Senior Games at 12noon and 2pm

made up of two evenly selected teams

Next Week. St.Kevins at the home ground on High Street Glen Iris.

 

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MEMBERS TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

The 2012 Members Tickets are now available and they look fantastic

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SIMON TAYLOR JOINS THE EAGLES

Ex Hawk Simon Taylor wil lead our ruck division in season 2012

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HEATH BLACK FINALLY ARRIVES

Former AFL Player Heath Black was appointed a playing assistant Coach way back in October and he finally got to a Vermont training Session last night.  ( Seem left)

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SUMMER MINI NEWS

See our Summer Mini News in the PDF attached.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE

We extend to all our Supporters & Friends the best wishes for an enjoyable and safe Christmas and of course a very happy and successful 2012.

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JARROD DALTON AN EAGLE

Star Port Melbourne defender Jarrod Dalton has put aside back to back Premiership ambitions with the reigning Premiers to join close relations Heath Black & Dean Kelly at Vermont. Something the three of them have been talking about for a while.  

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ALEX GREENWOOD AN AFL ROOKIE

After the disapointment of not getting the call a couple of weeks ago in the main AFL Draft, the boy from Vermont finally hit the big time in the Rookie Draft today when he was taken by the Western Bulldogs.  No one could have worked harder than Alex to make the grade, and now he has a foot on the ladder. His success followed the drafting of another ex Vermont boy Matthew Arnott to Richmond.  We wish both lads long and exciting careers. One day maybe we might see them back in purple & gold.  The only other Ex Eagle in the AFL is Chris Knights at Adelaide.

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WA BOYS IN TOWN

Our man in WA Heath Black has been on the recruiting trail and three players he has encouraged to come to Melbourne visited the Club tonight.

From Left are Chris Atthowe, Jace Cormack and Josh Buckley all of whom were playing in a Country competition south of Perth.

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UNDER 18/19 PLAYERS REQUIRED

With the change of ages for the Colts Competition in 2012 and the fact that we will not get the usual flow of players from

our Under 16's ( who ahve moved up to U17's), we need some additioanal players.  Most of our 2011 Colts players, who finished Third last seaso,

will be continuing.  This a wonderful opportunity to be at a first Division Club with outstanding Coaches and facilities. Intereste

boys should ring Colts Coach Graeme Hocking 0418367130

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NEW LIFE MEMBERS

At the Club's Annual General Meeting held on 6th December four new Life Members were pronounced.

Administratotors BRIAN TREWHELLA  & DON PARSONS and players JAMIE RUSHTON & DAN PAPILLO

Congratulations to them all

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The Annual General Meeting of the Vermont Football Club will be held on Tuesday 6th December at the Vermont Clubrooms starting at 7pm.

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PRE SEASON TRAINING STARTS

New Senior Coach Kris Barlow conducted the first of the Pre Xmas training Sessions last Wednesday. Kris's last participation at Vermont was t at Vermont was the 2006 Senior Premiership win.  

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RYAN MULLETT WINS B&F

It was no surprise that Ryan Mullett would win his Third Senior Best & Fairest Award after a fantastic season.  This was his third win and he did so in emphatic style by 32 Votes from Robbie Ross and Daniel Mendes.

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SHAUN BERGIN

The Vermont Football Club sadly extends the deepest of sympathy to the family and friends of Shaun Bergin and everyone at the

Balwyn Football Club.   

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KRIS BARLOW THE NEW SENIOR COACH

The Vermont Football Club has great pleasure in announcing that KRIS BARLOW has been appointed a non playing Senior Coach for the next two seasons.

Kris joined Vermont as a 20 year old from Scoresby and immediately enjoyed Senior Premiership success in 1994 when Vermont thrashed the almost unbeatable Ringwood in the EFL First Div Grand Final. With his older brother Paul as Senior Coach, they won it again in 1995, were runners up in 1996 and then Premiers again in 1997, this time under Senior Coach Craig Coghlan. Kris was drafted to Hawthorn in 1998 at the age of 24 and with great determination as a “mature age recruit” went on to play 102 Senior games with the Hawks. He returned to Vermont in 2005 as playing Assistant to David Banfield and again played in a Premiership side. So over 5 seasons, he had played in 96 senior games at Vermont and received a Premiership medallion on four occasions. Since then he has played footy at Foster, been a player and Coach at Noble Park, a player and Assistant Coach at Blackburn and this past year has continued to play a game or two whilst helping a mate out with the Coaching at Rowville.

The Football Club welcomes Kris, his wife Lisa and kids (Kye, Jay and Levi) back into the fold where they have so many past friends and look forward to very successful times ahead.

