Pakenham V Beaconsfield

On Saturday we ventured to Beaconsfield, in what was always going to be a tight affair. Beaconsfield were going into this game with the strongest team that they had fielded for the year, while Pakenham were looking to get their season back on track. In extremely windy conditions, the match was low scoring, with goals extremely hard to come by against the wind. Pakenham got in front in the latter parts of the 2nd Quarter and led for all but the final 40 seconds. Beaconsfield came away with a 5 point win and Pakenham lose our 4th game of the year by under 10 points.

The Reserves, had their chances also to win their clash against Beaconsfield. Having more shots on goal, but Beaconsfield coming out 8 point winners. As they say, the third quarter is the Premiership quarter and we couldn’t stop Beaconsfield taking advantage of the wind in the 3rd and by the time we had the wind in the last, the margin was too great to pull back.

While in the Under 19s, we were lucky to have enough players fit enough to play, as many of the boys were still feeling the effects of injuries from last weeks games. The boys battled hard, but Beaconsfield were too accomplished and ran out easy winners.

Please see coaches reports under matches


Next weekend we have a week off due to the AFL Vic Community Championships. The SEFNL interleague teams are off to Mulwala to take on the Murray Football Netball League.

Pakenham Icon, Jock Holland, is again coaching the SEFNL. Other Pakenham Identities joining him in various rolls on the day include Dan Oloughlin, Phil Anning, Tommy Oloughlin, Nic Muley and Sharni Alberni.

We have a few players in contention to play in the side and the under 18s, so keep an eye out on how the team is going in the build up to the game on www.sefnl.com.au

Saturday 21st May

Lonsdale Reserve, Mulwala

ClubMulwala Murray FNL


South East FNL


10.30am Under 18s Football

10.30am 17 & Under Netball

12noon A Grade Netball

1pm Senior Football

97.7fm Footy -: Casey Radio

Saturday’s live coverage of the Match starts at 12.45pm

Casey Radio can also be heard over the internet http://www.3ser.org.au/

For the first time, metropolitan and country leagues will battle it out for the ultimate bragging rights to be crowned the best community football league in Victoria.

A total of 38 leagues will compete in a one off head-to-head match, which will be held on the weekend of May 21-22nd at 19 venues across Victoria, with a further six leagues competing in their own matches across the same weekend.

In the initial year of the Championships, leagues have been fixtured against each other in a manner which will assist in the official ranking of leagues for 2017 and beyond.

The opportunity to play senor representative football has been enjoyed by Victorian country leagues in the WorkSafe AFL Victoria Country Championship for many years, while metropolitan leagues have welcomed the return of representative football as part of the Metropolitan Championships since 2014.

AFL Victoria Community Football Operations Manager, Gerard Ryan said the combined competition promises to be one of the most exciting initiatives within community football.

“It is exciting to be able to take this next step towards the establishment of a Victoria wide senior community football championships involving a host of leagues from across the state,  providing hundreds of players the opportunity to represent their league,” he said.

“The WorkSafe AFL Victoria Community Championships will provide a true championship model allowing a league to be recognised as the premier community football league in the state as well as the opportunity for metropolitan and country leagues to play against each other on a regular basis.”MATCH LEAGUES VENUE

Game 1 Geelong FNL v Eastern FL Geelong

Game 2 Peninsula FNL v Northern FL Peninsula

Game 3 Goulburn Valley FL v Essendon DFL Essendon

Game 4 Ballarat FNL v Western RFL Western

Game 5 Ovens & Murray FNL v Hampden FNL Hampden

Game 6 Bendigo FNL v Gippsland L Gippsland

Game 7 Murray FNL v South East FNL Murray

Game 8 Yarra Valley MDFNL v Nepean FNL Yarra Valley

Game 9 Sunraysia FNL v Wimmera FNL Sunraysia

Game 10 Heathcote DFNL v Bellarine FNL Bellarine

Game 11 North Central FNL v Central Murray FNL Central Murray

Game 12 Central Highlands FL v Geelong DFL Central Highlands

Game 13 Southern FL v Ellinbank DFL Southern

Game 14 Alberton FNL v Riddell DFNL Alberton

Game 15 Horsham DFNL v Maryborough Castlemaine DFNL MCDFNL

Game 16 Warrnambool DFNL v Loddon Valley FNL Warrnambool

Game 17 Mid Gippsland FL v Colac DFNL Colac

Game 18 Kyabram DFNL v Golden Rivers FL Kyabram

Game 19 Mininera DFL v South West DFL Mininera AFL

North East Border/ AFL Goulburn Murray Leagues Picola North West FL Tallangatta FNL Ovens & King FNL Hume FNL Riverina FNL Farrer FNL

TEAM OF THE DECADE 2005 – 20015 FUNCTION -: Saturday 9th July, 7.30pm

The Pakenham Football Club are holding the Team of the Decade Function on Saturday 9th July at 7.30pm proudly supported by the Pakenham Gazette.

