History

Glen Eira FC was founded in December 2002 as Glen Eira Junior Soccer Club.  

Founding Members

  • Darron Foley
  • Min Foley
  • George Gregorczyk
  • Graham Horsfield
  • Jim Magee
  • Erica Horsfield
  • Frank Weerdenberg
  • Mary Weerdenberg
  • Oscar Caruana
  • Rosa Caruana
  • Noel Turner
  • Heather Turner

 

 

 

Life Members

  • Anne Cowen
  • Frank Weerdenberg
  • Mary Weerdenberg
  • Noel Turner
  • Daniel Levy
  • Greg Fazio
  • John Riccioni

 

 

2003
  • Inaugural season: 250 players, 12 teams including one girls team and a vibrant goalkick program.
  • President was Darron Foley.
  • Most active volunteers: Frank & Mary Weerdenburg

 

2004
  • The senior mens team won the VCSA Div4 premiership.
  • 2 grants from Telstra.
  • Won an $8000 Tatersalls award.
  • President was Darron Foley.
  • Most active volunteers: Frank & Mary Weerdenburg

 

2005
  • 385 players, 24 teams, 6 girls teams, 62 Goalkick kids.
  • The senior mens team won the VCSA Div3 premiership. Coach Noel Turner.
  • U16 Girls and U17 Boys had a trip to Fiji.
  • Widespread accolades for the club
  • Over 20 events on the clubs social calendar.
  • Noel Turner won a volunteer award from Council.
  • Coaching coordinator Kimo Wassef
  • Most active volunteers: Frank & Mary Weerdenburg
  • Click here for full details of 2005 season.

 

2006
  • 420 players, 25 teams, 6 girls teams, 2 wheelchair teams, 60+ goalkick kids
  • FFV and VicHealth recognised the club for its policy of inclusion
  • Senior Mens team finished 5th in VCSA Div2. Coach Noel Turner.
  • Major sponsor was Bendigo Bank of East Malvern.
  • President Kimo Wassef
  • Click here for full details of 2006 season.

 

2007
  • 500 players, 31 teams (incl 7 all girls teams and 2 wheelchair teams)
  • A very hard year to get grounds to train and play on due to the drought.
  • The wheelchair teams also lost their venue for matches.
  • Glen Eira players comprised the Ball Squad for Melbourne Victory at Telstra dome on 26 Oct 2007

 

2008
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2009
  • President Daniel Levy.
  • Registrar and Treasurer was Don Ingliss

 

2010
  • President Daniel Levy
  • Don Ingliss was Registrar and Treasurer
  • Vice Presidency shared by Jill Jukes and Michael Smitheram

 

2011
  • President Michael Smitheram

 

2012
  • President Michael Smitheram
  • Treasurer Goran Predic
  • Secretary Hans van de Graaf

 

2013
  • 25 teams
  • Consideration was given to playing the seniors teams in FFV State Leagues but decided to stay in VCFA.
  • Committee
    • President Michael Smitheram
    • Treasurer Goran Predic
    • Secretary Hans van de Graaf
    • Registrar Stewart Howell
  • More details on Season 2013

 

 

2014
  • 40 teams
  • Started playing at Lord on Sundays
  • FTS U13 boys team won the championship.
  • U10 Glen Eira Pythons played at AAMI during half-break in a Friday night A-League match.
  • Tas Mpandinis was appointed in the new role of coaching coordinator.
  • Celebrity women players from the Matildas and Melbourne Victory ran a special training session for the U12 and U14 girls teams.
  • Established All Abilities program – Glen Eira Rangers (in conjunction with NCJFC & RMF).
  • Established new U8/9 Girls team (Dolphins).
  • Established new U12 Girls team (Mercury).
  • Established second social senior mens team (Buzzards).
  • Established intra-club under 7s comp with 5 teams.
  • Goalkick program grew to 40 members
  • Most active volunteers:  Stewart Howell (President, Registrar), Michael Smitheram, (Canteen, Linemarking), Joel Broughton (Treasurer), Amanda Motoki (Uniforms)
  • Click to see 2014 Team Photos.

 

2015
  • 63 teams.  Click to see 2015 Team Photos
  • More matches at Lord on Sundays, enough to open the canteen.
  • FTS U14 boys team won the championship. Again.
  • U12 Glen Eira Mercury were ballgirls at AAMI Park for a Melbourne City match.
  • Sylvain LeBodiour was appointed in the new role of coaching coordinator.
  • Passing of Noel Turner.
  • Life Membership conferred upon Noel Turner
  • 2nd year of the All Abilities team – Glen Eira Rangers (in conjunction with NCJFC & RMF).
  • Established new U8/9 Girls team (Unicorns).
  • Established new U10 Girls team (Geckos).
  • Second year of the intra-club under 7s comp with 8 teams.
  • Goalkick program renamed as Kick-Off (new FFA program) and grew to 60 members
  • Most active volunteers:  Stewart Howell (President, Registrar), David Hobbs – Secretary. Michael Smitheram (Canteen, Linemarking), Joel Broughton (Treasurer)

 

2016
  • 70 Teams, including 8 girls teams.
  • Seniors teams move to FFV leagues  (formerly in VCFA – Churches League)
    • Dodos in Metro SE Div4
    • Buzzards in Metro SE Div6
    • Sirens in Womens State 4
  • Committee
    • President: Stewart Howell
    • Vice-President: Secretary: Michael Smitheram
    • Treasurer: Joel Broughton
  • Robert Ward appointed as Coaching Coordinator
  • Chris Tsoronis appointed as canteen manager.
  • Melbourne City host a free goalkeeper clinic attended by over 50 Glen Eira keepers.
  • Seniors teams move to FFV leagues  (formerly in VCFA – Churches League)
    • Dodos in Metro SE Div4
    • Buzzards in Metro SE Div6
    • Sirens in Womens State 4
  • Formed a new U14 A-grade team as the Glen Eira (Challengers) but they had to play in 15C due to lack of available slots in 14A.

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