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Club 14-12-10

Football 17-11-10
  
Preseason is commencing at 10:00 this Sunday 21 November, meeting at the Snake Pit at Largs North. Runners/water bottle and towel required.
Cheers Dusty

Club News 15-11-10


V.I.P Night Nov 17 2010
WHERE :SportsPower Salisbury (Parabanks ShoppingCentre) and
SportsPower Elizabeth(Elizabeth City Centre, access will be via the Red Coles entrance from 5.30pm) and
SportsPower Golden Grove (Village Shopping Centre)
ALL 3 STORES WILL BE OPEN!!
WHEN : Wednesday 17th November
TIME : 5:30pm - 7:30pm
We will be smashing prices storewide by 20%
PLUS -
Up to 50% off Bats, Gloves and
Pads!!

Club News 01-10-10
Members,
The Annual General Meeting for the Eastern Park Football Club Inc will be held on Thursday the 28th October 2010 at 7.00pm in the club rooms.
Agenda as follows:
● Meeting Opened.
● Apologies.
● Minutes of previous A.G.M.
● Business arising from previous minutes.
● Presidents Report.
● Secretary's Report.
● Treasurers Report.
● Auditors Report.
● Election of Honorary Life Members.
● Constitution Changes.
● Election of Officers.
● Honorariums.
● General Business (as presented to the secretary 7 days prior).
  Items for general business must be submitted to the secretary by the 21st October 2010 via either of the following addresses.
   PO Box 1 Elizabeth 5112
   epfc@bigpond.com
Damien Griffiths
President Eastern Park Football Club Inc

Positions Vacant:
2011 Junior Coaching Positions U6 - U16
Please forward expressions of coaching interest to:
epfc.chelstyler@bigpond.com
PO Box 1 Elizabeth SA 5112
Applications Close: 1st December 2010

2011 Club Contracts for Bar/Canteen/Cleaner
Please forward expressions of interest to:
epfc.chelstyler@bigpond.com
PO Box 1 Elizabeth SA 5112
Applications Close: 1st December 2010

2011 Senior Football Trainers
Please forward expressions of interest to:
epfc.chelstyler@bigpond.com
PO Box 1 Elizabeth SA 5112
Applications Close: 10th November 2010


Presentation Night
19-09-10
A great night had by all. Congratulations to all trophy winners.  To view photos of the night use the menu Club History > Pictures or click Here

Cricket 17-09-10
Senior Cricket Training
Sunday 19th,26th September, 2nd October 11am at EPFC
Thursday 23rd, 30th September at EPFC 4pm
Then every Tuesday and Thursday times to be announced

Junior Cricket Training
Under 11 Wednesday, 4:30pm
Under 12 Saturday,  3:00pm
Under 14 Friday, 4:30pm

 

PREMIERS Div 2 2010


Click here for Photos

Dusty's Match Report:-    The mighty Dees headed to Thebbie oval for our much anticipated Grand Final v PHOS, a team that's had the metal on us all year. The game started off as expected, with both sides trying to assert their physical authority and in a tough struggle PHOS had the upper hand early but through some solid backline work we made it difficult for them to convert. Straight kicking by our guys kept us well in the game. In the second quarter it was much of the same, it became a battle of defences, they went forward once again more than us but our back six stood tall. To the boys credit they maintained their discipline which was very difficult as the half time free kick count was 21 to 2. The boys stuck at their guns, me made a couple of minor changes and attempted to shut down a couple of their prime movers, Dan McGee did a tremendous job on Rowe, and our rovers shut down Bergsma and number 7 who were damaging in the first half. This allowed us to open the game up and not only did we hit the front, we went into 3/4 time 2 goals up and kicking into a slight breeze. We had been the same situation against them twice this season and the emphasis was playing numbers behind the footy and backing our winger and half forwards to run into space and open the game up. Blakey Moore's run from the win deep into the goals was a sight to see, our back six repelled everything PHOS threw at them, Troy Gatto was a sensation back there, and Rick Butler ran himself into the ground. The winning margin was 18 points, the boys were magnificent and thoroughly deserved to be premiers. Best players in a huge team effort were Troy Gatto, Rick Butler, Rick Keen, Flex kicked 4 goals, all the back 6 were superb and as they have done all year our onballers provided us with the finishing touches particularly in the 2nd half. Great stuff boys, I'm so proud to have not only been your coach, but to have the pleasure to know you all, we have now established a special friendship forever and you bought so much joy to so many wonderful people. Yours in footy, Dusty

Football 09-09-10
South Australian Amateur Football League Medal Count
     A great night had by all, collectively PHOS got 75, Uni 73 and EP 72 votes, a clear improvement from last year. Craig Taylor was equal runner up on 18 votes, Shaun Gatto equal 3rd on 15 and Zac Millar outright 4th on 14 votes. Flex got his goalkicking trophy and Shaun Mansell got his u18 medallion. Zac also won the player of the year award, selected in the team of the year and acknowledged for his All Australian selection.

Football 06-09-10
EPFC Div 2 make the G.F. Go you Demons!!
Congratulations to the Under 15s & 14s who have also made the G.F.