Tickets are on sale now for $30 a head, which includes a buffet dinner. Drinks at members bar prices.

To book your tickets, please contact myself on the details at the bottom of the email, alternatively, you can contact China Holland on 0418336124 for further details.

All players selected will be presented with a plague.

We have had a selection panel short list a list of players, who have met the criteria to make the final team. Players have had to play for 3 years at the club and a minimum of 50 games at the club.

The Final Team will be chosen from the following players -:

Jack Anning Russell Lehman
John Atwell Cory Lenders
Jake Barclay Nathan Lieshout
Dean Blake Stephen Morey
Evan Broadbent Travis Murphy
Nathan Brown Steve O’Bryan
Stuart Burridge Dan O’Loughlin
Chris Cairns Tom O’Loughlin
Chris Cardona Joel Padley
Alex Considine Dominic Paynter
Adam Cook Seb Paynter
Robert Elston Simon Ponter
Jeremy Everett Chad Shooter
Trent Fairclough Chris Smith
Jason Fisher Damian Talbot
Daniel Fry Michael Taurua
Joel Gibson Jarrod Theisz
Jarred Goldsack Troy Toussaint
Paul Gramic Luke Walker
Sean Gramic Beau Wheeler
Aron Gray Jason William
Michael Hicks Glen Wouters
Michael Holland Matt Wouters
Kym Jones Anthony Young
Jack Kowarzik

Inconjunction with the night, we are also holding a competition whereby you can try your hand at picking the Team of The Decade. Select your team from the list of players above, for the chance to win $400. Entry cost is $5 and you can submit as many entries as you like. The winning entry will be the one who selects the exact team in the correct positions, if no one selects the exact team, the entry closest to the team will be the winner. All entries must be submitted prior to the commencement of the first player named in the Team of The Decade team,


The 2016 Sponsors, Lion Tamers and Life Members lunch, is being held on Saturday May 28th against Hampton Park. All of our Sponsors have an invitation as part of their Sponsorship Package for 2 people. The lunch starts at 12.00pm sharp, so we ask that you arrive at 11.45am. I have attached details, please confirm your attendance at your earliest convenience. As in previous years, we have a guest speaker organized and it will certainly be a fantastic day.


New Winter gear has arrived. PFC Soft Shell jackets are now in stock at $75 each, PFC Soft Shell vests at $70 each, Hoodies at $55 each, Beanies and Caps at $25 each, Scarves at $20 each and don’t forget this years Polo Shirts are on Sale too for $40 each. Limited stocks are available on Winter Gear, so get in quick.


Salts of the Earth Pakenham have been a proud supporter of the Pakenham Football Club for a number of years now and they have a range of services that help each and everyone of us.


Asthma, Bronchitis, Bronchiectasis, Cold and Flu, Croup, Cystic Fibrosis, Sinusitis, Pneumonia, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Emphysema and COPD.

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Salt therapy is a natural and non-invasive therapy that helps relieve congestion, inflammation and allergies of the airways. When dry salt is breathed deeply into the lungs, it lines the walls of the airways and draws out any inflammation or fluid and loosens congestion for easy expulsion. The minute salt particles also help to open up the airways and increase oxygen intake. Salt can also help cleanse the airways of smoke, dust, pollutants and other allergens to allow for easier and improved breathing.


Salt therapy also offers relief for sinus conditions such as sinusitis. When inhaled through the nose, salt coats the inner lining of the sinuses and helps relieve inflammation, congestion, pressure and allergies.

After regular salt therapy, breathing will become easier and shortness of breath, sneezing, coughing and congestion will gradually be alleviated. Furthermore, by relieving the symptoms of a respiratory or sinus condition, medication will be more effective at treating the condition, resulting in even greater relief.

For further information on Salt Therapy, then check out Salts of the Earth   http://www.saltsoftheearth.com.au/

Fox Footy’s media release of Pakenham Football Club’s visit to St Kilda today.

Wednesday 4 May, 2016
Pakenham Football Club earn the ultimate day-in-the-life-of experience with St Kilda Football Club.

The Pakenham Football Club is celebrating after winning the ultimate day-in-the-life-of experience with St Kilda Football Club thanks to the FOX FOOTY Club Rewards program.
The Lions – currently sitting fifth in the South Eastern Football Netball League – were crowned the 2015 FOX FOOTY Community Club of the Year as part of the 2015 FOX
FOOTY Club Rewards program.

