Welcome To The Rye Football & Netball Club

 

Round 4 Saturday April 24th

Our second twilight / night game this week, senior game starts at 5.00pm, reserves as 3.00pm and under 19’s at 1.00pm. Senior side looking at going 4 and zero and retaining top spot on the ladder. Huge game this week against Pearcedale. 

 

Our Leaders in 2021 

Hope everyone has had an enjoyable Christmas and New Years break and is looking forward to the return of local football in 2021.
Pre Christmas we started to establish the leadership group for 2021 by announcing our new captain and vice captain, our leadership group will be expanded during our post Christmas training period and announced just before our practice matches in March.
 
However we can reveal our 2021 Rye Football Netball Club captain and vice captain.
Tyrren Head will be our senior football club captain in 2021.
Ever since Tyrren entered the league he has been one of the best players in the competition regularly featuring in the team of the year. He is super athletic and skillful and the coaches wish they had three of him as he can play in any area of the ground. Since arriving at Rye, Tyrren has been a leader and exemplified the club values and has recently taken on the responsibility of coaching the under 19s. 2021 looms as a huge season for Tyz on and off the field.
 
Our Vice Captain for 2021 is Matt McIndoe.
Matt is a Rye boy through and through having played over 200 club games and is closing in on 200 senior games this season. Another very versatile player who can play in any position and loves to take a grab. His high level of fitness, work ethic and attack on the footy makes Matty one of the first players picked each week. Congratulations Snowy on becoming Vice Captain.
 
The Rye Football Netball Club would also like to welcome back Oscar Whitty for the 2021 season. Oscar played at the club in 2017 and 2018 and quickly established himself as a senior player finishing third in the best and fairest. He is a fast skilful player who loves to compete. Since leaving Rye Oscar had matured as a player playing in a premiership at Pint Div 1 NTFL and finishing second in the league medal. Welcome back Occy.
 

Under 19 Coaches Appointed for Season 2021 

The club is thrilled to announce the appointment of senior players Tyrren Head and Mitch Harris as our Under 19 Coaches for the next 2 seasons. Both players bring a wealth of experience to the role and are committed to helping the boys with their football in 2021. Congratulation Tyrren and Mitch.

 

Teams of the Decade 2006 – 2015 

A tremendous night was held at the club on Saturday July the 20th, for our Teams of the Decade (2006 – 2015), celebration. Where the best team of that decade was announced and presented. All the player in attendance were presented up on stage and had time to tell their unique story and the parts they played in that decade. What a side it was, many players from the 2006 premiership made the list, plus having played in finals for most past of that decade, the list of players who made the side was extremely strong and those that missed out were very unlucky. We had 20 of the 22 players selected in the side there present on the night which was fantastic.

 

Socially in 2021

Round 6 May the 8th v Seaford at Rye. Is our 1st Past Player Day for 2021. Look forward to seeing all our past champions at the club. 

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.

Players of the Round 

SENIORS 

#18 – MICHAEL MACGOWAN 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SENIORS 

#32 – OSCAR WHITTY  

RESERVES

#14 – CLAYTON BARNES 

News & Updates

Coaching Staff For 2021

Seniors – Adam Kirkwood Playing Coach

Senior Assistant Coaches – Chad Ambrose, Barry Besanko (Non Playing) 

Senior Ruck Coach –  Ryan Williams

Reserves – Alan Barnes – (Non Playing Coach)

Under 19’s – Coaches – Mitch Harris & Tyrren Head