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Club News 24-11-07


Also Christmas at the Club, Saturday 22nd December 6.00 PM to 12:00 AM. Cost $10.00 per Head for a Smorgasbord dinner. Come and have a drink with your mated. Free Jukebox all night.

Football 14-11-07
  The Eastern Park Football Club will be having a "meet the coaches day" to be held Sunday 18th of November at the club @ 11.00am.
The coaching staff will be filling in players what their expectations for the 2008 season will be, as well as outlining the pre-season training program for all players. Discussions on where we want to be heading for the 08 season will be discussed, with commitment from all involved to be high on the agenda.
It will be a good opportunity for present and new players to come along and get to know each other before we get underway with our 2008 campaign.
With the signings of Shaun Gatto, Tony Lane & Brendan Donnely to the club for the 2008 season, we are looking to be a very competitive force for the new season.

All new players seeking to be involved with the Eastern Park Football Club are encouraged to attend.

Any information on the upcoming season please don't hesitate to call Scotty on 0432081606 or the club on 82521601.

Club News 28-10-07
  The Annual General Meeting was held on the 25th of October and a number of positions within the club have had personnel changes.  These include Bill Wells who has taken over from Damien Griffiths as President.  A big thanks must go to Damien who has worked tirelessly for the club during his two year tenure. Ollie Gato has taken on the VP role with Sarah Gold still keeping the finances under control with the help of Bob Hamilton.  Jane Sherwood takes on the Secretary's position and has Donna Carroll to help as her assistant.  We wish all new office bearers well and hope they uphold the Demons spirit in the undertaking of their duties. Check out the Home > Contacts menu for more info

Football 16-09-07
  The annual presentation night was held at the Playford Civic Centre with a good turn out to the black tie event.  Congratulations to Adam Walasek who took out Club Champion award and to all other award winners.  For some photos of the night follow the link  Presentation Night Photos


Football 09-09-07
  An absolutely magnificent effort by our young demons who today took out the under 15 white grand final played at Pooraka.  The boys show great discipline and skill to come away relatively easy winners in a hard fought match.  The Dees were down at quarter time but soon regained the ascendancy with the use of the breeze in the second quarter and were never headed from that point on.  A few less behinds and a few more goals would have made the spectators breathe a little easier, but is wasn't a problem in the end, the final score 11:18 84 to Athelstone 7:4 46.  Well Done Boys!!
Below: The Boys enjoying the victory.
Under 15 White Premiers 2007
Congratulations to two of our under 15  boys who today not only help win a Grand Final but also played their 150th Game for Eastern Park.  They are Michael Hollis (seen Right) and Bradley Hinde (seen Left) with Coach Steve Johnson.  Well Done Boys!! (and you too, Wongo)
Michael Hollis 150 games, Steve Johnson (Coach) and Bradley Hinde 150 games

Football 02-09-07
  Heartbreaking stuff for our Under 14s who today played in a preliminary final against Smithfield at Harper's Field.  The game was a close encounter with the lead seesawing throughout the game. The boys started slowly and were down by 2 goals at quarter time.  They fought back in the second to be up at half time.  Once again, Smithfield gained the advantage and were up by a goal at the last break.  Despite valiant efforts by our lads and regaining the lead in the final quarter, we were unable to come away with the win.  The final margin, a solitary point.  Smithfield 6:9 45 to Eastern Park 6:8 44.  A great season boys and you should be congratulated for your efforts this year.     

Football 26-08-07
  We still had juniors playing today for what is the last game of the 2007 seasons fo most grades.  We had three junior sides in final's games this weekend with the under 13, 14 and 15s all representing Eastern Park.  The under 13s and 14s were down at Payneham oval and it was a struggle for the 13s in their match against Gepps Cross who were just to strong on the day.  The 14s played in the later game and it was a tight struggle all day against Athelstone who were in front for most of the game, but when it really counted our boys stood up to come away with a great hard fought victory. Well done boys!  The 15s were at Ingle Farm and took on Gepps Cross and were never in any danger of losing.  They were strong all day and won by a forty point margin, securing their spot in the grand final in 2 weeks time.  Well done young Demons!!

