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ISPS Handa Prem | Lilywhites 2 v Wellington Phoenix 0

MATCH REPORT | A blustery afternoon greeted both Eastern Suburbs and Wellington Phoenix as they made their way onto Riverhills Park, Pakuranga, to play their ISPS Handa Premiership Round 2 game.

Suburbs were playing their first game in their new home for the 2018/19 season, after moving away from Bill McKinlay Reserve, the change also meant a change in playing surface from artificial turf to grass for the season. Read the full match report

 

 

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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.

 

Eastern suburbs afc annual general meeting

Don't forget to head along to our 2018 AGM on Thursday 8th November - 7:30pm start!

 

Please click on the below links to read 2018 Reports from our Section Heads, as well as the 2017 AGM Minutes

 

Junior Report

Youth Report

Senior Report

Women's Report

2017 AGM Minutes

 

isps Handa national league - match week 5

Still undefeated and heading in to match week 5 - will Auckland City FC have the strength to compete? Head on over to see whether our boys can pull off another awesome performance!

 

Eastern Suburbs vs. Auckland City

Sunday 11th November

Riverhills Park

4:35pm Kick Off

 

Our National Youth League Lilywhites also take on Auckland City this Saturday!

 

Eastern Suburbs NYL vs. Auckland City NYL

Saturday 10th November

Michaels Ave

1pm Kick Off

 

ESAFC Annual general meeting - 2018

Please be advised that Eastern Suburbs Association Football Club will be holding its Annual General Meeting at the Madills Farm clubrooms on 8th November 2018 starting promptly at 7.30pm.

 

It has been an exciting and very successful year and therefore you are encouraged to attend and learn more. A few of the highlights are

  • Growing membership numbers
  • Improved and extended coaching programmes being provided
  • Financial results much improved upon last year
  • Addressing the organisational challenges of growth
    • Additional qualified financial support in place
    • Sub committees for Finance and HR and Building improvement
  • National league success – met our objective of top four play-off place
  • International call ups for our men, women and youth
  • Lights installed at Madills Farm to extend our training facilities.

 

For full information, please CLICK HERE

MEET ELIJAH MCMILLAN

Elijah plays in the 12th Grade and this is his footballing journey so far and how he ended up playing for the #Lilywhites.

"I played rugby for Varsity for 5 years and wanted a change. I liked rugby but it was getting too rough and physical, I had to keep going to the chiropractor to get my back fixed.

I also wanted to try a sport that lots of friends from school played. All of my soccer playing school mates play at Eastern Suburbs and this is the closest club to home. I like playing games close to home each weekend.

Everyone at the club is friendly and Paul is a really good coach. I’ve tried out different positions on the field and now I play at centre midfield.

I love running and have found that soccer is fast and fun to play too. I like kicking the ball around and trying to score goals. I also liked playing in the tournament as it meant lots of running around.

I think I’m naturally good at soccer and want to play again next year!".

eastern suburbs loses one of their 'Old guard'

Sadly, Kevin Harlock, our Goalkeeper from 1966-1970 passed away on Tuesday, 4 September aged 71 years.

 

Kevin played 91 games for the Club and joined us in strange circumstances.  After winning the Chatham Cup in 1965, Charlie Dempsey had arranged a game in Sydney at Labour Weekend.  At training one night Ken Armstrong asked me if I could arrange a goalkeeper as Terry Moore, our keeper couldn’t get time off work.  Ken knew I was friendly with Kelvin Munro (the North Shore Keeper) and said he didn’t want Kelvin because he had already coached him at the Shore.  

 

The following week at Training Ken asked if I had any luck with a keeper.  I told him I had but there are two conditions attached to it – 1. he rooms with me and 2. he plays in goal for us next year.

 

Ken jumped up and down and said he didn’t agree to any conditions when he didn’t know who we are talking about.  I told him it was Kevin Harlock, the New Zealand Under 23 Keeper from Huntly Thistle.  He shouted “you win on both conditions, but how did you get him because I tried earlier in the year but he was not interested.”  “Let’s just say I know his father well and have played against and enjoyed a few beers with his two uncles”.

