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The seniors are on a roll and that’s 3 wins in 3 weeks.

A great 4 quarter effort against Crib Point on Saturday, to record a 52-point win. In trying conditions with rain most of the day the boys certainly put their bodies behind the ball and the game was pretty much over at ½ time.

Best on Ground was Nick Strickland, he is doing well on and off the ground at the moment. Ryan Williams and Tyrren Head were also dominate over 4 quarters along with Kieran Rice, Adam Kirkwood and Tommy Baker.

Hastings next week and the boys will be shooting for 4 on the trot.

The reserves also had a great win by 43 points. This has the boys sitting 5th on the ladder 2 games clear of Chelsea who are 6th. Matt Whelan dominated all day and whether he is forward or down back he is playing great football. Jimmy Jennings in his 3rd game in 2 years is also playing some fantastic football and it’s great to see the big man back doing what he does best. Schwindy, Jacko Allen, Clarkey and Sam Margitich were all in the best.

After a good 1st quarter the Under 19’s just couldn’t go on with against a very slick Crib Point side. The boys tried hard but in the end were well beaten by 59 points.

Best was Harry Woinarski, Chance Bobridge, Finn Callaghan, Harrison Colling and Billy Swayn.

Great turn up to the past players day last weekend and a nice result for the boys, with the reserves and seniors winning. Great to see past coaches Barry Besanko and Greg Way, and to see AFL champion Gary Hardiman on the day, who played with Rye in 1986.

Socially Plenty Happening

 Don’t forget Team of the Decades night on Saturday July the 20th. Where will be picking the best team from the 2006 – 2015 decade. 7.00pm start at the clubrooms, all welcome $60.00 per head 2 course meal. 

Our annual Legends Luncheon is on Friday August the 2nd.  At the Rye RSL, guest speakers, Leigh Matthews, Tony Shaw and Doug Hawkins. Rye RSL 12.30 – 4.00pm $130 per ticket, includes a 2 course meal and all beer, wine and soft drinks. See Mick O’Rourke, Scott Beel or Mark Egan for tickets or a table booking, or contact the club at ryefc@bigpond.net.au

Go Demons

Founded in 1946, The Rye Football Club  has played in 20 senior grand finals, winning 8 premierships. A proud and strong club on and off the field , one of the club’s outstanding achievements in its 73 years, is that there has only ever been 5 Presidents, Wilfred Rowley 1946 – 58, Clarrie Jennings 1959 – 79, Nick Appleford 1980 -95, Colin Beel 1996 – 2001 and current President and Rye legend Mick O’Rourke who took over in 2002.

Netball is now an integral part of the club and since its inception in 2009, has been overwhelmingly successful, playing in 6 A Grade grand finals and winning 3. The club now has 5 Netball sides, the Under 17’s, and A, B, C and D Grade teams.



Nick Strickland


Matt Whelan


Tommy Hughes

News & Updates


The Rye Football and Netball Clubs, Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday the 13th February 2019.

Please click here for a copy of the 2018 AGM booklet