What a huge weekend all ’round to review with all 4 Netball teams kicking off their first round for the season. The Premier team won a close one 36-35 against Lilydale. The division 1 side were tied 22 all at 3 qtr against Ferntree Gully, but couldn’t pull off the win. The div 3 side took home the points 23-20 against Boronia and the div 6 team went down to Balwyn. The EFNL links to fixtures, results and ladders have been updated under the Netball section in the main menu so check it out and get down to cheer on the teams next round.
Round 2 of the Junior comp was completed and the U9s and U10s all played great and scorched the field with an amazing display of running, kicking and hand balling – all future AFL champions, every single one of them!
The U12s had a hard game at home on the 2nd oval against some quality opposition in Norwood and were not able to overcome some of the taller opponents going down 24-61 but they are still 4th on the ladder. Their attack on the ball early in the game was great to see, keep it up! On the main oval the U13D side had a great win over Knox, 92-1. With the two games played at almost the same time, the poor U12s had to concentrate hard on who’s siren was going off as the U13’s were a few minutes ahead, this resulted in all the parents yell out ‘keep going’ moments after the U13 siren sounded for the rest of the game. It even caught out the poor bloke doing the video the first time it happend as he stopped recording when all the kids stopped playing for a few moments.
The U13Bs had a tough game away going down by 73 points to Lysterfield and the U15s also had a loss to the top of the ladder combined Waverley Blues / Donvale team.
Speaking of top of the ladder, the U19s are currently on top of the U19 Premiership ladder after a win over Rowville, 123-23 at Seebeck Oval. Ok, so they are a game ahead of the rest of the comp as Blackburn played their round 3 game early but let’s not lets technicalities get in the way of good news. It was great to see them turn up to Donvale after their game to watch the Reserves and Seniors play and you can see some of them behind the goals in the highlights video posted on facebook… and you can hear them too! Next Saturday they are at home against Balwyn, so make sure you get up to RAMS Stadium early and cheer the guys on!
In all the time I’ve been at East Burwood, I’ve never seen us play Donvale so this was a bit of an unknown, and add to that the Donvale reserves side made the grand final last season so the pressure was on. The guys played some great footy against hard tackling opposition. Aggers had a lot of pressure and some agro on him that restricted his movements somewhat but he worked it out and was the only player to score more than one goal, bagging 3 of the 11.8.74 to Donvale’s 4.8.32. The game was fast but one area we were out numbered in was the mullet department with some truly specimen examples on display. Also out numbered, was the number of late tackles with Chocko copping the best of the day with a very late push in the back after an easy disposal. This seemed to amuse him no end as he got up laughing his head off. In all the time I’ve been at East Burwood I’ve never seen Chocko so amused! But by the end of the game everything was cool and it was a good game of footy at a really nice ground. A year off seems to have done the trick for a lot of footy grounds!
Next up were the seniors and the games was faster and harder than the reserves game just gone. Donvale beat the Waverley Blues last round by 3 points, the same winning margin as us v Whitehorse, and the Waverley Blues made last seasons grand final. We started a bit slow, and Donvale were good. They ran and had players free and made good use of that with 5 scoring shots to 3 in the first qtr. The stress levels went up at half time as scoring shots were now 12 vs 5 in Donvales favour. Things were not looking good as we had some key retirements and down to only 20 players. The stress levels were high and I was looking for a defribulator just in case ‘something’ happened and something did happen…. and I don’t mean a heart attack. I do not know what it was and can only speculate it was either brilliant coaching or a brilliant spray, but the boys came out in the 3rd and piled on 7 goals 3 to Donvale’s 1 goal 2, to bring scoring shots even at 15 each with a scores now 9.6.60 to Donvale’s 4.11.35. Every single player stepped up. The new guys slotted in like they had been playing together for years. The whole team lifted and the atmosphere was electric…. cold but still electric! In the last quarter Donvale matched us for goals and both sides kicked 3 a piece, and we could only extend the lead by a single point booting 4 vs 3 points for a final score of 12.10.82 to 7.14.56. Check out the highlights video! A great win against a great team, and a great day of footy. Another 3 from 3! Well done everyone!
iPod Shuffle night is this weekend coming and hopefully some new dance floor bling will be on display so book your tickets!
iPod Shuffle Night!
Join the East Burwood Rams for their Frat themed iPod Shuffle Night. Purchase your favourite song and if it’s played at 11pm you win the grand prize of $250.
Tickets include entry, 1 song and pizza on the night. Wear your best Frat themed outfit and come along for games and a dance!
Kicks off from 7pm – EBFC Club rooms.
LOCATION : East Burwood Football Club – Club Rooms
The season has started and there are still volunteer positions vacant. The more people we get helping, the less you actually have to do!
We are currently in urgent need of a Merchandise Coordinator. This involves managing the ordering and selling of uniforms and various club apparel. Must be available to sell uniform one night a week (where required). Please contact us if you would like to help out.
Check it out here! Bought to you by the TAC – Towards Zero
Round 1 for the Reserves and Seniors, and round 3 for the Under 19s (U19s vs Blackburn was scheduled for round 3, but they very kindly agreed to play it early) proivded everyone with some excellent, close and gritty football.
It was a going to be a tough game against the 2019 U19 Permiers in the EFNL Permier Division, with the Rams promoted from Division 2. In the end the Rams got over the line by one point after Blackburn hit the post kicking into an open goal with the final score 6.8-44 to 6.7-43. It was fantastic to see the car park full and lots of Blackburn supports there to see the game. Get around the U19s, they are the future of our club!
