Eastern Park Football Club - Archive


Football 20-12-06
    Congratulations to Carey Payne on his appointment as the A grade coach for season 2007.  Carey has been an A grade stalwart for some years playing 150 games for the demons and now has the opportunity to take the lead as senior coach. He takes over the reigns from Troy Starr who did a great job last season and was elected to life member status at the AGM.
  Senior training begins on Tuesday the 9th of January at 6:00 PM at Eastern Park and the junior registration day will be held on Saturday the 10th of February at the clubrooms between 12:00 midday and 3:00 PM.

Club 06-11-06
    A new committee has been elected for the 2007 season with Damian Griffiths taking on the president's role once again. He along with Bob Hamilton (Vice President), Jon Durrant (Secretary), Sarah Gold (Treasurer) and Ollie Gatto (Assistant Treasurer) will no doubt serve the club well and guide it through another good year.     


Football 03-09-06
    Under 13s - PREMIERS 2006!!!  A great win by our lads today in their match against Hope Valley.  The boys started a little slowly but their Eastern Park spirit kicked in and our boys kicked away.  A good effort by Hope Valley saw a good contest all game.  Good skills were on display and some of the lads showed that they will be good senior footballers in the years to come.  The final score Eastern Park 9:5 59 to Hope Valley 4:5 29.   Congratulations to all the Eastern Park Under 13s

Below:  The boys celebrating their Premiership win.
Under 13  Premiership Team for 2006


Football 28-08-06
    There is only one Eastern Park side left in the finals after this weekend's losses by our B Grade and Under 18s.  The B grade came up against Salisbury in an elimination final at Haslam oval and didn't seem to be settled all day. A few to many turnovers and skill errors cost the Dees in the end and they weren't able to get over the line. The final score EPFC 7:9 52 to Salisbury 8:8 56.
   What looked to be a big possibility for a premiership a few weeks ago has today evaporated for our under 18s.  An underwhelming performance, saw them lose their second major round game and so exit the finals.  Flinders Park took the game by the scruff in the later half of the first quarter, kicking eight goals and were never seriously challenged from then on.  Our boys did not show what they are capable of and poor discipline cost them big time.  A sad way to finish off what was a good season.  The final score EPFC 8:10 58 to Flinders Park 28:15 183.
    We still have our Under 13s to play in a grand final at Ingle Farm at 11:25am on Sunday 3rd September, so get along and support our junior team.  Good Luck Boys!!!

Football 20-08-06
    Well that's the season for our As and Cs but at least we have some teams involved with finals.  The Bs managed to scrape into the five with a narrow 3 point win over Flinders Park, keeping Payneham NU out of the race who had superior percentage but less wins.  Great stuff lads.  The final score EPFC 5:8 38 to Flinders Park 5:5 35.   The As were never in the hunt in the later game.  They were easily dealt with and probably were looking forward to the end of the season, the final scores EPFC 4:9 33 to Flinders Park 15:18 108.
   The C grade certainly finished off the season well by chalking up their second win for the year.  They came up against Flinders Uni who were second bottom on the ladder and narrowly brought home the points.  It was not enough to lift them from the wooden spoon position but it was a good win none the less.  The final score EPFC 14:07 91 to Flinders Uni 12:16 88
   It was not a good day for our under 18s who were up against Lockleys in a semi final played at Kilburn. Our boys were flat and lacked the endeavour they have showed us all year. The have a second chance next week against Flinders Park and will have to lift their games if they are to make the Grand Final.  The Final score EPFC 9:9 63 to Lockleys 16:12 108.
   A great win for our under 13s who have been dominant all year.  They played Walkerville at Ingle Farm and came away with a comfortable 7 goal victory. The win gives them a berth in the grand final.  The final score was EPFC 10:4 64  to Walkerville 3:4 22

Football 13-08-06
    Only one more game to the end of the minor round, or at at least for our senior sides in the SAAFL.  The under 18s and 13s will begin their finals campaign next weekend so make sure that we all get out to support them.  This weekend' s games saw our As and Bs up against Walkerville at home and the result was not a good one for our A graders.  In a rather insipid performance our lads were outclassed by a better team.  The final score EPFC 8:15 63 to Walkerville 19:20 134.  The Bs effort was much better in the earlier game and they managed a good win.  The last time they faced Walkerville they were on the end of a 82 point pasting, but the boys turned this around to win be a healthy 31 points.  The final score EPFC 12:15 87 to Walkerville 8:8 56.  A great win for the boys including five under 18s players who were prominent in the game.
  A seventy point loss for our C grade who have struggled this year.  They were up against SMOSH and it was another hard day at the office.  At home next week and up against fellow cellar dwellers Flinders Uni, so lets hope the lads an finish in a high.
   All members should get out to support the sides we have in the finals and hopefully they we be able to bring home a couple of flags for our great club.

