Category: Seniors

KPFC Senior Side

Dear Keilor Park Families,

It is with a heavy heart that the KPFC Club have decided to withdraw our senior team for season 2018. The decision was agreed as the best way forward to ensure our senior side remain respected and capable of challenging the best in the league on a weekly basis far into the future.

Unfortunately; due to a number of factors this pre-season, including the loss of many of experience players to –

• retirement
• career commitments
• injuries

and coupled by an inability to turn potential recruits into players, we simply haven’t been able to form a team that is suitable of playing competitive and respectful football within the EDFL competition for season 2018.

The club has exhausted every possible avenue; but have simply been unable to retain and attract enough players to commit to the upcoming senior season. For the first time in years, our balance sheet, junior program and now woman teams are strong, but these successes have simply uncovered other deficiencies in the clubs administration and operations to support a senior group that needs urgent addressing.

As a club we no longer accept living in uncertainty week to week and demand a sustainable future for our members, players and juniors. By resetting and reviewing every aspect of the club we aim to regain the trust and respect of the footballing community. With the support of members, players, strong balance sheet and especially the EDFL we are adamant of returning the Devil to senior ranks in 2019.

We’d like to thank the league for their offer to provide guidance and assistance in not only developing a business plan, but also measures to ensure we don’t find ourselves in this position ever again.

We would also like to thank our Senior Coach and Life Member Marcus Barclay for his passion for the club and ongoing efforts in trying to field a competitive team.

As a committee, we openly apologise to everyone impacted by this late decision, including players, members, EDFL and opposition clubs, but it honestly wasn’t until late March that the unfathomable reality really hit home.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to any of the committee members for clarity either directly, or through our committee email addresses most notably president@keilorparkfc.com.au, secretary@keilorparkfc.com.au or juniorco@keilorparkfc.com.au.

Regards
Keilor Park Football Committee

Letter to Members

U19 Play For FREE

Are you boys looking to play Under 19’s

Well you can – for FREE

We are offering FREE registration for the 2018 Season

Training Tuesdays and Thursday 6:00pm @ Keilor Park
(Please note time change from 6:30pm to 6PM)

For more information please Contact – Matt Wilson – EMAIL – 0438 812 001

How Can You Help ?

Each year the Keilor Park Football Club community provide support for those less fortunate.   Last year we supported families of ill children through Ronald McDonald House Charities and this year we are proud to support the Melbourne Homeless Collective Charity and the support they provide children through their ‘The School Project’ initiative.

THE SCHOOL PROJECT

A great initiative setup by the Melbourne Homeless Collective is to provide NEW school supplies for children in crisis accommodation and in foster care who have fled family violence and living with no stable accommodation.

This year the charity made over 700 school bags for kids living in foster care and crisis accommodation and they still need to make up more.   They are in desperate need of new donations to help get kids ready for the 2018 school year.

Having the right gear means kids don’t miss out on schoolwork or homework, they feel more included and are less likely to miss days off school.

So when you’re stocking up for the school year or filling out the book lists, please consider adding an extra couple of pens or pencils to the shopping list. It means the world of difference to kids less fortunate. 

HOW CAN WE HELP?

Please hand any donations from sharpeners to back packs and everything in between (pens, pencils, lunch boxes etc…) directly to Peter or Teresa anytime, either at the club during training times or at our home. We’ll make sure they get to the charity.

Any questions or assistance, please contact – Peter McGrady – 0414 444 205 – EMAIL

The charity does have a policy of only accepting NEW items for children (calculators excepted), as the children they support are already in such vulnerable positions, their self-esteem is usually very low and receiving someone’s second hand or used items can sometimes make them feel worse.

Thank you all for helping Victoria’s most vulnerable kids.

Peter McGrady, Junior Coordinator, Keilor Park Football Club
Donna Stolzenberg, CEO, Melbourne Homeless Collective

Players Needed – Under 19’s

The Keilor Park Football Club is looking for enthusiastic individuals interested in playing Under 19’s Division 2 in 2018.

The club has a number of exciting Under 17 players from 2017 who now qualify for U19’s in 2018, but we are still short a few players to make a team to support these boys.

The Under 19’s will be coached by club legend Matt Wilson, who also runs the Keilor Park Football Development Academy for U17 and U19 players, aimed at preparing players for the rigours of Senior football.

If you are interested in playing in the Under 19 competition in 2018, please let us know or just drop into pre-season training and say hello.

Pre-Season Training commences Wednesday 15th November at 6:00pm and will run every
• Monday 6:00 – 7:30pm
• Wednesday 6:00 – 7:30pm

The Under 19’s will conduct pre-season under the guidance of senior fitness coaches alongside Senior and U17 players and will involve a mixture of fitness, gym and football activities.
Keilor Park Football Club is the first sports club as you enter the Keilor Park Sporting Complex on the corner of Stadium and Keilor Park Drives.
Contact –

Matt Wilson, mcwilsonhpe@outlook.com, 0438 812 001
Peter McGrady, juniorco@keilorparkfc.com.au, 0414 444 205