Football 19-08-07
  Not the best end to season for the Demons.  All of our SAAFL sides went down this weekend.  The As were away against Athelstone and their performance was less than impressive. A 10 goal loss to the top of the ladder side sealed the fate of the demons who were hoping to make the finals this year.  If the A grade loss was disappointing, what can be said about the B grade's performance. Well not much. It was an absolute shocker, going down by 25 goals in the end. The C grade faired a little better but not much.  The lads were outclassed in what was a milestone game for Billy Wells with 200 games, Paul Laurie with 200, Chris Groenwegen with 100 and Rob Freeman with 100 games. The margin 18 goals.
   The under 18s played in a semi-final against Salisbury at Salisbury West and unfortunately the boys were unable to get their best game together with Salisbury a better team on the day. After a great season the boys couldn't keep it together for the finals. The final score Salisbury 12:9 81 to Eastern Park 6:5 41.
 Congratulations to two of our junior players who  this week played milestone games. Steven Peter from the Under 12s who played his 100th game and also Sean Tulk from the under 13s who played his 50th fro the club. Well done boys!


Football 12-08-07
  It was a clash between local rivals this weekend with Eastern Park coming up against Salisbury West who have been travelling fairly well this year. The game was played at Dwight reserve and boys came out firing and had Salisbury West on the back foot.  However the opposing side came back in the second and third quarters and it took a great last quarter by the Demons to secure a good fifteen point win. The B grade were not as fortunate and although the margin was the same, it was not in our favour. Not a bad effort though considering the number of injuries that kept a few of our players out of the side.  The C grade went down the road and put in a commendable performance.  The boys were up at three quarter time but were unable to hold out, going down by four miserable points in the end. Good effort though, boys.
   The Under 18s went down to Kilburn Oval and played Golden Grove in a qualifying final.  In windy condition the lads started well and were in front for most of the day but were unable to hold on going down by a solitary point.  A few decisions that didn't go our way and a lack of discipline were factors in the loss by the smallest of margins.  The boys have the second chance next week and will surely atone for their indiscretions today.
Also congratulations to a couple of our junior players who this week posted milestone games.  Matthew Carter seen on the left below is receiving congratulations from coach Trevor Ward for his 150th junior game. Taylor Hunter seen on the right below is receiving his 50th game award from Trevor Ward. Both lads play in the under 16s who had a great win this weekend.


Football 05-08-07
  What a turn around it was in this week's results for the Eastern Park Football Club. All four SAAFL sides taking the points with a number of junior sides winning as well.  The As took on Prince Alfred in an away game and were comfortable winners, taking the game out by a five goal margin.  The lads were down at the main break thanks in part to some accurate kicking by the college side but piled on 11 goals in the second half to come away with the win. The B grade had a close affair in their game. The boys were in front all day but remained goalless in the last quarter just managing to hold off a stronger finishing opposition. 
  A win for our C grade at home was just the trick to help celebrate a significant 350 game milestone for club stalwart Richie Carter.  A massive win for the boys and congratulation to you Richie and also to Andy Chamings on his 150th for the club.  The under 18s were at home this Sunday taking on finals contenders Golden Grove.  Our young lads turned it around from last week and demonstrated the type of football that we know they can play.  The final margin of 40 points shows that we are a force to be reckoned with in the U18 competition. 

Football 29-07-07
  It was a weekend of upsets in Div 3 and the home game that Eastern Park had against Flinders Park was no exception. In a game that was pencilled in as a win the As were not quite up to it and went down by one straight kick. A disappointing loss.  The Bs also were not quite able to get there either in the earlier game going down by the barest of margins, a solitary point. The C grade continued their run of losses and were simply outclassed by a stronger opposing side.  Just to top of the weekend our u18s went down to Hope Valley and should have accounted for them easily but like the A grade went down by a straight kick. Not a great weekend for the Dees.
  Good wins by our junior teams including the under 6s, 8blue, 10s, 12s, 14s, 15s and 16s, showed that it wasn't all bad for the club this weekend. So, congratulations to all the junior grade winners and keep up the good work young demons!!