Football 06-08-06
    The first win of the season for Eastern Park's C grade this weekend.  It was a long time coming but the Div 8 boys certainly deserved their impressive win over St Peters.  The lads had 30 more scoring shots than the old collegiate side.  The final score 17:24 126 to St Peters 8:3 51.  The As and Bs took a short trip down to Salisbury and it wasn't the best day for us with the As going down in a game they should have won.  Last on the ladder, Salisbury were much harder at the ball and certainly reaped the rewards.  The final score EPFC 11:14 80 to Salisbury 16:14 110.  The B grade, however were much better and had an easy win in the early game, doubling Salisbury's score.  The final score 9:11 64 to 4:8 32.  Good job!
   The under 18s didn't have to travel far either with their game against Smithfield played just up the road.  It was another very solid performance by the lads who have been the benchmark in the under 18s competition.  The final score, (a thumping) EPFC 21:19 145 to Smithfield 5:4 34.
    Congratulations also today for a number of junior players with milestone games.  Sam Biggs, an under 13, playing his 100th today, along with Matthew Friel in the under 18s.  A 150 game milestone for Jason Parkes, also in the under 18s and to Luke Wilton who played his 200th junior game for the Eastern Park Football Club.  Well done to you all, a great effort lads.

Luke Wilton (centre) with his award and medal flanked by fellow 200 junior game players Matty Paul (left) and Troy Gatto (right)


Football 30-07-06
    The season is drawing to a close with only three rounds left to play. The A and B grades hosted Old Ignatians this week at Dwight Reserve and our boys had mixed results.  In the early game the lads outclassed the opposition and ran out comfortable winners. The win keeps the finals hopes alive but the Bs need to keep winning to have any hope.  The A grade started reasonably with the Demons being 1 point up at quarter time but it was all down hill from there on.  With the exception of a few players the boys effort was very poor going down by over 10 goals in the end.  One we would rather forget.  A great game by Matthew Friel who came up from the under 18s and played hard all day and never gave up.
   A very disappointing day for our under 18s who did not get to play due to a forfeit by Flinders Park.  The boys have Smithfield next week, so all demon supporters should get up there a get behind the future of our club.  

Football 22-07-06
    After a break for the state game last weekend, Eastern Park ventured down to Payneham to face a second on the ladder in form team.  The lads fought hard all day, particularly in the third when they kicked five straight goals, but unfortunately were overrun by a good side.  The final score EPFC 14:10 94 to Payneham NU 21:18 144.  The B grade managed to fly the flag for the clb with a great win in the early game.  The lads were three goals down at the last change and showed lots of character in the last to kick five goals and grab the win.  The final Score EPFC 10:12 72 to Payneham NU 9:14 68.
  The C grade hosted Broadview at home and they almost came away with the win.  The lads played well all day and went down by just over two goals against a much higher ranked side.  The final score EPFC 7:7 49 to 8:16 64.   The under 18s had another good win, this time against Salisbury North.  The boys stared slowly in this away game but fought back to win comfortably in the end.  The final Score EPFC 15:11 101 to Salisbury North 9:5 59.

Daniel O'Riely receives his 150 award from Trevor Ward

Congratulation to Daniel O'Rielly pictured left with coach, Trevor Ward on reaching 150 junior games with the Eastern Park Football Club






Football 09-07-06
    Another round gone for the year and it wasn't the best for our A and B grades who both suffered losses at the hands of Pembroke OS, down at Haslam oval.  In the early game the Bs started slowly and were never able to catch up.  Although the lads showed they could play some good footy they were just too inconsistent to make inroads into Pembroke's score.  The final result Pembroke 10:9 69 to EPFC 6:12 48.  The A grade were up against it too in game which was quite a spiteful affair.  The boys were down by a goal at quarter time but the margin at each break grew as the game went on.  The Old Scholars' side just too good on the day.  The final score Pembroke 20:14 134 to EPFC 10:11 71.  The C grade were at home against Adelaide Uni and the younger more capable side were just to good for us. The final score Adelaide Uni 23:12 150 to EPFC 5:8 38.
   Our under 18s were at home and were up against another red and blue side in Lockleys.  Our boys started slowly and were 3 goals down at half time.  The lads got their act together and fought back in the second half to run out victors by 8 points in what was a great game.  The final score EPFC 11:11 77 to Lockleys 10:9 69.