 

Kevin was a very good keeper and very well thought of by all who played with him.  

 

Kevin passed on his footballing prowess with his two sons: Kenny & Neill both playing for the All Whites.

 

Ever the family man, Kevin was often 'spotted' at Madills watching his grandchildren (Cameron & Cherie) play for their respective Lilywhite teams.

 

Kevin also attended a number of recent Premiership matches watching the new generation of Eastern Suburbs players playing in the National League.

 

Kevin, you will be sadly missed.

 

Paul Rennell

Skipper/Patron (& Kevin's old mate)

 

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NATIONAL LEAGUE

Head down to QBE Stadium on Sunday 10th September and check out some of our Ole Academy graduates! The following players will be competing in the Chatham Cup final, playing for Western Suburbs as they take on Birkenhead United! These players will also be joining our ever-strengthening ISPS Handa National League squad.

 - Andrew Withers

 - Alex Clayton

 - Dalton Wilkins

 - Nando Pijnaker

 - Harry Edge

 - Dominic Wooldridge

 - Owen Parker-Price

 - Elijah Just

 - Adam Thomas

 - Mohammed Awad

 

Full Lilywhite squad information to be released in the coming weeks.

End of season - eastern suburbs gala day

On Saturday September 8th for the final day of in-house games, we will be holding our annual Gala Day at Madills Farm. All are welcome, with free sausages to be given out to all in-house players. For more information CLICK HERE

 

Football fix - summer 7's

It's that time of the year to start thinking about Summer Football! This summer season we will be running 7-aside in partnership with Ellerslie AFC & Football Fix for ages 8 - 17, as well as a 4-aside competition for ages 6-7. CLICK HERE for registration details!

 

Registration for the 2018 season 

 

Registration for the 2018 season opened on Jan 1st. Please click on to the Registration Button below. For all information about the correct grade for the player registering, please view the drop down menu above under "players" and look for your grade. e.g. a player turning 12 in 2018 will be 12th grade, a player turning 6 in 2018 will be 6th grade. A player over 18 years of age is a Senior.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

 

Eastern suburbs Premier Men's and Women's Fixtures

Premier Men

Men's NRFL Fixtures click here & Results click here

 

Premier Women

Women's NRFL Fixtures click here & Results click here

 

Welcome to the team of Sponsors Lumino The Dentists!

Brush twice a day, Lumino twice a year!
Lumino The Dentists are new sponsors of the club. In addition to their cash donation,  all players aged 12 and under have receive a Lumino-branded water bottle, for their Saturday morning re-hydration. Lumino has over 20 practices across Auckland, with the nearest locations in Remuera, Ellerslie, Newmarket. Lumino Orthodontists and a specialist kids’ dentist, Kidzteeth, are both located in Remuera. Lumino looks forward to treating you and your family

Tasty Pot Sponsor Supporter of the day

We are pleased to have on board TASTY POT CO as sponsors of the supporter of the day award. Tasty Pot Co is a NZ company that provide healthy and delicious meals to fuel up some of NZ's top sports teams. These include Black Sticks Hockey, Silver Ferns Netball, The Greakers and Team NZ Sailing. Each week the supporter of the day from each team will be provided a redeemable voucher thay can use at the local Supermarket. For more information click here

Tom Street receives long service award for football in auckland

Eastern Suburbs AFC President, Tom Street, has received a long service award from Auckland Football Federation for his contribution and commitment to the game. Thank you, Tom!

Read full article here

 

 

 

Charles Spragg, Matthew Palmer & Max Mata guide Junior All Whites to victory

Congratulations to NYL duo Charles Spragg & Matthew Palmer on their hatricks against Samoa! Congrats also to Max Mata who got on the score sheet and captained the team to an emphatic victory!

The Danny Hay-coached New Zealand U-17 side has kicked off its bid to qualify for the World Cup in ideal fashion with a comprehensive 11-0 victory over a hard-working Samoa outfit in stifling heat at Stade Pater in Papeete

minor changes to the laws of the game 2016-2017

Click here to read some minor FIFA rule changes to 11-a-side football

For all matters related the Laws of the Game click here.