 Dusty Millar's match report:-
  
 An atrocious oval and conditions confronted the mighty Dees on Saturday for the prelim final v University at University Oval. From the outset and due to the conditions we predicted that 6 goals would go close to winning the game. The Dees kicked the first two goals of the game and Uni kicked one late in the quarter, we lead by a kick at the first break. In the second quarter both teams struggled to control the ball and kicking goals was difficult, we held our slender lead and went into the half time break a few points in front. In the 3rd quarter Uni banged on a couple of quick goals and lead by 10 points half way through the quarter, it looked as though they had the momentum and our boys seemed to come to a stand still.. A clever goal from Sammy Biggs and a follow up from Matty Paul gave us much needed momentum and at the final break we lead by 3 pts and kicking into a breeze in the final quarter....The last quarter turned into an arm wrestle, Uni had most of the play but our back 6 stood tall, Benny Hancock was a rock of Gibraltar, Kenny, Wally, Docker and young P.J were defiant, Zac, Taylz and Buttz flooded back and tackled themselves into oblivion. With 30 seconds to go Uni, pushed the ball forward and scored a point to draw the scores. 2 X 5 minute halves were then held and as the conditions deteriorated once again our boys toughed it out big time....at the end of the first extra time period neither team had scored and with about a minute to go Adrian Wilson took a mark 35 metres out on an angle, his shot went across the front of the goalface and TeeRoy then picked it up and sent it back to where Adrian was, the ball was once again pushed across the face of goal and a cool head from Taylze punched the ball through for a much needed point. As the ball was bought back into play, Matty A took a great chest mark, steadied up and we went forward to score another point. Great win boys, you have done the club and yourselves very proud. The scenes which followed was pandemonium, to see our loyal diehard life members, past players and enthusiastic supporters emotions afterwards was something I will treasure forever. Division 1 is upon us but more importantly we have one more date with destiny, PHOS Camden who have been our bug bear this year await us. The playing group will freshen up this week, our routine wont change too much and with Peter Dempsey, Matty D and possibly Chrissy Lewis available for selection, the pressure is on. Best players on the biggest day in the clubs history, were Craig Taylor he covered more ground than Burke and Wills, his never say die attitude and skills continue to amaze. Matty A toiled hard in the ruck all day, some of his work at ground level had to be seen, Zac Millar once again provided the grunt in close, he tackled himself into oblivion and got the ball forward all day. The back 6 were sensational with Benny H the pick of a tight knit group. Shaun and Butts also worked their backsides off, everyone deserved a mention, well done boys. Goalkickers were Biggsy 2, Willo, Matty P, and Shaun Gattos goal in the 3rd quarter was as Bruce McAvaney would say "that was special"  Yours in footy Dusty.

Netball 01-09-10
     Congratulations to our A grade netballers who took out the premiership this season.  They were convincing winners in their match against the Elizabeth Eagles.  Commiserations to our B grade side who were worthy grand finalists but were just unable to take home the chocolates.

Our victorious A Grade Netball Team

Football 30-08-10
     Rostrevor made their way to our home ground for the 1st semi final, winner keeps going and for the loser its all about mad Monday. Rostrevor kicked the first two goals and then the Dees came to life, the first quarter was an arm wrestle with both defences holding tight. In the second quarter we flexed our muscle and through some sheer brilliance by Ricky Butler he opened the game up and at 1/2 time we lead by 14 points. In the 3rd quarter the game was very similar to the first quarter, both sides attacked at will and once again it turned into an arm wrestle, our back 6 held tight, Demo was doing a great job on Lister and at 3/4 time we lead by 15 points and a huge effort was required to keep our noses in front. Once again through some great ruckwork and strong marking around the ground by Matty A, our onballers dominated the quarter providing our forwards with plenty of opportunities. Sammy Biggs dominated the last quarter adding to his impressive performances so far this year. In the end we kicked poorly but won by 26 points. Best players from a great team effort were Ricky Butler who played his best game for the club, Sammy Biggs popped up kicking 5 quality goals, the back 6 were superb, ably lead by Wally, Demo and Harves with young P.J once again brilliant. Matty A rucked tirelessly all day, Troy and Keeno won their wings and our onballers in Taylz, Zac and Shauny played solid games. Huge week this week boys, Uni down at Uni, lets send them out in straight sets and on our way to the G.F and Div 1.
Yours in footy, Dusty.

Football 29-08-10
     Pictures of the Under 18s Grand Final are up.  Go to the menu Club History > Pictures > Under 18s Grand Final or Click Here

Football 23-08-10
     The mighty Dees travelled down to PHOS for the qualifying final v PHOS Camden with a bit of belief and confidence, winning our previous 7 games put us in good stead to win the game. We were welcomed by an oval that could be best described as a "bog hole". Shauny won the toss and kicked to what was the scoring end and following many forward thrusts we lead a quarter time by 1.4 to 1.1. In the second quarter we went forward as many times as PHOS but we couldn't buy a goal, PHOS kicked 4 goals to lead us by 3 goals at 1/2 time. In the 3rd quarter we took control of the game and once again poor finishing prevented us from being more in front. We lead by 3 pts at 3/4 time and seemed to have the momentum, albeit kicking to the non scoring end. The first ten minutes of the last quarter was a dour affair, both sides went forward but struggled to score, then all of a sudden PHOS took control and through some poor discipline we allowed them to score the last 4 goals of the game and that was the margin in the end. So now we in the same situation as last year, a home final for the right to play in the preliminary final. Best players on the day were P.J who had 4 solid quarters of quality football, Shaun Gatto provided us with much drive from the midfield, Demo was solid down back for most of the day, Taylz on one leg still managed to play a good game, Matty A battled in the ruck all day and Troy Gatto continues with his good form. Congratulations to the Keith and the u18s for winning the GF yesterday, a great effort lads, congrats to all from the Senior playing and coaching staff. Yours in footy Dusty

Football 22-08-10

     EPFC UNDER 18 - PREMIERS 2010

 