Football 02-07-06
    This weekend of footy started on Friday night under lights at Largs North where our under 18s had another good win.  In cold, windy and slightly wet conditions the young demons played a good brand of running football. They were comfortable winners in the end with the final score being EPFC 16:17 113 to North Haven 6:5 41.   The A and B grades were at home and came up against Pooraka.  The Bs had a great win kicking 24 goals in what was pretty average weather.  The lad's skills very sharp and clean considering the conditions, with good run from the backlines.  A great win EPFC 24:10 154 to Pooraka 1:3 9.  The As were also good in their game although the weather and the conditions were lousy.  Nine goal kickers  for the demons is always a good sign.  The final score EPFC 15:14 104 to Pooraka 7:11 53.
   The C grade were on the end of another thumping, this time at the hands of Sacred Heart.  The lads had three juniors help them out but it was all to no avail.  If you want to know the score go to the results menu.

Football 25-06-06
    All three senior grades this week played Athelstone in their matches and all three were unsuccessful.  The A and B grades made the trip down to Athelstone and were facing top of the ladder teams in both grades.  With only one loss for the season the Athelstone As were always going to be tough and that proved to be the case, the final score EPFC  12:6 78 to the Raggies 24:11 155.  The Bs were also up against it with their opposition undefeated for the season.  The boys tried hard all day but were never in the hunt, the final score 6:3 39 to Athelstone 16:18 114.
   The Cs were at home and lets face it, they are not having the best of seasons.  Although this Athelstone side  was nowhere near the top of the ladder, our boys were not able to come away with the win. The fnal score EPFC 8:11 59 to Athelstone 19:10 124.
   Our 18s were at home and hosted Smithfield who contrary to recent reports in the press were fair in their approach to the game.  It was a tight game all day with the young Demons fighting back in the last quarter to take the points.  The final score EPFC 12:12 84 to Smithfield 9:11 65.

Football 18-06-06
    The midseason break was a good one for the Dees and their first game back was even better.  At home again, the lads came up against PAOC and were simply too strong.  They didn't have it all their own way, especially in the first half, but managed to power away in the second to win by 70 points.  The margin could have been much more, if not for inaccurate kicking, the final score EPFC 21:28 154 to PAOC 13: 6 84.  The B grade also had a great win with probably the best four quarter performance of the year.  The PAOC side were 3 on the ladder so it was a good win foe the boys.  The final score EPFC 13:6 84 to PAOC 10:10 70.
     The C grade took a trip up to Modbury and had a real struggle on their hands.  Although the lads were down quite a few goals at half time they had a crack and managed to hold Modbury in the second half.  The final score EPFC 2:0 12 to Modbury 24:17 161.  The 18s went down to Flinders Park and the opposition could only mange to field 16 players.  This made it difficult for the Dees trying to manage an all ready overflowing bench.  The boys lead al day but with rotations unsettling our team it became a struggle in the end.  The final score EPFC 12 11 83 to Flinders Park 12:7 89.      

Football 04-06-06
    Not the best round of football for Eastern Park's senior sides, with all of them having a loss.  The As and Bs ventured down to Walkerville and the home sides was just too strong for them both.  The As were not far off the mark but just couldn't stand up when it was needed going down by 21 points in the end.  Walkerville 13:13 91 to EPFC 10:10 70.  In the earlier game the Bs were outclassed by a stronger Walkerville side, and were never really in the hunt.  The margin blew out to a hefty 81 points,  the final score Walkerville 17:15 117 to EPFC 5:6 36.
    The C grade were at home and it was no wedding present for Keith K.  The home ground advantage non-existent for the Dees going down to SMOSH 19:14 128 to EPFC 8:11 59.
   Our under 18's also suffered a loss this weekend, their first for the season.  They were unable to keep it together in their match against a strong finishing Lockleys side.  The boys are still atop the U18 Div 2 ladder but this game was a wake up call for the lads.  
   The Juniors had some mixes results in their games with wins to the Under 8 blue, 9s and 10s sides with a draw for the Under 13s.  Also some milestones for a number of junior players and congratulations to Rhys Cole, Daniel Elvin, Jonathon Armstrong for their 50 games and a special mention to Sean O'Rielly who played his 150th junior game for the Eastern Park Football Club.  Seen below is Sean on the right and "Joff" Armstrong on the left receiving awards from their coaches.