The Club again acknowledges the quite outstanding record of retiring Coach David Banfield over his eight years highlighted by five First Div Grand Finals and of course four wonderful Premierships. David, Lisa and family will always be welcome at Terrara Road which has been like their second home for so long.

 

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RESERVES & COLTS IN PRELIM FINALS

The Reserves bounced back last Sunday with a stunning 35 point win over Blackburn and the Colts were sadly over run in the final quarter against Scoresby, but they can get back to the Grand Final next week.  So both teams will be playing at Bayswater next Saturday 10th September.  Reserves play East Ringwood and the Colts will play Blackburn.    Best player in the Reserves was clearly Travis Bird, seen left.

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R18 vs BALWYN

Last Saturday at Balwyn was a tough hard day in very warm conditions. We had considerable injury issues before and during the game that restricted us greatly. But that said, Balwyn were just physically too strong. We thank them for recognising Dave Banfield’s final game. It was much appreciated.

 What a fantastic contribution David has made in so many ways. We will certainly miss his leadership & guidance, but greatly remember so many wonderful highlights.

 

The Craig Coghlan Award went to none other than the 300 game man himself, Aaron Nummy. This says a bit about how our team is travelling, but more about the determination of Aaron Nummy who has been a champion in every way. Other best players were Ryan Mullett, Xavier Barry-Murphy, Dean Millhouse, Robbie Ross, Mitch Bonuda and young Nick Johnson ( our Colts Captain). The Reserves had picnic with the big man Sam Groth dominating up forward with eight goals. Other best were Travis Bird, Glenn Waters, Jamie Rushton, Kyle Emley and Trent Parker. Sadly of course, the Colts had no game. Congratulations to Aaron Mullett on a great first up game with Nth.Melbourne and many more to come.

 

Next Saturday is about the youngsters of our Club that play in our Reserves & Colts who are playing in qualifying finals after terrific home & away seasons. These two teams have not only had many massive wins, but played very attractive football all year.   Congratulations to Coaches Jeff Rudd and Graeme Hocking for outstanding jobs.

 

SOCIAL: - Senior/Reserves Vote Count is Frid. 23rd Sept. Colts Presentation lunch is Sun. 30th Sept. Senior Presentation Night is Friday 21st October and the proposed Vermont Day at the Cranbourne Xmas Races is Sat Dec 3rd. If you are interested in sponsoring one of the eight races, contact Rodney Haynes on 0408548001.

 

 

 

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AARON READY FOR 300

On Saturday at Balwyn, Aaron Nummy will play his 300 Senior/Reserves game for Vermont.    That on top of over 150 Junior games starting when he was 7.  In all he has played 29 seasons of football highlighted by being part of 7 senior Vermont Premierships and a Club Life Membership in 2003.  An incredible contribution to the Vermont FC and the Eastern Football League. He has 6 games to catch Club Senior games record holder Mark Cullen, will he come back in 2012 ?

Ryan Mullet will play his 150th Senior game & Dean Millhouse his 100th.

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R17 vs MULGRAVE

Last Saturday at Mulgrave went well with all sides having comfortably wins. The Craig Coghlan Trophy went to Ashley Froud for an incredible game up forward. He booted nine goals including 6 in the third quarter. We think that is a Club record shared with Matt Greig. Other best were Daniel Mendes, Ryan Mullett, Robbie Ross, Mitch Bonuda, Xavier Barry-Murphy, Grant McCarthy and Marcus Tippett. For the Reserves, Lachie Ryan got the Perry Fletcher Award narrowly from Jason Youseff, Trent Parker (7 goals), Jason Collins, Jamie Rushton, Tyson Kruse and Clinton Jones. The Colts came home in the final term after going to sleep for a while. The Elite Appliances Award went to Brett Casterton followed by Jacob Sheldon-Collins, Brad Walters, Paul White, Connor McCafferty and Shane Davidson. Congratulations to our Junior Club with a Premiership for the Under 14 D’s.  Great effort by all involved.

