Chelt put ‘shine’ back on footy for Ellis Medallist

Recently crowned Ellis Medal-winner Dylan Weickhardt is intent on bringing Cheltenham a different piece of silverware this year after the Rosellas put the “shine” back on footy for him. Dylan Weickhardt is as grateful for Cheltenham as it is for him. Despite winning the Ellis Medal as the Southern league’s best and fairest ... More

Netballers claim first A1 flag

The girls have done it! The Rosellas have won our first top grade netball flag with a convincing 52-35 win over arch-rivals, Dingley. What a super effort from a magnificent group of young women guided by the best coach in the comp. We could not be more proud of our netball program! “Great Netballers, Better People!” To relive ... More

2023 SFNL Finals – Statement

It is with great disappointment that we announce that we have NOT been selected to host any SFNL finals this year. After decades of being the league's choice to host either Division 2 or Division 3 finals, the league was not in a position to award us any finals this year. The main reasons the SFNL was not in a position to appoint us, ... More

2022 Awards Night recap

With nearly 200 people in attendance at Sandy on the Bay, we celebrated the achievements – both on-field, and off-field of those at CFNC in 2022. Congratulations to all awards winners and to those that organised and ran such a successful event. Eyes are now turned to 2023 for some unfinished business. #OneClub Netball Awards ... More

A case of Grand Final déjà vu for Chelt

Cranbourne has sensationally won the Division 1 premiership in its first season in Southern league, giving an Eagles champion a fairytale end to his career. Cranbourne refused to buckle in a tense, goalless fourth quarter to claim the Southern league Division 1 premiership on Saturday. The Eagles beat Cheltenham by six points, 7.8 (50) ... More

The players who’ll decide the Division 1 flag

Cheltenham and Cranbourne are set for a cracking Southern league Division 1 grand final. We list the key players and surprise packets for both sides. Cheltenham takes a 17-game winning streak into Saturday’s Southern league Division 1 grand final against Cranbourne at Linton St. Des Ryan’s Rosellas are in great shape to win their ... More

Red-hot Rosellas chase history

Cheltenham is set to regain a string of top-notch players, including an ex-AFL man, as it chases its first division one flag since 1934. Cheltenham faces a pleasant selection dilemma ahead of Saturday’s Southern league second semi-final against Cranbourne. With no injuries to speak of, the Rosellas have a full complement of players ... More

Ryan family continues a Victorian footy dynasty

The Birchip district is home to many farms and many members of the influential Ryan footy family. PAUL AMY chats to brothers Trevor and Des, who are currently both coaching teams vying for premiership glory. The Ryans are a large family in Birchip, in the Mallee region of Victoria. They’re a football family, too. Mick Ryan was one ... More

Chelt beats Cranbourne for 13 wins in a row

Cheltenham coach Des Ryan has revealed the key to his side’s success after it went a game clear on top of the Southern league Division 1 ladder. It will take a very good side to stop Cheltenham this season. Early season pacesetters Cranbourne was the latest side to feel the full force of the Rosellas’ dynamic running game. Chelt ... More

Cheltenham registers thumping win

An ex-AFL Crow, dubbed “a forgotten man’’ of the Southern league, helped Cheltenham blitz Bentleigh, while Division 1 newcomer Cranbourne has surged to top spot. Cheltenham racked up the biggest score of the Southern league division 1 season so far when it thrashed Bentleigh by 104 points at Jack Barker Oval on Anzac Day. The ... More