Football 16-08-10
     A blustery day confronted the Dees for their last round clash with the Pembroke Kings. Our main focus was first of all to win the game and then to win it by a large margin which may have snared 2nd spot on the ladder. Even though we won by 51 pts, PHOS beat St.Peters by about the same margin so we play PHOS Camden at PHOS on Saturday, double chance. With Matty A pulling out Sat morning, Adrian Wilson, Benny Hancock and Chrissy Lewis still out with injuries the boys came out of the blocks flying and through some great rebounding from half back and great in close hands by our onballers, our forwards were bombarded all quarter with quality football. At quarter time it was 9 goals to two our way. In the second quarter the game turned into a dour affair, we continued to win the ball from the middle and our backs stood tall, but our delivery into the forward line deteriorated and we ended up kicking 1.8 to a couple of goals. In the third we once again took control in the midfield and once again we peppered the goals, Flexer was having a field day up forward and converted every chance he got.
    At 3/4 time we lead convincingly and a huge last quarter was required to gain the percentage we needed to go 2nd. The last quarter turned into a goal kicking feast, Pembroke outscored us with the breeze but we still kicked our share of goals to win by 51 points. Best players for the day were Flex Hamilton kicked 10 goals to win the association goal kicking, he is now on 91 goals and we hope a good chance to kick 100 goals which would be a remarkable achievement. Shaun Gatto's class both onball and when resting up forward was sensational, Matty Paul rucked all day without a break against 3 giants and won his fair share, Taylz had a very solid game onball, Troy Gatto was solid both on his wing and when he had to go down back, Kenny Mac provided us with plenty of drive from half back and Zac was a good contributor most of the day. This week its PHOS at PHOS, lets hope we can get Matty and Willo right, at the end of the day our best 22 is more than capable of winning down there. Yours in footy, Dusty

Football 15-08-10
    
Our Under 18s have made the Grand Final!  They will be playing at Thebarton Oval at 11:00am on Sunday the 22nd of August.  All you Demon supporters make sure you get down there to support our boys and we will hopefully see our U18s make history!!

Football 09-08-10
    
The mighty Dees journeyed out to Walkerville for the season defining clash for possibly a double chance and hopefully a home final. From the outset the result wasnt going to be decided until deep into the game. Neither side could assert their authority and the game was in the balance for most of the day. The coaching staff and supporters cringed when Taylz came off after his first kick with a hammmy, thanks to Jules and Mel he was able to come back on in the 2nd quarter and played his normal great game. At quarter time we lead by a couple of points, mainly through some resolute defending by our back 6. In the second quarter once again it was tight and Walkerville kept themselves in the game mainly though accurate kicking, our kicking for goals should have had us more than 10 pts up at 1/2 time. In the 3rd quarter we flexed our muscle and began to take control of the game, once again through our dominant midfield and some good finishing off by Flex and Biggsy. At one stage we lead by 27 points but then Walkerville kicked the last 5 goals of the quarter to lead us by 2 pts at the last break.
   Injuries to Matty A and Shaun Gatto limited our bench to one and a huge last quarter effort was asked of the boys and they responded. We kicked 5.7 to one goal in the last to run over the top of them. A great win by the boys and our fate is still in our hands this week v Pembroke at home. We must win and win convincingly to grab 2nd spot as PHOS play St Peters away. Best players in a top team effort were Pete Dempsey who played his best game for the club, young P.J Diedrichsen showed maturity beyond his years in the back half, Taylz with an injury played his normal damaging game, Zaccy Millar once again provided us with the grunt in the midfield, Ricky Butler gained possessions at will and his disposal forward is a treat to watch, Flex kicked another 5 to lead the league goal kicking by 3, Matty D has found some great form and gives us another option onball and forward. Once again lads, great win, great team effort and lets keep the momentum going forward. Yours in footy, Dusty.

Football 08-08-10
   Congratulations to Michael "Dusty" Millar who has be reappointed as the A Grade coach for season 2011.  The Committee and all club members wish him well as we continue to strive toward division one. 
 Dusty and the Demons have had a good year to date and we are currently on a five in a row winning streak. We are all now looking for a good result in the finals. Keep it up boys and go you Demons!!


Football
01-08-10
   A windy blustery day confronted the Dees at home v Athelstone Raggies last Saturday. They have been travelling quite well pushing the top sides in previous weeks. In the first quarter we opened up controlling the game once again through our dominant midfield but our kicking for goal let us down and at 1/4 time it was 5.8 to 4.1. In the second quarter our back 6 repelled most of their forward pushes and we kicked ahead to lead by about 30 points at half time. In the 3rd quarter we really took control of the game and started to dominate the game, Athelstone kept in touch through some accurate kicking. In the last once again we dominated mainly through some solid defending by the back 6, our onballers continued to smash them at the stoppages and our forwards hurt them on the scoreboard. 61 points was the winning margin which keeps our momentum going forward. Best players were Zac Millar who was the standout for four solid quarters of footy, Craig Taylor once again dominated at all points of the ground, Alan Harvey was the pick of the solid back 6 and ably supported by Matty Paul who took a great hanger. Shaun Gatto had a brilliant first half and was well supported by Keeno, Matty A once again won the rucks, Flex kicked another 6 goals to now lead the league goal kicking and the younger brigade of Mozza, P.J, Sammy and Blakey all continued on with their development. The downside of the win was injuries to several players, lets hope they aren't out for too long and this week should see the winner end up with a double chance. Yours in footy, Dusty

