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.
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
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
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
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.
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
Well Done Boys!!
(and you too, Wongo)
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
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!!
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
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!
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,
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.
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
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
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!!
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
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
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 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.
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
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!!
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.
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
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!!!
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.
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
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!!
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.
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
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
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!!!
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.
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
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.
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