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R16 vs CROYDON

A great way to finish Dave Banfield’s Coaching at Terrara Road with three wins for the day. The senior game was spoiled by the rain, but the closeness of the scores kept everyone interested to the final siren. Ryan Mullett continued his brilliant season with another Best on Ground performance and took out the Craig Coghlan Award followed by Daniel Mendes, Robbie Ross, Alex Bull, Michael DellAquila and Grant McCarthy. The Reserves had an easy day and failed to nail a massive score by being wasteful in front of goal. The Perry Fletcher Award was won by Tyson Kruse. Followed by Clinton Jones, Ryan Henderson, Ashley Thompson, Marcus Tippett, Michael Sonsie and Jamie Rushton. The Colts game was very similar to the Reserves. The Elite Appliances Award was won by Brad Walters from Shane Davidson, Paul White, Jacob Sheldon Collins, Luke Strachan and Andy Hackett. Congratulations to three of our legends in Perry Fletcher, George Gislingham and Jack Murphy who received outstanding service awards from the EFL last week, what a wonderful contribution these three have made to our Club. Best of luck to our Under 14D boys tomorrow in the Grand Final. 12.30 at Ferntree Gully. SOCIAL: - Next Sat night after the Balwyn game we are back at Vermont to have a drink or two with Dave Banfield. Presentation Night is Friday 21st October and the Vermont Day at the Cranbourne Xmas Races is Sat Dec 3rd. If you are interested in Sponsoring one of the eight races, contact Rodney Haynes on 0408548001.

 

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R15 vs EAST RINGWOOD

We were playing for pride last Saturday at East Ringwood and although the seniors just failed on the scoreboard, they did not fail in the pride division. They were outstanding. To have 9 changes from the week before and 8 of them forced, would have to have been a Club record. Congratulations to the three first gamers Michael Sonsie, Anthony Chiodo and Paul White (from the Colts) you were terrific. The Craig Coghlan Trophy went to Michael DellAquila for a super game. Other best were Ryan Mullett, Travis Bird, Grant McCarthy, Daniel Mendes, Dean Waller.   The undermanned Reserves did manage to score a win with Jason Youseff playing a great game and winning the Perry Fletcher Award. Other best were Clinton Jones, Xavier Barry-Murphy, Anthony Thompson, Kalem Post.   The Colts also had a very gutsy win with Connor McCafferty getting the Elite Appliances Award followed by         Jacob Sheldon-Collins, Bryce Fisher, Andy Hackett, Tom Pretto and Brad Walters. The St.Kida Spinners Jet Boat Award went to Jason Youseff for his best game for the Club. Congratulations to former VFC champs in Todd Power and Matt “Spocky” Smith who will their 300 EFL & Rep games this week at the Basin.   SOCIAL: - Presentation Night is Friday 21st October and the Vermont Day at the Cranbourne Xmas Races is Sat Dec 3rd. If you are interested in Sponsoring one of the eight races, contact Rodney Haynes on 0408548001.

 

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SENIOR COACHING POSITION 2012

As has been widely reported, David Banfield will not be Coaching in 2012 after 8 wonderful years including 5 Grand Finals and 4 Premierships. David advised the Club early in June that he did he was not going to continue next year as his family commitments were now going to be his priority. The Club is very appreciative of his outstanding contribution and will express that further at the end of this season.

Accordingly the Club will be seeking a Senior Coach for 2012 and beyond and will advertise the position shortly. Contrary to some rumours circulated in various forms of the media, the process to find a replacement has not commenced.

 

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R14 Vs BLACKBURN

Not a good day last Saturday being outplayed in all three games and picking up some unfortunate injuries along the way. But that’s footy. The Craig Coghlan Trophy went to Mitch Bonuda, who is becoming a very important part of our defence. Other best were Ryan Mullett, Lachlan McKirnan, James McLure, Robbie Ross and Dan Mendes. The Reserves had a rare loss and just did not get going in their usual style. The Perry Fletcher Award was won by Alex Bull followed by Travis Bird, Clinton Jones, Anthony Chiodo and Andy Ellis. Colts got away to a bad start then caught up only to fail in final minutes. The Elite Appliances Trophy went to Nick Johnson. Other best were Matt Gould, Connor McCafferty, Shane Davidson, James Symes and Bryce O’Hara. Congratulations to young Matt Gould who was elevated from the U16’s and did very well indeed. Good luck to our Junior Club who again have five sides in finals tomorrow.   SOCIAL:-  Back to Wantirna Hill Club tonight in Members Bar. Some dates to put in your diary:-  Presentation Night is Friday 21st October and th

