Congratulations to both of our senior netball sides, who on Saturday claimed both the Division One and Division Two premiership flags in the inaugural season of EDFL Netball.
Alana Mascitti, Alexandra Nevil, Anna Southby, Brodie Gunton, Eliza Duffy, Emma Leury, Liv Turville, Tenielle Pinneri, Leah Runting, Karli-McIntosh-Webb
Coach: Jess Lauder
Ash Cransberg, Emily Humphries, Fiona Maher, Georgia Clark, Julia Dwyer, Megan Fotheringham, Illona Kennedy, Shannon Radford, Stephanie Cox, Tina Bovino, Michelle Lauder
Coach: Julie Walters
Best of luck to our three junior sides who have played their way into this weekends EDFL Grand Finals after fantastic seasons! We hope to see big crowds down to support all sides on the day. Best of luck to all players, enjoy the experience and go Abers!
Under 11 Division 1 Boys
v Strathmore at Windy Hill – 9:15am
Under 13 Division 1 Girls
v Greenvale at Hansen Reserve – 9:30am
Under 15 Girls
v Strathmore at Hansen Reserve – 11:00am
Thanks to our junior football major partner BCP Finance
The Aberfeldie Sports Club is thrilled to announce that the East Brunswick Hotel and Primrose & Vine wine store have joined the Abers family, generously throwing their support behind the club to become official partners.
We look forward to working with both the East Brunswick Hotel and Primrose & Vine to deliver fantastic value to our players, members and the wider community, and can’t wait to see the great people of Abers supporting our new partners as only they can to recognise their terrific show of faith.
About the East Brunswick Hotel
Since the 1880’s The East in all its forms has been a favourite of Brunswick locals. After a break, the Lygon Street beauty has been lovingly and painstakingly patched, fixed and restored with more than a nod to its rock and roll past.
Whilst the band room has gone, the Hotel now comprises 12 boutique style serviced apartments, public bar, private cellar dining room and upstairs cocktail bar and balcony.
Our public bar is the heart and soul of our operation and during it’s days as the East Brunswick Club, it played host to some of the best-known Australian and international rock music acts in the business.
As part of the venue’s massive renovation, we’ve tried to retain the original features of the hotel where possible. This space is open 7-days per week for lunch and dinner, but is available for private function bookings, subject to availability and budget.
Head to the website – https://www.eastbrunswickhotel.com.au/#home
280 Lygon Street
About Primrose & Vine
The former Prince Wine & Spirits store at 80 Primrose St Essendon has been reborn as Primrose & Vine! Steve and Robyn Harris have created a whole new experience in wine, hops and food. A stylish, truly independent wine store with an amazing range of craft beer, and food to complement this exciting new offering.
- Welcoming atmosphere
- Fabulous wines, both imported and Australian
- Cutting edge craft beer – best selection in the North
- Cheese, charcuterie and pasta
- Personal service and advice
- Huge range of craft gin (all on continuous tasting) with sample bottles
- Organic, biodynamic, sulphite-free and vegan-friendly wines
So come into 80 Primrose St and meet Steve and his lovely wife, Robyn. See you soon.
Sunday to Thursday 11am – 7pm
Friday to Saturday 11am-8pm
Head to the website – http://primroseandvine.com.au/
The Aberfeldie Sports Club is seeking expressions of interest for contributors to the clubs digital media platforms, from university or high school students with an interest in digital/sports marketing, business, journalism, media, videography, photography, graphic design, social media and similar fields.
Students interested in gaining practical ‘on the job’ experience working in these areas as part of a wider team to build a personal portfolio of published work, experiment in new areas, improve their skills and build a professional network of contacts are encouraged to get in touch to discuss with Riley Brettell via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aberfeldie overcame a sluggish start in their EDFL Premier Division clash against traditional rivals Greenvale on Saturday afternoon, with a 22-point victory the sides seventh on the bounce and enough to keep the pressure on Keilor at the top of the table.
On a grey Saturday afternoon amongst the gumtrees at Section Road, the Jets were dealt a blow at the selection table as star trio Nat Caruso, Adam & Nick Maric were all ruled out, though it didn’t stop the home side controlling the early running with early goals to Josh Smith and Ryan Mills the only scoring action of an incredibly cagey opening term.
With an old-fashioned bog running through the centre of the ground (the sort of conditions that make mothers cringe whenever the white shorts are out), it took until 8 minutes into the second term for Abers to make an impact on the scoreboard when Jack Binns got on the end of a dinky ball from Jean-Luc Velassaris and kicked truly from 45m out to break the shackles.
After a frustrating opening half an hour that is unlikely to feature on any end of season highlight reels, Velassaris was the man who ignited the turnaround for the two-blues, putting on a dominant display through the middle of the ground that sparked his side and saw Abers kick five unanswered goals in the second term to create a 20-point buffer at the main change.