Junior Football  24-05-06
Congratulations to those player listed below who represented the NEMJFA in the association matches against the CDJFL
  Under 9 Daniel Richards  
    Kyle Presbury Best for NEMJFA
  Under 10 Jayden Goodfellow  
  Under 12 Daniel Elvin  
    Josh Boyd  
  Under 13 Corey Coad  
    Sam Biggs  
  Under 14 Cameron Whitbrook  
    Jason Paul  
  Under 15 John Hawkins  
    Matthew White  


Football 21-05-06
    A local derby of sorts this week with Eastern Park hosting local rivals Salisbury.  The Demons were expected to win against last on the ladder Salisbury and they did comfortably.  Our lads were on top all day and althougMatty Paul Flies High - Almost a great mark !!!h the opposition put up some resistance in the last quarter, the Demons always had an answer. The Dees outscoring Salisbury in every quarter to come away with the points. The final score EPFC 17:15 118 to Salisbury 10:13 73
   The B grade game was a low scoring affair with only 12 goals in total by both sides.  The boys started well but were slowly overtaken by the Salisbury side. Some under 18 lads made the senior debuts and were very impressive.  Gav Burckett BOG in his first B game. The final score EPFC 4:6 30 to Salisbury 8:6 54.
   The C's ventured down to St Peters and unfortunately copped another flogging. This was a huge game for Eastern Park stalwart, Lindsay Lawrence who played his 450th game for the Mighty Demons.  Congratulations Lindsay on a great achievement.


Football 14-05-06
    This weekend saw our A and B grades playing the away game against Old Ignations.  It turned out to be just one of those days for both our sides. Robo had Old Iggies dialled in and having coached the Demons in 2004 had a fair idea of their strengths and weaknesses.  Our boys were unable to play  disciplined football and this cost the Demons.  The final score EPFC 8:19 58 to Old Ignations 16:15 111.  The Bs were not in the hunt either in a low scoring affair.  They only managed 3 goals for the whole game and were not convincing, the final score EPFC 3:8 28 to Old Ignations 7:10 52
    Our C grade performed admirably in their home game against second on the ladder team Edwardstown.  The Demons have been on the end of some rather large thumping's but the lads only went down by 57 points, Not Bad!!  The final score EPFC 10:6 66 to Edwardstown 18:15 123.
   Our Under 18 boys were expected to thump Smithfield this Sunday and although the lads won comfortably, the game was a scrappy affair. The style of play was not indicative of the type of footy the boys have been playing to see them atop the Under 18s ladder.  Hopefully the boys can turn it on at home next week against North Haven.

Football 07-05-06
    It was a home game for the A and B grade this week and we had some mixed results.  Payneham NU came to Dwight Reserve and their As lead by Gary Macintosh were too strong for our Lads.  The boys managed a reasonable start and were in the game at quarter time but they blew us out of the water in the second quarter, kicking 10 goals to our 3.  We won every quarter from then on, in what was a great fight back but it was to no avail as the Payneham boys held on to win.  The final score EPFC 15:10 100 to PNU's 20:20 140
    It was a different story in the B grade with the boys being behind all day, ( 3 goals down at 3/4 time) but they had a great five goal last quarter to come away with a 10 point win.  Go Dees!  The final score EPFC 11:12 78 to PNU 10:8 68.  The C's went down to Broadview in their cars and in the game.  The Lads are up against it this year often playing younger and faster sides, however they made a good account of themselves in the match which only saw them go down by 24 points.  The final score EPFC 10:3 63 to Broadview 12:15 87
    A great game by our under 18's this week.  It was a battle for top spot on the ladder and our boys showed they are a force to be reckoned with in their match against Flinders Park.  The final score 16:12 108 to 9:4 58


Football 30-04-06
    A good win by our A grade this weekend against one of the top sides in the competition.  In a hard fought match the Demons came back against Pembroke after being down at quarter time.  Corey Noble was great in his BOG performance which was even more special as it was his 150th game played for the Demons.  A great milestone celebrated in style.  The final score EPFC 13:19 97 to Pembroke OS 9:16 70.  The Bs took it up to the college side but were unable to come away with the points.  A four goal to nil first quarter put the Dees behind the eight ball and they were never in the hunt from then on.
   The C grade were up against it in their game against a much younger and faster Adelaide Uni side.  They tried hard all day but only managed 4 points for the whole game.  Adelaide Uni by plenty.
    Our new under 18s side had a great win over local rivals Salisbury North.  The lads ran had all day and had great use of the ball from start to finish. A great win EPFC 16:14 110 to Salisbury North 5:9 39