Ahead of the announcement of the successful entrants to the 2016 FOX FOOTY Club Rewards program, Pakenham had 40 club members attend a full day of training at St Kilda’s
Linen House Centre facility.

The lucky club members received a personalised tour of St Kilda Football Club’s headquarters, joined in on an opposition analysis meeting and participated in an AFLstandard training session, all hosted by senior coach, Alan Richardson, and his coaching

As part of their prize, the Pakenham Football Club has already attended the AFL Coaches Association’s end-of-season dinner as honorary guests last year. Just over a fortnight ago, club members Simon Bevan and Simone Cole were granted a tour of the FOX FOOTY studios during the live filming of marquee shows AFL 360 and On The Couch.

The FOX FOOTY Club Rewards program is an initiative created by Foxtel whereby local football clubs are recognised for the benefits they have delivered to their local communities,
be it through fundraising for a charitable cause, broader community development initiatives or helping out a club member in a time of need.

Richardson, whose own football journey saw him graduate from East Burwood Football Club, said local football clubs are the backbone of the community.“Grassroots clubs have an enormous role to play for their local town and its members, so
we’re delighted to host the Pakenham Football Club here at Seaford,” Richardson said.

“We hope that the by giving the Pakenham Football Club behind the scenes access, they’re able to take away some insights that can be applied to their own training and operations.

Having an understanding of the culture and professionalism of an AFL club is really beneficial to anyone looking to play or coach at an elite level.”

The Lions were recognised for their outstanding community work, including holding the Cardinia Relay For Life and Cardinia Shire Christmas Carols. The club has also had deep involvement as local ambassadors and generating fundraisers for the MND Foundation, beyondblue, Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation and the White Ribbon Foundation.

Mr Bevan said the club was privileged to be gaining behind-the-scenes access across the AFL’s event, media and club landscape.
“Our club is very lucky to have had inner sanctum access of an AFL club. Despite the differences in leagues and levels of professionalism, we feel there were definitely learnings
we could take from our visit and apply them at our own club,” Bevan said.“We’d like to thank Foxtel and FOX FOOTY for giving us the chance to be a part of the Club
Rewards program, as well as Alan Richardson and St Kilda Football Club for the opportunity to be shown around their facilities.”

In 2016, the FOX FOOTY Club Rewards program will continue to reward grassroots clubs for their outstanding work in the community.

Foxtel Director of Sports Marketing, Chantal Walker, hopes that the exciting opportunities provided to the grassroots clubs is just reward for their ongoing work to contribute to their
community. “We’re thrilled to continue to provide these clubs the opportunity to meet some of the biggest names in football and witness an element of these professional sporting clubs they wouldn’t otherwise get to experience. The prizes are truly unique, however are thoroughly deserved for these winners who have some truly inspiring stories of assistance for their communities,” said Walker. “It’s important to recognise those clubs that go above and beyond to give back to their communities and both Foxtel and FOX FOOTY are proud to reward these clubs with what they hopefully see as a great opportunity to further grow their clubs.”

For more information on the FOX FOOTY Club Rewards program, visit
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For more information, please contact TLA Worldwide on behalf of Foxtel and FOX FOOTY:
Matthew Lodge
03 9421 3000 | 0412 946 903

97.7 Footy -: Casey Radio

977 Footy is proud to be a broadcast partner for SEFNL & VFL in Season 2016. With over 10 hours of local footy every weekend make sure you tune into 97.7FM

Don’t forget the Saturday Morning Barrell show is on 8am till 10am. Covering all the news in the SEFNL, ELLINBANK and VFL Football Leagues.

Saturday’s live coverage of SEFNL Match of the day games starts at 1pm
Casey Radio can also be heard over the internet http://www.3ser.org.au/
Just a reminder that all Pakenham Senior Games are uploaded to our Pakenham Football Club TV channel on Monday Afternoons. Click on http://www.southeastfnl.tv/clubs/Pakenham to catch up on the weekend’s action


Mr Furniture is very excited to be sponsoring the Pakenham Football Club for this coming 2016 Season, we think it is important to support our local community.

Mr Furniture would like to offer all current Pakenham Football club membership holders 20% off all non-Catalogue items (no lay by or finance). Please inform all current membership holders to show their current membership card to a Mr Furniture Staff Member at the time of purchase.

Like Mr Furniture on Facebook, to keep up to date with the ripping deals that Mr Furniture has.


WORLD SPORTS MAGAZINE -: Pakenham Football Club Feature

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The PAKENHAM Football Club’s feature article has made it into the Sports World International Magazine for Winter 2015. From the UK to USA via Europe and Australia, Sports World Magazine has an international readership upwards of 8 million and is a trusted source of news, information and guidance to all sports clubs across the world. Click on the link below to see the feature on the Pakenham Football Club. Hope you enjoy the read.