The Reserves also had a tough game although the scoreboard says otherwise. The Whitehorse Pioneers played good hard football and really kicked into gear in the 3rd qtr with the Pioneers kicking 3.1 to the Rams 1.1. It was also great to see the Whitehorse Pioneers again, as they play good hard football and that was reflected in an exciting match. Final score 12.12-84 to 3.6-24.
The Seniors teams have not played each other since the 18th Aug, 2018 and the Pioneers took home the point both time we played them that season so it was going to be a big test. The Pioneers were in the lead for 3 qtrs with very accurate scoring, but in the end the RAMs got over the line 8.11-59 to 9.2-56. The game was more great footy and a great way to spend a sauturday night, with a great ground, good food and fantastic atmosphere. All this under the new lights installed at East Burwood Reserve for the first night game.
It was great to see Blackburn and Whitehorse players hang around after the game and head upstairs for some live music and a few refreshments.
Keep an eye on the social calendar for the next big night after our next home game against Glen Waverley on Aug 24th where we will have an iPod Shuffle night. I hope that means music and dancing, and better music what the guy who does the video puts on the speakers outside 😉
The East Burwood Football Club are saddened to hear of the passing of club life member Peter Bowie this morning. The club would like to pass on its sympathies and condolences to his family and friends. One of those closest friends Graham Dale has written a tribute to Peter:
VALE PETER BOWIE
For the past 20 odd years there has been one constant at East Burwood Reserve every Saturday afternoon. Two mates who shared premiership success at the Rams during the 1960’s would arrive together to see how the latest version of the team would fare that afternoon. One of these mates was Peter Bowie who sadly passed away this morning the other was Graham Dale who penned the following tribute to his former teammate and great friend.
Peter Bowie commenced playing football with East Burwood at Under 17 level in the mid 1960’s. He was experiencing a growth spurt at the time so it became obvious he would develop into a tall key position player. Maybe because of his height, his style of play showed some awkwardness, but it was not long before he physically matured to go along with his football ability.
At the age of eighteen he was part of a senior premiership team at the Rams in 1967 and repeated the feat in 1968. At that stage Richmond Football Club were showing some interest in Peter but his football career was stopped in its tracks when contesting a mark in the goal square his left leg curled around the goalpost and an uncontrolled landing seriously injured his knee.
The extent of the injury had a huge and immediate impact on Peter’s life restricting his ability to work and play any sport. In 1973 he decided to return and played with the reserves side in the second half of that season paving the way for a recommencement of unfinished business. In season 1974 he was awarded the East Burwood Best and Fairest.
His comeback was successful and in 1980 playing under new coach Barry Price he was awarded life membership of the club having played more than 300 games. While also playing football at Forest Hill and Bennetswood, Peter played a total of 308 senior games for the Rams and was awarded Life Membership of the Eastern District Football League.
Peter’s positive attitude and mental toughness were always his strong points along with his protective nature when any teammate was physically mistreated on the football field. While his playing career took priority, he also served the club on many committees and when his playing days ended he was always happy to assist with gate keeping, umpire escorting and general maintenance around the ground.
He thoroughly enjoyed the social environment at the East Burwood Football Club and made many lifelong friends.
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TAC Pause Stop
As we approach the Easter weekend and many people traveling, its a good time to remember the TAC Pause Stop Campaign. The TAC is currently operating several Pause Stop sites across Victoria, encouraging drivers to pull over, recharge and get to their destination safely.
It’s more important than ever to understand the dangers of drowsy driving and fatigue, with large numbers of Victorians traveling regionally and interstate after many months at home, and unaccustomed to driving long distances.
TAC Pause Stops will be operating over the Easter weekend.
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3rd Practice Game Highlights
Click on the image for the facebook highlights video of the reserves vs Forest Hill!
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2021 Membership Drive
Come and try Auskick! Friday 23rd April at East Burwood!
U19 2nd Practice Game Highlights
East Burwood were at Koonung Reserve in Nunawadding on the weekend (20/3) with the U19s and Senior teams having a hit out against Bentleigh Football Netball Club. A big thanks to Bentleigh for making the trip for the games. Click on the image to check out a short facebook video of some U19 highlights!
2021 Memberships now available!
The new Membership Form is now available! Buy a membership and support your club! There are some many great options and a great gift idea for family members.
Download a copy HERE!
2021 Sponsorship Packages now available!
Sponsorship package details for Season 2021 are also available for all prospective sponsors. We welcome you sign on and help support this great club, but get in quick to make sure you nab the prime package!
All the details are right HERE!
What a huge weekend all ’round to review with all 4 Netball teams kicking off their first round for the season. The Premier team won a close one 36-35 against Lilydale. The division 1 side were tied 22 all at 3 qtr against Ferntree Gully, but couldn’t pull off the…
U19 Match Highlights
Check out the match highlights video on facebook, from the U19s game vs Blackburn. U19 Match Highlights GO RAMS!
iPod Shuffle Night
iPod Shuffle Night! Click on the image or here to book Click here to download the flyer Join the East Burwood Rams for their Frat themed iPod Shuffle Night. Purchase your favourite song and if it’s played at 11pm you win the grand prize of $250. Tickets include entry, 1…