Welcome to Eastern Suburbs AFC

Our aim as a Football club is to “display professional excellence on and off the field for all ages and abilities in an enjoyable and friendly environment”


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ESAFC - Latest News

Welcome to the Eastern Suburbs website.  Latest news for the club is below, and news for each section (Junior, Youth or Senior) can be found on the homepage for that section above (on the gold tool bar). If you are new to the club we welcome you. Please go to the appropriate grade page and if you need more information don't hesitate to email the grade coordinator and they will be happy to assist you. Their phone details are available also. Click here for LATEST UPDATES.
 

STIRLING SPORTS PREMIERSHIP

Next Fixtures: 
SSP | Sun 11th Dec - Canterbury United (Away)
NYL | Sun 11th Dec – Canterbury United (Home) - Click Here for match day programme

Meet the Coaches & Management Team
Carl TinsleyMalcolm McPhersonMartin Bullock | Michael O'Keefe | Rob Lee | Sunz Singh

Meet the Players:  
Andrew Blake | Anthony Hobbs | Armin Pasagic | Calvin Opperman | Derek Tieku | Emmanuel Ekpo | Fabien Kurimata | Finn Cochran | Hayden Johns | Jordan Vale | Luke Adams | Mario Ilich | Moses Dyer | Osita Chikere | Ross Haviland | Sam Burfoot | Sean Lovemore | Silvio Rodic | Tim Payne | Tristan Pratley | Zac Speedy

LATE GOALS SECURE LILYWHITES VICTORY

Goals to Eastern Suburbs’ Sean Lovemore and Moses Dyer in the last 5-minutes ensured Malcolm McPherson’s side would finish the weekend at the top of the ladder.

Both teams and the respective supporters in attendance immaculately observed a minutes silence prior to kick off for those who passed away from Chapecoense de Brasil Football Club, in the plane crash earlier this week. Full Article

McPherson applying 'A Licence'

In his debut season as coach of Eastern Suburbs in New Zealand’s Premiership, Malcolm McPherson been able to refine his coaching style and make an impact in the country’s top league courtesy of his learnings on the inaugural OFC/NZF A Licence.

McPherson, who guided Eastern Suburbs to a Lotto NRFL Premier League and Chatham Cup double in 2015, completed part one of the A Licence in December 2015 in time for the 2016 winter season, and is participating in part two of the qualification this week. Full Article

Congratulations to nicole mettam & jacqui hand for their call up to the NEW ZEALAND FERNS A team.

The lilywhites duo will be part of the squad that face Thailand over 2 games.  The first game is at Mt Smart Stadium on 17th Dec, which will be a curtain raiser to the A-League match (Wellington Phoenix v Western Sydney Wanderers) and the second takes place on 20th Dec at Fred Taylor Park.

Luke Adams & Moses Dyer, Eastern Suburbs players currently in KONE, New Caledonia on All Whites duty comment on Eastern Suburbs progress in the National League and their sense of pride playing for the All Whites.

Check out the written interview here from Suburbs players Moses Dyer and Luke Adams, currently in Kone, New Caledonia preparing for their next match

Tim Payne gives his thoughts & views on this Sunday’s game when Eastern Suburbs takes on Waitakere United in the very first East v West derby game:

Tune into ‘The World of Football show’ with Ricardo Ball, Jenny Bindon and Wynton Rufer (TAB Trackside Radio - 1476am) between 9:20 to 10:00am this Sunday when Suburbs man Tim Payne gives his thoughts on the East v West derby game at William Green domain.

This weekend's Stirling Sports premiership and national youth league fixtures

Head to William Green Domain this Sunday 13th November to see Suburbs face Waitakere United in the first East v West Derby of the Stirling Sports Premiership. Kick off is 2pm and entry is free!

Check out the Match-day programme and player/coach profiles in the Suburbs Stirling Sports Premiership page or our ESAFC App!

The Suburbs National Youth League also play Waitakere United this weekend, away at Fred Taylor Park. 1pm kick off. 

Have a great weekend!

job vacancy: Marketing and commercial ops manager

Marketing and Commercial Operations Manager

Eastern Suburbs AFC are looking to replace our departing Marketing and Commercial Operations Manager Ernest Wong, who is leaving us.

The position is a full time role based at the clubrooms at Madills Farm. The position includes:

Media & Communications:

Website updating, Twitter/Facebook updating (sometimes match updates). Creating graphics (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign). Posting photos online. Match-day programmes (NRFL, SSP [to some extent] and NYL) Using the back end of the ESAFC App for iOS and Andriod

  •          Send out notifications (cancellations, news, upcoming events)
  •          Update news

Organising the content for brochures and other written publications.

