Please see the below information in regards to our registrations for season 2018!  We would love to see our players register ASAP, in order to give the club as much time as possible to get our teams organised for the season ahead!  So please pop the date in your diaries and we look forward to seeing you all either next month at our registration day, or in the lead up to the new season!

Coaches for Season 2018

It is with much excitement that we can now announce our coaching group for season 2018.


Next season we are welcoming two new coaches to the junior division, and I would like to make them both extremely welcome and thank them for being willing to volunteer their time.

The first new coach for 2018 will be coaching our first U17 team, and that is Peter Brough. “Broughy” has been working with our senior division now for a number of years, and most recently coached one of our U19 teams. He is in the final stages of his Level 2 Coaching qualifications, and went through an Eastern Region coaching course throughout 2016 which saw him being exposed to a substantial amount of knowledge and getting involved with some professional football organisations. When you add to all of that Broughy’s experience in coaching representative football at an underage level and his extensive exposure to football in Queensland too, we are ecstatic to have him on board and wish him the best of luck.

 Our second new coach for 2018 is taking over our U12 boys team, and that is Mark Renshaw. Whilst Mark has been with our club for a number of years now, he also has had extensive exposure to football across many clubs in his history too. Over his journey Mark has been involved in Auskick for nearly a decade as a coach, and played the role of runner and assistant coach of various teams for a number of years too. We are excited to see the continued development of this young group and see where they can head after a very successful 2017.

You will also see that the club still has a couple of teams that we are yet to announce a coach for. If you, or anyone you know may be interested in one of these roles please contact me directly on the below details and we can have a chat.

Speak soon, and bring on 2018!

Go Eagles





To All Members of the Ferntree Gully Football Netball Club, Junior Division:

Re: Notice of AGM Meeting

Please take this post as not only the formal notification in line within the requirements of our new constitution, but also as a special invitation for you to attend our first AGM as a merged club.

Date – 25th October 2017
Time – 7.30pm
Venue – Wally Tew Reserve, FTG

The structure of the night will see a joint start to the meeting with both the junior and senior divisions present to elect our first ever club board, before separating to then hold our junior AGM in line with the process used for many years.

I hope to see as many of our members as possible for this monumental occasion in our great club’s history.

Should you have any further queries on this topic, please don’t hesitate to contact me on my below details.

Kind Regards

Andrew Gottliebsen
Ferntree Gully Eagles
Junior Football Club

Mobile: 0437 368 696


ALSO – Whilst a number of people have spoken to me already, I am still looking for a number of volunteers to assist us for next season… If you or anyone you know may be able to assist us in some shape or form, I would sincerely appreciate it if you could touch base with me to see what we can organise


Pink Day – A Thank You from Jen & Family

As you would know, we ran a Pink Day fundraiser over two Sundays last month.  Our girls teams ran a super successful cake stall both days, along with raffles, with prizes donated from a multitude of local businesses.  And all teams across the club participated by donning some pink and donating to the cause!  At the end of the two rounds, our Girls Team Co-ordinator – Michelle Djuma – did a tally, and we managed to raise a whopping $2200!!!!  This was a fantastic effort, and a cause the club was really happy to take part in.

You see, one of our club families had just been diagnosed with breast cancer.  Jen was the reason behind the fundraiser, and on Sunday night, she and her family thanked the club for their efforts and generosity.  As well as that, Jen’s partner Andrew wanted to share his letter of thanks……

Under 16 Girls Team, Coach John Hilton, TM Michelle Djuma and Jen!


Dear Ferntree Gully Eagles Football Club Committee, Team Managers and Members.

 This email is in thanks and recognition of the generous and great effort the Club and it’s Members put in and achieved in raising funds for us.

 In particular, we would like to recognise Michelle, the Team Manager of the Girls Under 16’s team who coordinated all of the fundraising and orchestrated all of the ‘behind the scenes’ necessary work. When Michelle advised us about the fundraising idea, we were simply overwhelmed. It really is an incredible gesture and speaks volumes for the Values of the Club.  

As you may be aware, we have decided to donate the funds raised to a charity whose purpose is dear to our hearts and very relevant for all of the girls and women, associated with the club. The following will give you more background to this:

Jen is 47 years old. After her mum was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer last year, Jen decided to have a mammogram. The result: “all clear”.

Despite this, for some reason I became conscious of the need to check her breasts. Within weeks of the “all clear” I noticed a lump which was concerning. Jen was not worried – she’d had the “all clear”. We knew nothing about “mammographic density” and the potential inaccuracies of having a mammogram – which is the only reason why breast screening isn’t advocated for women under 50!

 Anyway, I kept nagging her and finally she agreed to get an ultrasound in February this year – result: she had 2 tumours. One was aggressive. Within days she was having surgery and we’re now into the fourth month of chemo, with more surgery to follow, then radiation and hopefully a she gets a real “all clear” after that early next year.

Between us though we have 3 daughters aged 24, 21 and 15. We have sisters, cousins, friends and colleagues, most under the age of 50 – and with a virtual 100% ignorance of the need to ‘check your boobs’, let alone what mammographic density is.

 We thus want to increase awareness – for all women and girls to be aware of the need to check their breasts on a regular basis and quickly tell their doctor if there’s been any noticeable change since the last check. It’s a very similar process to checking spots on you for skin cancer.

 The Love Your Sister charity is certainly helping raise this awareness. It also appears to be a charity which is in touch with the younger generations and utilising social media accordingly. We know with this Charity that the $2000 will be used to help raise awareness.

So whilst your intent was to help us with Jen’s journey, we’re really comfortable (and driven) in knowing that we’re doing whatever we can to ‘prevent’ others going through the same challenges as us. We’re sure you’ll agree.

Thanks again for all of your generosity, efforts and hard work. It is incredibly appreciated.


Andrew Simpson on behalf of Taylor Wickham’s family: particularly mum Jen.



FTG Special General Meeting – Letter from Club President

Please see the attached letter HERE from our club President – Andrew Gottliebsen.  Tonight we are holding an information meeting for all those interested, in regards to next week’s vote to merge with the Senior Club.  The attached letter shares some great information from Andrew, and some of the reasons behind the many months/years He and other members of the committee have put in to the proposed merger.

Go Eagles!



Dear All,

 I write to announce a joint Special General Meeting of both the Ferntree Gully Eagles Junior and Senior Football Clubs will be held on Wednesday 7 June 2017 at 7:30pm at Wally Tew Reserve (Please refer to THIS letter). There is one Special Resolution to be tabled, discussed and voted upon – and we have prepared some documents to help in your consideration of the proposal. Please refer to below links in reference to the attachments, in before-mentioned letter.


ATTACHMENT 2 – FINAL FTG Football Special General Meeting Minutes




Please feel free to call either of us, or any member of the sub-committee should you wish to discuss in more detail.

 We look forward to seeing you on the night.


 Sam Cavarra                   Andrew Gottliebsen

Senior President             Junior President

0401 710 668                   0437 368 696


Ladies Night out at the movies!

Our first social fundraising event for 2017 has been booked in!

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Grab a friend and book a ticket to our Ladies Night out at the movies.  For $20 you will receive entry to see the film “Snatched”, starring Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer, popcorn and a drink.  You will also go in to the draw for a fabulous lucky door prize.

We’ve given you plenty of time to get the kids organised, so you can run out the door and enjoy a couple of hours of laughs.  Please book your tickets through your Team Managers, and make payment by the 11th of May.  It’s the perfect post-Mother’s Day outing!

See you there!