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R13 vs STH. CROYDON

YES, three wins last Saturday for a change. The Seniors were terrific under great pressure in third quarter to come back and then go on in final term for a excellent 27 point win. Our Coach David Banfield was a very happy and relieved man. He had put in a huge week and to his great satisfaction, the players responded. A big thankyou also for the support of some our champions past, particularly Garry Oakman for an inspiring contribution that did make a difference. The Craig Coghlan Trophy was won by Ryan Mullet in a photo finish from Matt Greig and Daniel Mendes. Matt Greig got the Spinners Jet Boat Effort of the day for his 6 goals. Other best were Grant McCarthy, James McLure, Dean Millhouse, Mark Griffiths. Special mention to Ash Froud for his contribution after weeks on the sidelines. The Reserves had a hard fought win without any real spark. The Perry Fletcher Trophy went to Alex Bull, from Matt Geraghty, Trav Bird, Anthony Chiodo and Clinton Jones. Colts had another huge win but will have some real opposition today against Blackburn. The Elite Appliances Colts Best Player was won by James Symes from Nick Mendes, Jacob Sheldon-Collins, Paul White, Shane Davidson, Lucus McCullough. SOCIAL:- The Sportsnight last Wednesday night was a massive success and our thanks go to all those who continue to support us.

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R11 vs NOBLE PARK

The long trip to Noble park had mixed Results.  Seniors down, Reserves and Colts flying.  Highlight was the debut in the Seniors of our Colts Captain Nick Johnson. And he did OK. He is pictured left.

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ANNUAL SPORTS NIGHT

Following the sudden cancellation of our Annual Sportsnight on the 8th June due to a massive power blackout, we are very pleased to announce that we have rescheduled the event to the 20th July, thanks to the wonderful co-operation of the panel members.

BRIAN TAYLOR, JAMES BRAYSHAW and BILLY BROWNLESS

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Rnd 10 vs E. BURWOOD

After many years of defeating our oldes opponent, the wheel has turned and we lost for the second time this year. Highlight of Reserves game was big San Groth who just gets better each week. See him left.

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R9 vs NORWOOD

Three wins in a row is pleasing to all and a huge contributor last saturday was Tom Carmody, who after a restricted start is playing his best footy.

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R8 V CROYDON

To win at Croydon was a rare treat as e had not done so since 2006. We also had not seen the ground in such good condition for about that long as well. With tree wins it was a pleasant day indeed. Left:-  Daniel Mendes being interviewed after the game.

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R7 vs EAST RINGWOOD

Finally the seniors produced what they have been threatening for weeks, and hopefully that will be the start of bigger things. Three great wins was a tonic for us all. The Past Players day must have done the trick. The new boys left got the usual treatment.

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MATT GREIG 150 GAMES

Matt Greig has had plenty of accolades over the years as he sets record after record booting an incredible 658 goals in his 149 games and of course playing in 4 Senior Premierships. This Saturday vs Balwyn he plays his 150 Senior game for Vermont, a Milestone he is very proud to have achieved. Our Football Club is also very proud to have had such a fine champion represent us. We wish him well for another big game.

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Rnd 5 vs BLACKBURN

CLOSE BUT NOT CLOSE ENOUGH.  The boys put in a mighty effort aginst the undefeated Blackburn on a ground we have had little success in recent times. The Captain Ryan Mullett was outstanding.

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Rnd 4 KNOX

It was certainly not the result we went to Knox for. Badly used the ball and found every way not to kick a goal. BOG Robbie Ross pictured left.

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Rnd 3 vs NOBLE PARK

Brave but not good enough in the end.   Don't forget if you want the full detailed Match Report you will need to be a Member. Ring the Manager if you are a Member and would like it sent to you each week.  Pictured left id the BOG for the day Mitch Bonuda.

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Rnd 2 Vs SCORESBY

Not a good day at the office in terms of final scores. The Seniors were very impressive for three quarters and looked if they might pull off a huge upset. Unfortunately they were not able to contain the talented Magpies in the final term.  

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MATT GREIG IS BACK

After a summer of kicking that gridiron ball about (and very well we understand), Matt Greig is ready to resume one of the most incredible careers in EFL history :- 8 years, 5 Grand Finals, 4 Premierships, 653 goals in 146 games at an average of 4.5.  

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Round 1 vs E.BURWOOD

The 108th meeting of our two Clubs did not go our way and the Richardson/Bidstrup Shield after 4 years finally went to East Burwood. Our two Clubs are the only two to stay in first division over the 50 year journey and it was fitting that we played off in the first game of this special season. 

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FINAL PRACTICE MATCH

Sat 2nd April will be our final practice match.  We will have three games vs East Ringwood at East from 10am

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PLAYERS COLLECT FOR CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

The players have taken on the task of raising some cash for the Good Friday Appeal. So if you see them with a tin, please give generously.