Football 26-07-10
   
A huge day fronted the mighty Dees for the important clash with St Peters, they beat us by a kick in the first round and needed to beat us to stay in touch with the finals. Kicking to the non scoring end in the first quarter and through some clever work from Matty A we opened up by kicking 7 goals to 2 in the first quarter. St Peters actually went inside their 50 the same amount of times as us but our back 6 were solid as rocks and rebounded most of their attacks. In the second quarter the game tightened up and we kicked 4 goals to 2 and held a lead of 7 goals going into half time. In the 3rd quarter we really opened the game up, our back 6 were superb all quarter, our onballers dominated and the forward line through Willo finished off our hard work. At 3/4 time we lead 17 goals to 4 and we set ourselves a target of kicking 8 goals in the last to gather some much needed percentage. The last quarter was total dominance, St Peters very rarely went forward and we completely ran over the top of them and kicked 13.6 to 1 solitary goal in the last, a winning margin of a whopping 156 points. Best players on a superb dominant performance were Craig Taylor once again, not only doing the grunt work onball but his ability to take pack marks all over the ground and then rest forward and kick goals is sensational. Adrian Wilson dominated at CHF, his one on one marking ability was a pleasure to watch and his finishing off was great, Zac Millar continues his stellar season absolutely smashing them at stoppages and his ability to open the game up and bring other players into the game is a treat to watch week in week out. Big Matty A has dominated all ruckman since his long awaited return, we are so much a better side with him playing the way he is, young Blake Moore continues to develop into a seasoned footballer, Benny H was the pick of a tight knit back 6, Shauny Gatto once again produced a scintillating display of his silky skills, week in week out his ability to win the line ball and hit a target is a treat to watch. The players not mentioned here all deserve a mention and they all contributed all day. With Ricky Butler and Dan McGee to return to the side and with Macca and Jaron finding some form in the magoos, the pressure is on all players to stick to the task and continue this momentum that we've finally found. Yours in footy, Dusty.

 

Football 19-07-10
  
A fine windy day greeted us for the long trip down to Flinders Park, Shauny won the toss and kicked with the breeze and after a slow start we kicked 4 goals to lead by 3 goals at the first break. In the second quarter the game turned into an arm wrestle with both sides managing one goal each, our back 6 stood tall for most of the quarter holding Flinders out. In the 3rd quarter we realised we had to kick away from them and we took total control of the game and actually hurt them on the scoreboard.  Our goal kicking accuracy has improved this year, our forwards were kept busy with the goal kicking being shared around. At the last break we held about a 7 goal lead and kicking into the stiff breeze we lost the quarter by one goal and won by 35 points. Best players in a good team effort were Zac Millar who had the ball on a string all over the ground, Benny Hancock was prominent all day, young Sammy Biggs continues to amaze with his uncanny goal sense kicking 6 goals, Craig Taylor had his usual consistent day out, Shauny Gatto also continues his fine form and Matty Paul played a very good game, first one back for about 8 weeks. We are only one game off 3rd spot now and need to continue this momentum, St Peters this week at home, in the first round they beat us by 7 points if we kill them off this week it virtually ends their finals aspirations and will go close to cementing our spot in the 5.  Yours in footy, Dusty

Football 12-07-10
      A windy horrible day presented itself for our important clash with Modbury, they had lost 4 games by less than a kick up until our game and it was always going to go down to the wire. We opened up with a strong breeze and due to poor kicking, we found ourselves a couple of goals down and kicking into the breeze in the 2nd. Modbury continued to kick straight and our errors and poor decision making saw us down by 30 odd points at the main break.
  In the 3rd quarter we came out and took charge of the game, we straightened up in front of goal and outscored Modbury to be a couple of points in front and kicking into the breeze in the last. The boys dug deep and slowly got on top of our opposition, we got to 15 points in front with about 7 minutes to go and then Modbury kicked 2 quick goals to bring the margin back to 3 points. The boys held on grimly and we hung on to record one of our best wins for some time.
  Best players in an even affair were Craig Taylor who dominated around the ground and capped an excellent game off with 4 goals, Matty A dominated the rucks and once again rucked tirelessly all day without a change, Zac Millar once again gained possessions at will and his in close work was sensational, Dan McGee tagged a gun player out of the game, Troy and Shaun Gatto played very good games, Benny Hancock was the pick of our defenders and Rick Keen dominated his wing. Flinders Park away this week, they only fell short on the weekend and will be tough, lets get some momentum in an attempt to consolidate a spot in the finals. Yours in footy, Dusty
 

Football 05-07-10
    A fine sunny day presented itself at Campbelltown for the clash with

Shaun Gatto in action against Rostrevor OC

Rostrevor, we were quietly confident of winning this game but little did we know what was about to happen.  From the first bounce it was quite evident that we were in for a struggle, Rostrevor constantly went inside their fifty and at quarter time we were a couple of goals down.  The rest of the game didn't change, we went inside our 50 as many times as Rostrevor but our forward line was outpointed for most of the day and the difference was that they had a big strong full forward who marked everything that came his way and kicked straight. 
    Our decision making and inability to hit targets cost us big time, we constantly turned the footy over and they ran hard all day and their skills were much better than ours. This loss now sees us in a logjam with a few teams fighting to stay in the top 5. We have 4 of the last 6 games at home and play all the sides below us on the ladder. Our main focus now is to win as many games as possible and stay in the top 5.  Best players on a day to forget were, Craig Taylor, Zac Millar, Shaun Gatto, Matty A, Brad Cato and Paul Jones. Yours in footy, Dusty
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Football 28-06-10
   A severely depleted Eastern Park fronted the unbeaten University at our home ground in front of our supporters and past players.  Injuries to Adrian Wilson, end of season injury to Chrissy Lewis, broken toe to Ado and the departure of Wally were a concern to coaching staff but we were quietly confident of causing an upset.  From the outset we dominated the first quarter, clever ruckwork from Matty A and the intensity of Taylz early set the platform for a remarkable day.  Alex Haughey gave us a target at CHF and Jaron, Flex and Shaun finished off our smart work from upfield and at 1/4 time we were up by 4 goals. In the 2nd quarter Uni used the breeze to their advantage and following a scuffle prior to half time we lead Uni by 5 points. 
    In the 3rd quarter we flexed our muscles and took total control of the game, our back 6 were superb and rebounded most of Unis endeavours forward. Our onballers and wingers provided our forwards with quality football and this showed on the scoreboard as we kicked 7 goals to 2 and lead by 6 goals at the final break.  Uni briefly challenged at the start of the last quarter but the mighty Demons steadied and kicked 8 goals to 3 in the last quarter, a huge effort into the non scoring end.  This was obviously our best win for the year and just showed a bit of grit and camaraderie, which has been lacking throughout the year.  Best players in a super team effort were Matty A who rucked tirelessly without a change all day, Craig Taylor was back to his best and his partner in Zac produced another dazzling display of tough football.  Alex Haughey dominated at CHF, Jaron's debut was something he wont forget in a hurry kicking 5 quality goals.  Flex continues his stellar season with 6 goals, the back 6 were superb all day with Allan Harvey the pick of the group. Troy Gatto played his best game for some time, Keeno, Blake, and Mozza all contributed significantly and Shaun Gatto continues to lead from the front with his silky skills.  Well done guys, we think we may have finally turned the corner and showed what we can achieve when everyone puts their hand up. Rostrevor next week at Campbelltown, and a good chance to take 3rd spot from them. Yours in footy, Dusty.

