CLUB

About

East Sydney Junior Australian Football Club Inc (Easts) is a junior AFL club based in the eastern suburbs of Sydney. It is the largest AFL junior club in Sydney. We train at Trumper Park, corner of Glenmore Road and Hampden Street, Paddington.

Easts is a strong family-oriented club that focuses on providing a safe, friendly environment for children from five years of age to 17 years of age. In Auskick teams, girls play along with boys before progressing to Youth Girls Juniors.  We believe in bringing the values of teamwork and benefits of sport to our children.

Our umpires and coaches have received formal training through the AFL and are accredited. New parents are always welcome to undergo this training.

Boys and girls from 5 to 9 years old play in a special program called Auskick, with a gentle approach to training and games, and safe modified rules. For example, there is no tackling in Auskick.

Older boys and girls play in year-group teams up to under 17.

We’re always looking for new players, sponsors, coaches, team managers and others to strengthen our club. Children love seeing their mum and dad helping out. Please contact a committee members if you would like to contribute.

Selection Policy

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CLUB SONG (sung to Queen “We will Rock You)

Buddy we are young dogs
Playing in the Park
Gonna be a Bulldog someday
Mud on ya face
Style and grace
Kickin’ that ball all over the place
SINGING EASTS WILL, EASTS WILL, ROCK YOU
SINGING EASTS WILL, EASTS WILL, ROCK YOU

History

The East Sydney Junior Australian Football Club was formed in 1907 as part of the already established senior club. The senior Club was originally established in 1880 when a group of enthusiastic locals met in Cascade Street, Paddington to organise a match to be played in the New Year. In April 1880 a match was played at Moore Park between East Sydney in their dark blue with gold sash, and Sydney in dark blue. And with that, organised Australian football began in Sydney in which five clubs, East Sydney, Newtown, Sydney, South Sydney, and Sydney University, competed. When talking about the history and personalities of East Sydney Football Club, the name of Frank Dixon is the first to come to mind. He was an outstanding player and coach, and was also Deputy Lord Mayor of Sydney. A plaque dedicated to his memory is currently displayed on the grandstand at Trumper Park.

Over the years, many distinguished names have played for the senior club, including Les Darcy (the champion boxer), Victor Trumper (the famous cricketer and who Trumper Park is named after), and Sam Loxton (former Australian cricket selector, and leading East’s goal kicker during the 1945 season). Also, the Co-Founder of the VFL, L.W. Hedger, was a prominent East’s player during the 19th centenary.

The junior club has also had its share of on-field stars. A number of prominent Australians have played with the Bulldog’s down at Trumper, include Kevin Ashley and Kevin Junee (who both went on to play rugby league for Australia),  and Mark ‘Sellers’ Maclure (who played for the Juniors in the early ‘70’s and went on to play over 200 games, including two premierships, for Carlton).  Now we have current AFL listed players Dane Rampe of the Swans and brothers Will and Lachlan Langford with the Hawks, who more recently played their junior footy with the Bulldogs.

Committee

At the Club’s AGM held on 10 September 2017 at Trumper Park the following committee was elected for 2018:

President and Registrar Iain Dunstan
Vice President Tammy Callaghan
Treasurer Asher Joseph
Secretary Tim Pallet
Youth Girls Co-Ordinator John Steele
Coaching Co-ordinator Paul Harapin
Auskick Co-Ordinator Lisa Goold
Sponsorship Co-Ordinator Margot Mitchell
Equipment Co-Ordinator Steve Hackers
Ground Management Co-ordinator Vacant
Marketing Co-Ordinator Shannon O’Connell
Umpires Ambassador Joseph Asher
Committee Member Mark Baldassare
Committee Member Dave Willis
Committee Member Andrew White

Events

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Life Members

The Committee of the East Sydney Junior AFl Club are please to admit the following people as Life Members of the Club, in recognition of their long standing service and significant contribution to the running of the Club. 

  • Marelle Sharpe 
  • Lynden Sharpe 
  • Dave Willis 

Our Charity Partners

 

St John Ambulance NSW

St John Ambulance provides first aid at our home games.
http://www.stjohnnsw.com.au/

 

Giant Steps

Easts U11 Hounds play an annual charity match against the Willoughby Wildcats in support of Giant Steps which does fantastic work in support of children and families living with autism.
http://www.giantsteps.net.au/