Commercial Activities/Event Management

Bouncy castle and birthday parties, Corporate functions, Tournament scheduling, Organising Saturday BBQ and activities. Tent and trailer bookings. National League and National Youth League duties. Organise senior prize giving and tournament.

Sales & Marketing

Uniform sales and distribution. Gear distribution to all teams. Customer service. A point of contact for any gear shipments (local or overseas). Cutting vinyl for printing on shirts (Adobe Illustrator). Pressing names and numbers on shirts (Heat press). Stock control and inventory management. Club issues and gear control (allocations to premier and reserve teams as well as coaches)

ESAFC are looking for an energetic, enthusiastic person that is well organised and is a problem solver. The successful applicant be able to work in a team environment, have a customer service attitude and work well under pressure during the busy times of the year. Hours are flexible but there is some weekend work at times as well as evenings. A reasonable level of fitness is required as there is some heavy lifting.

Please apply by email to: admin@easternsuburbs.org.nz

Initially if applicants could email a brief outline of their qualifications and experience, and we will request a full CV if required. If any further information is required, please phone Chris Ruffell on 027 2466001

Suburbs’ bright start carries over to youth

The impressive start to life for Eastern Suburbs in the Stirling Sports Premiership has carried over into the National Youth League with the Aucklanders leading the table on goal difference after two rounds.

Following a break for the Labour weekend holiday, the country’s elite competition for young talent returned over the weekend and brought second consecutive wins for Suburbs, Hamilton Wanderers and Auckland City, who are all now setting the pace.

It was a memorable weekend for Suburbs with the senior team’s first home match in the national league for nearly four decades – a 1-0 win over Hawke’s Bay United – being complemented by the youth side’s 4-1 success over the same opponents while the Wellington Phoenix and Auckland City also joined their senior counterparts in recording wins.

Four different players found the net for Suburbs – namely Matt Palmer, Marowa Tawanda, Art Twigg and Charles Spragg – while Hawke’s Bay’s consolation goal was scored by Jorge Akers.

“We’re a club that’s brand new to the competition so to get two wins out of two at this stage is absolutely fantastic, especially as it’s been against two relatively strong teams,” said Suburbs assistant coach Matt Maslak.

National Youth League Round Two

Hawke’s Bay United 1 (Jorge Akers 78’)
Eastern Suburbs 4 (Matt Palmer 3’, Marowa Tawanda 40’, Art Twigg 44’, Charles Spragg 81’)

First National League home game this weekend

Head to Bill McKinlay Park, Mt Wellington this Sunday 30th October as the Lilywhites play Hawkes Bay United in their first Stirling Sports Premiership home game of the season. Bring the kids along for an exciting day of bouncy castles, an inflatable football pitch and more football activites!

Kick off is at 2:00pm, Bill McKinlay Park, Ireland Road, Mt Wellington 

Please note: Parking inside Bill McKinlay Park is reserved for those who have been given a pass or have purchased parking with their season/family passes

Lilywhites Begin with a Victory

The Eastern Suburbs team began their journey back into the Stirling Sports National League with a victory over the Wellington Phoenix. For a full match report please click here

National Youth League 2016 - ROUND 1: Eastern Suburbs v Wellington Phoenix

Check out the Match Day Programme for the Eastern Suburbs v Wellington Phoenix game here: http://bit.ly/2ditkMT

You can view a smaller version on this link

Stirling sports premiership and National Youth League draws

The first Stirling Sports Premiership and National Youth League games are fast approaching. Check out the draws below:

Stirling Sports Premiership

National Youth League

 

Press Release: Hoani Edwards 

 

ESAFC are pleased to announce that Hoani Edwards has been appointed as ESAFC Premier Men’s coach for the 2017 winter season. Hoani played 143 first team games for the club and has previously been involved in an assistant role with the first team. Hoani re-joined the club this year as one of the clubs 5 semi fulltime coaching staff, coaching in the clubs 9th and 14th grade boys sections. He has also been responsible for the coaching program the club runs at St Cuthberts College, and oversaw the Glendowie College boys program. Earlier in June Hoani was assigned the NYL coaching role for our inaugural foray into the age group National League. His appointment was made on the recommendation of ESAFC Director of Football Juan Roman. Juan comments “Hoani was a standout candidate within the clubs excellent group of top coaches. His delivery of the club curriculum, and ability to manage an array of football related tasks at all levels gave me great confidence in making his appointment”

This promotion to take charge in the winter Premier League is further vindication of that confidence the club has in Hoani’s abilities. It also further strengthens our resolve to promote coaches from within the club, after they have gained experience at the club within our Youth divisions.

 

Stirling Sports Premiership - ESAFC Home Games

We have just released pricing for our Stirling Sports Premiership home games for the upcoming season. Please click the Stirling Sports Premiership logo below

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