Preseason officially started for Senior Women’s East Ringwood Football Club team in early February 2020. Although an eager group have been unofficially training together from late last year, keen to improve and keep building on their skills and fitness from the 2019 season.

The feeling amongst the group is very positive with familiar faces welcoming some new recruits. This will be the third season for the Roo Women and they are looking forward to taking on season 2020.

The football skills have certainly improved over the past two years and the team are looking forward to putting in a solid preseason to ensure they are fit enough to run with the best of the league.

With a change of season, there’s inevitably a change in players and East Ringwood is welcoming of any new women interested in joining the team and the East Ringwood Football.

The club are super excited to continue working with the women’s team to ensure they have the resources, support and environment they need to be successful.

For any further information please contact Peter Baker via the club contact details.

We traveled to The Basin on Saturday to take on the second placed team. We had a strong side on Thursday and although we lost a couple of players by Saturday I was still confident of a good showing. The ground was very small and on somewhat of a slope.

We kicked downhill in the first quarter and had plenty of the ball in our forward half but just couldn’t capitalise. Bevo, Gazza, Trash and Smack were working overtime in the middle but we could only manage 4 behinds for all of our hard work. The Basin took the ball into their forward line less than us but kicked 2.2 to have a handy lead at quarter time.

The second quarter was one of our best for the year as we faced a quality side on their home ground with them kicking to the scoring end. Candice Taylor kicked her first ever goal after some good work in the forward line and Emma Ferguson took a strong mark and kicked another. The Basin again made more of their forward entries than us and kicked 3 goals for the quarter. Half time scores were 5.3 to 2.5. I was very happy with our commitment and endeavour and I thought we had had more possession than The Basin.

Our work rate continued in the third quarter but again we had trouble finding the big sticks. Candice kicked her second goal and Huddo laid the tackle of the season so far and then drove the ball deep into the goals where Tash took a strong mark. Unfortunately she was put on an extreme angle and just missed the goal. Kshan was winning a tight battle in the ruck and Ebony Llewellyn was competing well in the air across half back spoiling a number of their forward entries.

Scores at the last break were 7.4 to 3.8. I spoke to the girls about the opportunity we had in front of us. I felt we had been the better side all day but we just hadn’t converted our chances whereas they had. This, I said could be a great win if we could continue on for one more quarter. The girls were keen and I felt like we believed we could win the game. We had a chance in the first couple of minutes but again we could only manage 2 points and then The Basin won the ball and moved it all the way down the ground and kicked a goal. They kicked another quick one and that really took the wind out of our sails and we ran out of steam. They got another one and the final score blew out to 10.8 to 3.10. This was a poor reflection on the closeness of the game.

The first 3 quarters of this game were as good as we have played all year. If we continue to play like this we will improve even more. We had a number of good even performers but The Warren Gilbert pewter for Best on Ground went to Kylie Bevan who just kept running all day. She was under every pack and won lots of the ball and drove it forward many times. The Thursday night dinner went to a Stephanie McNamara who worked hard all day and won the ball out of the middle several times. The Bee Brazilian award went to Rebecca Gallaher who is having a great season. She controlled her wing and won the ball both ways. The Maroondah club vouchers went to Candice Taylor who kicked two goals and also spent time on the ruck. Her willingness to put herself in the contest makes her a very good player. Keeley Hudson won the second voucher for her game. She laid a number of good tackles and used her kicking skills to advantage. We have Norwood this week in a game that we must win. AIR100. Go ROOS

? Meet Joe Mount. Previously, Joe was a Senior Men’s Trainer at the club and now 20 years later is the Senior Women’s Trainer. It’s great to know Joe’s experience is on hand at training and on game day to prevent and manage any soreness or injury concerns. ? Thanks Joe. ✅ If you would like to help run and grow our great club, feel free to let us know. Our philosophy is 'if we all do a little we can achieve a lot'.Paul's SUPA IGA Ringwood East

Posted by East Ringwood Football Club on Monday, June 17, 2019

Meet Joe Mount. Previously, Joe was a Senior Men’s Trainer at the club and now 20 years later is the Senior Women’s Trainer.
It’s great to know Joe’s experience is on hand at training and on game day to prevent and manage any soreness or injury concerns.