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PRACTICE MATCH REPORT V OLD SCOTCH

Last Sunday was a great day thank to the hospitality of the Hampton Park Football Club and the competition from our friends at Old Scotch

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PRACTICE MATCHES vs OLD SCOTCH

Our first series of Practice Matches start this weekend against Old Scotch played at Hamton Park

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VALE - ROBERT "BEEPA" GRIMSHAW

Friday, 11 March – 10am

A great supporter of our Club over many years, "Beepa" will be sadly missed.  Deepest sympathy to Gloria, Peter & Family.  He was a lovely bloke in every way.

 

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WE WIN PRE SEASON BIATHLON

Last Saturday 7 of our players competed in a Pre Season Biathlon and would believe we won with young Xavier Barry - Murphy taking out the individual prize.

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SUMMER MINI NEWS

Our Summer Mini News is out and about.  See the attached PDF

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PRE SEASON TRAINING COMMENCES

Following the Xmas break, training has commenced on Mon, Wed & Frid. Starting at 6pm from Vermont Reserves. New players interested in playing in 2011 should ring Club Manager on 98761913

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SEASON GREETINGS

Merry Christmas and a great new year from all at the Vermont Football Club.  Proudly 2011 will be our 50th year in 1st Div.  

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RECRUIT UPDATE

Pre Xmas training is well advance and the new faces are many.

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AARON MULLET A KANGA

Congratulations to Aaron Mullet for being selected as a Rookie by North Melbourne.

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NEW FACES AT THE TOP

Following the recent AGM, John Selton was elected President, following the retirement the long serving David Dressing and Angela Miller was also elected as the Senior Vice President.

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RYAN MULLETT WINS CHANDLER MEDAL

Ryan Mullett was tonight awarded the 2010 Ist Div Best & Fairest Award. The Chandler Medal. This was the Club's 6th successive win. He was also named Captain of the Team of the year. Congratulations Ryan from all Vermont Supporters. We are proud of you.more

THE FOOTY TRIP ( The Start )

This fine bunch of young "men" will represent the Club at this years Footy Trip. How many of them will return looking as fresh as this.more

2010 BEST & FAIREST RESULTS

The result of the Senior B&F was hardly in doubt with Ryan Mullett having one incredible season. The real question was who would come second.more

R18 vs Sth CROYDON

Was a day to forget given the conditions and the result. A fanatstic last quarter, but we failed by a coat of paint on the back of the goal post. Should never been in that position, but that's footy. On the brighter side, Head Trainer Julie Hunter was dressed for the occasion (see left)more

R17 vs BLACKBURN

The Footy did not go our way, but the pre match appearance of AFL & Hawthorn Legend John Kennedy Snr. was sensational. He was just terrific and in was an honour to hear him. As far as the footy goes, we are still in it.more

ROUND 16 vs LILYDALE

As usual it was a hard fought day at Liydale with our boys only breaking clear in the final 10 minutes or so. Mark Cullen played his Club EFL Record game of 249 and Wyane McInerney booted 10 in the Reserves.more

ROUND 15 vs EAST BURWOOD

A grand day Saturday against our oldest of rivals East Burwood. Big wins to all sides, against an opposition who has been in pretty good form. Highlights were Mark Cullen equalling the Club's EFL Senior games record and the BOG performance of Dean Kellymore

ROUND 14 vs KNOX

A tough day against a very determined home side difficult conditions. But Eagle determination got us over the line and our 2010 quest is still alive. Four reasons why we are still in race are seen left. Daniel Mendes,Tim Johnson, Dean Waller and Aaron Nummymore

ROUND 13 vs SCORESBY

A wonderful effort by players and coach on Saturday week to produce a win we just had to have. The task ahead is still a massive one, but at least we have taken the first step. Matt Greig was in great form in the air as seen to the left.more

ROUND 12 vs BALWYN

Seniors were down again with a poor first half, but were very competative after the big break. A full side would be very handy at this stage. Matt Geraghty (left) is again putting his hand up for senior selection with anothr BOG performamncemore

ROUND 11 vs CROYDON

Not a win, but an excellent final term was our best effort in the recent mud. Nathan Henley was inspiring despite an injury along with a couple of our veterans Mark Cullen and Aaron Nummymore

ROUND 10 REPORT

Great to be back at Vermont and have three big wins. Weather was bad, but the ground was very good. The Seniors came up against a wall of Bulldogs that made life a little difficult. Inaccuracy was certainly and issue, but desire for the footy was not.more

ROUND 9 REPORT

The tables were turned from our earlier encounter this years, when Norwood produced a terrific brand of footy in the muddy conditions and were just too good. We have plenty of reasons why we are going through a bad patch. But, it is the score at the end of Saturday that counts. Luke Cotchett wasa voted best for us with a guttsy effort all day. (pix left)more