The Jets came out hard after half-time as former Essendon VFL star Jacob Thompson booted three playing as a traditional full-forward for the hosts, but Abers had all the answers as Jayden Foster, Sam Cattapan & James Peters kicked their second majors of the game towards the Somerton Road end to stem the tide.
The two-blues turned for home with a four-goal lead, and despite Greenvale registering majors via Thompson and Dempsey early in the final term, the reigning premiers were never headed as Pound, Binns and Peters again steadied the ship, with the side running out 22-point victors on the day.
The result capped off a good day for the club after Tom Pound kicked 8 goals in the U19’s 119-point victory, the Reserves tightened their grip on top spot by saluting in what was a classic “8-point game,” and the clubs two netball sides secured their finals spot in the last home and away round of the year.
The Women’s Premier Division side head to Pascoe Vale tomorrow afternoon before a big weekend at Clifton Park next Saturday as our boy’s face Doutta Stars.
Aberfeldie 10. 6 (66)
Greenvale 13.10 (88)
4 J. Peters, 3 J. Foster, 2 J. Binns, 2 S. Cattapan, J. Arceri, J. Pound
Coverage thanks to Nelson Alexander
Only the one home game for our senior football sides this weekend but certainly no lack of two blues action to follow, with our division one women headlining the action with a huge clash under lights at Clifton Park on Friday night, where the girls will be looking to force their way into the top six with a final-round win against Maribyrnong Park.
On Saturday, the boys head up the freeway for three big games against the old rivals Greenvale, with all sides facing stern tests in the run into the finals. Our men’s thirds will also be looking to consolidate a top-four spot with their early morning matchup against Oak Park at J.P Fawkner Reserve.
The premier division girls round out the weekend on Sunday as they make the trip to Pascoe Vale, with the prospect of making it 14 wins on the trot more than enough reason for you to come along and support! See you at the footy.
Women’s Division One v Maribyrnong Park
Friday 7:30pm – Clifton Park
Men’s Premier Division v Greenvale
Saturday 2:15 pm – Greenvale Recreation Reserve
Reserves Premier Divison v Greenvale
Saturday 11:50pm – Greenvale Recreation Reserve
Premier Division U19 v Greenvale
Saturday 10:00am – Greenvale Recreation Reserve
Men’s Thirds v Oak Park
Saturday 9:30am – J.P Fawkner Reserve
Women’s Premier Division v Pascoe Vale
Sunday 2:20pm – Raeburn Reserve
Clifton Park isn’t the only thing at Abers getting a touch-up, with abers.com.au having undergone a major facelift!
After some time in redevelopment, we are excited to launch our new website thanks to the fantastic support of McHugh & Eastwood, where we will be building a one-stop-shop for all you need to stay up to date with everything happening across our great club.
As well as providing all the latest scores, news, event and registration information, we will be using our new website as a major channel for our aspiring journalists, photographers, marketers, designers at the club to build a portfolio of professionally published work as part of marketing development and networking team.
If you or someone you know might be interested, get in touch with club Sponsorship & Digital Marketing Coordinator, Riley Brettell, via email@example.com.
The new site will become the pillar of the clubs digital presence, and we look forward to collaborating with all club partners to maximise this new asset.
We encourage you to look around the new site as we continue to put the finishing touches to the site, and welcome any feedback or suggestions that will help us build the best digital platform in local sport!
Special thanks to Major Partner, McHugh & Eastwood
It is with much excitement that I can announce Moonee Valley City Council have endorsed a new pavilion for Clifton Park to be completed in 2022/23.
The planning and design phase of the development is set for 2021/22.
We would like to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to the Moonee Valley City Council, led by Mayor Narelle Sharpe, and look forward to working with all stakeholders in the coming months and years.
This is a tremendous result for the Aberfeldie Sports Club. I want to acknowledge the tireless work of our board, and indeed our broader membership base in promoting the pressing need for a facility at Clifton Park befitting a community club of our size and diversity.
We will endeavour to communicate news on the new development to our members and supporters as it comes to hand, and will ensure we work collaboratively with Council to deliver the best facility for our club.
Aberfeldie Sports Club
This winter, Aberfeldie Senior Cricket superstar, Sohan Boralessa, is offering a professional coaching development program to help improve your game and correct any technical errors before another season comes around.
With 10 years of First-Class cricket behind him, Sohan covers technical batting & bowling coaching, strength & conditioning training, throwing, catching and ground fielding drills to improve hand-eye coordination.
The one on one coaching program will tune-up any aspiring young (or old!) cricketer and have you ready to plunder runs and take a mountain of wickets in season 2019/2020.
Inquiries: 0497531092 firstname.lastname@example.org
Coach Profile – Sohan Boralessa
Sri Lanka A Representative 2009-2014
Australian Level 2 High-Performance Coach
10 Years First Class Cricket Experience
One on One Coaching (1 hour) = $40 per session
Group Sessions (1.5 hours) = $30 per session
Location: TBC (Clifton Park or Indoor Nets)