Football 23-04-06
    The Demon's Div 3 teams must have enjoyed the break for Easter as they came out with one thing in mind and that was winning.  The A and the Bs headed down to Pooraka and both came away with a win. The A grade outscored the opposition in every quarter to win by a comfortable 30 point margin.  The final score The Dees 13:11 89 to Pooraka 9:15 69.   The final margin was even greater for the Bs with the lads sharing the ball around well to come away with a great win.  The final score EPFC 14:16 100 to Pooraka 6:4 40.
   The Cs were up against it again this weekend and were no match for the old scholars side in Sacred Heart.  The final score SHOC 22:18 150 to EPFC 5:5 35.
   The juniors also had some great results this weekend with our new SAAFL under 18s boys coming away with a win over Lockleys.  We had wins in our 12's,13's,14's and 16's.  A great win over Kilburn by our boys in the under 16's with some new players experiencing their first win.  The boys played really well and deserve a big pat on the back.  Well Done Boys !!! 

Football 09-04-06
    The Demons were at at home this weekend and they came up against some stiff opposition in Athelstone.  Our A grade side was simply outclassed by an opposition willing to run and put their body on the line.  The final score was the Raggies 25:15 165 to the Demons 9:11 65.  The B grade didn't fair much better in the earlier game going down in similar circumstances. The Raggies 18:14 122, to good for the Demons, 7:4 48. 
   The Div 8 match was played at Athelstone and our C grade struggled in their match against the home side.  The Dees only managed three goals for the game with the final score, Athelstone 12:19 91 to Eastern Park 3:1 19.
   Junior Footy is back this week or at least for the  Under 11's up and a good result for our under 12s who had a great win over Fitzroy.  Well done boys! 

Football 02-04-06
    Footy's Back !! Yes, footy has started for another year and it was a good start to the season by Easter Park in their match against Prince Alfred OC.  In the away game the boys notched up their first win of the season with a impressive 7 goal margin.  The final score EPFC 16:17 113 to PAOC 9:16 70.   The Bs went down in the early game with PAOC's inaccurate kicking still enough to hold the Demons at bay.  The final score PAOC  9:17 71 to EPFC 7:4 46.  
    The C grade hosted Modbury at Dwight Reserve and it was a dark day for our boys.  The result was none to pretty with the Demons only managing 2 goals for the whole game.  EPFC 2:5 17 to Modbury "Plenty"

Club News 16-01-06
    A Happy New Year to all Eastern Parkers.  The website has finally received some of my attention, and I must offer my apologies for my slackness.   This site is being revamped at the moment and a new look Eastern Park website will grace your screens soon. 
     Now for some News.   For those of you who don't know we have a newly (at last year's AGM at least) elected Committee with some new and some familiar faces.  Congratulations to the new committee and we wish them success as they endeavour to lead our great club.
Lance Ramsell - EPFC President
Lance Ramsell - President
     We welcome Lance Ramsell as our club President, Mark (Mini) Prime as the VP.  Once again we welcome Maureen Hayes as our Secretary and Jane Sherwood as her assistant, also to Janet Warren as our Treasurer with Sarah Gold as her assistant.   Damien Griffiths has taken on the role as  Sponsorship delegate and Julie Wells as Entertainment Coordinator.  General committee members are John Coenraad, Rob Freeman, Aileen Hamilton and Ian Masters.
  The Football department now has a number of delegates.  They are Bill Wells, Trevor Ward, Steven Johnson, Mini Prime and Dave Bennett.  The Junior Football department also have three delegates with Ollie Gatto, John Gillaney and Barry Goodchild.  Karen Wolfenden is the netball delegate with Bob Hamilton looking after the darts and Reinhard Paul, the Bar Delegate.  

   The Eastern Park Football Club would like to welcome our new Major Sponsor,  The Red Lion Hotel and we look forward to working with them in 2006.

You can find the Red Lion at
173 Woodford Road
Elizabeth North SA 5113
Phone: (08) 8255 6433
Fax:  (08) 8255 7909
or Postal
PO Box 69 Elizabeth SA 5112