ANDREW SMITH 300 EFL GAMES

On Saturday 26th June Andrew Smith will play his 300th EFL game. He will do so at Doncaster East, but we will remember him for 11 years,168 Senior games, 6 senior Premierships, Senior Captaincy in 2003 and a Life Membership. Congratulations Andrew from all at Vermont for a fantastic achievement.more

ROUND 7 vs LILYDALE

A successful day against Lilydale, but not without a few dramas. The Seniors got over the line comfortably in the end, but not one of our best efforts. Left is image of Dean Millhouse whp played a brilliant game in defence.more

NATHAN BUCKLEY at SPORTSNIGHT 2010

COLLINGWOOD CHAMPION and the next Coach of the Magpies,
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ROUND 6 vs KNOX

Great to get a few names back into the side this week, plus we saw many of our so called "better players" start to find some form. Apart from the Senior win, the other hightlights were the Best on Ground performance of Robbie Ross in his 100th Senior gamme AND the "Mark of the Century" from Matt Greig.more

ROUND 5 vs BALWYN

The only thing good about saturday was the weather and the first quarter, after that it was all down hill. We knew we were appearing with a very in experienced line up for all sorts of reasons, and soon found out the quality of the top side. But, as in previous years, it is not over yet. Matt Smith stars in the Reserves (pictured left)more

ROUND 4 vs CROYDON

A successful day against Croydon with both sides missing quite a few stars. Great to see David Spriggs finally get on the field and he had a very positive infuence right form the start. He got the usual treatment after the game.more

ROUND 3 vs NOBLE PARK

An effort by the Seniors that would be best forgotten, until we play Noble Park again. Excellent wins to the Colts & Reserves were the only highlights. To left is a end of a fantastic mark taken by Mark Griffiths. Sorry we didn’t catch him when he was flying high. Peter Booths Match reports to follow.more

ROUND 2 vs EAST RINGWOOD

It was very familiar territory as we headed again to East Ringwood after playing them two weeks ago in a practice hitout. The ground was good as was the hospitality of the East Ringwood Club. The image left is of Luke Cotchett getting some running repairs from Julie Hunter. Luke was voted our Best on Groundmore

Anzac Medals 2010

On saturday our Senior, Reserves and Colts players all played for the 2010 Anzac Medal. This specially designed medal has been awarded for each of the past three seasons. The Winners Saturday were Seniors -Grant McCarthy, Reserves - Will Debney and the Colts - Brett Casterton. We congratulate all of these winners who in the eyes of the Coaches demonstrated the spirit of the Anzacs.more

ROUND 1 vs NORWOOD

It was a perfect day to unfurl the 2009 Premiership Flag and we thank Perry Fletcher & Craig Wright for doing the honours. The image left shows our four first gamers, Tom Carmody, Dean Kelly, Dane Andonov and Scott Cameron, getting the traditional drenching.more

FINAL PRACTICE MATCH & SEASON LAUNCH

After all the travel to find grounds to train on and play practice matches, we are ready to start the Clubs 49th year in First Division. The Season Launch on Sunday went very well with probably the highlight being the presentation of jumpers to two of our greatest supporters in Shaun Dux and Scott Hunter (see image) Details of our games against East Ringwood follow.more

SEASON LAUNCH

Our 2010 Season Launch will take place on Sunday 11th April at the Vermont Clubrooms from 4pm. We invite all supporters and friends to join us for the start of another huge EFL Football Season. On Saturday we play East Ringwood in practice matches at East Ringwood. Normal game times.more

PHOTO GALLERY

Finally we have included many of the fanatastic images that Garry Sparke has taken over the past few years in the "PHOTO GALLERY" button on the left. We thank him for his great skill and generosity.more

PAKENHAM PRACTICE MATCH

Thankyou to the Pakenham Football Club and their Coach Ryan Cassidy, former Vermont B&F Winner and Premiership Player. Our use of their fabulous facilities over the last three weeks topped off by three games yesterday against Pakenham is much appreciated. The image left shows a Presentation to Ryan Cassidy by David Banfield and Ryan Mullett of a special Anzac Medal that Ryan won in 2008.more

BROTHERS HEAD TO HEAD

Last Sunday the two Banfield brothers finally got to meet as apposing Coaches in our first Practice Match of the year. The image shows from left, Will Davis (OS Captain), Pter Banfield, David Banfield and Ryan Mullett.more

THEY DIDNT GO TO SOUTH AMERICA

These boys had no wish to go to South America figuring it was cheaper to stay home and face win rain and ice right here in Melbourne. From Left we have James Shambrook, Clinton Jones,Dane Andonov, Daniel Papillo and Daniel Mendesmore

