April 2024

Welcome to the new season Rosella family,

As the sun rises for the start of the 2024 season, it has been a very busy off season leading to now.

Playing numbers are at an all time high for both football and netball with the continued focus of the ‘ONE CLUB’ policy being a major driver in this growth.

I am extremely proud of the recent announcement of psychologist Jo Ryan as our Director of Wellbeing and it shows the continued evolution of the club and highlights our commitment to provide the best platform from both a physical health and mental wellbeing.

The seasons may come and go, however the amount of work required behind the scenes to get to starting blocks is enormous, so I would like to take this opportunity to offer a big thank you to all our volunteers who continue to contribute so much to make the club what it is today.

Like any community club we are not without our challenges and for the first time we will be charging an entry fee for all home games – $8 for non-members.

You can show your support of YOUR club by purchasing a club membership and taking advantage of the many benefits they have.

With four of our first five games at home, we look forward to seeing you at JBO and showing your support of the club as we look to emulate what was a memorable and historic 2023.

Go Zellas!

Adam King


How good is it have footy back! After a unforgettable 2023, the players have returned in bigger numbers and more determined than ever to taste the ultimate success again.

From the old to the new players, pre-season has been one of the best with a great vibe at every training. As a playing group we can’t wait for Round 1 and look forward to making the club even better than what it already is. Get down to JBO this Saturday to see the Seniors (2:20pm) and Reserves (12pm) and A1 Netballers (3:15pm) unfurl their 2023 premiership flags.

Truck’s Zellas Drip Tray

Name: Tom Davis
Nickname: Tubbsy
AFL team supported: Geelong
AFL Player you resemble: Patrick Dangerfield. Fast, tough, explosive and genuine match winner
Playing highlight (Grand Final win or personal glory): Winning last years GF off my own boot
Biggest influence at the club: Kingy – he’s is best President that the club has seen and a ripping bloke.
Steak or Parma?: Steak with chips. Those veggies are no good, sprayed with all those chemicals.
Favourite drink – Beer or Cruisers? Beer early followed by Cruisers
Best thing about Chelt: The players, the environment and the One Club.
Most annoying teammate: Jono he doesn’t shut up and always talks crap. The bloke needs a girlfriend.


What a busy off season!  now already to go with seven teams and seventy young women representing the Zellas. Training at the new courts at Sandringham has been well attended and now much closer to come back and enjoy Thursday night dinners with the Boys.

We have teams in A1, 2, 3 and 4 and then two teams in B1 and a C grade team …wow who matches that!

Ladies Day Saturday 15th June is a “must attend”. If the last two years are any indication, you won’t want to miss.

We would love to see you at the Dingley courts any Saturday, there is sure to be a Zellas team playing on a court or two.

Lastly but vitally girls, parents, anyone reading this – Buy a membership ticket (see details below) the club is working to provide players with the best conditions and support of any community club in Australia, actually the world …it all costs $$$

Team Sponsors: Each of our seven teams will have a naming right assigned. Maven Insurance (thanks Jason Daniels) A1 etc. We sold all six last year and made a strong financial contribution to meet the Club costs. Contact Greg Miller (0413 201 957) for more details.

Team Managers: Still calling out for Team Managers for each of our teams. You are not needed to be at every game but, if you can organise a roster/scorers and help our younger coaches, as a few of them are actually on the court and may need sideline assistance, that would be excellent.

Netty Zellas Drip Tray

Player: Lauren Pratt
Former Club: Mordialloc
Why The Zellas (and don’t say Darren Stafrace)?: Heard about your end of season trips.
AFL team supported: Collingwood
Is the CFNC President Geoff Keogh or Adam King?: Never heard of either, whats a President do?
Mason Cox or Jake Bowey? Jake Bowey…Mason Cox is too lanky.
Charlie Curnow or Bayley Smith? Bailey Smith.
Parma and Chips or Vegan Burger: Parma
Biggest issue … climate change or the cost of Hard Solo at the bar? Cost of hard solo


Alright, folks … Brace yourselves! We’ve got a dazzling lineup of events in store for 2024. Great to see so many players putting their hand up to ensure the off-field fun and fundraising events are well organised and run smoothly.
Let me introduce the party animals – 
Jess Baddeley, Shanae Goodchild, Daniel Rendell, Dylan Weickhardt, Luke Verma, and of course there is no party without Abby Wilson.

Home Game Luncheons

Round 1 v Cranbourne – April 6
Season Launch – Unfurl The Flags
Contact Sue Anderson (0418 583 436) for bookings.

Round 3 v Bentleigh – April 27
Anzac Luncheon
Contact Sue Anderson (0418 583 436) for bookings.

Round 5 v St Pauls – May 12
50-year reunion 1974-75 Under 18 premierships Contact David Selleck (0427 154 263) or Mark Donnell (0417 103 474) to RSVP.


Its been an exciting off season in terms of Partners and Sponsorships for the upcoming season for us at the Rosellas.

We are delighted to advise that all our Major Partners and the significant majority of our 2023 sponsors have recommitted to the Rosellas for the 2024 season.

These Partners and Sponsors were all significant contributors to the success of last year and we are so appreciative of their loyalty and show of support for us again this year.

Equally exciting is that we have added a number of new Partners to our team – Secon Constructions (Peter Considine), Lod Workwear (Liam O’Donnell), Certelec Contracting (David Wilkshire), TM Conveyancing (Tracey & Mark Francis), Aston Commercial (Marc Hayden), Elite Staffing Solutions (Brian Keogh), Render Elite (Jarrad Martin), Pizza Planet (Giuseppe Ferraro), Mind Heart & Soul Portal (Jo Ryan), Grow Energy and Booran Holden.

To add 11 new partners to our already strong band of support is very exciting for the club and reflects the engagement we continue to build with local community.

Make sure you check out these businesses on our website and online business directory for all their details and contact information.


As always, we are looking to expand our partnerships this year and so to everyone across the Rosellas community, if you know of any prospective Businesses or Individuals that might want to join us please see our 2024 Prospectus Packages, or contact Geoff Keogh, our Vice President and Head of Partnerships, via