Football 23-06-10
  Congratulations to Zac Millar (pictured right) who this year was an Under 23 SAAFL State representative in the AAFC U23 Championship . Zac recently starred in the game against Western Australia.    The SAAFL league news recently reported in an article by Stephen O'Loughlin,  "Midfielder Zac Millar played a real hard, quality game and was rewarded with the umpires' award, the A.F. Statton Medal for best on ground."
 Great effort Zac and from everybody at the Eastern Park Football Club, Well done.

 

Football 20-06-10
   We journeyed out to PHOS Camden fully aware of the importance of this game and with the return of Willo, Butts, Matty A and Macca we knew from the outset it was going to be a close tough game. PHOS came out in the first few minutes and dominated the game but struggled to capitalise on the scoreboard, then all of a sudden we clicked and kicked 6 goals to lead by 10 pts at the first break. In the second quarter PHOS once again jumped out and due to our inability to hit targets and constant turnovers the lead us by a kick at the main break.
  The 3rd quarter was an arm wrestle, virtually goal for goal most of the quarter but we lead by 5 pts at the final break. Chrissy Lewis sustained an ugly collarbone break in the 3rd quarter and Willo had to come off shortly after with a hammy injury. The final quarter we were in front for the first few minutes, then PHOS through their giant forwards finished the game off to beat us by 26 points. Another huge game this weekend v the unbeaten University, being a past players day, its a great opportunity to bounce back and get the points in what's expected to be a huge game. Best players on the day were Zac, Demo, Willo, Shaun, Matty A and Brad Cato. Yours in footy Dusty

Football 06-06-10
   This was always going to be a danger game, in the context of where we both we situated on the ladder and with injuries to Matty A, Matty P, Adrian Wilson, unavailability of Ricky Butler and injuries to Taylz, Shaun and Wally. The first quarter was the normal slog with both teams trying to assert their authority, kicking 5 straight points before we scored a major.  Pembroke finished off a bit better early and at 1/4 time had a slender lead.  In the second quarter we settled down and through some good work from Taylz, Zac and Dan McGee we went forward with more purpose and Flex kicked 4 goals to take us to a couple of goals up at 1/2 time.
   In the 3rd quarter we kicked away a bit but kicked poorly for goal again which kept Pembroke within touch at 3/4 time.  Both teams peppered the goals in the last quarter, it was our better finishing off in the last quarter that put the finishing touches to a good but sloppy win.  Best players on the day were Taylz who worked tirelessly at both ends of the ground, Brad Cato was solid down back all day, Dan McGee and Zac gave plenty of drive from the midfield, Flex kicked another 5 goals to lead the comp goal kicking, Harves was clever down back. With our injury toll and unavailability the bye has come at a great time, we need to refresh, regroup and gear up for hopefully a better second half of the season.  Yours in footy, Dusty

Club 02-06-10

     Past Players and Officials Day
Saturday 26th of June
@ Dwight Reserve
v Adelaide Uni

B Grade 12:15
A Grade 2:15

All enquiries to be directed to Bill Wells 0423924712
All Past Players and Officials Welcome
Come Reminisce about the days of old
Stay for the band WKE 8.00 til late

Football 29-05-10 
    Well our topsy turvy season continued on Saturday, miserable conditions presented themselves and the emphasis was on setting the tone early and staying in front. The complete opposite happened, Walkerville blasted out of the blocks and kicked 8.4 to our poultry one goal in the first quarter. Highlights in the first quarter didnt exist, as a team it was an unacceptable start and following a blast at 1/4 time we had to play catch up footy for the rest of the arvo.  In the second quarter our work rate lifted and we actually began to play some decent footy, we outscored them in the 2nd and bridged the gap to approx 4 goals at the main break. 
   In the 3rd quarter we continued to dominate possession and kicked 3.5 into the breeze, we missed some absolute sitters in front of goals and we should have been in front at 3/4 time.  In the last quarter it was an arm wrestle, we kick a goal and they kick a goal, backwards and forwards.  We got within 7 points and looked like stealing the game but in the end we lost by 13 points. Best players on a day to forget were, Docker won his position clearly his runs from half back were a pleasure to watch, Shaun Gatto played a real captains game kicking 3 goals and setting up others, the biggest disappointment with the result was letting Shaun down on his 100th senior game.  Travis McKee rucked gallantly most of the day, Dan McGee continued his recent form, Kenny Mac was solid down back all day and Flex kicked 4 goals. Yours in footy, Dusty