BOYS ARE BACK FROM THE AMAZON

After after as many as 6 weeks our travelling players to the wilds of South America have returned, despite floods in Peru and earthquakes in Chile. On the this extensive trip were Nathan Henley, Victor Siciliano, Luke Cotchett and Dean Millhouse.more

SMASH GEAR IS A NEW SPONSOR

It is always great to have local businesses support our Club and we can proudly announce today the SMASH GEAR have joined our Sponsorship program.more

VALE JARROD FEARON- BROWN

We had only known Jarrod for a short time since his decision to fly with the Eagles in 2010 but he had quickly become one of us. His loss is a huge one for our Club and for EFL Football, but more importantly a tragic loss to those knew him well and loved him.more

VFC MINI NEWS

Our usual summer Mini News is now out and about. See the attached PDFmore

HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY

Have a great day and feel very lucky that we live and play footy in this great country.more

PATTERSON CHENEY 4 DAY SALE

Patterson Cheney Vermont, our newest Major Sponsor is having a four day sale that could be very special to Vermont FC Members & Supporters. But, you need to get down there ASAP and tell them you follow the Eagles.more

MERRY XMAS

Merry Xmas and Happy New Year to all Vermont Supportersmore

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

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PRE XMAS TRAINING STARTS

Pre Xmas training commenced on Monday 23rd November from Vermont Reserve under control of Senior Coach David Banfield and Reserves Coach Jeff Rudd.more

EAGLE NEWS - Final 2009 ISSUE NOW OUT

This year we have a 44 page Magazine with coloured action images from Garry Sparke, Coaches Reports, feature articles and stats. A must to celebrate a wonderful season. See attached PDF for just some of the pages. The book is available from the reception desk of the Wantirna Hill Club 715 Boronia Road. From Monday 2nd Novembermore

PRESENTATION NIGHT

Some Pix and Award winners, Click on PDF logo belowmore

WAYNE BRASHER WINS BEST CLUBMAN AWARD

The most coverted award each year is the" Best Clubman Award" a tradition that has endured for more than 40 years. This year Senior Team Manager Wayne Brasher was the clear choice of all Committee Members & the Players.more

KRIS BARDON WINS HIS 2nd CHANLDER MEDAL

Kris Bardon made it two in a row, when he comfortably won the EFL's First Division Best & Fairest Award.more

ROBBIE ROSS WINS B&F

In the closest Best & Fairest count seen at Vermont in memory, Robbie Ross held off attacks from Ryan Mullett and Daniel Mendes to win the 2009 John Jenkins Memorial trophy by just 3 votes. Ryan Mullet finished 2nd on 80 and Daniel Mendes 79. After the 2nd Final game, there was only 2 votes between the three of them. All three would have been worthy winners.more

2009 PREMIERS - YES WE ARE !!!

Vermont 18-14-122 to Croydon 11-12-76. Froud 6 and Greig 5
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PRELIM FINAL vs BLACKBURN

Another wonderful guttsy effort by the boys to overcome a serious challenge in the final quarter to progress to another Grand Final. How special a victory in this one would be.more

SECOND SEMI vs CROYDON

Not a result we wanted. This time it was our poor kicking for goal that cost us dearly. But that is part of being good enough. On the day, we were not. (Left) Captain Ryan Mullet leads the team out. He has been in sparkling form.more

VALE - PETER O'LOUGHLIN

Deepest Sympathy to Lila, Mark and Luke on the sad passing of our friend Peter. He was one of Vermont’s greatest supporters and an Eagletonian over many decades. We will miss his laughter and music. He will ‘Always be an Eagle” , as his song goes.more

QUALIFYING FINAL vs BALWYN

Two massive games against Balwyn within 8 days with the results almost exactly the opposite each week. This time we got the points and Balwyn kicked them. That's Sport. We move on to another challenge in the Second Semi. Congratulations to Aaron Nummy, who broke the Club Snrs & Reserves EFL games record.more

DUXY WINS MAZENOD PANTHERS MVP AWARD

Shaun has been part of a special weight loss program lead by Nathan Henley and our player group. He has dropped close to 20 kg and is moving like Chris Judd.

