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A fantastic milestone this weekend to a great stalwart of the club. A tremendous player and person in Matt McIndoe will play his 200th club game this week at home against Devon Meadows. 177 senior games and 23 reserves games, Matt played his first senior game back in 2008. He has been an outstanding representative of the Rye Football & Netball club on and off the field and everyone at Rye wishes Matt the best of luck and a big win in his 200th game.

The seniors played some great footy 2 weeks ago, before our bye, and gave the top of the ladder Karingal a real scare. Let’s hope the rest has done us the world of good and we are ready to rock and roll against Devon Meadows this weekend at home.

Against Karingal we were 9 points up at ½ time the boys were looking at an upset win. Unfortunately, big Ryan Williams going off just before ½ time with a badly corked thigh, unsettled the side and the structure. Ryan would take no further part in the game, which meant a shuffling of positions down forward, which was far from ideal.

Karingal took full advantage of this in the 3rd quarter kicking 7 goals to our 1. The last quarter we again matched it with Karingal, but the damage had been done. Some good signs though before our bye going down by 28 points, to the undefeated Karingal side, has us up and about for our game against Devon Meadows of June 29th at home.

Best was young Campbell Robbins, Josh Curren, Leigh Morse, Kieran Rice, Ben Garlick and another little fella Hagan Rice.

The reserves also had a decent crack, with un undermanned side and only 2 players on the bench. Final Scores Rye, 9. 2. 56 v Karingal 11.9. 75.

Best players Matt Whelan, Travis French, Sam Margitich, Jackson Allen, Tim Mazurek and Lachie Findlay.

The under 19’s had 3 players in the seniors, so were always going to be against it, playing a strong Karingal side. The boys will be better for the run and will take plenty out of the game for the coming weeks.

Best players were Dylan Allen, Jay Riley, Kobi Nicholls, Harry Woinarski, Tommy Hughes and Lachie Glover.

Round 10 was the Freeze MND round and all three grades looked fantastic in wearing the MND socks against Karingal. It’s a great cause and raises a tremendous amount of money for MND research. This disease is also close to our hearts at the Rye Football and Netball Club, as it claimed our great mate, head trainer and life member some 6 years ago, Bruce Millar.

Bruce and his family, wife Sue, daughters Amy, Elle and Lucy have been fantastic workers over many years at the club and were instrumental in setting up the netball side of the club some 11 years ago.


Socially Plenty Happening

Socially, Mid Season Ball was a massive success on Saturday June the 15th at the Rye Hotel “Main Sail Bar”. 110 players, supporters and staff, partied the night away at the Mid Season Masquerade Ball.
Well Done to Doogie Howie, Olivia stephens, Emily Harris, Kiana Wickham, Chloe Stephens and Matt Wylie on organizing such a fantastic night.

Ladies Day Saturday June the 29th. $50 per ticket, see Jodie Stephens. At the clubrooms, 1.30pm till 4.30pm with music by Matt Bradshaw and guest speakers, Sharni Layton, Jordy Allen and Georgie Walker.

Our Annual Businessman’s / Sportsman’s luncheon is on Friday August the 2nd. Fantastic line up with guest speakers, Leigh Matthews, Tony Shaw and Dougie Hawkins. Rye RSL, bookings essential $130 per ticket, included 2 course meal and all beer, wine and soft drinks from 12.00pm – 4.00pm. Please book through, Mick O’Rourke, Scott Beel or Mark Egan

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.



Campbell Robbins


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