? Meet Libby Browning. Libby has been a passionate contributor to the club and our local community over the past 50 years. ?Thank you Libby. A True Roo!? Libby along with the other Life Members will be honoured at the Life Members Lunch this Saturday. Our heartfelt thanks to all of them. ✅ If your looking to build your business using social media marketing, check out the Be Social Media - Zoe Langenberg Beginners Workshop at www.trybooking.com/BCLIU

Posted by East Ringwood Football Club on Thursday, June 13, 2019

Meet Libby Browning. Libby has been a passionate contributor to the club and our local community over the past 50 years. 

On Saturday we ventured to Mt Waverley to take on Waverley Blues. The Blues had come down from the premier division and we had no real indication of what they would be like. We started well with KShan, Smack, Bevo and CT giving us great drive from the middle. Gazza and Hicksy were working hard on their wings and Trash and Wiz were dangerous up forward.

The Blues certainly had a few good players and they made us earn every kick. We had a good lead at quarter time and stretched this even further by half time. Swifty was winning lots of the ball across half back and also took a strong pack mark. Butters was impassable at full back and Wheels worked her way into the game. At 3/4 time we were 10 goals to none and we threw the side around a bit and The Blues made the most of this and kicked their only 3 goals for the game in this quarter whilst we could only manage 1.

Better players for the day were, Swifty, Gazza, KShan, Griz, Trash, Hicksy, CT, Butters, Bevo, Wiz and Smack. We have a bye this week and then play The Basin away the following Saturday. The Basin are 2nd and we are third so this is a game we need to win if we want a second chance.

? EFL Division 1, Round 9Development Squad Team East Ringwood (Home) v Mooroolbark? Go Roos!We look forward to seeing you at the game. Kick-off at 12pm. East Ringwood Reserve.✅ Remember If you are taking out a loan at Bendigo Bank make sure they know your a Roos supporter.

Posted by East Ringwood Football Club on Thursday, June 13, 2019

EFL Division 1, Round 9. Development Squad Team. East Ringwood (Home) v Mooroolbark

? EFL Division 1, Round 9Senior Men’s Side East Ringwood (Home) v Mooroolbark? Go Roos!We look forward to seeing you at the game. Kick-off at 2pm. East Ringwood Reserve.✅ Remember If you are taking advantage of the EOFY Value at Ringwood Mazda on Sunday, make sure they know your a Roos supporter.

Posted by East Ringwood Football Club on Thursday, June 13, 2019

EFL Division 1, Round 9. Senior Men’s Side. East Ringwood (Home) v Mooroolbark

? Senior Women’s Team WIN!?East Ringwood 11.10.76 v 3.3.21 Waverley Blues Q4: 11.10.76 to 3.3.21Q3: 10.9.69 to 0.1.1Q2: 7.5.47 to 0.0.0Q1: 5.4.34 to 0.0.0?Go Roos!

Posted by East Ringwood Football Club on Friday, May 31, 2019

Senior Women’s Team WIN!? East Ringwood 11.10.76 v 3.3.21 Waverley Blues 

? Meet Taylor Mount, a founding member of the Senior Women’s Team. Taylor is also part of the Box Hill Senior Secondary College Football Academy. She is determined to play at St Kilda Football Club AFL Women'sTaylor is another example of the East Ringwood Junior Football Club Inc to Senior club-and-beyond pathway. Go Taylor! Go Roos!

Posted by East Ringwood Football Club on Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Meet Taylor Mount, a founding member of the Senior Women’s Team. Taylor is also part of the Box Hill Senior Secondary College Football Academy. She is determined to play at St Kilda Football Club AFL Women’s

??? Senior Men’s Team WIN! ???East Ringwood 8.14.62 to 5.9.39 Wantirna SouthGo Roos! Your favourite goal or play of the day? How good were the young blokes today? Comment below ???

Posted by East Ringwood Football Club on Saturday, May 25, 2019

Senior Men’s Team WIN! ???. East Ringwood 8.14.62 to 5.9.39 Wantirna South.