Football 29-05-10 
    Well our topsy turvy season continued on Saturday, miserable conditions presented themselves and the emphasis was on setting the tone early and staying in front. The complete opposite happened, Walkerville blasted out of the blocks and kicked 8.4 to our poultry one goal in the first quarter. Highlights in the first quarter didnt exist, as a team it was an unacceptable start and following a blast at 1/4 time we had to play catch up footy for the rest of the arvo.  In the second quarter our work rate lifted and we actually began to play some decent footy, we outscored them in the 2nd and bridged the gap to approx 4 goals at the main break. 
   In the 3rd quarter we continued to dominate possession and kicked 3.5 into the breeze, we missed some absolute sitters in front of goals and we should have been in front at 3/4 time.  In the last quarter it was an arm wrestle, we kick a goal and they kick a goal, backwards and forwards.  We got within 7 points and looked like stealing the game but in the end we lost by 13 points. Best players on a day to forget were, Docker won his position clearly his runs from half back were a pleasure to watch, Shaun Gatto played a real captains game kicking 3 goals and setting up others, the biggest disappointment with the result was letting Shaun down on his 100th senior game.  Travis McKee rucked gallantly most of the day, Dan McGee continued his recent form, Kenny Mac was solid down back all day and Flex kicked 4 goals. Yours in footy, Dusty

 

Football 22-05-10 
     
Another almost perfect day for our game v Athelstone at their home turf, a couple of minor changes were made through the week and with Wally pulling out due to illness just prior to the game, Blake Moore got the last minute callup, and we had Harves return to the team and young gun Nathan MacIvor was picked for his first game following some solid games in the B's and 18s.  From the outset the boys dominated possession and Athelstone immediately began to stack their backline trying to weather the storm.  Flexer was unstoppable kicking 4 goals in the first quarter and in the 2nd the opposition once again stacked their defence to slow us down.  Flex continued to kick goals at will following some precision passing from Shaun, Butts, Willo and Keeno. 
    At half time we were in total control of the game and in the 3rd quarter Athelstone lined up more traditionally and got themselves up and running. While Flex was doing his goal kicking up our end, their nr 10 was doin the same at their end and we struggled to contain him. The 3rd quarter we should have buried them but poor finishing in front of goal, kept them in with an outside chance. The last quarter was a goal kicking feast with both sides kicking goals at will, Flex continued on his merry way once again through bullet like passing from teammates.  In the end we won by 32 points, a very solid effort.  Best players on the day where most blokes contributed were Flex kicked an amazing 12 goals six, Zac continues his stellar form, Dan McGee found some much needed form, Rick Keen had it on a string, Chrissy Lewis once again dominated his wing, his second efforts need to be seen to be believed, Nathan McIvor did a very good job on his debut.  Now there's a huge blockage on the ladder with 6 teams on the same points, we must beat Walkerville and Pembroke in the next two weeks and try to get 2nd spot.    Yours in footy, Dusty

Football 16-05-10 
    
In the context of the season the game against St Peters would give the winner a good chance of staying in touch with Uni at the top of the ladder and from the outset it was always going to be a close affair.  We started off very well but our basic skill errors allowed St Peters to capitalise on our mistakes and they seemed to move the ball into their forward line with a lot more purpose than we did.  At 1/4 time we were a kick down and in the 2nd quarter St Peters took control of the game mainly through their constant running and pretty good skills. 
   At half time we were down by about 4 goals and we set ourselves for a big 3rd quarter.  We controlled the footy from thereon in, poor kicking for goals prevented us from being a lot closer at 3/4 time.  We kicked 2 goals 9 points and 3 out of on the full.  In the last quarter we once again dominated possession and in the end we ran out of time. We finished off strongly but the damage was done.  Best players were Craig Taylor who continues to dominate at all points of the ground, Pete Dempsey was solid all day down back, Chrissy Lewis continues his stellar season, Rick Butler got plenty of the footy, Flex booted his 4 goals from limited opportunities and Zac provided his normal grunt in the clinches.  The next 3 weeks are very important, all teams we play are below us on the ladder so we are expecting to bounce back.
Yours in footy, Dusty

Football 09-05-10 
    
Another fine day greeted the boys for their clash v Flinders Park, both sitting equal on the ladder with two wins and two losses. The boys jumped out of the blokes and kicked the first 3 goals mainly through some solid running from Wally, Demo and Kenny from the backline. Flinders Park kicked two goals toward the end of the quarter and we lead by a kick at the first break. In the second quarter we flexed our muscles and asserted our authority, mainly through solid work by our onballers and the freaky skills of Adrian Wilson.
        At half time we lead by about 4 goals and a big third quarter was required. Once again we kicked away with the game and took control and at 3/4 time we lead by about 6 goals. The last quarter was a goal feast, both teams attacking at will and kicking goals at random. In the end we won by 57 points. Best players in a very good team effort were, Adrian Wilson who kicked 7 goals from CHF, Zac provided the grunt onball, Taylz gathered 37 possessions at both ends of the grounds, Sammy Johnson played a superb first game of senior footy, Smacko did more than hold his own in the ruck, Ricky Butler displayed his silky skills, Chris Lewis attack on the footy and ability to shut a contest down was sensational and Rick Keen gathered 29 possies on his wing. Wally had an excellent first half before getting injured and Pete Dempsey was solid down back. Great team effort boys, big game v St Peters this weekend and an opportunity to grab second spot.
Yours in footy Dusty

Club 09-05-10 
    
Congratulations to our Mother's Day raffle winners.
1st Aileen Hamilton, 2nd Jodie Charles, 3rd Shona

