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1974-75 U18 Premierships Reunion

To celebrate 50 years of the back-to-back premiership winning under 18 teams, a reunion will be held on Saturday 4th May starting at 12pm at Jack Barker Oval, Weatherall Road, Cheltenham. Cost per person is $20 for nibblies and first drink. To RSVP, please contact Mark Donnell (Duck) on 0417 103 474, or Dave Selleck (Slick) on 0427 ... More

Former Saint and VFL star lands in the nest

Culture, appetite for success and a young list desperate to improve. They were just some of the reasons that attracted Sam Dunell to Cheltenham. Dunell, who played 12 games for St Kilda, has crossed to the Rosellas from Bonbeach in the Mornington Peninsula league. The 33-year-old said the Rosellas’ culture was clear from the ... More

Ex-Saint, MPFNL star joins Rosellas

The competition’s best just got better. Reigning Southern league Division 1 premier Cheltenham has added former St Kilda livewire Jack Lonie for 2024. Lonie, 27, played 87 matches for the Saints before being delisted at the end of 2021. He played at Old Haileybury in 2022 before returning to his junior club Seaford in the Mornin... More

Towering ex-Roo joins brother at Chelt

Cheltenham president Adam King is confident his club can provide what his two new recruits are looking for. Former North Melbourne rookie Jacob Edwards and his brother Harry are desperate to enjoy their footy and have chosen to do so at Jack Barker Oval in 2024. Jacob, who stands over two metres tall, went Pick No.1 in the 2021 ... More

How the Rosellas found Ryan’s successor

No advert, no resignation announcement until the position was filled and no external candidates. Cheltenham backed what it had within when selecting its next coach as TYLER LEWIS from CODE Sports details... Cheltenham was content with what it had between the four walls. When premiership coach Des Ryan announced his resignation at the ... More

2024 Senior Coaching Announcement

The Cheltenham Football Netball Club is very pleased to announce Justin Pickering as Senior Coach for the 2024 Season. The coaching sub committee went through a thorough internal process that included meeting all coaches whilst seeking feedback from key stakeholders including many players, committee and personal within the football ... More

Ryan goes out on top

The Cheltenham FNC Committee, its players and members would like to recognise the contribution of Des Ryan as Senior Coach over the last 8 years. As announced at our Awards Night, Des is stepping down as Senior Coach after achieving the ultimate success this year. He was made a life member last year in recognition of his outstanding ... More

The 89-year drought is over!

Men cried. Women too. Cheltenham president Adam King spilled a few tears and so did senior coach Des Ryan. Little wonder they – and quite a few people around them – were unable to keep command of their emotions. Their club had just won its first top-division premiership since 1934, defeating Cranbourne in enthralling circum... More

SFNL Division 1 grand final preview

Originally published: SFNL: The ultimate preview to the SFNL Division 1 grand final The sequel promises to be just as good as the original. Well coached, packed with talent and simply no weak links. It’s Cheltenham and Cranbourne, again, in the Southern league Division 1 decider. Will the Eagles again reign supreme or will ... More