VFL Cat joins Cheltenham

Des Ryan is unsure how often he’ll see Nick Burke this year. But the Cheltenham senior coach does know that when Burke plays for the Rosellas, he’ll play well. The former Sandringham Dragons onballer is listing Chelt as his home club this year as he shifts his VFL career from Geelong to Port Melbourne. His father, John, was a ... More

South Croydon flag winner joins Rosellas

Cheltenham has signed a member of the team that famously took the Bullogs to their first top-division success in Eastern. More

Ryan reappointed for 2021

We are pleased to announce the reappointment of Des Ryan as senior football coach for season 2021. Des will be joined by former Richmond teammate, Justin Pickering as his senior assistant coach, with Greg Barclay and Scott Mellick to steer the reserves. Des and his team again did a wonderful job during the disruption caused by the ... More

Statement regarding 2020 SFNL season

Dear Cheltenham Football Netball Club community,  Last night, following the recent rise in COVID-19 numbers and changes to spectator attendance restrictions and change room capacity, the Southern Football Netball League board made the decision to cancel the Men’s Senior, Reserve and Thirds football competitions for 2020. As a club, ... More

Ex-VFL and WAFL defender joins Chelt

After 105 games in the state league the classy defender has joined 2019 Division 1 grand finalist Cheltenham.  Classy VFL defender Oliver Tate is heading for the Southern league. Tate, living and working locally, today signed for 2019 Division 1 grand finalist Cheltenham after deciding to retire from Williamstown. The 27-year-old ... More

Weickhardt wins Club Champion award

The 2019 Club Champion Dinner was held at Southern Golf Club last night with nearly 200 people in attendance to celebrate what was another great year on the field and court. Dylan Weickhardt's fine first season at the club saw him named Club Champion just ahead of fellow newcomer Sam Hayes, while Annabelle Gorman won the best and fairest ... More

Grand Final heartbreak for Rosellas

It was a familiar sight on the premiership dais: jubilant Dingley players, with their beaming coach, Shane Morwood. Count them and commend them: the Dingoes on Saturday captured their fourth Southern league Division 1 flag in five years, defeating Cheltenham by 12 points and prompting Morwood to declare Dingley could now be considered a ... More

The rise of the Rosellas

For a long time Cheltenham’s standing in Division 1 of the Southern was a bit like a Matchbox Twenty tune, middle of the road. The Rosellas have stayed in the top flight since 1996, but neither seriously challenged for a flag nor flirted with relegation. They would appear in the finals here and there, then drop back to sixth or ... More

Chelt charges into Division 1 grand final

EMOTION.  It was everywhere in the Cheltenham changerooms rooms and outside them too since so many supporters couldn’t get in. They came from everywhere to hear the club song, and they slapped the backs of the players so hard it would be no surprise if one or two of the Rosellas seek the services of a chiropractor this week. ... More

Ryan’s locked in for 2020

The committee is pleased to announce that Des Ryan has been reappointed as Senior Coach for the 2020 season. “Des and his coaching team have done an excellent job of developing the current playing list and we are thrilled to be able to reappoint Des before the end of season," President John Graham said. "Not only is he our senior ... More