Football 02-05-10 
    
Nearly perfect conditions presented themselves for our clash with the recently relegated Modbury on their home turf. Given the fact that we had both won one and lost two, the importance of this game was enormous. A solid quarter by both sides saw the scores very close at 1/4 time...losing bit Matty A early on didn't help our cause and Matty Paul and Docker having to step up to the ruck division against a lot taller opposition. In the second quarter we began to take control of the game, mainly through some brilliant rebounding by our back 6 and some clever work by our midfielders.
    We held a 22 point lead at 1/2 time and a big 3rd quarter was required, both sides took the game on and it became a matter of who could capitalise on their opportunities. We used the ball a lot better than Modbury, they blew their chances by kicking 1.10 and we kicked about 5.3 and led by almost 40 points at the last break. Further injuries to Zac, Demo, Shaun, A.J and the fact that Wally had a bad bout of the flu, it left us with no bench for the last quarter, this made it difficult for our new rotation policy to be enforced. Modbury outscored us in the last quarter but we still won by 21 points.
    Great win by the boys and the self belief within the group is improving each week. Best players in a sold effort, were Taylz just continues to gather the ball at will at all parts of the ground, Matty Paul showed a lot of grit carrying the ruckwork for a majority of the game, Shauny Gatto once again played a true captains game leading from the front, Zac had blinding first and last quarters, Flex displayed his silky skills up forward and kicked another six goals, and Ricky Butler gathered possesions at will for most of the game. Its quite apparent that this years comp is going to be tough, other scores indicate that its a week to week proposition and mental toughness will come into account. This week we have another tough game against Flinders Park, we beat them twice last season both were close games.
Yours in footy Dusty

Club 02-05-10

50th Anniversary 2012
Hello to all members past and present.

In 2012 it will be the clubs 50th anniversary. This letter is written to see if you or someone you know has any club history or memorabilia that can be compiled to make a 50th anniversary book in 2012. I know you are thinking (that's 2 years away) but Rome wasn't built in a day so therefore I am collecting any memorabilia from now until December 2010. Now you are thinking what? Anything to do with our club. Especially photos, club history, how the club came about, any story that you or anyone can remember, jot them down on a piece of paper. If you have photos, newspaper cuttings, anything at all, nothing will be ignored. You can scan them and give me the copies, or email them to me, or leave them at the club for me.
Your support for this will be greatly appreciated.
Yours
 O.Gatto
Email: gatto_18@optusnet.com.au     Mobile: 0421556171
or EPFC: 8252 1601
DEMONS FOREVER!!
Where will we be in another 50 years?

Club 01-05-10

 Mother's Day Raffle

Tickets are $1.00 each and there is a chance to win one of three baskets to get into Mum's good books for the rest of the footy season Please see the bar staff for tickets


Football
26-04-10 
    
Great wins by our three senior sides this week. In windy conditions our A grade easily accounted for Rostrevor OC. The margin could have been much more but inaccuracy in front of goals didn't help improve our percentage.

   A windy dDay presented itself for our must win game v Rostrevor OC, they had come down from Div 1 and had lost both games by small margins. From the outset we dominated the play but lacked scoreboard pressure and at 1/4 time it was 3.6 to 1.0 our way. In the second quarter the conditions took their toll and it became a game of whoever made less mistakes would win the game. At half time we increased our margin slightly and at 3/4 time we were about 6 goals up and ended up winning by 7 goals.

The boys acquitted themselves very well following a solid week on the track, a couple of minor changes were made and ensuring our onballers had a quick bench break after each onball session definitely helped us running the game out. Best players on a day made very difficult due to conditions were, Benny Hancock continues with his stellar season down back, Adrian Wilson displayed his uncanny marking skills most with a wet ball, Zac, Taylz, Butts and Shaun Gatto provided us with toughness and skill at the contest and provided our forwards with plenty of opportunities. Flex kicked another four goals, Matty A dominated the ruck and Alex Haughey showed he will be an acquisition as weeks go on. Another big test this week v Modbury up there. See you all there.
Yours in footy Dusty


Football
19-04-10
     We journeyed down to University on Saturday and expecting a tough encounter, University recruited very well in the off season, particularly in the big man department. From the outset Uni set the tone and at 1/4 time we were two goals down. In the second quarter we lifted our work rate and played some very entertaining football and while we kicked 7 goals, Uni still managed to kick 4 of their own and we were a kick up at 1/2 time.
     The 3rd quarter was a seesawing quarter virtually goal for goal with no-one really making the break and at 3/4 time we were 3 points in front. We probably should have been a couple of goals up but poor finishing let us down. In the last quarter for the first 10 minutes the game was in the balance, Unis ability to dominate the stoppages took its toll and they kicked 4 unanswered goals at the end and that was the winning margin. Our boys did play a better brand of football this week we just need to sustain it for longer periods.
  Best players on the day were Pete Dempsey who was very solid all day, Wally played his normal dashing game across half back, Matty Daniels played the best game of footy for quite some time, Troy and Flex both kicked 4 goals each, our onballers toiled hard all day but had their work cut out with their ruckmen dominating most of the day. This weekend we have Rostrevor at home, they've lost their first two games by close margins and taking into account they have just come down from Div 1 its going to be a tough game. Its a must win game and I have full confidence in the boys, they will bounce back this week and get our season back on track..
Yours in footy Dusty

Football 12-04-10
    
Our first game against PHOS was always going to be a touch encounter but little did we know how far off the mark we were. PHOS jumped out of the blocks and held a 4 goals lead at 1/4 time and from there in we matched it with them for the next two quarters. In the final quarter their impressive movement of the football and their ability to win the hard ball saw them kick away to an easy win. Very disappointing way to start the year and the playing group have a lot of work to do to address our poor performance. We lacked intensity at most contests, their pressure on our guys was exceptional and our general skills were poor all day. Best players on a day to forget were Kenny Mac, Adrian Wilson and Adam Walasek. This week we face University on there home turf, they won their first game and we will need to dig deep and regroup to get our season back on track. Well done to the B and C grade for first up impressive wins.
Yours in footy Dusty