Football 22-07-07
  The As and Bs ventured down to West Lakes this weekend to take on SMOSH who were top of the ladder in both grades.  The As were in the game up until half way into the third, but it wasn't to be.  Up against a good side and some ordinary spectators it was a reasonable effort.  The margin blowing out to 8 goals in the end.  The Bs to put it simply were smashed by a good young side.  Our lads were behind the eight ball with injury and illness and were never in the race. The margin a hefty 19 and a bit goals.  The Cs were at home and put on a fairly good show in a game that was closer than a lot this year, but still not a win.  The final margin was around 40 points.
  The U18s were up against local rivals Salisbury and pride was on the line.  There were a number of lads with the flu and numbers were down but that didn't stop the boys coming away with another win over Salisbury who would no doubt be wondering how they could ever get a win against the might demons. 
   A number of very close games in the Juniors this week, with great contests across all grades.  Keep up the good work Junior Dees.

Congratulations to Gavin Burckett who played his 150th junior game this weekend in the under 18s.  He seen below hamming it up with his co coaches Steve Wright and Scott McGee



Football 15-07-07
  There were no junior games this weekend so only 4 games in total were played by the Demons. The A grade had a hard fought win over SPOC who were close to Eastern Park on the ladder but our boys were able to dig in and come away with the points.  The B grade were around the mark but they just were not able to get up in their game going down by 15 points in the end.  The C grade, well what can you say, we are struggling to get a side on the park and it shows in some of the results this year.  Another heavy loss.
  The Under 18s had Gaza at home and although they had an easy win the first half of the game left a lot to be desired.  The footy was sloppy and players were definitely not working hard.  A 10 goal third quarter showed what the boys were capable of and this setup the win

Football 08-07-07
  The A and B grade were at home this weekend where they took on Old Ignations.  Old Iggies were 4th on the ladder and probably had the win pencilled in but that was not the case.  In cold and wet conditions the Demons stood firm and came away with a 41 point win.  In the earlier game, the Bs also had cold and wet conditions to contend with, but the infamous Dwight Reserve oval stood up and ground conditions were good.  The Bs, too good at home with a gutsy 32 point win.  The Cs went down to Hunter Park and if they could have kicked straight they would have had a win over Old Ignations, but it wasn't to be with the lads going down by 36 points.
  The U18s had another great win in what were atrocious conditions at Tea Tree Gully. On an oval that was more conducive to mud wresting the lads came away with a hard fought 31 point win.  

Football 01-07-07
  It was not the greatest of results for our senior sides this weekend with the As, Bs and Cs all going down by big margins to Athelstone.  The As were right in the match up to half time with only a couple in it but a total lack of discipline let the team and the club down in what turned out to be a very disappointing 77 point loss.  Although the Bs were missing a few players they put up some resistance but they too suffered a heavy loss, 88 points the final margin.  The C grade's loss was the heaviest of all and they were no match for a far stronger Athelstone side.
    The under 18's however were a different story. With great ball movement along with good hand and foot skills, they were able to come away with the win over the "Raggies" in what were difficult conditions at the Torrens Valley Oval.  The Junior grades also faired very well with 6 out of 10 of the various grades coming away with wins.  Good work Demons!! 


Football 24-06-07
  The Demons were at home this weekend and took on CBCOC who have been languishing at or near the bottom of the ladder this season.  The Dees expected a win and that's what they provided with a comfortable victory over the college based side. The final margin around 11 goals, with Matty Paul kicking six for the day.  The Bs also had a good win in what was Keith Windows 250th for the club.  A magnificent personal achievement to reach this milestone and a great team effort on the day grabbing the easy win ensuring Keith would certainly celebrate this game.  The margin blew out to around 19 goals in the end with the large EPFC crowd getting behind the Lads.
  The under 18s had a bit of a scare against Salisbury West in their game today at Dwight reserve.  In what turned out to be was a scrappy game the young Demons were able to hang on and take the win by a not so convincing margin of 3 points.  


