Welcome To The Rye Football & Netball Club



$20 per ticket only 300 tickets to be sold and the 1st Prize $2000 cash. Please click on the Shop drop down tab above the Rye Demons emblem and head to Tickets to purchase. 

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The raffle will be drawn on Wednesday the 23rd December “live” on our Facebook page Rye Football & Netball Club at 6.30pm. Winner will also be notified via this website and by phone and email.

Under 19 Coach 2021 

The club is opening up applications for an exciting opportunity for Coach our Under 19 side in 2021. Please email your application and resume to the Football Manager at ryefc@bigpond.net.au


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.



The clubs Annual General Meeting was held at the club rooms on Wednesday December the 11th 2019.  Michael O’Rourke was elected unopposed to again take on the role as President for season 2020. Vice Presidents were elected with Scott Beel and Mark Egan remaining, while Adam Dyer was also elected as one of the three Vice Presidents in a new role for Adam. Adam replaces Reg Chadwick, who will be on the general committee and again be the junior football clubs Liaison Manager.

Russell Atkins was also elected unopposed as Treasurer for season 2020, while a new Secretary was elected in David Hampton, who takes over from Mandy Allen who did a wonderful job as caretaker Secretary in 2019.

General committee positions were filled by Reg Chadwick, John Sutton, Chris Jones, Kim Harris (also as Netball Manager), Debbie Wilson, Sam Allen, Doogie Howie, Matt McIndoe, and newly elected 2020 committee members in Troy and Sam Harris, Sean Appleford and Gen Blaze.

The club would like to thank the 2019 committee people who unfortunately were unable to continue in 2020. Lauren Hearn, Neil Marwick, Jamie McPherson, Rachel Jankovic, Marcus Gordon and the wonderful Jodie Stephens, who also did a magnificent job as our Netball Manager for the last 3 seasons.

The club is in a very strong position off the field, and with the stability of a 18 person committee, ready to drive the club forward into finals in both Football and Netball in 2020.

Socially Plenty Happening

Our Round 1 Luncheon with Doug Hawkins as guest speaker, was unfortunately cancelled due the Covid – 19 restrictions. This day will now go ahead later in the year, with a new date to be announced. This day will coincide with the presentation of Life Membership to AFL South East for our esteemed President Michael O’Rourke. It will be a fitting day to celebrate for Mick, with bulldog champ Doug Hawkins.

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.



Adam Kirkwood








Matt Whelan


Tommy Hughes

News & Updates

Coaching Staff For 2020 

Seniors – Adam Kirkwood Playing Coach

Senior Assistant Coaches – Chad Ambrose, Barry Besanko & Ian Birkett

Senior Assistant Coach Playing & Ruck Coach –  Ryan Williams

Reserves – Alan Barnes – Non Playing Coach

Under 19’s – Coaches – Troy Harris & Mitch Harris