Club 5-04-10
    
Position vacant
  We are taking applications for Club Cricket Coach. All serious applications considered. Applications to The Secretary, PO Box 1 Elizabeth, 5112 or emailed to epfc.chelstyler@hotmail.com Closing date - 1/5/10

Football 29-03-10
    
The boys rocked up at Loxton for the annual knock out carnival, we nominated two teams, the seniors who played in Div 1 and a combination team of b's, c's and u18s in Div 2. Due to several clubs pulling out etc the draw changed over the weekend so much so that our Div2 team had to play Loxton (Div1 team), this was the only game they lost by a small margin and they defeated both Browns Well and Angle Vale.  This was a tremendous effort taking into account these guys hadn't played together as a team before.  Stand out performers over the carnival were Todd "Ablett" Packham, Nathan McIvor, Ian Williamson, Aaron Woods and Taylz. in Craig Wilsons absence, Terry Jennings coached the team very well and will be an assett during the year helping Willow out.
        The senior team who were defending their title once again won the carnival even though they only played two games.  They defeated Peake by 18 goals, and had a tough encounter against Tanunda who are the reigning Barossa premiers.  We won that game by 20 points. Best players over the two games were Ricky Butler, Zac Millar, Mozza who dominated the first game, Wally and Kenny were solid down back with Wilbur and Matty Paul providing focal points up forward. Shaun Gatto and Taylz also played very solidly with Taylz kicking a goal which we haven't heard the end of since.
         A special mention and thank you all the supporters and families who drove up, your support was incredible.  Thank you also to Matty A, Benny McGreen, Keeno and Dan McGee for doing the water and to Trev Ward, Gav and Ollie for doing the BBQ on Saturday night, a marathon BBQ would be the best way to describe it.

        We did cop a few injuries and hopefully we will put our strongest teams on the park for the first clash of the season v PHOS CAMDEN at home on the 10th of April.
          See you all there.
Yours in footy
Dusty


Football
25-03--10
    
Match program for the Loxton Carnival this weekend:

Eastern Park 1 v Peake 1:30pm Saturday
Eastern Park 1 v Tanunda 5:30pm Saturday
Eastern Park 1 v Loxton 1:30pm (Last game of Carnival)
       
Eastern Park 2 v Brown's Well 2:30pm Saturday
Eastern Park 2 v Flinders University 4:40pm Saturday
Eastern Park 2 v Angle Vale 9:30pm Sunday

Football 15-03--10
    
Wrap up from game v Virginia
   On Sunday 14th March we played a 6 quarter praccy game against Virginia, it was a combination of A's and B's. The first 2 and a bit quarters was made up of the guys who hadnt done as much work on the track during preseason and the final 3 1/2 quarters was made up of guys who did most of the preseason. The first two quarters and a bit were very pleasing, the boys won pretty convincingly with some outstanding performances. Blake Moore had the ball on a string and new recruit Jamahl displayed some silky skills which should see him pressing for senior selection. A.J kicked 7 goals and Djaran was a focal point up forward. All the u18 lads stood tall and we were very pleased with their skills. Nathan and P.J were very solid down back, with Ian and Sean being solid contributors.
  The second 3 1/2 quarters the boys defeated Virginia fairly comfortably, as was the case last year our set shots for goal let us down considerably. Kenny and Benny led the backline, Chrissy Lewis was dominant early with Taylz, Zac and Flex providing the forwards with plenty of chances. Macca showed that he will be an asset with his clever work around the forward line, Hippo was solid down back. Our foot skills and decision making was okay but we need to fine tune the way we go forward over the next couple of weeks, taking into account we had 8 senior players out, it was a pleasing result and now we need to pick the tempo up over the next couple of weeks. Cheers Dusty

Football 25-02--01

2010 LOXTON PRE-SEASON FOOTBALL CARNIVAL

Weekend of March 27th and 28th , 2010

This is a great weekend away. A cheap holiday, with plenty of footy and an opportunity to see one of the the most beautiful areas in the Murraylands.
Eastern Park will be entering a team again this year and we would like to see as many of the club members join them at the Carnival. Last year we took out the competition, so get up there to support our team and hopefully we will do it again.
Loxton has 2 ovals, adjoining a fully serviced caravan/camping park where you can camp for FREE. The free facilities include grassed camp sites with power available, shady rest areas, and toilets and showers.

The carnival will be fully catered with food available for breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks, BBQ, etc.

There is a small fee to enter  the oval to watch the matches. This is only $5 per person for the whole weekend. The fee helps cover the costs of umpires, camp fees and ambulance.


Netball
16-02-10


NETBALL REGISTRATIONS

Sunday March 7th 11am - 2pm At Eastern Park Football Club

Dwight Reserve, Yorktown Road, Elizabeth Park
UNDER 9'S - UNDER 15'S & SENIORS
$50 Deposit Required On The Day
Full Fees = $95 (juniors) $105 (seniors)
Bodysuits $80 (required for U11's and higher)
(Fees have increased by $5 due to ENA increasing registration & light cost)
Coaches & Umpires Also Required
Please speak to Nicole if you are able to help 0430092710

Junior Football 19-01-10

Junior Rego Days
S
aturday the 13th of Feb 11 - 4
Sunday the 14th of Feb 11 - 4

$40 deposit required
$10 discount if all fees are paid on the day

Under 6's - 16's
All skill levels welcome

Invite your friends

CAFS book or birth certificate required for all new players
For more info. call Gemma on 0431165787 or Damo on 0411711736

Club 31-12--09

Australia Day Fun
Jan 26th from 9:30am
Slip n Slide for both Adults and Kids with prizes for best slide
BBQ and Salads
Pool Play for the Kids
Pres 11 v Captains 11 20/20 match
Biscuit making for the kids
Music
Big Screen for the Aussie match
Water Balloons
and more....