On Saturday we had a red hot Cranbourne venture to our home ground. The ground was in fantastic condition, even after the weather that we had endured in the previous week. After last weeks effort against the top sides in Berwick, we were more than confident of being competitive against one of the other top sides in Cranbourne. In the Seniors, we were able to match it with them for most of the first half, before their football smarts and determination came to the fore. Once Cranbourne got a run on, we were unable to hold them up as we had done earlier in the game and they ran out comfortable winners by 7 goals.
In the Reserves, Cranbourne got an early break and we had to play catch up, but as good sides do, they wouldn’t allow us to bridge the gap and came away with a 3 goal win.
Meanwhile, the under 19s have been hit with many injuries and we werent able to field a full 18 man team. Hence Cranbourne would be able to play as they pleased and won easily. The boys to their credit, fought hard all day and they never gave up.


Congratulations to Pakenham Senior Footballer, Corey “Nugget” Lenders and his wife Lauren, on the safe arrival of Kip Casey Lenders, born at 12.03pm on Saturday Afternoon. Mother and daughter are doing well. Kip was 8 pound 1. Pippa, Corey and Lauren’s first child, is now a proud big sister.



The Pakenham Community Market is held between 8:00AM and 1:00PM on the 3rd Sunday of each month at the Pakenham Football Club. The number of stalls vary between 150 and 200 depending on the weather so there is plenty of variety for everyone.

Stalls can be booked for a cost of $20.00 by contacting Paul or Angela on 0400900660 Charity organisations (schools, kindergartens, scouts, guides, churches etc ) receive free stalls for the day.

Remaining 2016 Dates

July 17

August 21

September 18

October 16

November 20

December 18

N.B. Please note that Pakenham Football Club and Pakenham Community Market’s Public Liability policy does not extend to cover the interests of you and your stall.  By paying the entry fee to this market, we acknowledge that you understand and accept this condition of entry.

We recommend you arrange your own Public Liability cover to protect yourself against personal injury or property damage caused by you to any third party.


The Pakenham Racing Club’s continued support to the Pakenham Football Club is greatly appreciated. The Pakenham Racing Club, last weekend opened up their new Club Officer at 3 Nikki Place Officer.

Club Officer is the perfect place to celebrate with family and friends. Their entertainment venue offers state of the art facilities, modern design, and comfort for all ages. Club Officer has been painstakingly designed to provide our members and guests the latest in modern amenities and state of the art facilities available within the industry.

From a quality dining experience in our Bistro, industry best Sporting and Wagering facilities to our Indoor Children’s Playroom we have the perfect space to suit your entertainment needs.

Club Officer’s Lakeview Bistro is well appointed and professionally presented, providing quality meals 7 days a week. The bistro is open Monday to Sunday. Seating up to 200 people, this newly built bistro has state of the art facilities and exceptional ambience.

The Lakeview Bistro is central to all the clubs facilities including the Boardwalk Cafe, TAB/Sport bar, bistro bar, Keno and outdoor terrace for alfresco dining.

Ideal for small intimate settings right up to large family celebrations. The bistro offers a family theme with spacious and modern furnishing. The kid’s playroom is fully enclosed to keep kids cool in summer and warm in winter. Club Officers three storey kids playroom is sure to keep kids entertained and includes and is centrally located in our food service area for convenient access.

The club’s new bistro menu features a range of fresh and lighter meal options and modern fusion, as well as old time favorites to excite your taste buds. The menu also includes a selection of new signature dishes created by the head chef and his team.

Their wine list showcases a wide variety of wines across a range of price points. It is designed to complement the menu and is guaranteed to tempt the pallet of even the most discerning wine connoisseur. This ensures that no matter what the event or occasion we have a wine to suit all our customer’s needs. Feel free to ask their friendly staff for a taste of any of the wines sold by the glass to help make your choice a little easier.

CC’s Playhouse Club is now open. It’s free and just for kids! With games and prizes all year round, celebrate your kid’s birthdays in style and have fun! See one of our friendly staff members to sign up today!

No matter what time of day, the Club Officer can now cater for your dining needs with the kitchen operating to new trading hours every Friday to Sunday. Also breakfast is available every Saturday and Sunday.

Bookings for the bistro are essential for weekends, public holidays and all race days. For reservations contact the club on 5940 6655 or book online via our website. (Disclaimer: All bookings of 20 and above in the Bistro require a holding fee of $100.00 payable when making your booking)

The bistro is open:

Monday to Thursday – Lunch 11:30am to 2:30pm

–Dinner 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Friday to Sunday– Lunch 11:30pm to 3:00pm

–Dinner 5:30pm to 9:00pm




The Funeral Service for Harley Chopper Hulme will be conducted at the Cardinia Cultural Centre on Monday, 27th, June at 1.30pm. Cardinia Cultural Centre is located on Lakeside Boulevard, Pakenham (Melways ref: 215 H5). The funeral service will then move to the Pakenham Cemetery for the burial, Cnr Cemetery Rd and Thewlis Rd, Pakenham. Following the completion of the funeral service, the wake will be held at the Pakenham Football Club, 1 Olympic Way, Pakenham.


Fox Footy released a short video that has been playing a few fox footy shows during the week on youtube about Pakenham Football Clubs visit to StKilda. Check out Daniel Fry’s goal from the boundary, casual as you like. Click on the link below, to see Pakenham FC v Stkilda FC in a dribble competition.

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.


Pakenham Football Club’s Reverse Draw night is on Saturday 16th of July from 7pm. Tickets are $100 each, which admits two people to the draw, meal supplied, and limited drinks while the draw is going. Tickets are limited with only 300 available. If anyone is looking to enter, then please don’t hesitate to contact me on the details below. You don’t have to be there on the night to win the 10 large.


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.

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

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


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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.