Premier Division Match Report – Aberfeldie v Greenvale

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.

Final Score:

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

Senior Fixtures – 27-28th August

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


Aberfeldie’s New Online Home!

Clifton Park isn’t the only thing at Abers getting a touch-up, with 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

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

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Statement: Redevelopment of Clifton Park

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.

Yours Sincerely,

Jim Pound


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Juniors Wrap – Sunday 26th May

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Under 11 Div 5

Final Scores: Aberfeldie 5.5 (35) defeated St Francis 2.2 (14)

Goals: 2 L.Jones, A Legudi 1 R Vella

Best: T Jones, K.Bajinskis, A.Legudi, B.Hollibone, L.Jones, D.Harrison


Under 11 Div 4

Final Scores: Aberfeldie 5.9 (39) defeated Coburg Districts 0.2 (2)

Goals: 3 J.Breasley 1 T.Rodan, E.Ravech

Best: J.Breasley, G.Barber, O.OʼNeil, J.Carlier, X.Briggs, T.Rodan


Under 11 Div 3

Final Scores: Aberfeldie 2.1 (13) drew with Hillside 2.1 (13)

Goals: 1 R.Carracher, A.Rumoro

Best: J.Nheu, L.Spiliopoulos, R.Carracher, C.Greer, J.Woods, B Rumoro


Under 11 Div 1

Final Scores: Aberfeldie 6.8 (44) defeated Doutta Stars 0.3 (3)

Goals: 1 R.Kinniburgh, M.Smith, R.Papal, L.Sortino, J.West, C.Stone

Best: C.Stone, L.Sortino, S.Box, R.Lumsden


Under 11 Girls

Final Scores: Aberfeldie 9.4 (58) defeated Doutta Stars 0.0 (0)

Goals: 2 K.Carlon, A. Zammit 1 A.Polimeni, P.Gay, J.Wright, T.Merlino, J.Egan

Best: J.Volpato, T.Cheel, C.Adams, K.Carlon, M.Gustinich


Under 13 Div 5

Final Scores: Aberfeldie 4.3 (27) defeated by Moonee Valley 8.13 (61)

Goals: 2 L.Jennings 1 D.Egan, V.Condello

Best: T.Thompson, D.Egan, L.Bonanno-Clark, L.Hawkes, K.Paino, V.Condello


Under 13 Div 3

Final Scores: Aberfeldie 14.11 (95) defeated Roxburgh Park 4.2 (26)

Goals: 2 M.Hoffman, J.Sita, C.Vago, W.Vago 1 M.Privitelli, C.Catena, C.Trounson, C.Scalise, D.Lombardo, J.Glenk

Best: M.Hoffman, J.Sita, O.Buggy, J.Glenk, K.Glenister, C.Catena


Under 13 Div 2

Final Scores: Aberfeldie 2.8 (20) defeated by Glenroy 5.8 (38)

Goals: 1 B.Webb, A.Bastow

Best: J.Butler, D.Agius, N.Romios, K.Rogers, M.Quick, B.Webb


Under 13 Div 1

Final Scores: Aberfeldie 8.3 (51) defeated Pascoe Vale 6.5 (41)

Goals: 2 T. Legudi 1 M. Arhanic, C. Sheedy, L. Anderson, C. Burchall, T. Wright, K. Forbes

Best: T. Lincoln, K. Forbes, C. Sheedy, L. Gustincich , C. Burchall, T. Wright


Under 13 Girls Div 2

Final Scores: Aberfeldie 0.0 (0) defeated by Taylors Lakes 4.13 (37)

Best: R. Martin, L. Jones, C. Bartrop, I. Ewing, G. Haddad, V. Dellas


Under 13 Girls Div 1

Final Scores: Aberfeldie 2.2 (14) defeated Craigieburn 1.3 (9)

Goals: 1 C. Ciccarelli , C. Cookson

Best: C. Ciccarelli , B. Walsh, S. Minton-Connell, R. Ivers, S. McElligott, C. Jones


Under 15 Div 4

Final Scores: Aberfeldie 3.5 (23) defeated by Keilor Park 12.18 (90)

Goals: 1 H. Garvey, R. Joyce, H. Morris

Best: S. O”Neill, H. Morris, R. Joyce, P. Carmichael, J. Bartrop, A. Massimino


Under 15 Div 3

Final Scores: Aberfeldie 18.18 (126) defeated Doutta Stars 0.1 (1)

Goals: 2 F. Marino, M. Misiano, O. Taresch, L. Mirenda, A. Krasulak 1 C. Simpson, F. Bono, D. Newton, J. Drakatos, T. Marinelli, M. Carrea, J. Rachkidi, R. Salafia

Best: C. Barbaro, C. Saunders, M. Misiano, D. Nesci, J. Drakatos, F. Marino


Under 15 Div 1

Final Scores: Aberfeldie 13.2 (80) defeated Greenvale 1.0 (6)

Goals: 7 J Hinton 2 S. Lazarevski 1 J. Lombardo, J. Whitehead, M. Wilson, T. Port

Best: TBC


Under 15 Girls Div 1

Final Scores: Aberfeldie 3.4 (22) defeated Maribyrnong Park 0.3 (3)

Goals: 1 E. Sexton, C. Baskaran, C. Hawker

Best: E. Sexton, J. Songur, A. Bristow, E. Srsen, P. Still, A. Haynes


Under 17 Div 3

Final Scores: Aberfeldie 3.4 (22) defeated by Keilor 18.16 (124)

Goals: 1 N Carrier, S. Legudi, T. Williamson

Best: L. Robinson, D. Hutchinson, Z. Cardinale, J. Parfett, H. Greer, X. Howard


Under 17 Div 2

Final Scores: Aberfeldie 18.15 (123) defeated Roxburgh Park 4.7 (31)

Goals: 4 B. Fazzolari, B. Short 3 J. Dimauro, D. Polites 1 P. Duggan, B. Thomson, T. Luppino, A. Bishop

Best: J. Dimauro, T. Luppino, J. McHardy, D. Polites, B. Short, B. Fazzolari


Under 17 Div 1

Final Scores: Aberfeldie 17.12 (114) defeated Greenvale 4.2 (26)

Goals: 5 M Elfakahani 4 S. Paea 2 J. Misiti, R. Martin 1 J. Hebbard, J. Dimauro, R. Scuteri, J. Dimasi

Best: S. Paea, R. Martin, S. Beer, J. Bonasera, M. Panagiotopoulos


Under 18 Girls Div 1

Final Scores: Aberfeldie 3.1 (19) defeated by Sunbury Lions 6.10 (46)

Goals: 1 Z. Friswell, I. Young, B. Parlato

Best: A. Torcia, L. Robinson , C. Phillips, Z. Friswell, B. West, E. D”Aquila


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