On behalf of the Pakenham Football Club Committee, Football Department and Players, I thank you for being a committed and loyal supporter of the Pakenham Football Club in 2015.

While we were disappointed to have missed finals in all grades except the under 18s, we continue to develop our playing list and put in place goals which will take us down the path to future success.

Our ultimate goal remains the same – to win our next premiership, but not at any financial cost. We have undertaken many steps in 2015 to shape our team, both on and off the field, which sets up for an exciting journey in 2016. Already we have signed up Kym Jones – Ruckman and Luke Walker – Utility back to the club next year. Kym is back after spending a year playing in the Barwon Football League and Luke coming back to Pakenham after spending 3 years at KooWeeRup. Luke won last years Ellinbank Football League Best and Fairest and with these two quality players coming back to the club and with Dom Paynter and Sam Blackwood back from Knee Reconstructions, Russell Lehman Glandular Fever, Jason Fisher Broken Hand and Damien Holmes Broken Collarbone, our team will certainly be in good shape. We also have a few more recruits that will add to our depth, which we will be able to communicate in the coming weeks.

This season, due to the amount of injuries through the entire club, we were able to unearth many new Senior Players, from the under 19s and under 18s. These included players like Nathan Johnston, Brayden Baguely, Liam Tyrell,

Players to have improved in the Senior Team like Jarrod Cavalot, Christian Cairns, Stevie Morey and Jake Smith will form the future heart and soul of the club.

Pakenham is shaping up to be a very exciting list for the future, but as Senior Coach Steve O’bryan continually says, there is a lot of hard work ahead.

As we look to next year, we can assure you the preparation for season 2016 and beyond has well and truly begun at Toomuc Reserve. The individuals selected to represent the Pakenham Football Club, as players, coaches and staff, are unified in their hunger for this club to succeed, both on and off the field.

In the coming weeks we will also be communicating our AGM Meeting which we encourage everyone to be in attendance.

While our football season for 2015 concluded on Saturday night, whereby we held our Presentation Night which was a fantastic success.

We would like to thank Nic Muley, Shelly Bevan, Andrew Muley and Jack Anning for their efforts on a fantastic event.

President Steve Moloney thanked all the helpers that make the football club what it is today and made special mention to the Sponsors and Lion Tamers for their contributions to the football club.

As i noted earlier, there will be further announcements in the coming weeks.

Thanks again for your support and lets bring on Season 2016.

Best and Fairest Dean Blake
Runners Up Steven Morey
Most Determined Cory Lenders
Most Consistent Damian Holmes
Most Improved Jarrod Cavalot
Coaches Chris Cairns

Best and Fairest Jack Kowarzik
Runners Up Brian Cook
Most Determined Aaron Gray
Most Consistent Chris Cardona
Most Improved Tyler Guan
Coaches Nick Verleg

Under 19s
Best and Fairest Liam Tyrell
Runners Up Jack Melbourne
Most Determined Brandon Rich
Most Consistent Brayden Baguley
Most Improved Jessie Pantorno
Coaches Nathan Johnston

Under 18s
Best and Fairest Jai Rout
Runners Up Troy Clacy
Most Determined Matthew Smulders
Most Consistent Anthony Young
Most Improved Jayden Frazer
Coaches Jarred Pene McKeen

Jake Smith

Tom Oloughlin
Nathan Brown

Joe Lenders

Jack Kowarzik

Corey Lenders

Nathan Brown for 200 Senior Games


Never miss a thing. Stay in touch with everything and have all our club news at your fingertips. Download our smart phone app and you’ll get all of our club news and events sent directly to your phone. Its easy to do and its completely free to download and use. Go to the Apple App store or Google Play. Download “Team App”, sign up then search for Pakenham Football Club. Join up with us, remember to allow “push notifications” on your phone and you’ll get all the Pakky news and events sent directly to your phone. Its that easy.


Navy Soft Shell Jackets $75

Navy Soft Shell Vests $70

Hoodies $55

Beanies and Hats $25

Scarves $20

Stubby Holders $8

Merchandise onsale from the club on Thursday nights and all Home Games. So grab yourself some new gear and deck yourself out in the Lions colours.


Just a reminder that the Pakenham Football Club holds a community market on the third Sunday of each month at the football ground which has been getting bigger and better each month. Thank you to Noel and his team of helpers for making the market such a success. For further details about the market, check out http://www.pakenhamfc.com.au/pakenham-community/pakenham-community-market/


We hire out our Football Club function room all year round, which is ideal for any parties, functions, conferences etc. If anyone is looking at needing a room for any event, please check out http://www.pakenhamfc.com.au/pakenham-community/function-venue/ for further details.