West Coburg Football Club

Grand Final Hosting – 20 August

The 2017 season wraps up next weekend with Grand Finals being played in most divisions.  West Coburg will be represented this season by our Under 12 Div 2 Girls and Under 15 Div  2 boys.


The Club will also be hosting Grand Finals next weekend at Coburg City Oval (Sunday August 20).  These are HOME games for West Coburg and a fantastic way to generate income for the Club.


We ask for a couple of hours of your time to volunteer on the day; to assist with set-up, cooking the BBQ and packing up / cleaning up at the end of the day.  The funds will be used to offset rising costs for next year (keep registration fees down), but also to fund badly needed maintenance of Club facilities and to fund new (and more) equipment.


The Club is seeking willing families to support their Club on this day in two-hour blocks of their choice.  If you can support us in one of the below shifts, please RSVP to Glen Weaver at vicepresident@wcfc.com.au


All helpers will receive a canteen voucher to keep you feed.


20 August Volunteer shifts


0800 – 1000    Set-up & BBQ

1000 – 1200    BBQ

1200 – 1400    BBQ

1400 – 1600    BBQ

1600 – 1800    Pack-Up


We will also be hosting Senior finals the following Saturday (26 August), for those who want to volunteer but are unavailable on the 20th.




Glen Weaver

Vice President

West Coburg Football Club

Ladies Luncheon

Ladies Luncheon, August 5  at City Oval. From 12 noon. Last chance for any ladies from your team who haven’t booked a ticket must do so on Sunday night by calling Angela Favero  ( 0433 772 416 ) or Karen Doherty ( 0438 243 982). Cost is $60 which includes 3-course meal, champagne on arrival, live entertainment and special guests including White Ribbon advocates.

Changing in U9 and U13 Friday Training

U9 and U13 Friday training sessions will be changing venues for the remainder of the season.  U9's will now be training out of Shore Reserve from 5:30pm every Friday.  U13's will now be training out of Brearley Reserve from 5:15pm every Friday.


U13 Wednesday trianing venues / times remain unchanged.

Winners of 2017 Club Raffle

The 2017 West Coburg Football Club Raffle was drawn at the Family Bingo Night at Friday, June 16.


Congratulations to the following winners:


1st Prize                Liam Bowkett

2nd Prize               George Theodore

3rd Prize                E. Spanti

4th Prize                Sue Stevens

5th Prize                Adam Baker

6th Prize                Setanta MacAodha

7th Prize                Pat Martin

8th Prize                Jamisa Morrell


The Committee would like to thank all players, members and families for supporting the raffle which is a major fundraiser for the club.



U19 Coaching Changes

Late last week I contacted Justin George, U19 coach, to inform him that his services were
no longer required by the West Coburg Football Club. This was  a
decision made by the committee in the best interests of the Under 19s
and the club.

I would also like to acknowledge the assistance and contribution that
Phil Cleary's has made our the past 3 to 4 weeks, his efforts as
always have been appreciated.

The club is very excited to announce that Rick Byers has
agreed to coach the under 19s for the remainder of this season as well
as coaching the under 19s for season 2018.

Rick comes to West Coburg with an outstanding coaching CV , having
coached Westmeadows juniors for 7 years, 2 years experience at
Aberfeldie with under 14s and under 16s and 6 years experience of
coaching the the EDFL Under 16 Interleague side .

Rick's appointment is a very positive step by the club and I would
like to officially welcome Rick to club and I know he will have an
immediate impact on all the under19s and all players that he comes in
contact with.

Please join me in welcoming Rick to the West Coburg Football Club

– David Gloury
President WCFC on behalf of the WCFC Committee

Massive Auskick Mothers’ Day


A massive morning at West Coburg Auskick this morning, with a special day for the Mums who got up early to see their children take to the ground.

Auskick at West Coburg simpy gets bigger and bigger every season under the expert guidance of Glen Weaver, Seamus Doherty, Digby Morrell and all the other staff who assist.  The future of the Club is here … and going by the skills of the kids on the ground at this age, the future is looking pretty good!

Golden Sun Returns

The Gold Coast Sun's Adam Saad, in Melbourne for the Round 6 clash with North Melbourne, stops by Shore Reserve to watch his brother's West Coburg U13 Div 6 team beat Aberfeldie 6.3-39 to 4.6-29.  And yes – in the spirit of everyone doing their bit at WCFC – he was also Match Day Official for the match!


Night At The Races

On Friday 12 May everyone is invited to attend the running of the West
Coburg Cup – to be held at the home of horse racing "Shore Reserve"

The night consists of 7 races, with the winners of the first 6 races
competing in the final race of the night the West Coburg Cup.

You can purchase and name your horse for $100 ( included in your
purchase price is entry for one to the night). Horses will need to be
purchased and named by Friday 5 May

People attending can purchase entry tickets for $30 each, this
includes a drink on entry and finger food throughout the night .

Of course our  bookie, Tony Ring a Ding Ding  will be attendance for
those who "fancy a flutter on the ponies"

This will be a great night and one not to miss , with fashions on the
field and a chance to win the West Coburg Cup and the prize money of
$500!! The winner of each race will also receive a $100

Save the date and put it into your diaries, plan your outfits as we
are all in the Members Enclosure for the night. This is an adults
night and not one for the kids.

To purchase either a race horse or your entry ticket for the night
contact David Gloury on 0414151591 or Glen Weaver on 0407443308

And remember the bigger you punt the more you win !!! See you at the
West Coburg Cup

Footy Tipping Comp 2017


West Coburg Football Club will be running an online AFL Tipping Competition to help the club raise some funds ahead of 2017. 

The cost to play is $25, $20 will go to the club as a donation and $5 will go to the prize pool for the winners.

First prize will be $500 (pending we can get a minimum of 50 entrants) and there will be prizes for 2nd and 3rd place. 

You can join by following this link:


Signing up is super easy and all tips are entered online. You will get an email each week reminding you to enter your tips, so you don't forget. 

Please share the link with your family and friends to help grow the prize pool.

Your support is greatly appreciated!