At the end of the 2021 Season, the Oakleigh District Football Netball Club made the decision to transfer across to the Eastern Football Netball League for a fresh start and to join a league that can assist the club we starting a recruitment process to assist in gathering junior footballers to our club.
The Eastern Football Netball League journey began at the commencement of 2022 and the club were placed in the second division of the league. Unfortunately though, the club's first year in the EFNL did not go to plan as the club copped an array of bad results on-field, things off-field though were still extremely strong with a Past Player's Day holding over 120 members at a function and the engagement frOM previous players and members was nothing but positive and the club looks forward to building on this in 2023.
In August 2022, ODFNC appointed VFL Premiership Player and two-time EFNL Chandler Medallist Blake Pearson as Senior Coach for 2023 and beyond. Blake's brother Ryan has been involved at the club for many years now and assisted in the appointment process.
Blake has grabbed this opportunity with both hands alongside newly appointed football director Aaron Henneman, as the club has recruited a number of impressive players from around the country and the state. More announcements regarding playing signings will be announced in coming weeks.
The 2023 pre-season will commence on Monday 21st November at Princes Highway Reserve, Oakleigh East.
For more details, please contact Senior Coach Blake Pearson on 0488 011 032 or Football Director Aaron Henneman on 0413 822 515.