Football 17-06-07
  What a magic goal by Matty Paul in the dying seconds to snatch a great victory for the Demons against Walkerville who were sitting second on the ladder.  A great effort by the lads who showed they can mix it with the top sides.  The win was for you, Pete Lawrence.  Our other two senior sides also had Walkerville but were unable to get up, both suffering fairly substantial losses.  The Bs going down by around 10 goals and the Cs with a margin that looked more like a cricket score.
   Our 18s had a comfortable win over Salisbury North and our under 10s,13s,14s,15s and 16's all had good wins, which is a good sign of things to come for the mighty Dees!!!


VALE   Peter Lawrence
                Aged 47

The Eastern Park Football Club would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Peter Lawrence.

Peter, a dedicated life member, was a great servant to our club both on and off the field and will be sadly missed.  

Football 03-06-07
  The weather was cold and Eastern Park's senior teams were at best luke warm in their efforts this weekend.  Round 8 was not kind to the Demons with all three senior sides going down to local rivals, Salisbury West.  The A grade went to sleep in the second quarter and were never able to get back in the game, going down by 20 points.  The Bs only managed one goal in the first half and were always going to struggle but the lads found something in the second half, outscoring the opposition.  But it was all to late, the Dees going down by 40 points in the end.  A similar margin for the Cs who took on Salisbury West at home which unfortunately made it three losses for the Demons. 
  It was not all doom and gloom for the club with the U18s winning comfortably against Smithfield.  The final margin a hefty 12 goals.  The Under 16s chalked up 2 wins in a row this Sunday with their victory over Hectorville which was great for the boys who have been struggling of late. The final margin was 26 points in the end. 

Football 27-05-07
  Good wins for our A and B grades this weekend.  The Demons took on Prince Alfred Old Collegians in all the senior grades and came away with two good wins at Dwight Reserve.  The A grade game was tight all day with only a goal or less separating the sides at all the breaks. The Demons played some of the young U18 lads and they showed some promise.  Their contributions and a strong last quarter by all helped sealed the game for the EPFC.  The B grade were also good in their game which put an end to a string of losses.  They were too strong for the college boys and ran out winners by 5 goals.  The C grade struggled once more and were comprehensively beaten by eleven or so goals. 
  A great win by our under 16 lads who have been struggling this year but today showed what they are capable of in their match against Tea Tree Gully.  The boys have been training hard and working on their skill levels and it certainly showed today.  The final score was EPFC 19:14 128 to TT Gully 5:11 41.  A great win lads, keep it up!! 

Football 20-05-07
  Not a great weekend for the Demons. The As, Bs and Cs all suffering defeats at the hands of Flinders Park.  The A grade started well enough with scores level at quarter time but the wheels started to fall off after that.  The Flinders Park side kicking 10 goals to our 4 in the second half to run away easy winners.  The final margin around ten goals.  The margin was about the same for our B grade who were never in the hunt and unfortunately played some pretty ordinary footy.  The C grade hosted Flinders park at Dwight reserve but that didn't seem to do us any favours going down by a hefty 83 point margin.
 The under 18s did provided some joy for us this Sunday, however, easily accounting for Athelstone who were never going to seriously bother the young Demons. The margin should have been more than 5 goals but with only 18 players making the trip to Athelstone it was always going to be difficult to come away with a percentage booster.

Football 13-05-07
  A great win by our A grade this week against last year's Div 2 side, SMOSH West Lakes.  It was a relatively high scoring game, with the lead seesawing all day which made for a great spectacle for the crowd at Dwight Reserve.  The scores were all tied up at quarter time and SMOSH lead at the half and final breaks, but the Demons kicked 7 goals in the last to come away with a great win.  SMOSH would have pencilled this game in as a win but great disciplined play and that Demon spirit shone through to deny the boys from West Lakes.  It was a different story for our B grade though, with the boys not able to stay close to last year's Div 2 Reserves Premiers.  SMOSH far to strong downing the Dees by over 100 points.
  Another great win by our Under 18s who hosted Tea Tree Gully at Dwight reserve this Sunday.  The Gullies came out to Eastern Park expecting a win, but were outclassed on the day.  It was a convincing win but the lads will have to consider the way they went about the game if they are to be a serious finals and flag contender.