Apart from running Water for our Seniors, Duxy plays games with Mazenod Panthers on Sundays. Mazenod were runners up in this weekend’s Grand Final and later Shaun won the Seasons MVP Award for Mazenod.Picture below sees Shaun with Senmore

R18 vs BALWYN

A fantastic effort by the players to go down by just a kick and a bit with a very much depleated lineup after halftime against a quality team like Balwyn. Well done to all involved. The Eagle Spirit is alive and well. One of the heroes of the day Nathan Henley is seen left.more

JUNIORS WIN THREE PREMIERSHIPS

Congratulations to our Junior Club fo winning three Premierships on the weekend. The U16A, U14A and the U13B. Well done to Michael Rennie, the Junior Committee, The Coaches, Support Staff and the youth of Vermont. The Under 16 Champs are seen left.more

R17 vs NORWOOD

The Seniors played their final home game against Norwood and our poor kicking for goal kept the visitors in the game for longer than we would have liked, But we finally started to get in right after half time and a six goal margin in the end was a good result. Robbie Ross(left) played another super game.more

R16 vs BLACKBURN

What a fantastic day at Vermont on Saturday with a huge crowd in perfect weather conditions watching a wonderful game against quality opposition in Blackburn, which we won in grand style. Matt Greig booted 5 goals to break Club goals tally record and Ash Froud got 7 of his own in a dazzling display beside him. Matt Greig kicks for his 582 goal for Vermont. (left)more

R15 vs WANTIRNA SOUTH

It took a while to get going in difficult conditions, but we finally got the job done. Matt Greig kicked 9 goals to equal the Club all time tally of 581 goals with Garry Oakman. Young Will Debney played his first Senior game and he got the initiation treatment (see left)more

R14 vs SCORESBY

Another very important win as we try and make up for a very poor start. Winning at Scoresby is never easy and getting home in both the Seniors and Reserves was very satisfying. Congratulations to our Colts Captaim Lachlan McKernan who played his first Senior game and did very well. Seen left getting the traditional firs game treatment.more

R13 vs CROYDON

Another important win against a quality side in Croydon continues our quest for September action. Captain Ryan Mullett was an inspiration. Seen here thanks to Garry Sparke.more

ROUND 12 vs E.RINGWOOD

Our task to reach the finals for the 23rd year in a row despite the worst start of a season since the early 60’s continues with an excellent win over East Ringwood in very testing conditions indeed. Congratulations to Luc Pisano who played his 1st Senior Game.more

Round 11 vs NOBLE PARK

A fine effort by both the Seniors and Reserves at Noble Park. It certainly makes the long drive home more pleasurable for a change. The Seniors continued to show improved form with all players contributing in a very even performance.more

VALE - BOB WILLIAMS

We note with sadness the passing of Mr Bob Williams. Bob was a trainer with the Club in the early seventies who joined the Committee and then was Vice President for three years 1972-1974. Bob was very much a local identity being the very popular Butcher at Rangeview.

We thank him for his contribution during that very successful period and extend our condolences to his family.more

ROUND 10 vs E.BURWOOD

A perfect day for a change and three good wins over our oldest of rivals East Burwood. The Seniors retained the Richardson Bidstrup Shield with great pride. A very young Reserves side with four Colts helping out the injury situation had a super win. Pictured left.more

ROUND 9 vs KNOX

The footy side of things continued to get brighter with a fantastic performance at Knox by the seniors. The 114 point win was clearly the best effort of the year with every player contributing. To see Greigy getting back towards his best was pleasing to all.

The Captain, Ryan Mullett’s 100th game was truly inspirational. He dominated all day showing his outstanding skills and courage. Well dmore

ROUND 8 vs LILYDALE

A wonderful performance by the Seniors to defeat the top side Lilydale on their own ground was just what we needed and showed again that our team can mix it with the best.more

HEATHERDALE REUNION

Heatherdale Junior Football Club are holding a reuniuon onthe 27th June and would love to see the many ex Hetherdale Vermont boys attend.more

ROUND 7 vs SCORESBY

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ROUND 6 vs BALWYN

That's more like !! A wonderful effort by the Coaching Staff and every senior player. It does not make a season, but it sure helps. We are thrilled to have Anthony Panou back on our Coaching staff and he is making a difference already.more

ROUND 5 vs CROYDON

Close at the final change, but the tide turned and we were gone. A dissapointing day against a very good side. We have a lot of work to do, and we will do it. Robbie Ross was almost our only shining light.more

Round 4 vs EAST RINGWOOD

What a difference the direction of one kick makes in the end. That's Sport. We played brilliantly for a quarter and that is clearly not enough, but the signs that the Eagle was coming to life were good. First game for year from Ryan Webster (seen left)more

Round 3 Vs WANTIRNA SOUTH

We finally got on the board, but even then wasted many opportunities. A win is a win and we can build on that. Just need to get some of boys on the football side of the fence.more
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