Football 06-05-07
  It was a triple header at the home of the Demons this weekend, with all senior grades playing a Dwight Reserve.  There was lots of hype around the club but unfortunately the hype did not help the on field performances, with all three senior sides going down comfortably in the end. All three grades that is the As, Bs and Cs played St Peters and were beaten easily by margins of 31, 22 and 26 points respectively.  Not a good day for the Demons.
Sunday proved to be a more palatable day for the club with good wins in a number of the Junior Grades, with the under 18s spanking northern rivals Salisbury by a massive 83 points. Tom Jenkins kicking a lazy 9 goals to obliterate the Black and Whites. Go you Demons!!!


Football 29-04-07
  Not the best weekend for the Demons but great for rain !!  The A and B's made their way down to Hunter Park to challenge Old Ignations.  Unfortunately the Dees were on the wrong end of a 10 goal margin, kicking only 2 goals for the game in what were very trying conditions. The Bs were up at three quarter time and perhaps should have taken the win but were kept scoreless in the last to go down by 5 points.  The C's also had Old Iggies but faced them a Dwight reserve.  Unfortunately the result was similar to the boys in the higher grades but with a slightly higher margin.  Heads up Dees next week can only be better.
  The Under 18s showed their class in their match against Salisbury North, accounting for them easily in the end with a margin of 74 points. The only downside to the game was the lack of players in the Salisbury North side which restricted the numbers we were able to field.  Rules is rules!!!

Football 22-04-07
  The Demons were at home this weekend in all of the SAAFL grades apart from the C grade who ventured up to Athelstone.  It didn't turn out to be a great weekend for the club with only the B grade coming away with a win.  The As were involved in a hard fought encounter with Athelstone and were unable to get the points, going down by 15 points in the end.  The Bs held up the Demons spirit though, with a come from behind win.  The boys were down by three goals at three quarter time and kicked 4.2 to come away with the 5 point win.  The C grade were given a footy lesson by the Raggies at their home ground and were simply outclassed.  The under 18s hosted Golden Grove and had their measure for most of the day.  Unfortunately very poor discipline by the young chargers cost them dearly and it was evident in numerous penalties handed out by the officials in charge.  Golden Grove took full advantage of this with their antagonistic approach and came away with a 4 point win.  Congratulations to both Scott Prime and Tim King on their 150 game for the club.  Also commiserations to Kingy who was KO'ed in his milestone match and was stretchered off.  Great courage Kingy.  The boys are pictured below with their coaches Scott McGee and Steve Wright.


Football 15-04-07
  A great start to the season for the Demons with all senior grades posting a win in their first game of the year.  The under 18 side finished off the round to make it 4 out of 4 in the SAAFL.  The As had a great 7 point win over Christian Brothers OC.  The Dees were down 8 points at three quarter time but fought hard to come away with the win.  The B grade had a hard fought game and at one stage were down to 17players on the ground but dug deep to get over the line to win by 19 points.  The C grade played a younger Adelaide Uni side and were able to take the points in a great win, 13 points the final margin.  The 16s were up against local rival Smithfield today and gave them a lesson.  They ran out winners by a massive 124 points  Keep it up Demons!!!!

  The Eastern Park Football Club Guernsey Presentation will be held on Friday the 13th April at Red Lion Hotel.  There will be a fixed menu with soup, salad and the vegie bar and a choice of Chicken or Beef Schnitzel or Calamari and Chips.  Make sure you don't miss it.  Thanks to our major sponsor for hosting this club event.

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Football 01-01-07
   Senior Footballers are required for season 2007.  All are welcome. We have a possibility of 4 senior sides and an under 18 side.  Training begins on the 9th of January, so get down to Dwight Reserve and play for a great club.

Junior Football 01-01-07
    Registration Day for the Junior Footballers will be held on Saturday the 3rd of February 2007 between 12:00 and 3:00 PM at the Eastern Park Clubrooms.  Come along and register your child with best club in the Playford area.  We are seeking players for our Under 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16's sides.  We have the only under 6 side in the Playford area. Playing fees are very reasonable and are generally much cheaper than other sports including soccer.  There will be a deposit of $20 required for each child registered on the day.
   We are always seeking new membership to our family and community orientated club. Why not sign up your youngster and become a member yourself. Enjoy the benefits of membership in a relaxed family atmosphere